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Snow Blower Or Snow Removal Services: Which One Would You Choose?

what to use to melt ice on concrete?

One of the most frequently asked questions is, ‘what to use to melt ice on concrete’ and how can we keep ourselves safe every winter. Besides having environment-friendly ice melt, you need to keep snow removal equipment handy every winter to help you wade through tricky waters, or in this case, ice.

While you may make hefty investments in snow removal equipment, there may come a time you will invest in snow removal services too. It is not easy to remove snow by yourself, especially if you have had 5 to 6 inches of snowfall the previous night.

So, what will work best for you- a simple snow blower or snow removal service to help you through winter?

Snow Blower

As the name suggests, snowblowers are primarily used to clear any path of excess snow by blowing it towards the curb. You can purchase two types of snowblowers- manual and automatic. In addition, there are several brands in the market ideal for home use or commercial use. You have a two-stage gas snow blower to a single-stage self-propelled electric gas snow blower, electric snow blower shovel to a cordless electric snow blower, etc. Each comes with different blade sizes ranging roughly from 18inch to 26 inch.

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You need to invest quite a bit of energy in steering a snow blower because if held incorrectly, it can hurt your back and not get your work done.

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Snow Removal Services

While you may have a few snow removal equipment handy, there are times you need to invest in professional snow removal services. For example, you may foresee a heavy snowfall the following day, leaving you no way to clear it all by yourself. Snow removal services help you to deice your concrete, sidewalk, pathway, and all open spaces around you. The ideal charges may start at $30 per session.

You can employ their services and help get rid of any excess snow immediately.

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Can Kosher Salt Melt Ice?

As we all know, a common myth states that kosher salt can melt ice. It is far from the truth. There is nothing more dangerous than slippery icy surfaces, and applying salt makes situations worse. It breaks down the ice and converts it to brine or slush. You need to clear your concrete surface off the ice to walk on it; else, you risk slipping again and taking your slush-laden shoes inside. It provides momentary relief by adding traction but does not help in the long run. If you are looking for environment-friendly options, it does not fit the bill.


While there are several ways to melt ice on concrete, Safe Paw provides you with a combination of traction and ice melt that works at a sub-zero temperature too. Furthermore, since it comprises proprietary traction agents that protect you from slipping and falling, with a legacy of nearly 20 years and counting, you can trust its endothermic reaction to take advantage of the solar effect and provide you with utmost safety and environmental protection.

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.

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