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What is Eco-Friendly Ice Control, & Why Should You Make the Switch?

Included at no extra charge, Monster Plowing Company uses an environmentally-friendly, Green ice control product exclusively for all of our deicing operations. Green Melter is 84% less corrosive than regular road salt. It carries the distinguished Safer Choice label, granted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This distinction is only allotted to products deemed safer when compared to other chemicals in their class. It effectively melts snow and ice at temperatures as low as -18°C, up to 10°C lower than regular salt. It does not create any dust when applied, making your property more appealing to its visitors. Green Melter is safer for our water supply, vegetation, landscaping and pets. It will extend the life of your pavement, hardscapes, plants and lawns. Besides being a better product for the environment, it creates much safer passage, quickly, for the people and vehicles that use your property!

Our initiative as a company to completely replace the use of road salt is a revolutionary step forward in the snow removal industry. Check out the chart below for a head to head comparison, and see for yourself why our Green Melter is the only option for effective yet conscious ice control:

Monster Plowing Company Green Melter Vs. Salt

Since it's inception, Monster Plowing Company has brought countless innovations to the Toronto snow removal service industry. Undoubtedly, our most impactful and important initiative to date was our company-wide mandate to replace the use of traditional road salt with a non-corrosive, eco-friendly Green Melter.

Ice and freezing conditions on your premises pose a huge safety risk. Ruining your property by spreading ineffective road salt, time and time again, is not the answer. Save time, save money, save headaches and save our planet! Make the switch to an eco-friendly product, and never look back.

As of 2015, we have made the switch to using a product called ClearLane® Enhanced Deicer (produced by Cargill Industries and nicknamed Green Ice Melter) exclusively for all of our deicing operations. As per the Cargill website: "ClearLane® enhanced deicer is a pre-wet sodium chloride made from a patented liquid magnesium chloride formula and mixing process... ClearLane® enhanced deicer is a superior deicer for effective winter road maintenance that’s anti-corrosive, better for the environment than traditional road salt and an alternative to road salt. " Technical Data Sheets, MSDS, and Manufacturer's Recommendations are available for download on the Cargill website. ClearLane® Enhanced Deicer is used exclusively for all of our deicing operations instead of salt, and is included at no extra cost for all of our contracted clients.

ClearLane® enhanced deicer carries the distinguished Safer Choice label, granted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This distinction is only allotted to products deemed safer when compared to other chemicals in their class.

There is a lot more to snow removal than just cleaning up after snowfalls. Ice and freezing conditions on your property pose a huge safety risk, and traditional road salt is just not up to the task of providing the performance your property requires. Salt has many inherent performance inefficiencies when compared to modern eco-friendly deicing products. Green Melter is fast acting, long lasting and environmentally friendly. Did you know that regular road salt is totally ineffective in cold temperatures such as -10°C or colder? Green Melter works fast at temperatures of up to -18°C, without any of the damaging effects associated with regular road salt. Besides being a better product for the environment, it also creates much safer passage, quickly, for the people and vehicles that use your property!

Monster Plowing Company Green Melter Vs. Salt Why Not Salt?

If your business or household makes one eco-conscious decision this year, make it one that counts: Stop using road salt on your property! There is absolutely no need to dump heaps of road salt, a known carcinogen, pollutant and irritant, time after time on your land. Salt can significantly damage plants, grass and trees if it saturates into the surrounding soil. Salt can damage wildlife, leading to food and shelter loss. It can also lead to poor water quality because it can leech into nearby ponds and rivers, affecting fish and other aquatic inhabitants. If contamination occurs in well water, it can lead to hypertension in humans as well as an increased risk of cancer. Salt can cause corrosive damage to motor vehicles, building walls or foundations and concrete or asphalt surfaces, and is known for quickly destroying most types of decorative stone. The dangers of salt use are easily avoided with a snow removal contract from Monster Plowing Company. Included for all of our clients, Green Melter will instantly replace the huge quantities of road salt that other snow removal contractors woefully promise to spread on your property. Choose Monster Plowing Company and say NO! to salt.

Green Melter vs. Salt

Monster Plow's eco-friendly Green Melter is superior in performance over traditional road salt in every way. In comparison to commonly-used road salt, Green Melter works faster, and is much more effective in colder temperatures. Green Melter is designated by the EPA as an environmentally-friendly product, and provides a non-corrosive environment for vehicles, buildings, walkways, and landscaping, extending the life of everything on your property. Green Melter is also pet and human contact friendly, a huge benefit over traditional road salt which can easily irritate the skin of pets and people (especially children) alike.

Green Melter carries the distinguished Safer Choice label, granted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This distinction is only allotted to products deemed safer when compared to other chemicals in their class.

Monster Plowing Company Green Melter Vs. Salt Salt loses much of its effectiveness when temperatures dip below -10°C. Green Melter, however, continues melting ice and snow when temperatures reach below the effective melting point of salt. Using Green Melter means increased safety and peace of mind for pedestrians and motorists alike.

Harmful rust and corrosion that results from extensive salt use diminishes the life of your property's landscapes, hardscapes, paving, and vegetation. Green Melter is proven to be 84% less corrosive than road salt, thereby greatly extending the appeal and health of your property.

Monster Plowing Company is the only snow removal service in Toronto to exclusively use eco-friendly ice control products for all of our deicing operations. Visitors to your property will be able to clearly see a uniformly applied green product on all surfaces, greatly increasing their sense of winter safety at your property, as well as their awareness of a well-cared for site maintained with a superior product. Regardless of the type of property you manage, you can be sure that we will deliver the best, most efficient service to keep your site clear of snow and ice all winter long.

Written by George Armstrong, General Manager, Monster Plowing Company

Having started his career with Monster in the early days of the organization, George has been instrumental in helping make Monster Plowing Company what it is today. George brings with him intense enthusiasm for his work. Snow maintenance isn't just a job, its a passion, and his input, innovative thinking, and creative problem solving have proven invaluable to the success of our team. From sales to equipment maintenance, service delivery to quality control, George ensures that every day is a smooth one. In 2015, George's dedication culminated in being named a 2015 All-Star of Snow and Ice by the international Snow and Ice Management Association (SIMA).
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