5 Benefits of Ice Melt That You Didn't Know About

Most people are familiar with the benefits of salt when it comes to melting ice.

But Lets talk about what ice melt actually is. 

Ice melt is a rock salt or calcium chloride mixture that helps melt ice on sidewalks and roads in cold weather so people don’t slip and fall on the ice.  Though you may be aware of ice melt’s benefits, did you know that it can benefit you in these five ways?

1. It's Safe for Pets

Did you know that it is safe to use ice melt on your sidewalk in front of your home if you have pets? One way that ice melt can be a benefit for pet owners is by preventing them from stepping onto the slippery surface, which can result in injury. And, unlike salt, ice melt does not contain sodium chloride, so it doesn’t  seep into the water supply. There are different types of ice melts that can be used according to the temperature and need. Just make sure to read the product label on the package to make sure it’s safe to use around your pet. 

2. It Prevents Slipping

Ice melt is really effective in preventing slipping because it melts the ice and provides a slick surface for people to walk on. This can come in handy during any time of the year, but especially during winter months when icy conditions are more likely to form. It also helps prevent potholes from forming, which can also lead to slipping and falls, as well as car damage. There are many different types of ice melt that you can use, some options include rock salt, calcium chloride, or an eco-friendly ice melt that is made from all-natural materials. No matter which type of ice melt you choose, they are all very effective at keeping your home safe and free from slippery surfaces.

3. It Melts Faster

Ice melt is an essential part of winterizing your home. Melting ice and snow on your walkways and stairs can be a difficult task, but luckily there are products that can do the work for you. There are several types of ice melt, so it’s important to know what’s best for your needs. For example, some people may prefer salt-based ice melts because they don’t leave any residue behind once they have melted the snow or ice around them; others might prefer chemical-based products because they provide all-around protection against harmful effects from winter conditions.

4. It's Environmentally Friendly

Ice melt is environmentally friendly because it doesn’t contain any harmful chemicals like other types of deicing substances. It’s also safe for pets and plants, so you don’t have to worry about your furry friends or your garden being harmed by the chemical. This means that you won’t have to go out and buy a different type of substance to use in the summer when the snow melts away. It Won’t Harm Your Pipes: Some people are afraid that they’ll find their pipes frozen if they put ice melt down them. However, there are no reports of this happening with ice melt. The way this works is that the ice will quickly break apart and release its water into the ground where it can be absorbed into the soil, which prevents freezing as well as increases absorption. And since salt dissolves in water , there will be no residue left behind to hurt your pipes once it starts melting again.

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5. It's Easy to Use

Ice melt is a simple, easy-to-use product that will help you keep your sidewalks, driveways, and steps safe and clear this winter. There are many benefits to ice melt that you may not have been aware of. Ice melt will help keep your steps and walkways clear during the winter months so they’re easier to navigate. If you live in an area with high snowfalls, it’s important to have ice melt on hand to prevent snow from piling up on your walkway or driveway which can lead to accidents. Ice melt also helps to control snow build-up by allowing water to seep into cracks and crevices. The best part about using ice melt is that it doesn’t damage surfaces like salt does which means that you don’t need to worry about how long the substance sits before washing away. 

We hope this blog post has helped you see the importance of ice melt and how it can provide you with an easier, more pleasant winter season. If you want to know more about our products don’t be afraid to reach out. We’re always happy to help!