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How Safe Paw Saved Me During Unexpected Snowfall In Michigan

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The Almanac report predicts that Winter temperatures in Michigan will be ‘much above normal, on average, despite cold periods in early and mid-December, from late December into early January, in early to mid-January, and in late January. Precipitation will be near normal. Snowfall 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.’ 

The NOAA winter forecast reveals that Michigan is in an interesting part of an active storm track.

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How much are you prepared for the snow? If you think that you don’t receive much snowfall in your area and that you should not worry about getting an ice melt, this article is for you.

I live in an area seldom bothered with heavy snow or long-lasting ice. This year has been different. In January we received rain, then a quick drop in temperature below freezing, leaving ice everywhere, later covered with snow. 

I was effectively “iced in”, and it took a lot of work to clear the north-facing entrance to the house that never sees the light of the day.

I ordered Safe Paw shortly after that, wanting to be prepared for “the next time,” although I did not expect a recurrence for several years. We’ve had two very similar storms since then, and Safe Paw has melted the ice in this north-facing problem area, an area that never gets sun. I have been very glad that Safe Paw was on hand! I used it only in this limited area, and so far have not noticed any problem with the concrete. 


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That experience taught me the following things –

1- Always choose an ice melt that is free from chlorine. As chloride (especially calcium chloride and magnesium chloride) is harmful to concrete, wildlife, and the environment. If you’re looking for a pet-friendly ice melt, this isn’t an option.

2- Choose an ice melt that is not hygroscopic in nature and doesn’t develop lumps on coming in contact with the air. Safe Paw can survive on the shelf for years since it consists of a patented dual-effect crystalline amide core infused with traction agents and glycol admixture. All of the ingredients used in this deicer are natural. 

3- Choose an ice melt that can work at low temperatures. Rock salt doesn’t work below 20 degrees. It means that it doesn’t work when you actually need it. Safe Paw, on the other hand, can work at temperatures as low as -2 degrees Fahrenheit. Safe Paw not only works quickly and melts the ice effectively, but it also prevents the snow from sticking to the surface for up to three days of its application.

4- Choose a pet-friendly ice melter. Safe Paw has all-natural ingredients like urea and glycol in its blend. Therefore it is non-toxic and pet-friendly. It is 100% safe to use around pets and kids. And since it is chlorine-free, it’s safe for your driveway, steps, and roof.


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