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Cleveland Snow Problems: Ditch The Rock Salt This Winter

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The old Farmer’s Almanac has predicted that Snowfall in Cleveland will be below-normal in most areas, with the snowiest periods in early and mid-December, mid-to-late February, and early to mid-March. April and May will have near-normal temperatures, on average, with precipitation a bit above normal in the east and below normal in the west.

The 2020 Annual Winter Outlook released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts cooler than average temperatures across the Northwest and Northern Plains and a milder winter for the southern and eastern portions of the country, including the upper Ohio Valley. 

So, this is the right time to think about coping up with the upcoming winter problems and keeping ourselves safe. 

In this article, we will discuss some of the common problems we face in winters in Cleveland and how to deal with them.

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1- Heart Attacks

Heart attacks are common in winters. We often consider shoveling as the safest way of clearing snow. However, the reality is it’s not only a strenuous exercise; the effect of low temperature intensifies the problem, and the reduced amount of oxygen entering the body may cause heart attacks.

2- Slip And Fall

Another common problem we face in winter is the increased number of slip and fall accidents. The snow on sidewalks, roads, and other areas such as parking lots increases slip and fall accidents. Moreover, slip and fall accidents on your property may invite lawsuits and hefty fines.

3- Pet Injuries

In winters, our pets can get injured from snow and the chemical in ice melt products. Some of the common problems in pets in winters are lesions on the legs, cut on paws, skin irritation, and diarrhea. 


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4- Property Damage

The most common method of clearing snow is using ice melt or rock salt. While rock salt is nothing but sodium chloride, most ice melt are also chlorine-based. Such chlorine-based ice melt corrode the concrete, bricks, asphalt, and even your new and shinny wooden deck. 

5- Plants

The chemicals present in the icemelt get absorbed in the soil and impact your plants. The damage appears gradually on the plants as dead needles, usually on the side of the driveways and walkways. 

Therefore, it becomes imperative that we clear the snow from our property in a way that does not harm us, our property, and our pets and plants. We have already discussed that even ice melter DIY has its cons.

Is there a common solution to all the above problems? Luckily, there is.

A common solution to all the above problems is a salt-free, non-corrosive ice melt. One such product is Safe Paw. It is composed of a modified crystalline amide core infused with a special glycol admixture and traction agent. On contact with snow, the outer layer attacks immediately while the crystal core penetrates slowly to eliminate all snow and ice. Thereby keeping your concrete, roof, pets, and garden safe from the snow and chemicals as well. To avoid overusing ice melt, you may consider using a spreader for ice melt. However, the overuse of an ice melt like Safe Paw does not harm.


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