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Mistakes People Make While Using An Ice Melt


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Ice melts are used to clear up the snow and ice that covers your driveway and walkway. The problem is, not everyone knows which product will melt ice faster and how to properly use it.

Here are a few mistakes you may be making while using an ice melt:

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1: Not Spreading The Ice Melt Prior To The First Snowfall

Spread the ice melt before the first snowfall to ensure the ice does not stick to the ground. This step will help you melt ice faster. It makes removing the snow easier and creates a barrier between the icy layer and the concrete surface.

2: Not Removing The Snow First.

This is key—if there’s snow on top of your driveway or sidewalk, it could prevent the ice melt from working as well as it should. Make sure you remove all snow before applying any kind of ice melt product.

Take a shovel or snow blower and remove excessive snow. It will help you to spread the ice melt easily and help you from falling or slipping.

3: Not Reading The Instructions! 

Okay, maybe this sounds obvious, but some people forget that there are instructions on their products that tell them exactly how much product they should put down per square foot or area covered by snow removal equipment (like a snowblower). Make sure you read these instructions carefully so that you don’t waste money or end up with slushy sidewalks when all is said and done!

4: Not Distributing It Evenly 

If you’re using an effective ice melt like Safe Thaw, simply spread the admixture evenly on the concrete surface. Safe Thaw covers 100 sq. ft. per lb., making it economical as you use nearly ¼ of any other ice melt product in the market.

5. Using Too Much. 

If you use too much product, then it will run off into your grass or flower beds and cause damage to those plants as well as other areas around your home such as sidewalks or driveways where people walk on them every day during the winter months when it’s cold outside!

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Safe Thaw is a 100% chloride-free and salt-free ice melter with endothermic properties. It utilizes the solar effect to melt the ice and keeps it this way for at least 72 hours. It’s considered the best ice melt because it comprises natural volcanic rock and seven other minerals that are 100% environment-friendly. It does not contain any plastic or chemicals, making it safe for pets. It will melt ice faster.

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If you’re looking to keep your driveway and sidewalks clear of ice, it’s important to know what mistakes people make when using an ice melt.

Try Also Our Other Winter Safety Products:

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