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You Will Need
- Local weather forecasts
- A scoop or disposable cup
- Face mask
- Calcium chloride flakes or pellets
Watch the news
Watch the local news or weather channel to determine if icing is likely the next morning. You can make preparations if it's in the forecast.
Use calcium chloride instead of rock salt
Use calcium chloride instead of rock salt. Calcium chloride prevents the formation of ice and doesn't damage plants and erode concrete like rock salt can.
Fill a scoop with calcium chloride
Fill the scoop or disposable cup with calcium chloride pellets.
Spread calcium chloride on your steps
Spread the calcium chloride on your steps to prevent ice buildup.
Remove your shoes and rinse
Remove your shoes after you're done and rinse the soles to prevent spreading the calcium chloride around your house.
Reapply as needed
Reapply as needed throughout the winter months and enjoy a safer trip to and from your door.