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How do I avoid ice and slipping at home?

Mr. Handyman offers No-Slip Tips for icy conditions

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January can sometimes be kind to Chicagoans, with very little snow or ice to create hazardous conditions.

February and March may not follow suit; in the event of icy surfaces during the rest of this winter season, the following tips may keep you and your loved ones safe from falls due to slick surfaces.

Shoveling your driveway and sidewalks immediately following a snowfall can help reduce ice buildup, which usually occurs after snow has melted and refrozen, or after pedestrians tamp down the snow.  If time or travel constraints keep you from shoveling right away, consider hiring a teenaged neighbor to do it for you.

Read this article on for the rest of Mr. Handyman's advice!