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Are any Ultraviolet Ice Melt products harmful to vegetation?

In proper quantities and if properly applied, NO.


More does not mean better. Proper application is important for safety and performance. Excessive application with any ice melter may harm vegetation. To reduce risk, apply product according to package instruction and promptly remove snow, ice and slush from walkways after achieving melting results. If the recommended application of ice melt does achieve desired melting result apply a product containing the ingredients better suited for your particular climate

Are any Ultraviolet Ice Melt products harmful to people and animals?

In proper quantities and if properly applied, NO.


Small quantities can be ingested without harm. However, if large quantities are ingested seek medical attention.

How much Ice Melt is neccessary for proper application?

Rate of application may vary due to temperature, snow depth and ice content.


Suggested application rate is 9 to 13 pounds per 1000 square feet. Give product time to work!


It is also recommended to remove excess slush after product has activated.

How quickly can I expect the Ice Melt to work?

This depends on the product and the conditions but generally allow 15-30 minutes for product to achieve desired results.

Is any of the Ice Melt safe for concrete?

When applied properly, de-icing products alone will not harm air-entrained, properly cured concrete. If unsure of the quality of the concrete surface, consult a concrete professional. It is the freeze-thaw cycle that degrades concrete over time. Liquid is absorbed into the pores of the concrete and expands upon freezing. This cycle occurs any time ice is melted and a refreeze takes place. Utilizing a brine from a chloride-based ice melt product, lowers the freezing temperature, lengthening the time before refreeze occurs. Only 100% CMA (Viper 2.0) should be used on concrete less than 1 year old.

What Ice Melt should I be using?

For asphalt surfaces you may utilize an economical solar salt.


For concrete surfaces it is recommended to use a blended ice melt product containing either magnesium or calcium chloride. These blends lower the freezing temperature reducing damage to the surface by reducing the freeze-thaw cycle.


Do not use any chloride-based snow and ice melt on concrete less than one year old or concrete that was not properly finished, cured or air-entrained; spalling or flaking may occur. For new concrete use Viper 2.0


Ice melting is chemistry. It is a science. Utilize an ice melt product containing enough hygroscopic ingredient (magnesium or calcium chloride) to achieve the desired effect for the particular climate.


If metal corrosion is of great concern i.e., helipads, parking structures, runways, or bridges utilize product containing at least 20% CMA (Viper Melt).

Can I use ice melt on my roof for ice dams?

Chloride ice melt products may be corrosive to metal downspouts and other roofing components. For ice dam prevention and removal utilize Viper Roof Rolls and Viper Ice Guard Kit.

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