Even if you live in an area that doesn’t get a lot of snow, it’s a good idea to gain an understanding of what you need to do in the event of a snowstorm. There are usually city ordinances and sometimes neighbor association rules that dictate what your responsibility is when show piles up on the ground.
This guide will help you plan ahead for your own snow removal, or will help you gather information if you want to remove snow the easy way: by hiring a snow removal service.
The Area to Clear
Obviously you’ll want to clear your driveway so you can get out of it, but did you know you also need to clear all the walkways around your property? This includes all the paved sidewalks that span the length of your lot. If you have a business or other area where there are undefined walkways, it’s a good idea to set up a plan to determine what areas are most critical for clearing.
Time for Removal
Ideally, the snow gets cleared first thing in the morning. If this isn’t possible for whatever reason, be sure to get it done as soon as possible, even if it will be warming up or snowing more. The problem with snow when it isn’t removed right away is that it can become much harder to deal with later – it can turn into icy walkways or packed snow patches that will last much longer.
Where the Snow Will Go
If you’re shoveling on your own, make sure you are aware of where the snow is going. Don’t throw it on to the plowed streets or anywhere that it can become a hazard. If you are using a snow removal service, they should have the means to remove the snow safely and properly.
Using a service is the easiest and safest way to remove snow. Contact Henry’s to learn more!