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Best Ice Melt For Pets, Trex, And Concrete

Homemade Ice Melter

As the temperature dips, we start to worry about the snow and its removal. The white Winterland looks beautiful, but we must remove the snow from roofs, driveways, and sidewalks, to prevent any slip and fall accidents. Using ice melt on the snow is one of the most common ways of removing the snow without breaking your back. But as a savvy homeowner, you might be looking for pet-friendly, concrete, and wood safe ice melt options.

Best Ice Melt For Concrete

Safe Paw Ice Melter Safe For Concrete

Safe Paw

The Original and the #1 Pet and Child Safe Ice Melt for over 20 years. Guaranteed environmentally safe – will not harm waterways and sensitive wetlands.

Side Effects Of Common Chloride-Based Ice Melt Salts

Rock salt is 98% sodium chloride and is not a safe option to choose. Most of the ice melt also contain chloride in one or the other form. Rock salt and these chloride-based ice melt are best avoided, as these are poisonous for your pets and also damages your concrete driveways and Trex decks.  Ingestion of rock salt can lead to extreme thirst, lethargy, vomiting, and fits in pets.  These salts also cause injury and damage to their paws and require cleaning every time they are back from the outdoor walk. 

Moreover, the chloride-based ice melt is corrosive in nature and damage your concrete driveway and beautifully installed Trex decks in your backyard. Salt traces left on the surface causes stains and streaks. 

The real problem starts when it gets into the porous concrete and creates holes and cracks that worsen with frequent freeze-thaw cycles. The newly laid concrete driveways are more susceptible and strictly advised not to be exposed to these salts for their longevity.

Salt and ice melt when used on the Trex deck, absorbing moisture from it, leaving it dry. Toxins in these deicers and rock salt impact the shine and longevity of your Trex deck. If you want to maintain the beauty of your deck, then you must choose a good ice melt for wood.

Best Ice Melt For Wood, Concrete, And Pets

If you want a pet safe, eco-friendly, and wood-safe ice melt, then go for a chloride-free ice melt. There is some ice melt that is salt-free, chemical-free, and acetate-free. Since these ice melt are composed of natural ingredients like urea, they are non-corrosive, environment-friendly, and 100% safe for your plants and pets. 

One such product is Safe Paw. It is a unique and patented dual-effect compound made up of a crystalline amide core infused with special glycols. Since there are no harmful chemicals in its composition, it doesn’t corrode your concrete and is also a wood safe ice melt. Safe Paw also works as pre-treatment. It can prevent ice from sticking to surfaces for up to three days of using it. If your deck and open space are frequently visited by your pet, then your ice melter should be pet-safe also. As you may already know, Safe Paw is 100% safe to use around pets. It does not burn their paws or poison the pet if ingested.
Bonus Tip – Extra care should be taken while shoveling the Trex decks. Don’t use a metal shovel and use plastic shovels instead.

Other Products

Traction Magic Concrete Safe Ice Melt

Traction Magic

Stay safe on slippery surfaces with a product that’s 100% natural and safe for pets, people, and your property. Use Traction Magic on sidewalks, steps, or as instant traction for your car. Made in the USA.

Safe Thaw Safe Ice Melter For Pets And Concrete

Safe Thaw

Imagine an ice melt you can put down and never worry about. It won’t harm animals or children, and it won’t damage your property. That’s Safe Thaw. Unlike anything else on the market, Safe Thaw can change how winter affects our planet.

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