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Time To Get Your Rock Salt And Snow Shovels From Greengates Builders Merchants Accrington, Lancashire

Last night was the coldest night so far this year and Lancashire County Council had gritters on standby for a heavy frost for our area.

So that means you need to be thinking about getting your rock salt and getting prepared for heavy frost and snow. Are you prepared? Did you get caught out last year? Make sure you buy your salt and snow shovels now! There is no point waiting till the first snow to decide you need a snow shovel, that’s when you’re going to need it, so get ahead and buy one now along with your rock salt.

Some people may be concerned about the effects of Rock Salt on the environment however do not worry! Rock Salt is non-toxic and residual salt is gradually diluted and disposed of through natural processes.

Rock Salt is often used both residentially and municipally for managing ice. Rock Salt is used to manage ice because brine which is a solution of water and salt has a lower freezing point than just ordinary water. Therefore by simply putting salt on ice this will cause it to melt. It is common for people to spread Rock Salt on their paths and driveways after a snow storm to melt the snow. It is also common for people to lay Rock Salt before a frost or snowstorm to prevent ice from forming.

Here at Greengates Builders Merchants Accrington, Lancashire we stock Rock Salt in 25Kg bags and in bulk bags.

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