Ice melting products are typically either hygroscopic or exothermic, but LSS is both. Hygroscopic means that the material tends to absorb moisture from its environment, and exothermic means that there is a chemical reaction that generates heat. An ice melting compound that is hygroscopic absorb moisture to create a brine that breaks the bond between the pavement and the ice, but effectiveness depends on the product’s ability to reach the pavement. An exothermic ice melting compound has one or more chemicals that react to moisture to generate heat. An ice melt must dissolve and create a solution quickly to be effective. By combining exothermic and hygroscopic properties, LSS is both fast and effective.
What Are the Advantages of Liquid Snow Shovel?
When applied before the snow falls, LSS interferes with the bonding of the snow to the pavement, which makes it easier to remove the snow with a shovel or plow. When applied after the snow has fallen, it begins melting the snow immediately. LSS will settle into the pavement’s pores, so it will remain active for several days, unlike most other deicers, and plows and shovels will not displace it. It is effective to minus 25 degrees Fahrenheit, so its residual effect can be beneficial if the snow falls again. Unlike many other ice melting products, LSS will not harm vegetation, concrete, or pets when the product is used correctly. Furthermore, LSS is odorless, non-hazardous, biodegradable, and non-staining, and it will not leave a white residue behind.
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For years, we have been helping our customers select the right products for their specific needs. We especially like to carry products that are not harmful to the environment and the plant and animal life in that environment. We offer an extensive variety of products and tools for repairing, striping, sealcoating, cleaning, and deicing pavements. We also offer a variety of equipment and replacement parts. We ship most items nationwide, and we offer free shipping or delivery on many products. Whether you are just starting out, know exactly what you want, or are somewhere in between, browse our website, and feel free to call us with any questions. If you are ready for a free quote, you can submit the online request form, or you can call 616-608-6169.