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Icy conditions?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Ajreeves, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. Ajreeves

    Ajreeves Junior Member
    from Nh
    Messages: 12

    Hello everyone:
    The past week or so it has been a bit rainy and in the 40s. Each night the temps get down below 32F and where the melting occurs there is run off onto some of the lots we handle. Would you salt these lots each morning? Seems like over-kill to me but I am somewhat new to commercial ice management. My worry is that the customers who pay by the application will complain I am wasting their money but the season contracts I have will expect it. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    Salt where the run off is
     
  3. JimMarshall

    JimMarshall Senior Member
    from NW PA
    Messages: 785

    I would check them at least. If they are icy in the AM (they may not be depending on pavement temps, I would salt the areas, by hand if necessary because of their small size.
     
  4. Ajreeves

    Ajreeves Junior Member
    from Nh
    Messages: 12


    How would you charge a customer who pays by the application if you are just spot salting?
     
  5. JimMarshall

    JimMarshall Senior Member
    from NW PA
    Messages: 785

    I've done it a couple ways, one is to bill for "1/2" of a service, I have billed a full service and only billed every other or every third visit.....

    We have a LOT of serviceable events here.... unless this melt/run/freeze thing is happening a ton, I normally just eat it if its not a large area
     
  6. Ajreeves

    Ajreeves Junior Member
    from Nh
    Messages: 12

    Thanks Jim