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Discussion in 'Snow Management Safety & Training' started by GSS LLC, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. GSS LLC

    GSS LLC Senior Member
    Messages: 639

    Lets say freezing rain is forecasted for 2am. Then temps rise and it turns to rain after 2 hours. The business doesn't open until 6am. Do you spray/ salt etc. Or just wait because it should be gone by the time the store opens.
     
  2. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    I have that coming and I wont treat until few mins before opening
    But have several gas stations and factories They will get treated
     
  3. What if it stays cold. You do know that if it rains on ice is stays ice for a while
    We will get it to and everything will be treated no matter what, if people want to complain about it thats fine but its my butt on the line
     
  4. PR Fect

    PR Fect Member
    Messages: 53

    Whats the ground temperature? If the ground is frozen say with a few inches of frost or more I would say treat. If the ground has no frost or very little you would not need too IMO as long as air temps are above freezing.
     
  5. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,410

    treat 2hrs before opening so it has time to work...document the application for slip and fall
     
  6. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    It takes a lot of rain to get rid of the ice and more then 1 or 2 degrees above freezing. Also being dark hurts you. You have to treat it, we always do, learned the hard way years ago.
     
  7. GSS LLC

    GSS LLC Senior Member
    Messages: 639

    We got nothing but rain here. But I was thinking treat the lot also. Pumps at gas stations are open 24/7 so you have to keep things clear
     
  8. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    Just treat everything, whos going to complain about looking out for their best interest.
     
  9. Wayne Volz

    Wayne Volz Senior Member
    Messages: 694

    Treat it

    Proactive always beats reactive. It's cheaper and safer that way for everyone involved.
     
  10. GMD1984

    GMD1984 Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    spray be for it comes then salt be opening
     
  11. FIREMAN Q

    FIREMAN Q Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    my theory is safety first....commercial customers have deliveries, vendors employess coming and going at all different hours. unless they are specific on the times when this will happen, we don't take chances.
     
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2013
  12. JTVLandscaping

    JTVLandscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 860

    Go seasonal...eliminates the question.
     
  13. Wilnip

    Wilnip Senior Member
    Messages: 583

    No it doesn't. If salt is not needed then you are wasting YOUR money. I have a harder time treating my seasonal than my per customers.