4 Types of De-Icing Salt for Your Home
February 12, 2016
With another bought of snow approaching next week it’s the best time to decide which de-icing salt will be best for your home.
There are four de-icing salts available, but each have different qualities and characteristics about them.
If the temperatures are below freezing and you are seeking excellent traction for your walkways and driveways, then Safe -T-Salt is the brand. Thinking of making ice cream? Safe-T-Salt is safe to use.
Calcium Chloride Pellets/Flakes gives off heat while dissolving, which speeds up the melting process. Calcium Chloride works quickly because it attracts moisture from the surrounding area and quickly turns into a solution. It continues to be effective even when the temperatures drop below -25 °Fahrenheit.
Searching for a pet friendly product? Blizzard Wizard is pet friendly and continues to provide an ‘ice-shield’ for upcoming storms. It is 30% to 40% less corrosive than rock salt and delivers aggressive melting power to -20 °F.
Our last suggestion is Snow Glo. This de-icing ‘salt’ is green-tinted, high performance that contains sodium chloride, calcium and magnesium chloride, Potassium Chloride, Urea, and CMA for faster, colder temperature melting than regular rock salt. The purpose for the green-tint is for people to see coverage on ice and packed snow. Minimal to no staining will occur once melted.