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What Will Melt Ice The Fastest


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Melting snow and ice is a part of most people’s daily lives, whether we’re heading out to shovel the driveway or simply walking across the parking lot. So it’s no surprise that we have several questions about how best to melt our winter wonderland. What will melt ice the fastest? Is there one type of salt or chemical that works better than another? Let’s find out.

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Salt Is Corrosive

Salt is a corrosive substance. It can damage concrete, plants, and the environment. In addition to being toxic to pets and people, salt can be absorbed through the skin causing chemical burns or irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat.

Calcium Chloride Melts Ice Fast, But It Is Corrosive

You should be aware that calcium chloride is corrosive to concrete. It will erode the surface of your driveway and cause damage to plants, pets, and children. If you choose this chemical, you should also be aware that when it melts ice, it wets the concrete around it, which can cause damage over time.

Ice Melt That Doesn’t Hurt Concrete

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Its unique glycols, inhibitors, ice melting boosters, and special surfactants help in melting ice quickly without causing damage to any vegetation and concrete surface. Safe Thaw is a product that thaws ice without water in less than one hour. It’s safe for concrete, plants, pets, and the environment. It’s non-toxic and non-corrosive so it won’t damage your car or home. Safe Thaw will not damage the surface under which it has been applied.

When it comes to ice melt, you have a lot of options. From calcium chloride to rock salt and everything in between, the choices can be overwhelming. You might think that all ice melts are created equal, but they aren’t.

Here’s what your ice melt SHOULDN’T contain:

  • Salt (sodium chloride) – 
  • Rock salt (sodium chloride) – see above.
  • Calcium chloride (calcium chloride hexahydrate) – this product is harmful to plants and pets alike due to its corrosive nature and high toxicity level when ingested by animals or humans.

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If you have a concrete driveway, it’s important to ensure the ice melt you use is safe for concrete. Concrete is a porous material that can absorb water and certain chemicals. This means that if the ice melt you’re using contains harmful chemicals like magnesium chloride or sodium chloride (salt), those chemicals may seep into your concrete and damage it over time.

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