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Ice Melt – You’re Doing It All Wrong: What To Buy And Why

Magnesium Chloride Ice Melt Safe For Pets

Ice manages to crawl into your driveway and sidewalks despite your best attempts with shovels and plows. Even while winter brings with it festivities and a good time, we all wish to avoid the effort of clearing snow and straining our muscles so regularly during these months. Snow and ice melters are therefore essential if you reside in a climate where temperatures often drop below freezing throughout the winter months. To reduce slip and fall accidents, keep your roads and walkways clear of snow accumulation and offer traction on ice surfaces. So, here are a few things you need to know before buying an ice melt this winter.

What To Buy

Rock salt is convenient because it is inexpensive, yet it has several drawbacks. It is harmful to all surfaces. It is deadly to pets and does not operate in cold temperatures.

Another popular alternative is calcium chloride, which operates swiftly in temperatures as low as -40 degrees Fahrenheit. The issue is that it can harm plants and grass.

Paw Safe Ice Melt

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The freezing point of water is lowered to -13 degrees Fahrenheit by magnesium chloride. The disadvantage is that it may harm your concrete, asphalt, or plants. Is magnesium chloride safe for pets? Not at all. All chlorides can adversely affect your pet’s well-being.

Calcium magnesium acetate is less corrosive than chloride salts. However, it works best at temperatures over 20 degrees Fahrenheit. It is not entirely safe for pets and plants.

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Potassium chloride is toxic to plants and grass, and it only works at temperatures of 25°F or higher. 

For pets and the environment, urea or carbonyl diamide is probably the safest option. There is salt-free, natural ice melt that uses carbonyl amide with glycol to effectively remove snow while being gentle on pets and plants.

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Why To Buy Salt-Free Ice Melt

Chloride-based chemicals like Sodium chloride, potassium chloride, calcium chloride, and magnesium chloride are common components of ice melt products in the market. While pets seldom knowingly eat ice melts, they are exposed to snow treated with harmful ice melt chemicals. The most common problem is stomach distress, vomiting, and diarrhea when a pet ingests ice. In case you are not aware of the side effects of chemicals on your pets, you can ask for expert advice. For example, you want to know whether magnesium chloride is safe for pets, a simple online search will give you the answer.

Salt-based ice melt is highly corrosive and damages your walkways, driveways, parking areas, vehicles, and metal. They also damage plantations and the environment. Salt can also cause runoff, dehydrating your grass, shrubs, trees, and garden. You will need an ice melter with a corrosion inhibitor if you want to keep your car, iron railings, gates, or metal stairways in good shape

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We recommend that you select a product that is free of salt. Choose an ice melt that is safe for pets, children, and the environment. The ice melter with traction compound works well on both wet and hard snow. The salt-free ice melt is safe for all decking materials, as well as lawns and concrete.

Other Ice Melt Products

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.

Safe Thaw Ice And Snow Melter

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.

Traction Magic Road Salt Alternative
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