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SF Bay Area Freeze Warning: How To Melt Ice Quickly

How To Melt Ice Quickly

SAN FRANCISCO — The storm door ushering one weather system after another through the Bay Area will remain wide open at least until mid-March, forecasters predicted Tuesday.

Forecasters said the pattern will remain much the same as it was in late February — days of rain and cold temperatures sandwiched in between brief respites of dry weather and clear skies.

“A pattern favoring wet weather remains in place at least through the first half of March,” the National Weather Service said. “During this period, the NOAA/Climate Prediction Center precipitation outlook covers our region with a 40-50% chance of having above average rainfall and a 60-80% chance of below average temperatures.”


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How To Melt Ice Quickly By Using Ice Melt?

Prepare In Advance

If at all feasible, purchase and apply your ice melt ahead of time. Ice melt, also known as rock salt, is most efficient when applied to a surface before ice forms on it. Put down a thin layer of ice melt first if you know a winter storm is coming or expect a lot of snow. It will help melt the ice more quickly later.

Furthermore, if you get your ice melt ahead of time, you will avoid having to travel to the store in icy circumstances to do so!  Ice melt is available at most hardware and home improvement stores. You can also purchase in bulk from wholesale ice melt distributors.   

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Avoid Toxic Ice Melters

You will find dozens of ice melt on the market but not all are made equal. In fact, some are extremely toxic and can cause burns and allergic reactions. Make sure to only buy a product that is 100% safe and effective, like our Safe Paw no salt ice melt.

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Choose Your Ice Melt Wisely

While the primary job of an ice melt is to melt the ice, not all ice melts are the same. You need to be cautious while choosing your ice melt. This is because the wrong ice melt can have consequences and affect concrete, pets, children, and sometimes even grown-ups. There are many ice melt alternatives but choose the one that is 100% safe for you as well as the environment. 

Safe Paw is one of the best ice melts out there, which doesn’t come with any side effects and is highly effective when it comes to melting the ice around you.

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Apply It Properly

Before, during, and after snowfalls, apply the ice melt in thin layers. Avoid putting too much ice meltdown in one layer since this will reduce its effectiveness. Instead, sprinkle out just enough ice to melt onto your surface so that it is distributed evenly and thinly. Once the snow has started to pile, add a second layer, followed by a third and final layer once the snow has ceased. 

When dealing with an exothermic de-icer, wear safety gloves to protect your hands when handling the ice melt. Avoid accumulating ice melt in a single spot. Clean the residue of snow and ice melt from the surface.

This winter has been a doozy. Whether you’re a snow lover or not, it’s important to know how to prepare for a blizzard so that you can make it through the storm safely and without losing your mind. Here are some tips on how do you prepare for a blizzard before, during, and after.

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