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Ice Melt Solutions That Do Not Rust Metal Objects In Your Open Space

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Winter is upon us. And with the winter season comes snow. And with snow comes the challenge of melting snow on the driveway, sidewalk, and rooftop. The beautiful white layer of snow may look ravishing but can cause serious accidents.

But the challenge doesn’t end here. The next one is to find an ice melt solution that is safe for your pets, as well as the property. Let’s discuss all the solutions and their pros and cons, and then choose the best one.

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Ice Melt Solutions That Do Not Rust Metal Objects In Your Open Space

1- Rock salt

The first ice melt solution that comes to mind is rock salt because it is easily available, melts the snow, and comes very cheap. But it is the most damaging option you can choose. Rock salt is essentially sodium chloride that attacks metal.  

Excessive amounts of salt can be harmful to animals and pets. It can also be harmful to the environment, children, drinking water, and aquatic ecosystems.

2- Homemade ice melt

Let’s talk about the common homemade solutions. Many people mix beet juice with salt and use it as an ice melter. Although it minimizes the amount of salt required to melt the ice, it leaves red or brown stains on your property and furniture.

Another common method is rubbing alcohol. It is not as toxic or harmful as salt-based products, but excessive amounts can cause skin, eye, and lung irritation. However, it is not as powerful as salt-based ice melt.

Most of the homemade ice melt is also made from rock salt and chlorine. Therefore, such ice melt can also be severely harmful to your metal furniture and vehicles kept in open space outside.

3- Chemical ice melt

Ice melt is among the most common snow removal techniques. Most of the ice melt contains harmful chemicals, so we need to be extra vigilant while choosing them. Chloride is the main component of most of the ice melt available in the market, and it can cause skin irritation, kidney failure, and gastrointestinal upset. Different chemicals present in ice melt are Aluminum Chloride, Ammonium Nitrate, Ammonium Sulfate, Ammonium Chloride, Calcium Sulfate, Magnesium Sulfate, Magnesium Chloride, and Sodium Cyanide. Different chemicals have different reactions with the metal.

4- Salt-free, chemical-free ice melt

You need to be careful while choosing the right ice-melt products. Choose a non-toxic ice melter that is salt-free, chlorine-free, acetate-free, and is pet friendly as well as non-corrosive. 

There are a few non-salt ice melt that is made from natural ingredients. One such product is Safe Paw. It is a unique and patented dual-effect compound made up of a crystalline amide core infused with special glycols. 

Since there are no harmful chemicals in its composition, this ice melt is non-corrosive. Nothing is more delicate than your kids and pet. And if it is safe to use around them, it’s definitely safe for your metal furniture and vehicles kept in the open space.


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