Caring for Colorado’s lush landscape has always been a top concern for Kona and our contractors. We choose to forgo harsh chemicals that can cause lingering negative effects on the surrounding water supply and plant life, instead using eco-friendly substances for deicing sidewalks and entrances. Our ice control service is effective while also keeping environmental sustainability in mind.
Rock salt (Sodium Chloride) introduces particles into the liquid of ice sheets to drop the freezing temperature of water below 32 degrees allowing ice sheets to dissipate while preventing new ones from forming. While sodium chloride can be effective at degrees down to negative nine, it is ideally used at temperatures over 15 degrees. Rock salt is widely used across Colorado for snow and ice removal.
When temperatures drop to sub zero levels, rock salt starts to struggle as a deicing solution. Calcium Chloride is used during extreme cold fronts, effectively controlling ice buildup down to negative 25 degrees. The substance comes in small, white spheres about a millimeter in diameter known as “prills”. We use these prills to ensure caked ice melts while preventing new ice from forming on your sidewalks and entrances.