By Palen Conway
HeatTrak outdoor heated mats are the answer to your snow melting system needs! When ice storms and blizzards assault your business sidewalks all winter long, there’s just not enough time to keep the snow shovel manned. Even snowblowers can barely keep up with hard winters.
The job of keeping a walkway or handicap ramp clear just got easier, thanks to outdoor heated mats that can melt up to two inches of falling snow per hour. The HeatTrak Snow Melting Traction Mat is made with an electronically operated heating element sandwiched between two protective surfaces of durable non-slip rubber. If you need to cover and keep ice and snow free your outdoor steps, you can also purchase HeatTrak Rubber Stair Treads. These heated snow and ice melting mats are so durable that they can be left outdoors all winter!
HeatTrak Outdoor Heated Mats
Another benefit of these heated floor mats is the fact that the non-slip rubber surface helps reduce the possibility of slips and falls by customers, employees, or other visitors. Less expensive to install than embedded snow melting systems, these economical outdoor snow melting mats enable you to maintain a clean and safe pathway to your business, school, or organization without having to shovel, snowblow, or plow. In terms of safety, liability, and property maintenance, using these heated mats in the winter just make more sense.
Heated Floor Mat Electrical Hazard WARNING
HeatTrak™ heated floor mats must be installed per these instructions. To avoid risk of shock or fire please follow these safety warnings below:
- Don’t slice, trim, cut or alter the heated floor mats in any way.
- Make sure the heated floor mat is completely installed before walking on it.
- Don’t plug the heated mats into an improperly rated or wired outlet.
- Don’t plug the heated floor mat in while the heated floor mat is rolled up.
- Don’t use extension cords for your heated floor mat.
- Heated floor mat attachments should be only brass grommets. Don’t drive any kind of screw, nail, fastener or any other object through the heated mats’ rubber surface.
- Don’t modify or remove the heated floor mat safety device or plug connected to the heated floor mat.
- The heated mats should be installed on a clean surface or floor not on gravel or rough dirt.
Heated Floor Mat Instructions
1. Unpacking your Heated Mat
Please read the heated floor mat warnings above before you begin. Once you are aware of what NOT to do to your heated mat, proceed to the spot where your heated floor mat is going to be placed and unpack it there. Make sure you save both the heated floor mat instructions for future reference AND the packaging materials for storage of your heated mat in the off-season.
2. Installing your Heated Floor Mat
The heated floor mat can be installed at temperatures down to -20°F. The heated mat should ONLY be installed on flat surfaces. Please Note: The heated floor mat is not intended for use on stairs.
3. Clearing the Heated Floor Mat Area
The heated mat surface should be free of all sharp objects such as loose nails, glass or rocks, which could cause damage to your heated floor mat. Also make sure you clear all ice and snow from the area on which you will be placing your heated floor mat. If the snow and ice is not easily removable, you could simply place your heated mats upside down to melt the wintery matter away!! Roll the heated floor mat over the snow or ice, depending on the amount of snow, ice and the temperature, it could take up to a full day or more for the heated mats to melt the mix. Once melted, roll up the heated mats and clean the area of any sharp debris.
4. Your Heated Floor Mat Power Cord
Your heated floor mats’ power cord should always be on the side closest to the outlet. If the heated mat cord is on the opposite side, lift the power end of the heated floor mat so that the channel for the heated mats’ cord is visible. Gently tug the heated floor mat cord out of the channel so that it’s on the side that the outlet is.
5. Securing your Heated Mats
Securing your heated floor mat reduces movement and keeps people from tripping. The heated mats are designed using brass grommets along the edge making the heated mats’ stability simple and effective. You MUST use the heated mats 5/16″ brass grommets to secure the heated mat. Depending on the nature of the surface, there are different methods to secure your heated mats:
Stone, brick, asphalt or concrete
What to Use
Washers, nuts and bolts
Washers, wood screws or lag bolts
Washers, masonry anchors and concrete drill
6. Testing your Heated Floor Mat Safety Device and Power Cord
The heated mats come with a built-in ELCI (Equipment Leakage Circuit Interrupter). This heated floor mats safety device turns off the heated mats power and prevents a fire if the heated mat is damaged.
Heated Floor Mat ELCI Maintenance / Testing
a. Find the test and reset buttons on the ELCI device.
b. Plug the heated mats power cord into the outlet and press the reset button. The light should appear.
c. Press the test button, the light should disappear.
d. Press the reset button again, the light should re-appear.
e. If the light does not appear, make sure these is power at the outlet.
f. If the heated floor mat safety device still doesn’t work, please contact us !
7. Heated Floor Mat Storage and Operation
Before you store your heated floor mat away, make sure you thoroughly clean the heated floor mat with soap and water. Then roll your heated mat up, place the heated floor mat power cord and safety device inside the rolled up heated mat, then place it in it’s original packaging.
8. Heated Mat Accessories
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