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How to De-Ice Your Drive

1/28/2021 (Permalink)

Winter weather is upon us, and here in Central Missouri we have managed to dodge the "big" snow bullet.  However, we still want to be prepared to do the dreaded "shovel snow" chore when a good amount of precipitation falls. 

SERVPRO of Jefferson City has researched a few de-ice tips to offer you:

1.  Rock Salt -  The most common way to de-ice your driveway is to use rock salt.  It's inexpensive and available most anywhere.  Be aware that rock salt does contain some substances that make it dangerous for your pets and plants; cyanide and chloride.

2.  Heat Mats - They are very expensive but if it's in your budget, especially when building a new house or replacing your driveway, consider them.

3.  Green Products - There are environmentally friendly products on the market.

4.  Sand - You're going to need traction for getting your vehicle out of the driveway so sand or gravel will be a good choice.  

5. Shovel Often -  When the storm hits be prepared to start scooping.  Shovel shortly after it starts and be prepared to do intermittent shoveling to keep it from building up.

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