Tips for Dealing With Icy Steps

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By Susan Sanders-Kinzel 10 2,498 Flag

March 5, 2005

For icy door steps in freezing temperatures: get warm water and

put Dawn dishwashing liquid in it. Pour it all over the steps. They won't refreeze. (wish I had known this for the last 10 years!)

By Wendy

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By it's.only.me 168 254 Flag

March 5, 2005

Could you please more specific on how much Dawn and warm water is to be used? I would appreciate it. Thanks.

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By guest (Guest Post) Flag

March 7, 2005

I just used plain table salt & it worked like a charm. The $ store had it 3-$1.00. I also carry a zip lock bag in my coat pocket for icy places away from home. Hope this helps.

Christine

IN.

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By Anna 4 36 Flag

August 23, 2005

I use table salt on my steps. I keep a container of salt near the front door to just take out & sprinkle as you go.

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By guest (Guest Post) Flag

February 9, 2009

The salt solution sounds great, except that repeated applications over time may cause the concrete surface to "spall" and ruin concrete surface in freeze/thaw conditions.

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