Friday, September 10, 2010

Happy Paws ™ – pet safe ice melter – is the safest for the environment.

A new line of more effective and environmentally safe ice melt products is available for the pet industry from ARB Distributing. For pet owners there is the added benefit that they are safe for pets’ paws and digestive systems. Pete Vercouteren, a chemist by trade, has created Happy Paws ™ to fill the need for an ice melter that is very effective, good for the environment, and safe for application by pet owners and veterinarians.

Presently, the most frequently used products in the winter to keep our sidewalks and parking lots safe and clear of ice and snow are salt and chloride based ice melters. Rock salt or halite is the most common and is corrosive and harmful to vegetation as well as dangerous for children and pets. Recently, calcium chloride products have become popular. This is a particularly harsh chemical that heats up and can actually burn skin and kill vegetation, is extremely harmful to children and pets.

Tests show Happy Paws is the safest for the environment - Happy Paws ™ is a derivative of Calcium Magnesium Acetate, which is the safest deicer on the market–safe for concrete, lawns, shrubs and other vegetation. No more corrosive than tap water. It is safe for lakes and streams runoff under normal usage, and safe for animals.

Urea is a bio-degradable chemical that is most commonly used in fertilizers. While urea may not harm your pet’s paws, it also won’t melt your ice very well. An over application of urea is inevitable as you struggle to melt ice with it. This will have damaging effects to the surrounding vegetation and contamination to water runoff. Urea is basically fertilizer, and large amounts of nitrogen from fertilizer is harmful to vegetation, lakes and streams – causing high algae growth and low oxygen. Also the price per pound of urea makes it a very expensive due to the amount needed to try to melt ice. It is a highly impractical ice melter.

Our product, Calcium Magnesium Acetate, is safe for the environment. Now that we are all thinking “green” we realize the importance of caring for the environment. Happy Paws™ biodegrades to carbon dioxide and water. It is essentially non-toxic to aquatic species, thus safe near lakes and streams. Calcium and magnesium in Happy Paws™ increase soil permeability causing slow mobility and is unlikely to reach groundwater. Happy Paws™ does not contain nitrogen or chlorides making is safe for vegetation. Our tests prove that 100 percent Happy Paws™ is the safest for the environment. Happy Paws™ works at lower temperatures than standard rock salt, but with a lasting effect, longer than either salt or urea, so it requires fewer applications, saving money in the long run.

No other ice melter on the market today is as safe and effective. Testing information is available upon request.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Ice Dam Blaster - popular product at large quantity discount, with Free Shipping

After many requests for larger quantities of the popular Ice Dam Blasters, they are now offered at discounted pricing, and Free Shipping, in the United States. Quantities of 4 cases, 6, 8, or a full pallet of 16 cases can be ordered at a discount. There are 15 Ice Dam Blasters per case. For large buildings or contractors that have many buildings to take care of these are a great way to save money on damages and can be ordered easily online or at fine hardware stores, and home landscaping stores.

The Ice Dam Blaster is a specialized sleeve of deicer that can be safely placed above and near the area where ice dams form. Ice dams create havoc when ice forms on the roof above the eves and water backs up behind it seeping into the interior of the building through cracks and crevices. The non-corrosive, biodegradable deicer contains NO CHLORIDES, like some others. It is environmentally safe, and works to under-cut the ice giving a place for the water to drain, thus preventing water from backing up and causing damage. The Ice Dam Blaster then has time release action preventing a future dam from building up.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Green Earth Ice Melter - higher performance, lower cost

An eco-friendly ice melting product, Green Earth Ice Melter, from Icex is the best performing deicer we have found, at a reasonable price.

Testing has shown that compared with standard rock salt, and the popular alternative calcium chloride, Green Earth Ice Melter out-performs.

Compare with calcium chloride, and magnesium chloride - at a much lower cost. Each crystal granule of ice melter is blended with a liquid de-icer, which gives Green Earth Ice Melter superior performance. A unique blend using the latest technology in anti-corrosion gives this de-icer increased corrosion protection to equipment, and reduced environmental impact. Green Earth Ice Melter also has less bounce and scatter when applying which reduces application rates, resulting in fewer chlorides being released in the surrounding earth.

An environmentally friendly ice melter that is also affordable.

At only around $17 per 50 lb bag, you can reduce your salt usage by up to 50%.

Extremely cost-effective, high-performance de-icer
  • Safer roads and sidewalks
  • Low toxicity (LD50)
  • Less damage to concrete and vegetation
  • Quickly penetrates and dissolves snow and ice
  • Green color makes spreading the material easily visible
  • Non-staining to concrete, asphalt, and shoes when used properly
  • Non-tracking
  • A unique blend uses the latest anti-corrosion technology

Green Earth Ice Melter is a brand new product available a fine hardware and landscaping stores, or online and Try some today and compare for yourself.