Once Spring arrives, it’s time to put away your snow melting mats until the fall. It’s essential to store your HeatTrak mats carefully to keep them in working order next season — and for years to come.
Fortunately, cleaning and storing your mats is a straightforward process. Here are the details:
Before you put your snow melting mats away for the season, thoroughly inspect them to make sure everything is working properly and there is no damage.
What you should inspect:
- Exterior of the mats
- Electrical cords
- Power units
- External thermostats
- Remote controls
If you notice any damaged parts, you can order them in plenty of time before the next winter season.
Next, you’ll want to take the time to clean your mats before storing. You can clean the mats with a mild dish detergent and scrub brush to remove any dirt, salt, or outdoor debris. After you’ve given the mats a full scrub, hose them down and allow them to air dry overnight.
The next step is to check your connectors.
Any connector fittings must be secured with caps or electrical tape to prevent water or moisture from seeping into the mats. Take care to store your HeatTrak mats and accessories in a place where the cords, plugs, and surface won’t become punctured or damaged.
We recommend storing your HeatTrak mats laid out flat, but you can roll them up if your storage space is limited. If you do roll them, pay close attention to the surface of the mat. The grit side should always face the outside and the smooth rubber should face the inside. It might seem like a small step, but this will keep the ends of your mat from curling up.
Taking care of your mats in this way will help them to last for years to come.