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Calgary, Here Are 7 Little Things That Matter The Most About Your Anti Icer


The Farmer’s Almanac has predicted that in Calgary, the precipitation and snowfall will be above normal, with the snowiest periods in late December and mid-February and from late February into early March. 

‘We might have more periods of snow for Calgary, but overall, it probably will be warmer than Edmonton.’ says Dan Kulak, a meteorologist with Environment Canada.

Here Are 7 Little Things That Matter The Most About Your Anti Icer

1. Pet Safe –

Is your ice melt safe to use around pets? Many people use Rock salt to melt ice. However, chloride in rock salt can cause irritation, rashes, and burns to the eyes, skin, or paws of your pets.

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2. Corrosion –

Chloride-based ice melt corrodes your driveway, pathways, and roof. The same goes for the building material of your property.  Whether it is made of concrete, brick, or stone, if you’re using a chloride-based ice melt, none of these are safe. 

3. Environmentally Friendly –

Is your ice melt safe for the environment? Ice melt can enter water supplies by percolating down through the ground or running off from roads and parking lots into water reservoirs and shallow wells. A salt-free, chloride free, acetate free ice melt is safe.

4. Non-poisonous –

Sodium chloride is poisonous to pets and kids. Sodium chloride is essentially the same as table salt, but it’s poisonous because it contains impurities and is not prepared with the same safety levels as table salt.

5. Ingredients –

Rock salt is basically sodium chloride. Most ice melts are generally a blend of sodium chloride and other minerals like magnesium and calcium. While both salt and ice melt have chloride in their composition, there are a few salt-free and chemical-free ice melt. 

6. Effect On A Wooden Deck –

There are different varieties of winter ice melt solutions available in the market. Most of the ice melt in the market have chloride in their composition. The toxins in these ice melt absorb the moisture from your wooden deck and can affect the shine and longevity of your wooden deck. 

7. Effect Of Ice Melt On Concrete –

Chloride in ice melt absorbs more water and forms a solution called brine. This solution percolates down the porous concrete and, with frequent freeze-thaw cycles, it expands the cracks and holes. The newly laid concrete driveways are more susceptible and strictly advised not to be exposed to these salts for their longevity. 

Weather Forcast

As mentioned above, rock salt and most ice melt damage your lawn, driveways, pavements, and steps. Therefore, you need an ice melt that does not have salt in its blend. Choose an ice melt that you can safely use around kids, pets, and plants. These chloride-free ice melts are non-toxic and non-corrosive as they are composed of natural ingredients like urea, which is safe to use around pets, kids, concrete, and plants. Even if it percolates down, any intake of non-toxic ice melt will not be harmful.

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