When’s the best time to put de-icing salt on your roads?

This winter, you might not be able to stop those first white flakes from falling, or that hard frost from forming, but you can take steps to secure your premises. Here at Seton, we know that stocking up on deicing salt, is one of the best ways to keep car parks, pathways and steps safe – but when’s the best time to use it?

Well, like many winter products, salt and grit can be used throughout the entire cold snap, depending on the conditions. There are no hard and fast rules, so whether there’s a nip in the air, or a severe weather warning, you can protect your outside space. The most important thing is to be prepared for all eventualities, so it’s worth taking a look at the wide range of products we offer.

If you’re searching for a quick and easy way to clear areas of snow and ice, our high-quality, white salt could be just what you need. Not only does it work quickly to de-ice an array of surface areas, but it also guards against refreezing and is suitable for use with salt spreaders. It can be applied before or after the onset of bad weather and is supplied in 25kg bags, allowing for easy storage.

As conditions can become particularly nasty at this time of year, we also provide brown grit salt which offers maximum safety in hazardous conditions. The fast-acting salt/granite mix leaves a gritty residue after de-icing providing additional grip and is ideal for frequently used areas. The ice melt we supply might also be of interest to you, as it is 100 per cent non-corrosive and can be used near animals and plants. It also offers up to ten times the coverage of salt-based products and is six times more effective.

While it’s a good idea to stock up on winter essentials such as deicer, you should also consider your storage options. Will you be happy leaving salt bags in a stock room or cupboard, or would you prefer buying a salt pallet to keep your products off the floor? If you want to buy in bulk, it might also be a good idea to invest in a durable salt bin, as this will ensure your grit stays in tip-top condition for a long time. The containers we supply are made from durable, weather-resistant materials and can be used indoors or outdoors for your convenience.

Carrying out a thorough risk assessment of your premises, will help you to identify the amount of salt you need and ensure you buy the right products from Seton.