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NEVER Ignore These 3 Things While Buying An Ice Melt

How To Buy Safe Paw Ice Melt

If you’ve ever bought salt or another de-icing substance, you’ve probably noticed that there isn’t just one cure-all, but a variety of items that claim to do different things. Furthermore, product labels can be perplexing if you desire to help the environment. 

It is critical to read the labels of various products. Some products are more hazardous, while others are made expressly for use around dogs. Some formulations feature finer grains, allowing for a more equal spread and faster and more effective results. 

Natural ice melt is safely used around kids, pets, new and old concrete. Homemade ice melt is environmentally safe but not very effective. Because the working temperature of these goods can vary, it’s critical to pay attention to the instructions on the package.

Natural Ice Melt

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How Much To Use?

Too often, cleaners feel that if a small amount of ice melt works, then a large amount must work even better. Manufacturers claim that when it comes to ice melt, less is usually more. Overuse of ice melt can result in the product being tracked inside the facility needlessly. It may also cause vegetation to burn beneath or surrounding the product’s use. 

Is It Safe?

Not only is reading the ice melt application instructions vital for deciding quantity, but it is also the only method to ensure that you use the product appropriately. It is vital to cover your hands when using a calcium or magnesium chloride product.

Rock salt sprayed on a parking lot will eventually find its way into the water system, and may damage your concrete and asphalt. Natural ice melt is free from harmful toxins and does not damage infrastructure, vehicles, and greenery. It is gentle on the paws of our four-legged friends and is environmentally friendly.

Gaia Enterprises Inc. delivers 100% pet-safe and environmentally friendly winter products. Safe Paw, our flagship product, is the #1 selling pet-safe ice melt that does not harm pets, safe if ingested, and safe on all types of concrete.

Is It The Right Type?

Calcium chloride, sodium chloride, potassium chloride, magnesium chloride, and urea make up nearly all deicers on the market. What distinguishes these items is how quickly they function and at what temperatures they perform. Hence, before getting an ice melt do some research on which ice melt will be the best choice. You can check the composition on the ice jar and industry stamps or seals.

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What To Think About When Purchasing An Ice Melter: 

  • To find out what temperature your product performs best at, read the box. The finer the grain, the faster it will work and the more uniformly it will spread. Whatever product you use, remember to apply it gently to avoid harming me, the groundwater. 
  • The contents and composition of all ice melt products are on the back of the cover, box, or jar. It will give you an idea of how it will react to the concrete. It will also assist you in comprehending its impact on the environment, as well as your children and pets. It is mentioned on the Safe Paw jar that it is non-toxic, safe for paws, eyes, skin, concrete, lawns, and all decking materials.
  • A federal validation and a stamp are included with all branded and verified ice melt goods. The Parent Tested, Parent Approved (PTPA) group has given Safe Paw a “Green Product Seal.” Before authorizing a product, this organization reviews it and puts it through rigorous testing.


Winter weather presents a unique set of challenges since it can lead to costly slip-and-fall incidents. The focus of homeowners is to keep their driveway and walkway free from snow. The natural ice melt will help you to keep your premises safe and your family happy.

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