Here are answers to frequently asked questions.
Ice melters are relatively safe to pets, but a few precautions should be taken to protect them as well as floors and carpets. Animals like salt, and it is a good idea to prevent pets from licking ice melter granules. Keep them indoors while the ice melter is being applied. To prevent pets from tracking residue on floors and carpets, keep a rag or towel near the door and wipe ice melter residue from their paws.
Yes, but be sure to apply ice melters according to the manufacturer's instructions and avoid excessive application where melting snow can run into streams, rivers and lakes.
All ice melters that contain chlorides release salts as they form brine solutions. Plants vary in sensitivity to these salts, and damage can result from either direct or indirect contact with the ice melter. Visit our “Tips” section to learn how to protect your plants.
Most concrete damage is a result of the natural effects of freeze/thaw cycles, not a chemical attack by an ice melter. Before applying Alaskan Premium Ice Melter, read label for full precautions, and always remove snow and ice as soon as melting action has loosened ice.
Apply it up to 48 hours before a snowfall and it will bond with most surfaces to keep the ice from forming. If the snowfall is less than 2 inches, it will melt away, leaving your walkways and stairs free of ice and snow!
Residues from ice melters are greatly increased with over-application. Alaskan contains TrueBlue™ technology – a non-staining blue dye that shows you where the product has been applied. This will help avoid over-application. On carpeted surfaces, shampooing will remove residues if vacuuming does not provide sufficient cleaning action.
Sure! Alaskan Ice Melter is one of the few ice melters that have both fast melting and extended melting properties. It starts to melt as quickly as straight calcium, but lasts as long as other sodium/potash blends.
Whenever the safety of pedestrian or vehicular traffic is threatened by a buildup of snow or ice. By applying an ice melter before precipitation begins, you can prevent ice from bonding to the surface, and simplify shovelling or plowing. Pre-apply only if you are sure physical snow removal can be accomplished soon after.
Of course! It will not allow ice to form on the surface, making it easy to clean off the snow from your surfaces.