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Eco-Friendly De-Icers In Colorado

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On decoding La Nina patterns from the last decade’s records, we can say that Colorado ends up receiving a drier than normal winter in the La Nina years.  But Farmer’s Almanac has a different prediction. It says Colorado will get more than enough snow this winter. It is predicting ‘normal to below-normal temperatures on the Central Plains and the Rockies.’  The Almanac also predicts above-normal snowfall in the northern areas of Colorado. If you’re a snow-loving Coloradan, it’s definitely good news for you. Colorado looks beautiful covered in white snow. But snow lover or not, keeping driveways and sidewalks free from ice without damaging it is a challenge for everyone. Safe Paw Non-Toxic De-icer is the best solution to safely cope with this winter.

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Why We Need An Environmentally Friendly Ice Melt

Almost all ice melt in the market contain chloride in one or the other form like- sodium chloride, calcium chloride, magnesium chloride, etc. Mostly, they are a blend of sodium chloride and other minerals like magnesium and calcium. 

These chemicals can corrode the concrete and weaken the rooftops. They can also be harmful to kids, pets, and vegetation. They are capable of causing rashes, irritation, and dryness to paws and skin, as well as inflammation and stomach pain when mistakenly ingested. These salt-based compounds tend to accumulate in nearby run-offs and streams.

Therefore, we should use eco-friendly ice melt.

Here Are 4 Eco-Friendly Ways To Clear Snow And Ice

1- Shoveling as a De-icer

Shoveling is one of the oldest methods of clearing the snow, but certainly not everyone’s favorite. It can be strenuous and time-consuming. Moreover, it has been found that it can impact your blood pressure and heart health.

2- Sugar beet juice as a De-icer

One popular home remedy for getting rid of snow is using sugar beet juice as an ice melt. Although it is easily available and doesn’t harm concrete and pets, it can leave stains on the de-iced surfaces. Moreover, it is not a completely environment-friendly solution as the potassium component in beet juice is responsible for altered physiology in certain marine species.

3- Non-toxic de-icer

Common ice melting salts burn the paws of our four-legged friends. They may also corrode the driveways and pathways. Fortunately, there are safe, chemical-free, and non-toxic de-icers available in the market to make your winters safe and unpolluted. Always use an environmentally friendly deicer. 

Using a salt-free ice melt composed of natural ingredients is the best way to clear the snow without damaging your concrete, rooftop, and plants. They are 100% safe to use around kids and pets too. Since this ice melt has all-natural ingredients in their blend, they are environmentally friendly. You can safely spread them near the garden as well. Even if it percolates down, any intake of such non-toxic deicers will not be harmful.

4- Using Urea Over De-icers

Urea is a fertilizer made from carbon dioxide and ammonia. It does not have chlorides. The nitrogen present in it is healthy for grass. Urea is another example of eco-friendly ice melt but loses effectiveness when temperatures drop below 25 degrees Fahrenheit, making it a less suitable option for rather cold days.


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