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Step By Step Process Of Using An Ice Melt


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If you’ve never used an ice melt before, it can be a little intimidating. But don’t worry—we’re here to help!

Ice melts are often used to keep sidewalks and driveways safe during the winter months. However, they can be tricky to use properly—especially if you’ve never used them before.

To reduce the overwhelm and make choices much easier, Safe Thaw introduced an eco-friendly and economical ice melt product that will melt ice faster and is non-toxic. It is a urea-modified product with ice-melting boosters comprising special surfactants and glycols admixture that is 100% environment-friendly.

Safe Thaw - Best Ice Melt For Asphalt

Safe Thaw

Safe Thaw was created as the ice management solution for tough winter environments. Ideal in commercial and industrial properties, shops, government agencies, bridges, and construction.

To reduce the impact on your surroundings and make it easier for you to use it, we present a 5-step breakdown of the steps to follow to use an 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. It makes removing the snow easier and creates a barrier between the icy layer and the concrete surface.

  • Get Rid Of Excess Snow

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.

  • Evenly Distribute It

If you’re using an effective ice melt like Safe Thaw, you don’t need expensive roof gutter ice melt systems. 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.

Note: It is one of the only products that does not come with a toxicity warning for your pets and kids, and is highly recommended by vets too! And it will definitely melt ice faster.

  • Remove The Ice-Melt Residue

Afterward, you can shovel Safe Thaw onto your landscape because it does not harm the vegetation. It acts as a plant booster because of urea, which helps in plant growth. After removal, it does not leave any stains on the concrete surface, leaving you with a sigh of relief not to clean it up. If you’re using chemical=ice melt, beware of residue damage.

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Using an ice melt is easy: all you need to do is spread it out on your sidewalk or driveway and let it do its magic! But if you want to get the most out of your ice melt, you’ll need to know how much of it to use and how long it will take for your sidewalk or driveway to be safe again.

Try Also Our Other Winter Safety Products:

Safe Paw

The Original and #1 Selling Pet and Child Safe Ice Melt for over 20 years. Guaranteed environmentally safe –It won’t harm animals or children, and it won’t damage your property. That’s Safe Paw.  Safe Paw can change how winter affects our planet.

Safe Paw Ice Melt - 8 Lb Jug

Walk On Ice

The handy disposable canister can be taken everywhere, with the same 100% naturally occurring minerals that provide instant traction on ice or snow. Use it on sidewalks, steps, or as an instant traction agent for your car.

Walk On Ice - Traction Agent
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