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Is There A Safe Way To Thaw Ice?


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If you live in a cold climate, you know how important it is to thaw your ice. You want to be able to get out of the house, and you don’t want to have to take an hour out of your day just to chip away at the layers of ice on your driveway.

But with so many different methods for thawing out ice, which one would you choose? Which are the most effective, and which should you avoid? We’ve got some answers for you!

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Different Methods For Thawing Out Ice, Which One Would You Choose?

  • Using Natural Ingredients.

You can use natural ingredient-based products such as Safe Paw to help you thaw the ice on the driveway and pavements without damaging it. You can pre-apply it before the snowfall to avoid the snow from sticking to the ground. You can also apply it after a snowfall when the excess snow has been removed, and you see a thin icy layer. It will effectively melt the excess ice, making it quicker for you to remove it from the surface. It does not refreeze.  

With glycol admixtures and special surfactants, Safe Paw contains 100% environment-friendly urea-modified ingredients that do not harm the concrete despite prolonged or constant use. It does not harm the landscape, plants, kids, or pets. It is easy to remove and can be used below zero degrees. Next time you’re wondering which one would you choose, remember it’s free from chemicals and toxins.

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  • Using Hot Water

Another quick home remedy that most homeowners use is hot water. It helps to answer the question, ‘which one would you choose,’ and makes it possible to melt ice immediately. However, you must be proactive to immediately remove the ice from the surface and shovel it off the driveway. Else it may refreeze, making you do the entire activity all over again.

  • Using Rock Salt

While there are better methods than this, several homeowners use it as a quick fix. Some vouch for its quickness, while others find it convenient. But prolonged use of rock salt or any chloride-based product like snow joe ice melt, will damage the concrete, making you question whether ‘is concrete safe’ or ‘is salt safe.’


In the winter, we all want to be able to get outside and enjoy the snow. But what do you do if there’s ice on your driveway? And how do you safely thaw it out?

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There are many different methods that can be used to safely accomplish this task, but they all require a little bit of extra effort and time. In this article we’ve answered which one would you choose.

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