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Refreezing – The Nightmare De-Icing Scenario

When the deep freeze sets in it can cause untold damage to buildings, vehicles, roads and pavements. The hazards to people walking or driving by aren’t there for all to see and an ice melting product is often required in the harshest winter scenarios to ensure safety from slips and trips.

Another problem that is often overlooked is how the deep freeze can set in to every little nook and cranny, not just windscreens, windows and surfaces.

A General Ice Melting Product and Deicer

A general deicing product will perform an adequate job of melting ice in the affected areas. It might not be the fastest and could be a cheaper product on the market, but it will eventually do the job.

There are a few problems with a general, domestic use deicer however. Firstly, they are more likely to have been developed using potentially harmful substances. Harmful to you as the consumer; harmful to the surfaces being used on; and to the environment. The last thing you want is to melt ice away from a windscreen but be left with smears and damaged window seals.

Ice windsreen

The Refreeze

Another problem with a many deicers and winter supplies is that they are reactive rather than proactive, tackling the problem at hand but not the cause of the problem. Say for instance you’ve had some problems with frozen tiles and guttering on the roof of your company building, you may be able to use an ice melting product to thaw away the ice that is there now, but then what? In a cold winter you could end up doing this day after day and this will only lead to roof damage that worsens day to day as the constant expansion and melting of ice causes cracks and fissures to appear in the surface.

A Professional Approach to Screenwashing and Deicing

In sub zero temperatures in the deepest, darkest hours of winter you need a professional de icer, something that will break through the ice and clear the way for a full and effective working day ahead.

Remember though that application is just as important as the product you are using. In any situation and any surface, whether driveway or windscreen, the best start to any ice removal procedure is to use a soft brush to sweep away the excess top layer of snow, leaving just the ice behind. Once you’ve done this, liberally apply the ice melting product and watch as it breaks the bond of ice and surface and leaves behind a safe surface for you.

Thawout Professional De Icer is one of the professional winter supplies we hold as part of our catalogue here at APT and has been scientifically developed over the years to be effective on a wide range of surfaces. From the usual windscreens down to the small areas of a car, such as the windscreen wipers, locks and hinges, you can’t afford to have freezing set in, and even worse, the re-freeze to take place.

Thawout not only clears the ice to begin with but it also has extra anti-freezing ingredients which allows it to settle in and prevent ice from returning to claim the surface area as its home once more the next night. It’s also smear free and won’t damage the surfaces.

For professional winter supplies, ice melting products and deicers, we know the best markets on the product. If you would like to speak to a member of our team before the deep freeze impacts on your fleet of professional vehicles, contact us today.

Keeping the Fleet Moving – Choosing the Right Screenwash

For many companies the winter months can be harsh and offer complex problems on a daily basis that have to be solved quickly to ensure a smooth running operation. For public sector services like the emergency services on the front line, highway agencies, public transport companies and refuse collectors, to private companies such as haulage contractors and taxi services, keeping their fleet of vehicles on the road from day to day is vitally important. Choosing the right tools and products to make this happen becomes more important as the cold winter months take grip.

Extreme Temperatures are Dangerous to All

If you think about a single frozen windscreen and the hassle that entails it is just the tip of the iceberg so to speak. For emergency services especially this can multiply into the thousands and the tens of thousands countrywide in the worst winter storms. The impact of sub zero temperatures can lead to injury and loss of life if the vehicles in question are not running smoothly in all aspects. A frozen windscreen prevents a vehicle from beginning its journey, and for an emergency vehicle this could mean seconds wasted that can make a huge difference.

frozen windscreen

Get the Motors Running

Choosing the right screen wash and de icer can will add decrease those vital seconds and ensure that you can get the motor running without worrying about wasting too much time and money in the process. There are countless ice melting products available on the market and the best route for all businesses to take is to conduct a thorough research of what exactly you require and to scan the market for the suitable products. The worst thing to do is to be reactionary and wait for the problem to occur.

Smears and Damaged Paintwork Won’t Do

One problem that you’ll find with many traditional ice melting products and screen washes is that they take some time to break the ice and can often leave damage behind. If a window seal is slightly damaged this can have a long term effect on the vehicle as a whole and can cost in repairs eventually. Some products will also leave smears behind on the window screen, which is never ideal and can be a hazard to the driver if not dealt with immediately, cutting into precious time.

Solution 5000 Winter Screen Wash – Available with APT

Looking for that de icer that will perform consistently is difficult for the average vehicle owner. When it comes to large scale commercial and public sector fleets, having the right screen wash is one of the most important products you can have to hand on the cold wintry mornings. Solution 5000 Winter Screen Wash has been developed over many years using high quality ingredients that are able to cope with the demands and stresses of sub zero conditions (it is effective as low as -15C!). It is safe to use on any vehicle and surface, won’t damage paintwork and won’t leave smears on your windscreens. You can just use with ease and start the engines running as you won’t be hanging around for long.

 Having been used by emergency services with success for many years in Scandinavian countries, you know that it can deliver the goods.

If you’d like to find out more about Solution 5000 Winter Screen Wash, or discuss other aspects of our professional winter products range, including ice melters, please feel free to give our expert team a call. We know how to clear the ice and keep your fleet running smoothly this winter.

You can purchase Solution 5000 on our website here

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