Dangers Of Not Removing Ice On The Driveway
While you might find it very easy to walk and drive on the driveway even when there is some ice on it, it’s highly recommended that you undertake ice removal in order to avoid the dangers that come with it.
Dangers of ice on the driveway
There are many dangers that come with failing to shovel as soon as the storm is over. One of the dangers is that you put your car at the risk of rusting. Since your car will be on the ice for a long time, you will expose it to a lot of moisture which will bring about rusting.
In addition to this, you also put your car at the risk of being contaminated with the deicing agents which are usually spread on the roads to make driving possible.
If your driveway has cracks and crevices, the ice will melt and trickle into these cracks. If the water freezes again, the ice will expand in the cracks thus widening them thus causing a lot of damage.
Another danger is that you or your family members can’t easily walk on the ice as they risk tripping and falling on items under the ice.
How to remove ice from the driveway
As mentioned, it’s wise to remove the snow as soon as possible in order to avert the dangers that come with it. You should start shoveling ice from the driveway and work your way down. To make your work easy you should spread the ice melt pellets on the ice for it to melt. After applying the pellets you should wait for 15 minutes and then start the shoveling.
You should scoop the ice while tossing it aside. Once you have cleared the ice you should sprinkle more ice melt in order to eliminate the ice that you might have left behind. You should wait for about 15 minutes and then tackle the problematic areas again.
If you don’t like shoveling or you own a large property such that you can’t shovel the ice on your own, you should hire a professional snow removal company. The cool thing with commercial snow removal companies is that they have specialized tools that remove the ice within a very short time.
The companies also offer emergency snow removal services; therefore, if you need the ice to be removed immediately, you only need to call them and they will come to your rescue almost immediately.