logo.png

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR
DEICING AND ANTI-ICING SERVICES.

Request An Evaluation Today»

EnviroTech Journal

Welcome to the EnviroTech Services blog! Check out all the latest industry tips and tricks coming straight to you from
the experts at EnviroTech Services. Our posts will discuss ESI projects, product updates, usage tips, new technologies, industry developments, and company news. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter!

Guest Blogger Brooke Loeffler

Recent Posts

What is the Best Value Ice Melt?

This past winter, how many times did you have to run back to the store and buy more ice melt? If you found yourself burning through ice melt quickly and frequently needing to resupply, it's time to rethink your ice melt purchases. It is really easy to just pick the bag of ice melt with the lowest price...but how can you be sure you are getting the most value for your money? Let's look at 3 common ice melt products and see which gives you the most bang for your buck!

Read More

When To Fill Your Shed - A Guide to Offseason Preparation

While sitting poolside, sipping lemonade, winter can feel so far away. Out of sight, out of mind. It can be difficult to be bothered about bundling up and preparing for winter storms. However, it is during those times we should be making arrangements to stay one step ahead of Jack Frost. Let’s look at how and when you should prepare your winter deicing plan, acquire your supplies, and fill your shed for the months to come.

Read More

Eutectic Temperature vs. Practical Temperature

The term “eutectic temperature” pops up frequently when talking about deicer performance. But what exactly is eutectic temperature, and how is it different from the practical, working temperature of a product? Let’s learn more about both of these metrics and how to accurately weigh ice melt performance.

Read More

FAQ About Pre-wetting Deicer

Transportation agencies and snow fighting crews use some innovative ways to keep us all safe during the winter. Many of these practices maximize the physical and chemical reactions needed to melt ice and snow quickly to restore safe driving conditions. Here we will answer frequently asked questions about the specific practice of pre-wetting deicing products before applying them.

Read More

How to Choose Product Based on Storm Conditions

Winter storms take on a variety of different forms. Whether it’s ice storms, thick powder, slush, blinding blizzards, or a mix of conditions, our goal must be the same...clear roads fast. However, not all deicers are effective in all storm scenarios. Let’s talk about how to choose a road treatment product based on storm conditions.

Read More

Balancing Public Safety and Environmental Safety

Winter road management practices should carefully balance the safety of both the public and
the environment. When ice and snow are not removed from road surfaces, the results are
catastrophic, even deadly for drivers. On the flip side, over-applying caustic treatments to keep roads clear can harm the environment. Let's learn how to responsibly satisfy both these needs.

Read More

Granular Deicers: What Makes Ice Slicer® Unique

EnviroTech is proud to offer Ice Slicer®; a deicer treatment with a special geological history that has given it unique chemical and physical properties that prove not all salt is created equal. Here we will learn more about what makes Ice Slicer® a cut above other salts.

Read More

PM 2.5 vs PM 10: Particle Air Pollution

Why does air pollution get worse during the winter time? You may remember from school scientific experiments, that cold air sinks and warm air rises. Cold air is more dense and moves more slowly than warm air. Sinking cold air can create an atmospheric cap over the earth’s surface, while warm air passes over the top. This cap prevents pollution from dissipating, and creates unhealthy conditions for anyone within it.

Read More

Difference Between Exothermic and Endothermic Processes

Every chemical process involves the transfer of energy. Here, we will learn about 2 important chemical processes: exothermic and endothermic reactions, how they differ, and why they are so important when it comes to deicing roadways.

Read More

What Are Complex Chlorides And Why Do They Matter?

“Salt is salt” is a common misconception which has permeated the deicing industry for years. In reality, there are several chemical and physical properties that distinguish different salts from each other. Let’s learn about a specific type of deicer containing complex chlorides and why that matters for road safety, infrastructure, and the environment.

Read More