Winter may be beautiful but slipping on ice certainly isn't, so make sure you're equipped with ice melter or road salt before the cold weather hits. Everyone should have road salt on hand, even if you don't have a driveway to clear. Sidewalks, patios, balconies and even pool decks could get slippery after a snowstorm. Use road salt and ice melt to keep those surfaces safe. Road salt is also an important item to keep in your emergency car kit. If you get stuck on the side of the road, you can add road salt or ice melt around your tires to help you maneuver out safely.
There are a variety of options to choose from including ice melter, road salt and even pet safe ice melt. Each is made using different chemicals to clear slippery surfaces and has unique benefits. Road salt helps to melt the ice that has already formed, while ice melt prevents ice from forming. Choose the product you need to prepare for the winter weather.