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How To Choose The Right Ice Melt For Your Needs

Whether you love or hate winter weather, one thing that we can all agree on is that you need to be prepared for it. When snow and ice accumulate, it’s important to take certain steps to keep your walkway, sidewalk, driveway, and parking lot safe for yourself and others.

During the winter months we specialize in various kinds of ice melt products such as: rock salt, calcium chloride, and an organic eco-friendly alternative. But how do you know which is the right option for you? It’s important to take everything into consideration such as if you have pets and are concerned about their paws when going outside, if you want an environmentally friendly option for your plants and grass, the size of the area you will need to melt, and the surface you will be applying the ice melt to. The following information can help you choose.

Rock Salt • Made from Sodium Chloride crystals • The most common type of ice melt • Cost-effective • Melts ice quickly • Ideal for large areas • Provides traction for walking • Melts down to 5° F/-15 °C

Calcium Chloride • Made from Calcium Chloride pellets • Ideal for small and large areas • Melts ice very quickly • Very little is needed to melt ice • Long lasting • Best for extreme weather • Melts down to -25 °F

Natural Ice Control • Organic, all-natural rock salt • Non-toxic • Safer for vegetation • Pet-friendly • Eco-friendly • Melts down to 5 °F/-15 °C

It’s important to remember to follow the directions on package for proper application. With some types of ice melt, you will need to wear gloves when handling the product. All of our ice melt products are sold by the bag or by the pallet. Bulk discounts are available. If you need help choosing an ice melt product for your needs, call 1-800-ICE-TO-GO to speak with one of our customer service representatives today.

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