HeatTrak Snow Melting Mats were named one of Building magazine’s Top Money Saving Products of 2012. The Buildings organization, which serves 94,000 building owners and professional facilities managers, holds the yearly competition to find the most economical products and solutions for building and facility professionals in a variety of categories including Energy, Lighting, Water, and Roofing. HeatTrak’s electric Snow Melting Mats won in the category of Labor Reducing.
The company’s heated mats melt snow on contact and are designed to reduce slip and fall accidents outside facilities and homes due to snow and ice. Customers typically see savings in a number of areas such as cost of material (calcium chloride and shovels), labor costs, medical reimbursements, legal costs, and insurance premiums.
HeatTrak Snow Melting Mats reduce the material and labor costs associated with traditional snow removal. With the company’s durable Walkway and Stair Mats, facilities no longer need to invest in heavy-duty shovels or large quantities of calcium chloride year after year. The mats are also cleaner and more environmentally friendly than salt which often causes damage to sidewalks and surrounding vegetation, and leads to big messes when tracked indoors.
The mats are simple to install and once they are set up, they remain in place all winter long. After they are rolled out, they can either be left on for the entire season, turned on only when snow is expected, or controlled automatically by using a variety of accessories. Once the mats are installed, maintenance personnel can direct their attention elsewhere and spend the majority of their time in other problem areas. There is no need for them to shovel or salt the area; the heated mats take care of the work for them. In an industry where time is money, the savings in the labor department add up quickly.
“We are thrilled to receive this honor”, says Adrianne Burgher, the company’s director of marketing. “Reducing labor costs is definitely a bonus our mats offer. In actuality though, our main concern has always been safety and that’s the major feature that draws facility and safety professionals to our products."
Slip and fall accidents have the potential to be extremely devastating and costly. According to the National Safety Council, one slip and fall accident can cost a facility up to $22,000. If the individual is a visitor, there may be additional costs associated with possible legal disputes. If an employee is injured on the job, a company may have to swallow the cost of worker’s compensation as well as lost man hours. HeatTrak mats have a non-slip pattern which provides an additional level of traction and accident prevention, protecting individuals from avoidable injuries, and protecting facilities from the high costs associated with them. Some customers have even reported a reduction in their insurance premiums just by using the mats.
HeatTrak is the world’s premier manufacturer of heated snow-melting mats. Founded in 2004, the company’s products are an efficient and convenient way to eliminate snow and ice accumulation around the workplace or home. HeatTrak operates under two divisions. Its Residential Division sells heated mats for the home through hardware and home-goods stores throughout the United States and Canada. Its Commercial Division sells larger, industrial-grade products through facility maintenance and industrial supply companies in the United States, Canada, and Europe.
"HeatTrak mats have a non-slip pattern which provides an additional level of traction and accident prevention, protecting individuals from avoidable injuries, and protecting facilites from the high costs associated with them."