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Which Ice Melt In New Jersey Has A Long Shelf Life?

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AccuWeather, in its forecast, says that New Jersey is likely to get far more snow than last year. But total accumulations will be 25% to 50% less than we normally get. Farmers’ Almanac is calling for the New Jersey region to be “seasonably cold, wet and white” this winter. “This storm may bring up to 1-2 feet of snow to cities from Washington, D.C. to Boston, Massachusetts,” the Almanac adds.

So how are you prepared for the rest of the season?  We often stock up ice melt for the season in our store or garage. But doesn’t it hurt when the entire bag gets sweaty, and you have to discard it?

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Therefore, in this article, we will help you choose an ice melt that you can store easily and has a longer shelf life. 

1. Snow Joe –

The main ingredient of Snow Joe is Calcium chloride. Therefore it is a hygroscopic ice melt, meaning it has a natural tendency to absorb moisture from the air. It results in the formation of clumps even when it is inside of a bag. Therefore, it becomes difficult to store and spread (even with a spreader). 

2. Safe Paw –

Safe Paw is a natural ice melter as it has all-natural ingredients in its blend. Introduced by Gaia Enterprise. The Unused ice melt is good for years with an unlimited shelf life because it is a patented dual-effect compound that does not act until it comes in contact with ice.

It consists of a crystalline amide core. This core is infused with traction agents and glycol admixture. Only when the compound comes in contact with the ice, the liquid component starts melting ice instantly while breaking its surface tension. This allows the crystal core to quickly penetrate and destabilize the ice and speed up the melting process.

Therefore, you can store and forget this ice melt without worrying about its shelf life.
Remember, Safe Paw is a natural ice melt and is free of all harmful chemicals, corrosive salts, and dyes. So, there’s no harm even if your pet finds it in your store and gets into it.

3. Green Gobbler –

The main ingredient in Green Gobbler ice melt is common rock salt that is nothing but sodium chloride. 

A rock salt-based ice melt typically has a two-year shelf life if stored properly, and all the storage instructions from the manufacturer are strictly followed. Moisture is the biggest culprit in damaging these products. Whether stored in double bags, plastic jugs, or entire pallets shrink-wrapped, ingredients tend to absorb moisture.

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4. Safe-Step –

Safe-step uses a blend of rock salt, magnesium chloride, and other salts. 

Like calcium chloride, magnesium chloride is also hygroscopic in nature and absorbs moisture from the air. Not only does it result in the formation of clumps and shortening of shelf life, but it also causes skin irritation and burning as it absorbs the moisture from skin and hands.

5. Uline Ice Melt –

Uline also has magnesium chloride in its bled, a hygroscopic compound, as you already know. Moreover, magnesium is detrimental to the environment and not good for your facility also.

So, before you make a final choice, evaluate all the options and choose the best one. After all, it’s an investment.

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