10 Hacks for Removing Ice
Winter ice around your home can be dangerous, so some preventative measures and a plan of attack can prevent slips and falls, and make winter life a little easier. Here are 11 innovative and effective ways to remove ice.
Blow Through a Straw
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Snow Melting Mats
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Natural Deicer for Walkways and Steps
Hot Water on Pavement
Saltwater for your Car
Alcohol Mixed with Water
Use Caution on Decks
Ice melt for wood decks: Make sure deicer products are designed for your type of deck (wood or composite decking). Also, remember to push snow parallel to your deck boards. With decks, it’s best to shovel early and often to prevent ice buildup.
Use Caution Around Trees and Bushes