Things To Consider When Buying Ice Melt
Whether you like snow or you don’t, you will need an ice melt to ensure your sidewalks and steps are open and not full of ice.
Slippery parking lots and slick sideways don’t only create hazardous situations, but can also result in accidents. This is why it is important to take steps to ensure you and others around you face no problem.
A reliable way to reduce the risk of fall and slip accidents and keep your entryways open is to use an ice melt.
You will find several ice melts on the market. While they all claim to be the best, they’re not made equal. It’s important to know what to consider when buying ice melt so that you get your hands on the right one.
Here’s a guide:
Make Sure It’s Safe For Pets
Go for a pet friendly ice melt so that your furry friends can roam around freely.
Some ice melts contain chemicals like calcium chloride that work well to melt the snow but can be very harmful to your pets.
Don’t just look for signs that read ‘pet-friendly ice melt’. Read the description and ensure the product doesn’t contain calcium chloride as it changes the temperature very fast and can get hot in no time.
According to reports, calcium chloride can push the surface temperature to 170 degrees. Walking on such hot surfaces can be bad for your pets. It can result in blisters and burns. Moreover, irritation due to chemicals can cause pets to lick their feet causing these chemicals to enter their body.
This increases the risk of serious health issues including cancers.
For the safety of your pets, make sure to only buy a pet friendly ice melt.
Paw Safe Ice Melt
Look For Chemical That Can Damage Your Plants
Most ice melts on the market contain sodium chloride, urea, calcium chloride, and calcium magnesium acetate. Some of these chemicals, especially sodium chloride, can be bad for plants.
It is one of the most widely used and cheapest options but it can lead to corrosion and destroy plants.
Urea, which is commonly used in fertilizers, and calcium chloride also result in corrosion but aren’t that harmful to plants.
Chemicals present in ice melts can damage plants in two ways — by getting absorbed into the soil or when splashed on plants. Ice melt can cause direct injury to buds, leaves, and even plants.
Deciduous plants are said to be at greater risk, especially because these injuries can be very difficult to detect. To ensure your garden continues to look lush, stay away from products that contain harmful chemicals.
Perfect for Children
It is surprisingly common for ice melts to contain chemicals that can result in allergies and negative reactions in children and adults.
To be on the safe side, pick a product that is guaranteed to cause no problems.
We take great pride in our ice melt as none of the ingredients used in our product is sensitizer in nature. Moreover, it’s considered ‘partially non-toxic’ through ingestion, as highlighted in our toxicology report.
Take Care Of Your Concrete
Believe it or not, low-quality ice melts can damage your property, especially new concrete.
Ice melts that cause very quick temperature changes can result in the appearance of cracks. Hence, choose an option that works in the right place.
Safe Paw Ice Melt can be a great choice if you’re interested in buying a pet friendly ice melt that’s also good for your property and plants. Go through our products and pick what suits you.