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Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it…Wait a Minute!

Let it SnowMost of us love to watch a pretty snowfall. But once the storm is over comes the dreaded chore of moving all that heavy white stuff off your sidewalk. So, why not pay someone to do it for you?

It’s the Law

Clearing snow isn’t just something you can do when you feel like it. It’s the law. Several cities will make you pay for snow on your sidewalks. If you live in Salt Lake City, you’re required to remove snow from your sidewalks within 24 hours after a storm or pay a fine of up to $200.  Be sure to find out what the rules are in your city so you’re not caught off guard.

If you hire a snow clearing service you won’t have that problem. They’ll dispatch their workers to remove your snow before the city has time to fine you.

You Can Plan in Advance

Even though you’ve paid for the snow service, the company likely has several customers to please and there’s no guarantee for how quickly they’ll get to your house. You can usually avoid this by planning in advance. Call the company before it snows and schedule a contractor as early as possible. That way you have your spot reserved.

It also helps to schedule a recurring service instead of a one-time clearing. If the company knows you’re a regular customer they will likely put you near the top of their list.

They Know What’s Up

Professionals also know a lot of details we don’t. After all, that’s why they are called professionals right? Think about it. Do you know what type of de-icer to use for which temperature? Do you know the type of de-icer to use for your driveway? Using the wrong type of de-icer will damage your driveway. This often happens with regular salt.

Your professional snow clearer knows this kind of stuff, and he or she will know how to handle it.

They’ll Save Your Back

Last but not least, your health depends on it. Shoveling snow is a workout. Add the cold air and it’s a big strain on your body. You are also more at risk for hypothermia. People with heart problems should be extra cautious because the cold air slows down blood circulation and raises blood pressure. It’s impossible to count all the broken bones, sore backs, and bruises caused by shoveling sidewalks.

Toughen up and save yourself the risk. Your body will thank you, and so will your wife.

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