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Question about salting

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Breck75, Jan 2, 2005.

  1. Breck75

    Breck75 Senior Member
    Messages: 111

    Would you guys salt on Sunday morning at a Post Office if it is suppose to warm up Sunday afternoon? I just don't want to charge for something that may not be necessary. Thanks in advance. :waving: Breck
  2. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,306

    I don't know the situation at the P.O. you do, but we do several in our area. They get mail deliveries 24/7, even when closed. We have one that has an up hill grade to the dock area. They go nuts if there is any ice and the trucks can't back in. I would say do it if it needs it. We base our services on current conditions, not on what may happen later.
  3. flykelley

    flykelley 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,127

    Yes Breck I would salt that job. They have people dropping off mail all times of the night and day. My customers are all closed until Monday am so I will not salt. Its going to warm up over here so it will all melt.

    Regards Mike
  4. Tom Smith

    Tom Smith Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 149

    I would salt whenever icy conditions exist !! If its slippery its getting salt!!
  5. Runner

    Runner Senior Member
    Messages: 957

    All this will do is expedite the melting down process and perhaps allow the lot to dry. If it isn't salted, there is the more existing chance that the stuff will melt down and perhaps refreeze again. You can't lose on safety.
  6. DJC

    DJC Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    Yup, P.O's have people coming and going all the time. They also deliver express mail on Sundays. I would say if it needed to be salted then go ahead.
  7. Breck75

    Breck75 Senior Member
    Messages: 111

    Well by time I got out of work it was above freezing. I stopped by the P.O. and it was already melting, it was pretty much slush by time I got there, so I didn't end up salting it. It got up above 40 degrees today plus we got some more rain. Thanks for all of your input, this is my first year doing this kind of work and I look at this board on a daily basis to see what I can learn. You guys have helped me out a lot. Thanks again. Breck :)