Icy stairs are a major problem in the winter for many and although rock salt will generally do the trick, it has a tendency to ruin concrete and get tracked through the house, creating a mess. Here’s a simple solution to prevent icy stairs . . .
In the middle of winter, the last thing you want is to slip on some ice and hurt yourself. But if your stairs are prone to freezing over, it’s something you have to be careful of. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to prevent your stairs from turning into an icy deathtrap. With a little bit of effort, you can keep your stairs safe and ice-free all winter long. Here’s how.
DIY Ice Free Stairs
An Empty Gallon Jug
2 Tsp Dawn Dish Detergent (other brands are NOT recommended)
2 Tbs (1 ounce) Rubbing Alcohol
Measure the rubbing alcohol and dawn dish detergent into the empty jug, then fill it halfway with warm water. Cap it and shake gently to completely mix the ingredients. Shake gently just prior to use.
To prevent icy stairs, pour the mixture over the front step as soon as the temperatures begin to drop. The soap will not freeze, thereby keeping the step ice-free.You’ll still need to shovel snow off your sidewalks and driveways, but at least you won’t have to deal with dangerous ice buildup!
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Ice Free Stairs
- 1 Gallon Jug
- 2 Tsp Dawn Dish Detergent other brands are NOT recommended
- 2 Tbs Rubbing Alcohol (1 ounce)
- Measure the rubbing alcohol and dawn dish detergent into the empty jug then fill it halfway with warm water.2 Tsp Dawn Dish Detergent, 2 Tbs Rubbing Alcohol
- Cap it and shake gently to completely mix the ingredients. Shake gently just prior to use.
How to Use:
- To prevent icy stairs, pour the mixture over the front step as soon as the temperatures begin to drop. The soap will not freeze thereby keeping the step ice-free.
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