Rock salt (sodium chloride) is one of the most common and inexpensive deicing salts, but did you know that it can cause the most damage to your carpets, floors and concrete walkways?
Every visitor who sets foot in your building is bringing with them the salt, snow, ice and more. Over time, as rock salt gets tracked into your building, it can leave a white residue that dulls the finish of your floors, fade the color of your carpets, damage masonry and create a pitted effect in concrete.
In addition to damaging interior flooring, rock salt will eat away at porous stone surfaces, concrete walkways/ramps as well as damage plants and soils in surrounding areas.
To make matters worse, rock salt is a hydroscopic, which means that it will attract more water as it melts the ice and snow, resulting in bigger puddles! When temperatures fall below 25 degrees, these larger puddles can re-freeze, resulting in more hazardous conditions than when you started.
Are your floors starting to show signs of wear and tear? We have more than 100 years of collective management experience and we can help. Contact us today.