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3 Reasons Why You Should Not Use Snowblowers

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One of the biggest winter woes is the inconvenience caused to you, your employees, and your customers due to snow. One of the most convenient ways to remove snow is to use ice melt on concrete. Shoveling is another convenient way of cleaning snow. Shoveling away the snow on driveways, sidewalks, and pavements may sound old school, but it is one of the most popular ways to protect your premises and the environment. However, shoveling can be tiring and dangerous for the heart because it increases heart rate and blood pressure.

Snowblower and Ice melt are good alternatives to shoveling. However, both have their pros and cons. Let us discuss each and see which one is the best way to keep your facility snow-free. 

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In this article, we will discuss three reasons why you should not use snow blowers.

1. Need Powerhouse

However, the biggest con of using an electric snow blower is that it can go a short distance without a power source. Gas snow blower, on the other hand, is very heavy equipment but perfect for longer driveways.

It blows the snow to the side of the pavement or premise and clears the path to walk. It cannot penetrate the thin ice surface underneath the snow. 

2. Needs Cleaning

After every use, it has to be cleaned, or else there are chances of it rusting. Snowblowers come in different sizes, are manual or automatic, and have different power capacities. It requires an effort to move it through thick layers of snow and is quite time-consuming. 

3. Maintaining Machine Is An Extra Cost

However, maintaining machinery has its cons. It is heavy to carry everywhere and has a high operating cost. If you don’t want to indulge in those hassles, you can spread ice melt on the affected areas, and you’re good.

Use Ice Melt On Concrete

An alternative to snow blowers is using ice melt on a concrete driveway, sidewalks, and parking lots.

It’s no secret that the majority of the ice melt brands in the market have salt or chloride in their blend. These chemical-based ice melt solutions may also corrode the driveways and pathways. 

Therefore you must use calcium chloride-free ice melt solutions. Although they are rare to find, Safe Thaw is one such brand. Unlike other ice melt, these are composed of natural ingredients. 

It’s non-toxic and biodegradable, and it’s guaranteed to melt below -2°F. 

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Another way to deal with snow without harming your pets and plants is by adding traction. A good traction agent adds friction to the surface immediately so that you can cross the slippery layer of ice without the fear of falling. Clean the snow frequently so that it does not pile up and turn icy later. It’s easy to shovel away soft and fluffy snow. To spread the ice melt on concrete, use a good ice melt spreader.

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