Which Ice Melt is Best for Your Facility?

Ice melt manufacturers help facilities managers choose which product meets the needs of their operations.

By Mackenna Moralez
June 23, 2022

Choosing the most effective ice melting products for a healthcare facilities’ needs can be difficult choices for a healthcare facilities manager. With sustainable options on the rise, the number of choices can be overwhelming. As the labor shortage continues, managers need to find an ice melt that can do the job for them so that operations aren’t strained any further than they already are. Healthcare Facilities Today talks with ice melt manufacturers on how managers can make the best choice of product for their business. 

How can facilities managers choose the right type of ice melt for their operation? 

“With today’s tight labor market, facility managers are facing challenges deploying staff to the many areas that need attention when it snows. Now more than ever, maintenance departments are relying on portable snow and ice melting mats to do the job for them.  

Another solution to consider when preparing for winter is portable heated snow and ice melting mats. Heated mats come in a variety of sizes and melt snow and ice on contact, leaving sidewalks, stairs and entrances clear and safe during winter months. Very often, portable heated snow melting mats are part of the facilities department’s toolbox when planning for winter snow and ice removal.” 

— Hillel Glazer, President, Heattrak LLC 

“The trade off to excessive ice melt is deterioration to concrete, metals, floors and plant materials. All ice melts containing the word chloride will have damaging effects to property. Facility managers should consider incorporating a non-chloride alternative into their winter maintenance operation. It does not mean that they will be done with chloride-based ice melts all together, but incorporation of a non-chloride ice melt will significantly reduce the damage caused by chloride-based ice melters.” 

— Nate Clemmer, CEO, Secure Winter Products 


Mackenna Moralez is the associate editor for Healthcare Facilities Today.

See the latest posts on our homepage Share

Topic Area: Maintenance and Operations

Recent Posts
Recent Posts

Senators Reject Plan to Overhaul VA Hospitals

Senators say they would not proceed with nominees to serve on the Asset and Infrastructure Review Commission.


Prioritizing Facility Needs: Fundamental Strategies

To meet infrastructure needs, managers need to focus on critical areas to address and identify potential strategies to help facilities prepare for emergencies.


Arroyo Grande Community Hospital Partners with Kindred Rehabilitation Services for New Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital 

The new inpatient rehabilitation hospital will be built adjacent to the current rehabilitation center and will double the number of beds.


Senior Care Facilities to Provide Safer Environment for Residents

Senior care facilities are addressing four main areas of safety concerns in order to better protect residents.


Safety of Patients and Data Depends on Cybersecurity Protocols

Ensuring the safety of patients and residents starts at the technological level.



News & Updates • Webcast Alerts • Building Technologies

All fields are required.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

You Might Like