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Deicing Standard Operating Procedure: Start Way Before The Storm

Posted by jonathan.nelson on 12.1.2015

A well-prepared road department means the techs checked the deicing equipment top-to-bottom, replaced worn spreaders, blades, and replenished engine fluids. All ready to go, right? Wrong.

A good record-keeping system from the last couple of years can tell you a lot about the amount of product used, and the effectiveness of past applications and communication practices. Cost is also a big project to take on early to work with your suppliers like EnviroTech to gauge the cost of product and explore new products that may serve your needs better while being more cost-effective.


Like any good business, communication is key.
Start the communication loops now so applicators and managers are best prepared to meet the demands of a winter deicing season that could be off the charts. We also recommend working with your county extension or city representatives to inform the public of the public works' plans for deicing this season. Proactive communication with taxpayers alleviates future community confusion, complaints and misunderstandings, and also builds confidence in the community's trust and competence of public works.

Lastly, EnviroTech emphasizes constant monitoring of project efficacy, supply load, and testing procedures that work. If you plan to use a new product or additive this year, let's test and talk about its application and mixing before the pressure of that first major snow or ice fall. Also, keep in touch throughout the season to be sure you're getting the most out of these sophisticated products that are sensitive to temperature, mix and terrain. We're here to help you get the most out of the products we represent, and we believe there's no standard operating procedure in deicing afterall, but rather good service communication that helps our client feel ready for whatever Mother Nature throws our way.

We look forward to keeping in contact with you, our valued customers, throughout the year. 

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Topics: Deicing & Anti-Icing, Trucking Operations, Road Maintenance, Industrial/Commercial, Government Markets