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Frequently Asked Questions



What is Safe Melt® deicing liquid?

Safe Melt® is an all natural environmentally friendly deicing liquid made from the by-products of the forestry industry added to a base of calcium. It is non toxic, water soluble, non flammable, biodegradable and less corrosive than pure water. Safe Melt® is a rust inhibitor.  Return to Top


When should I use Safe Melt® deicing liquid?

Safe Melt® can be used as an anti-snow agent prior to a snow or ice storm. It will reduce the accumulation of snow depending upon outside temperature and amount of water content in the snowfall. It is also an excellent deicer as a coated salt which can be applied directly to an ice or snow pack. Return to Top

How does Safe Melt® deicing liquid work?

Unlike rock salt or pellets that lay on the surface and melt from the top down to the bottom, Safe Melt® sinks to the surface level, melting as it goes down, and spreads out after reaching the surface. This breaks the bond between the snow or ice and the pavement for an easy and complete cleanup. Return to Top


Do I still have to shovel or scrape when I use Safe Melt® deicing liquid?

Yes, unfortunately there is still no "bullet proof" solution to snow removal. Safe Melt® will help reduce the amount of effort that you will have to exert to cleanup. By breaking the bond between the snow or ice and the pavement, you will find that snow and ice peel off more easily and quickly. This reduces your work load considerably. Return to Top


How much does 1 (one) gallon of Safe Melt® deicing liquid cover?

One gallon of Safe Melt® can provide the equivalent coverage of 50lbs. of rock salt or pellets. If you choose to use Safe Melt® as anti-snow agent to reduce possible snow accumulation, you will find that a liberal misting can treat two car driveways that measure 20' by 50' plus extra walkways or about 1000sq. ft. This is somewhat dependent upon the thickness of the coating being applied to the surface. Return to Top


How long does Safe Melt® deicing liquid last?

When you have mist coated your areas, Safe Melt® has a unique residual reactivation effect that "Teflon" coats your grounds for about 10-14 days provided that it does not rain to wash the Safe Melt® away. Return to Top


Where can Safe Melt® deicing liquid be used?

Safe Melt® is non corrosive and can be applied to just about any surface including rubber, roof shingles, new cement, slate, wood or brick. Return to Top


Is Safe Melt® deicing liquid safe around pets and children?

Yes, Safe Melt® is non toxic. However, we suggest not allowing pets to ingest Safe Melt® because it could cause diarrhea. Return to Top


Will Safe Melt® deicing liquid work below zero?

Yes, Safe Melt® has been proven to be an effective deicer at temperatures down to negative 20 degrees Fahrenheit. Apply Safe Melt® and give it sufficient time to work before cleaning up your areas. Return to Top


Are there any cautions to using Safe Melt® deicing liquid?

Yes, do not apply Safe Melt® where the temperature is over 35 degrees Fahrenheit because it can create a slippery surface. Return to Top