Monday, February 18, 2013

What They Don't Tell You

They Don't Tell You It Makes A Big Mess!

In our entryway by our front door
Of course winters in Ohio have snow and ice and stores stock up with salt and other products to melt the ice. Us being animal lovers, we avoid buying the salt which can be harmful to doggies' paws and buy stuff that is "pet friendly." PetSmart carries little bluegreen bally things that melt the ice and claim to be pet friendly; however, it is pretty expensive. We found a cheaper kind called Anti Skid Ice Melt for Traction and Melting. It says it contains no salt, is environmentally friendly ice melt and pet friendly.



Dining room where I put my boots
Let me just say this was a very bad choice and we wanted to warn you. It is tiny black specs that do not disappear. It stays on the sidewalk or drive long after the ice has melted and the snow goes away. Not only that, but it sticks to the bottom of boots and shoes so it gets tracked all over inside the house which makes a big mess to clean up!

I hate this stuff and we will never buy it again!  In fact, we are not even finishing the bag we already opened.  It is horrible!  It didn't melt the ice very well either.  We had ice on the sidewalk where we used this until the weather finally warmed up enough to melt it.

We will be buying the bluegreen stuff from PetSmart again. It doesn't work as well as salt does, but at least it doesn't make a big mess in the house!  Now to go try to get it off our porch, steps and sidewalk, oh boy.
 
Bathroom floor--looks like ants!



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8 comments:

Sandee said...

See this is a good reason not to live in snow country. I don't have to contend with this at all. Yikes.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

BeadedTail said...

That would be a pain in the butt! At least there's another alternative even if it is more expensive.

traci's mixed bag said...

Wow! What a pain.

Karen and Gerard said...

This stuff is really HORRIBLE and pretty much useless!

snoopy@snoopysdogblog said...

oh no, how annoying!! We don't get any snow, so we don't have to get anything to melt it - Good luck removing the marks,

Your pal Snoopy :)

snoopy@snoopysdogblog said...

oh no, how annoying!! We don't get any snow, so we don't have to get anything to melt it - Good luck removing the marks,

Your pal Snoopy :)

Kathleen said...

Wow, Karen, that really does leave a lot of residue. It's hard enough cleaning up after pets, I would blow my top if I had that to contend with as well. Sorry you had this experience. Ugh.

Junk Drawer Kathy said...

Oops, that was me, Junk Drawer Kathy. I find sometimes when I login to blogs w/my Google acct, it uses my login for my work account. Double ugh!!!

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