Easy Ways to Melt the Ice

by Courtney Wheaton on February 13, 2014 at 6:44 am

The warmer temperatures sure felt better on Thursday, but all the ice and snow in our area is still a big problem and needs to be removed from sidewalks and driveways.

The Do-It Center’s, Dayle Bailey says that it’s important to use the right equipment when removing large amounts of snow and ice.

"Best thing to do is use a heavy flat point shovel rather than a snow shovel because it’s a lot sturdier and you can use it to chip away at the ice. You can use it to shovel either one and it’s not as big as a snow shovel, it’s not as heavy and its easier to use," said Bailey.

President of Goss Supply, Terry Goss, says that using salt is always a smart option for melting large amounts of snow.

"The best thing to use is salt or some kind of ice melt I know it’s very hard to find for this time of year. We still have inventory of salt that will melt down to minus five degrees, " said Goss.

Both experts say that they hope warmer temperatures in the future will melt the snow and ice naturally, but until then people should use the right products and equipment to avoid injuries and accidents.