6 Eco-Friendly Snow Removal Ideas

6 Eco-Friendly Snow Removal Ideas

Photo: Bulldog1 via Flickr 1. Scatter eco-friendly ice melt substances instead of harmful rock salt. Look for ice melts that combine corrosion inhibitors like Calcium Magnesium Acetate (CMA) or Ice-Ban with salt to make it gentler while still being effective. Find a...
5 Safety Tips for Driving on Black Ice

5 Safety Tips for Driving on Black Ice

Since you can’t always avoid black ice, the next best thing is to know how to stay safe when driving on it. Here are some tips to remember if you find yourself driving on black ice. 1. Go slow and steady Just like driving in snow, you’ll want to go slowly...
Snow problem! How other nations deal with winter weather

Snow problem! How other nations deal with winter weather

In Sweden, snow-readiness is as deeply ingrained in the national psyche as it is in the statutes As with so many things, Sweden seems to lead the way when it comes to managing the seasons. Winter is dealt with by the law book: drivers are required to fit their...
Plan Ahead for Snow Removal

Plan Ahead for Snow Removal

While snow can be pretty and make children’s wishes of no school in the morning come true, it can also be a messy hassle for homeowners. Depending on where you live and how much snow you are used to getting, your needs for hiring snow removal might vary. Some people...
Road Salt in Winter: Pros & Cons

Road Salt in Winter: Pros & Cons

A common way to clear icy roads and parking lots is to apply a layer of salt, which lowers the freezing temperature of water and melts the ice. Salting roads is standard practice in several states, and many consider it an effective method for preventing...