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The Dos And Don’t Of Ice Melt

Types Of Ice Melt

Ice melt products are one of the most common ways to relieve this freezing headache. But, with such a wide range of options, how can you know which is the best option? 

Most ice melts are made out of a combination of salts and filler to create traction. The type of ice melt you’ll need will vary depending on how cold it gets in your area, the substance you’re trying to remove, and how often that surface is used. Moreover, you also need to ensure that you are getting the best ice melter for your wood decks, concrete, and asphalt. Here are some tips that will help you to choose the best ice melt and to use it.

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Types Of Ice Melt

Sodium chloride (rock salt), calcium chloride, magnesium chloride, potassium chloride, urea, or calcium magnesium acetate make up almost all of the ice melt choices available (CMA). Two or more deicing granules or chlorides are combined in a blended ice melt .

While buying ice melter for wood decks or concrete, avoid chloride-based products. These are highly corrosive and can damage surfaces, metals, and plants. A natural, chloride-free ice melt is the best choice for your infrastructure, pets, and plants.

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Tips To Use Ice Melt

Clear First 

Fresh snow must be removed before applying ice melt, whether by shoveling, plowing, blowing, or sweeping. If you don’t do this, you’re essentially squandering the product.

Check Before Spreading

For ice melt, less is enough, and more is dangerous. The overuse of toxic ice melt can cause damage to your outdoor and indoor surfaces. Furthermore, an excess of ice melt might cause vegetation to burn in the area where it is used.

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Read The Instructions

It is critical not only for determining the amount but also for ensuring safety and application. Shaker spreaders, rather than scoops or shovels, are recommended by most ice melt manufacturers. Some products recommend using gloves and glasses while spreading ice melt. 

Select The Appropriate Ice Melt 

You are not required to purchase the most expensive option available. Determine which type is best for you. The components are employed to determine how fast a deicer operates, at what temperatures, and whether it is exothermic or endothermic. Hence, choose an ice melt concrete safe and also meet all the safety criteria.

Choose An Ice Melt With A Long Shelf Life

Open bags of ice melt need to be kept away from moisture, air, and sunlight in airtight containers. Keep the bag sealed because exposed ice melt absorbs moisture, causing the product to deteriorate, clump, and harden. 

If you have any unopened product at the end of the season, you can keep it. Putting ice melt in sealed containers with a dark wrap protects it from becoming brittle due to ultraviolet exposure and adds another layer of moisture protection.

Clean The Residue

To avoid harming carpets and surrounding floors, vacuum and remove ice melt, rock salt, sand, and other winter-specific soils. To eliminate ugly white powdery spots, clean the mats with an ice melt residue remover.

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By choosing the safe ice melt and taking some necessary steps, you can overcome winter worries. A salt-free ice melt will keep your surfaces while being gentle for your pets and plants. By choosing a green ice melt, you can safeguard your property, loved ones but also the environment.

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.

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.

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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.

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