Grit and Grit Bins 101: What You Need to Know

Grit bin guide

The weather in the UK has well and truly taken a turn over the past month, with the milder weather replaced by freezing cold winds. As such, we expect to see more ice and snow hitting our areas soon so being prepared for the coldest of conditions is crucial. 

With some help from our customer service and sales team, we have put together a short 101 on grit bins and grit based on questions they get asked by our customers around this time of year.  

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Salt mines around the world

Salt mines around the world

Most people think salt is simply to add flavour to meals and to be used as a food preservative. However, only 6% of all salt manufactured goes into food. We use salt in over 14,000 different ways from making products such as paper, plastic, glass, polyester and rubber to household soap, bleach, dyes and detergents. Another common use of salt is to treat icy roads and paths in winter, this is because salt has a lower freezing point than water. Everyone uses salt, whether its directly or indirectly.

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The Different Types of Salt Spreaders: Which One is the Best for Your Business?

different types of salt spreader

Spreading salt isn’t the most glamorous of tasks, but it is important. In most cases, it is a legal requirement for business owners to properly grit their land. It can also help you avoid any expensive injury claims if you ensure your business is properly maintained over the cold winter months.

Let’s look at the key facts about salt spreaders, the different types and why they are so important to a business.

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How to Beat the Winter Freeze

probrine instead of standard salt

With winter around the corner, it is crucial to be prepared for the worst conditions we can face in the UK. 

Snow and ice often grind the country to a halt. Making sure you have the correct materials to deal with it can be crucial. 

We have looked at one item that we find is popular during this time of the year, probrine. It is an alternative to standard salt and has slowly become the norm for dealing with snow and ice. 

What is ProBrine?

Probrine is becoming a popular method used to reduce the impact that snow and ice have on our roads and pavements.

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Top 5 Weather Websites To Check Your Local Weather

Top 5 weather websites

Keeping up to date with the weather is arguably as important as keeping up to date with the news. Most of us will have a weather app or website saved on phones or computers. Whether these sites are accurate or useful is up for debate but, most of the time they will get the weather right, kind of.

There are lots of websites out there, and all can differ slightly in terms of what they say the weather will be like each day. To try and help you pick the best site and avoid being caught in surprise rainfall or heatwave, we have investigated the finer details of the sites and apps and ranked the best ones to use.

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Top 5 Worst Winters in the UK

I’m sure you have seen plenty of ‘winter is coming’ captions from companies recently but, winter is coming, and it can throw up all sorts of weather conditions and issues for the UK.

Last winter, the UK recorded its lowest temperature in two decades, combined with snowfall in some areas, which caused havoc for residents. This wasn’t enough to break into the top 5 worst winter conditions faced by the UK.

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