ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Outdoor Heated Mats - Electric Snow Melting Mats Melt Ice Away The Easy Way

Updated on February 15, 2012

Slippery sidewalks, garden paths and driveways are one of the less desireable aspects of wintertime but you can save yourself a lot of hassle with electric heated snow melting mats . When winter comes with a vengeance, out come the shovels from storage to clean snow away from the paths and sidewalks and out too come the brooms and brushes to clean off the car and so on. Keeping a path or entryway clear can become a full time job in parts of the country where heavy snowfall is a regular occurrence but there are some solutions which can make life easier. Electric heated sidewalk mats are one such solution which can save you a lot of time and effort by melting snow and slippery ice without the backbreaking effort of scraping and shoveling.

Heated outdoor mats for melting snow and ice are ideal for people who are physically unable to get out there and clear it away themselves. So if you worry about your old mom slipping on an icy pathway or are concerned about your family’s wellbeing on those days when you can’t get out there and clear it away yourself, then an electric snow melting mat might be just what you need.

These kinds of outdoor heated mats are great for home or commercial use and are available in various sizes and lengths. If you need a longer area covered, then most manufacturers make it possible to chain their heated outdoor floor pads together to cover an entire pathway or slope. For more complex areas like steps which can be very dangerous during the winter, you can also find electric stair treads which are a smaller step size to remove the slippery stuff from individual stairs.

The majority of outdoor snow removal mats use of heating elements sandwiched between heavy duty rubber to provide enough heat to melt up to and around 2 inches of accumlated snow and ice per hour in order to keep your pathway clear and safe for you, your family and any visitors to your home or place of business. Heatable snow melt mats are designed to be left outside all through the winter season so you can lay them down and just enjoy the benefits until the cold weather is over. They are rugged and portable and can be used anywhere there is a suitable electrical outlet within reach.

People use these to keep walkways and entrance areas clear in a wide variety of locations. They are great for melting ice and hard frost and protecting you against the liabilty of slippery icy walkways in your home or for communual locations like churches, retail stores, community centers, nursing homes, hotels, hospitals, clinics and more. Anywhere where there is an access ramp, especially say, for handicapped access, these are the ideal solution to keep ice from building up and becoming a danger.

Heatable snow melting mats make a lot of common sense especially if you have elderly relatives with potentially dangerous access routes into their homes or if you own a place of business and would rather avoid the liability of a slippery entrance way. These do this without the use of harsh chemicals or salt and will keep you and yours safe for years to come.

Do You Use These? Have Any Advice For Our Readers?

Submit a Comment

No comments yet.

working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)