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Boston Weather Update: The Ultimate Guide To Using Eco-Friendly Ice Melt For Your Driveways


BOSTON – The storm is over. We will stay gusty Wednesday, mainly between 20 and 40 mph, this will certainly make it challenging for crews trying to get power back to those in the dark.

The good news is that conditions will improve significantly this morning and through Wednesday.

Even better – temperatures will be pretty mild for the next several days.

This will promote a lot of melting, although, highs will be 5-10 degrees colder in central Massachusetts with the big snowpack.


Let’s discuss how we can use an eco-friendly ice melt for snow removal from your driveways.

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Here Are Some Tips To Consider Before Using An Ice Melt for Your Driveways

Use Appropriate Quantities Of Ice Melt

It’s a myth that using more ice melt will speed up the ice-melting process. Instead, it damages the surfaces, and environment and results in product wastage. In addition, each ice melt product is different. As a result, it’s critical to use safe ice melt and read the product’s application instructions before using it.

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Apply At The Appropriate Time

Ice melt should be used before precipitation freezes or when the snow is cleared. After the ice melt has done its job, shoveling the slush layer from walkways helps prevent substantial damage from water absorption and excessive thaw cycles. Unlike other ice melts, urea-based ice melt does not leave a messy residue. It is also easy to clean this ice melt without leaving any hazardous waste

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Read Instructions 

For ice melt safety information, consult the application instructions. For example, when using some chloride-based ice melts, you must use protective gloves. 

Excess ice melt is a safety issue when tracked into structures. It can not only harm surfaces, but it can also diminish traction on hard-surface floors, resulting in indoor slips and falls. Hence, go through the instructions and ingredients of your ice melt before making your purchase.

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Avoid Using The Wrong Ice Melt 

Heat-releasing deicers that melt ice work the quickest but can also damage your surface due to rapid expansion and contraction. 

For example- Some exothermic deicers work down to -25 degrees Fahrenheit while others work down to about -20 degrees Fahrenheit. In each case, the type of chloride used and the heat absorbed from the sun will determine its performance. 

There are a few brands such as Safe Thaw that are free of any chloride, 100% salt-free, and concrete-safe. Salt-free, chloride-free, eco-friendly ice melt like Safe Thaw would neither corrode vehicles nor rust your machinery. It’s safe to use on the driveway, sidewalk, and parking lots.

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Using an ice melt according to your area, climate requirement, and environment will go a long way to determining its effectiveness. Newer ‘green’ or environment-friendly ice melt is less harmful to vegetation, animals, and concrete. 

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Safe Thaw

Imagine an ice melt you can put down and never worry about. It won’t harm pets, kids and 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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