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Heavier Snow Arriving Saturday: Choosing The Best Ice Melt For Your Home


MINNEAPOLIS – Friday should be a nice, calm day after more snowfall overnight. But a clipper system is headed our way, bringing even heavier snow this weekend.

The National Weather Service is sticking with the Winter Weather Advisory in the Twin Cities. A Winter Storm Warning is still in effect in southeastern Minnesota, where the heaviest snow has fallen. Reports show 5 inches stacked up there Thursday, cutting down visibility and sticking to the roadways.

Snowfall began to lighten up overnight Friday, but it was a slow morning commute for many.


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A Guide To Choosing The Best Ice Melt Product For Your Home

Here are some key factors to keep in mind when selecting an ice melt that is both effective in preventing slipping and safe for pets and children.

Residual De-icing 

Ice melts with a more prolonged residual action will reduce the number of times ice melt is needed in the future. Longer-lasting products may be more expensive, but they will save money on the amount of ice melt used and the labor required to apply the ice melter for the roof.

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Environmental Points To Consider

While picking the proper ice melt it is essential to consider how the chemical compound will affect the environment around your facility or house. Ice Melt from SafePaw is both safe and effective. It will not harm animals or children, nor will it damage your property. It doesn’t contain any harmful chemicals like chlorine or magnesium acetate. It contains ammonia and has a patented formula.

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Ice Melt Shape

When compared to irregularly shaped or flaked particles, round or evenly shaped ice melt is the most effective at removing ice. Ice melt comes in both solid and liquid forms. Solid pellets are the most common ice melt for roofs. Round, solid de-icers melt evenly downward and outward. This allows them to cut straight through the ice to the ground, removing ice fastly.

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The cost of ice melt varies depending on the chemical composition and manufacturer. Rock salt is cheap but it damages your concrete and is also harmful to kids and pets

So, How Does Safe Paw Ice Melter Remains Safe Around Pets and Children?

Safe Paw uses a patented dual-effect compound, made of a modified crystalline amide core infused with a special glycol admixture and the patented traction agents mentioned earlier. This design gives Safe Paw a two-way timed-release action, where the liquid component starts melting and breaking the surface tension while the crystal core penetrates and destabilizes the ice, melting it even faster.

At this point, the traction agent has been applied, allowing you to safely walk on the ice while Safe Paw does its job. Remember, once the sun comes out, Safe Paw will concentrate the solar heat, making it work faster still.

Once the ice is melted, Safe Paw’s “shield” effect comes into play, giving you three more days before you even have to apply it again. Safe Paw is the only product on the market with all of these features, and its green pellet form makes it easy to distinguish from salt-based products.

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In the end, it’s important to try and test yourself. You can try a small quantity of a couple of products you selected and go with the results. Many ice melt companies simply call themselves as pet friendly by rounding off the corners of salt and chemical ingredients. You have to be careful about those common pitfalls while buying your ice melt.

Other Ice Melt Products

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.

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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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