DE-ICER for Hilly Roads Ice Melting

Deicer for hilly roads ice melting

Icy roads can be hazardous enough without adding an incline to make it harder for cars to stop from sliding around. Deicing hilly roads is, therefore, especially important to avoid accidents, delays and damage to vehicles. If frost, snow or ice is expected, it is a good idea to apply a deicer product such as EcoGrit the night before to help stave off the worst effects. EcoGrit works down to temperatures of minus 20 degrees C and lasts for up to seven days. Its organically derived formula is non-toxic and environmentally friendly.

Hilly Roads Ice Melt

Is it safe to melt ice on hilly roads?

Using a salt-free deicer is a very safe way to clear frozen ice or snow from a hilly road. It acts fast, is easy to apply, and the melted water simply runs off safely into the surrounding ground. EcoGrit is also safe to use around vehicles, animals and people as it is non-corrosive and contains no salt. This ensures that there is no salt residue left on the surface to cause further damage to the concrete, tarmac or asphalt or to harm the surrounding habitats in any way.

Winter's effects on hilly roads

Winter often brings with it an increase in road traffic as more people drive to work. Driving times slow down, too as drivers focus on the trickier driving conditions going up or down an icy hill. Collisions and prangs cause traffic jams to build up, as does the reduced visibility from winter rain or fog. Keeping hilly roads clear of ice can really help keep the number of accidents down. This is because drivers can keep better control of the steering, braking and keep the vehicle on the road when the surface is no longer slippery.

Deicer effects on vegetation on hilly roads

Hilly Roads Ice MeltChoosing a salt-free deicer for hilly roads can also help the surrounding vegetation to remain safe and damage-free. Salt residue, as well as other toxic ingredients like urea, can cause harm to plant life and contaminate habitats and groundwater. This has a knock-on effect on the wider environment, water sources and wildlife. Melting ice on the soil around hilly roads can also help the vegetation planted there to survive colder temperatures and access vital nutrients more easily.

Is it safe to use salt on hilly roads for ice melting?

It is advisable to use only salt-free deicers on hilly roads. This is because the chemicals contained in rock salt and similar deicers can be corrosive to road surfaces, vehicles, people and animals. If a frozen road is on a steep incline, the melted water from the treated ice will flow much faster and further away than on flat terrain. This will spread any remaining salt or urea residue wider, causing damage to happen much further afield. Using an organically-derived, salt-free ice melt like EcoGrit prevents this from happening and offers a safer, more sustainable solution to deicing hilly roads.


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