SNOW MELTING SYSTEM SAFETY
CSA and other equivalent institutions certify and approve all snow melting mats and cables to meet safety and quality standards. If installed by certified electricians, snow-melting mats are safe and comfortable. The snow melting systems have been in the Canadian market for many years.
HOW ARE THESE SYSTEMS CERTIFIED?
They are guaranteed to be safe to install and use by CSA or an equivalent organization. Additionally, each system must undergo testing to ensure that they work perfectly and will boast extensive longevity. This means you can always expect a safe product that will perform the way it is intended to for many years down the line.
As well, all electric systems need to be on a ground fault circuit interrupter as required by Canadian law. This is a failsafe that prevents electricity from flowing if it manages to veer off its intended path. This means that if any electricity is somehow directly exposed to water or a person, this will cause the system to shut off automatically.
WHAT ABOUT THE QUALITY OF THE CABLES?
The heating cables used are exclusively of the highest quality and have been used globally for years now. In fact, a company called Nexans originally invented the cable used in this systems all the way back in 1927. The technology was quite reliable when it emerged and has had nearly a century to be perfected. Millions of these cables have been created, tested, and sold throughout the years and the product is trusted worldwide.
BUT ARE ELECTRIC SNOW MELTING SYSTEMS PROVEN TO BE SAFE?
Many people already have electric heating cables in their homes, and while outdoor usage is still rarer, many have begun to adopt the system for outdoor surfaces as well. Countless building contractors, businesses, and homeowners have installed electric snow melting systems and this number is only growing with each passing year. In other words, this type of system is already widely in circulation and has proven safe for thousands upon thousands of people already.
THE SAFETY BENEFITS
Rather than put you at risk, this snow removal method will actually make your property a safer place during the winter. All of that freezing rain, snow, ice, and slush will become a distant concern as your property will become a trip-free zone. Even plowing and shoveling will often leave residual moisture and slush that can catch you unawares. Having safe, dry surfaces is an especially welcomed change if you have a set of stairs or a sloped driveway!
So instead of worrying about the risk of an electric current, you can take comfort in the fact that an electric snow melting system will actually reduce the risk of wintertime injuries on your property. What are you waiting for? Call Heavenly Heat for professional assistance with your snow disposal needs!