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How to Know if Products are Really Made in the USA?

Date May 24, 2024 | Brooke Loeffler

Why buy Made in the USA products, how can you tell if a product is Made in the USA..

Snow Plow Maintenance: Off Season Tips

Date May 14, 2024 | Brooke Loeffler

How to prepare snowplows for the offseason..

What To Do With Leftover Ice Melt Product?

Date April 23, 2024 | Brooke Loeffler

What to do with leftover ice melt product during the summer..

Cleaning Up Road Aggregates After Winter: What's The Cost?

Date March 27, 2024 | Brooke Loeffler

A look at the cost of cleaning aggregates off the road after the winter..

Winter Road Treatments and Waterway Health

Date March 1, 2024 | Brooke Loeffler

How do winter road aggregates like sand and gravel affect waterways..

Solar Properties of Ice Melt

Date February 13, 2024 | Brooke Loeffler

How does ice melt work with the sun and why does color matter?..

Road Condition Sensors

Date January 23, 2024 | Brooke Loeffler

Road surface temperature sensors save lives and money..

Which Deicers Are Safe For Children and Pets?

Date January 20, 2024 | Brooke Loeffler

A look at which deicers are safe for children and pets..

Reducing Corrosion From Winter Road Treatments

Date January 13, 2024 | Brooke Loeffler

How to reduce corrosion and restore winter road safety..

What Are Complex Chlorides And Why Do They Matter?

Date December 30, 2023 | Brooke Loeffler

What are complex chlorides and why do they matter..

How to Choose Product Based on Storm Conditions

Date December 22, 2023 | Brooke Loeffler

How to pick the right road treatment for different winter storm conditions..

How To Stay Ahead Of Winter Storms

Date October 24, 2023 | Brooke Loeffler

Steps to take when a winter storm is about to hit..

Top 15 Things to Prepare Your Home For Winter

Date October 11, 2023 | Brooke Loeffler

Top 15 things to prepare your home for winter..

New Driver's Guide For Winter

Date September 1, 2023 | Brooke Loeffler

Winter safety tips for new drivers..

Is Ice Slicer® Safe for the Environment?

Date August 5, 2023 | Brooke Loeffler

We often get asked “is Ice Slicer® safe for the environment?” We are proud to answer that Ice Slicer® is committed to environmentally sustainable road treatment products and practices. Let us show.....

How Do Deicers Affect Biochemical Oxygen Demand?

Date July 7, 2023 | Brooke Loeffler

An exploration into biochemical oxygen demand and how deicers affect the health of our waterways..

Balancing Public Safety With Environmental Safety

Date May 8, 2023 | Brooke Loeffler

How to keep drivers safe during the winter without harming the environment..

How Closed Roads Affect the Economy

Date February 28, 2023 | Brooke Loeffler

A look at the economic and safety benefits of keeping roads open during the winter..

Do Deicers Damage Concrete?

Date February 6, 2023 | Brooke Loeffler

A little science lesson on how ice melt interacts with concrete..

Deicer Application Rates

Date January 31, 2023 | Brooke Loeffler

It’s not easy to weigh all of the dynamic factors of the road to determine how much deicer to use, so let’s go over some basic guidelines...

How do Snow Fences Work?

Date January 23, 2023 | Brooke Loeffler

How to prevent snow drifts from forming on roadways..

How to Use Ice Melt Responsibly

Date January 10, 2023 | Brooke Loeffler

A look into how and when to use ice melt around your home..

The Chemistry of Deicing: How Does Ice Melt Work?

Date December 20, 2022 | Brooke Loeffler

A look into the chemistry behind deicing materials...

Ice Slicer® Is A Redmond Product

Date December 2, 2022 | Brooke Loeffler

Ice Slicer is a Redmond Product..

Chloride Spotlight: What is Magnesium Chloride?

Date November 22, 2022 | Brooke Loeffler

What is magnesium chloride, what is it used for, and how does it work?..

Winter Tires vs. All Season Tires

Date October 31, 2022 | Brooke Loeffler

A look into the difference tire choices for winter and how to care for tires during the off season..

What is Eutectic Temperature?

Date October 27, 2022 | Brooke Loeffler

What is eutectic temperature and how does it differ from practical temperature?..

Is Ice Melting Exothermic or Endothermic?

Date October 6, 2022 | Brooke Loeffler

The difference between endothermic and exothermic reactions..

FAQ About Pre-wetting Deicer

Date September 13, 2022 | Brooke Loeffler

Frequently asked questions about pre-wetting deicer..

What is the Best Value Ice Melt?

Date March 28, 2022 | Brooke Loeffler

Which ice melt gives you the most melting power for the least amount of money? Here we will compare application rates of 2 common ice melt products and see how they stack up against Ice Slicer.....

Ice Melt And Your Spring Garden

Date March 14, 2022 | Brooke Loeffler

How to use ice melt without killing your spring garden..

Safe Choice with Taxpayer Dollars

Date February 28, 2022 | Brooke Loeffler

How to wisely use taxpayer dollars to keep winter roads safe..

What is a Polar Vortex?

Date February 11, 2022 | Brooke Loeffler

What is a polar vortex and what does it mean for you, your home, and your drive?..

What Should a Deicer Do?

Date January 18, 2022 | Brooke Loeffler

An effective deicer should possess many important qualities to ensure it is working hard to quickly restore long lasting road safety...

Understanding Friction Testing

Date December 21, 2021 | Brooke Loeffler

Friction testing is a crucial step in evaluating deicers...

Chloride Spotlight: What is Potassium Chloride?

Date December 15, 2021 | Brooke Loeffler

What is potassium chloride, what is it used for and how does it help melt ice and snow?..

What Does La Niña Winter Mean?

Date December 4, 2021 | Brooke Loeffler

What does La Niña winter mean for roads, homes, and businesses?..

Windshield Test: Ice Slicer vs. Gravel

Date November 20, 2021 | Brooke Loeffler

Loose road gravel cracks lots of windshields. Ice Slicer is a safe alternative to gravel, actually melts ice and snow, and won't destroy your windshield!..

Tips for Driving in the Snow

Date October 21, 2021 | Brooke Loeffler

Tips on how to safely drive in the ice and snow..

Chloride Spotlight: What is Calcium Chloride?

Date October 13, 2021 | Brooke Loeffler

What is calcium chloride, its uses, and how does it work for deicing?..

Snow Plow Etiquette

Date October 8, 2021 | Brooke Loeffler

Helpful tips to improve safety when driving near snow plows..

Chloride Spotlight: What is Sodium Chloride?

Date September 14, 2021 | Brooke Loeffler

The physical and chemical properties of sodium chloride, its uses, and why it works so well as a deicing ingredient..

Granular Deicer: What Makes Ice Slicer Unique

Date August 4, 2021 | Brooke Loeffler

Ice Slicer is a chemically and physically unique granular deicer..

Not All Salt Is Created Equal

Date August 4, 2021 | Brooke Loeffler

Not all salt is created equal; Remond's Ice Slicer has been given every benefit from Mother Nature to outperform other road salts...

Which Deicing Ingredients Affect Algae Growth?

Date June 15, 2021 | Brooke Loeffler

What are harmful algae blooms, what causes them, and which deicing ingredients lead to nutrient pollution?..

Snow Fighting Sheds: Protecting Air Quality

Date June 9, 2021 | Brooke Loeffler

How snow fighting fleets and shed managers can protect air quality..

Hypothermia And Frostbite

Date February 22, 2021 | Brooke Loeffler

How to prevent, recognize, and treat hypothermia and frostbite..

Micro-climates

Date January 26, 2021 | Brooke Loeffler

What are microclimates and how do they affect winter road management?..

Green Power Partnership

Date January 11, 2021 | Brooke Loeffler

What is Green Power and how does Ice Slicer and Redmond Minerals uses green power sources..

What Does OMRI Listed® Mean?

Date December 22, 2020 | Brooke Loeffler

An explanation of OMRI Listing and Ice Slicer's environmental credentials..

Slip and Fall Liability: How to Prepare and Protect

Date December 14, 2020 | Brooke Loeffler

Background on slip and fall liability for home owners and business owners..

Mined Vs. Evaporated Deicing Salt

Date December 8, 2020 | Brooke Loeffler

A comparison of mined vs. evaporative deicing salt..

What Is Leaching From Your Deicer?

Date November 23, 2020 | Brooke Loeffler

What is leaching out of your deicing product..

The Cost of A Car Accident

Date November 10, 2020 | Brooke Loeffler

How expensive are car crashes and the breakdown of car accident costs..

Winter Vehicle Safety Kit: Top 14 Must Have Items

Date October 15, 2020 | Brooke Loeffler

Top 14 must have items for your winter car safety kit...

Preventing Winter Slip and Fall Accidents at Home and Work

Date October 8, 2020 | Brooke Loeffler

Tips on how to prevent winter slips and falls at work and at home..

Residential Ice Melt Comparison

Date October 6, 2020 | Brooke Loeffler

A look at the necessary qualities of residential ice melt..

Which Snow Shovel Should I Buy?

Date September 24, 2020 | Brooke Loeffler

What to look for when buying a snow shovel..

How to Shovel Snow: Tips and Strategies for a Successful Winter

Date September 22, 2020 | Brooke Loeffler

Snow shoveling tips from Ice Slicer..

PM 2.5 vs PM 10: Understanding Particle Air Pollution

Date September 6, 2020 | Brooke Loeffler

Exploring the difference between PM 2.5 and PM 10 air pollution particles and how to help improve winter air quality...

The Importance of Gradation in Deicers

Date August 25, 2020 | Brooke Loeffler

High performing deicers use a mix of different size granules to melt ice and snow..

How Do Snow Fighters Save Lives?

Date August 6, 2020 | Brooke Loeffler

A look at how snow fighters keep the public safe all winter long...

Deicer Impact on the Environment

Date July 28, 2020 | Brooke Loeffler

An explanation of deicer environmental impact and how to reduce negative effects...

True Cost of Winter Maintenance

Date June 26, 2020 | Launa Albrecht

Many look at the cost of deicing product as their primary cost in winter maintenance; however, there are many direct and indirect costs that affect budgets..

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