Salting and Gritting
Expert Winter de-icing and Gritting Services for Safe and Smooth Surfaces
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Winter maintenance can play an important role in helping you to ensure that access too and from your business is always possible while also mitigating the risk of accident or injury. We employ a Dedicated Winter Team at O’Brien Facilities and have all the resources needed to support you in keeping your business open throughout the winter season.
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We only use white salt on all our sites – no grit.
All our equipment is washed down each morning following salting works to ensure no salt is present which may lead to rusting over time.
Spreading equipment is visually inspected. Any faults are reported and attended to immediately to make sure vehicles are readily available to complete salting works.
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Winter salting is crucial to maintain safe and accessible roads and walkways during cold weather. It helps prevent accidents, slip and fall injuries, and improves overall transportation efficiency during snowy or icy conditions.
The most common type of salt used for winter salting is rock salt (sodium chloride). Other types include calcium chloride and magnesium chloride, which are often used for more extreme weather conditions.
When salt is spread on icy surfaces, it lowers the freezing point of water, causing existing ice to melt. The salt then forms a brine solution that prevents new ice from forming or reduces its bonding to the surface, providing better traction for vehicles and pedestrians.
Professional winter salting services have experienced crews and specialized equipment to efficiently and effectively salt large areas. They can ensure timely salting before or during winter events, reducing the risk of accidents and improving overall safety.
It’s best to plan ahead and contact a winter salting service before the onset of winter. Many services offer contracts for the entire season or on a per-event basis. Early booking ensures you are prepared for any snow or ice events.
The cost of winter salting services can vary depending on the size of the area to be treated, the frequency of salting, and the type of salt or solution used. It’s best to request a quote from a local service provider to get an accurate estimate.