4 Reasons to Hire a Professional Snow Removal Company
11 Jan 21
11 Jan 21
The Midwest is known for having cold, harsh winter weather. The months between December and March can result in feet of snow, inches of ice, days without power, and even thousands of dollars in property damage due to the inclement weather. However, what may be most at threat is your health.
When snow and ice build-up on your porch, sidewalks, and driveway, getting around can be difficult and dangerous. From slipping and falling to cardiac arrest, shoveling snow and melting ice is a job that shouldn’t be taken lightly. While it may seem like a simple and straightforward task, snow removal requires strategy, proper equipment, and patience.
As the Midwest winter hits its stride, and your driveway gets covered in snow, we ask that you consider hiring a professional snow removal company to help return your property to its original look — your health is too important to risk.
Here are four reasons to hire a professional snow removal company instead of doing it yourself:
Every year, it is estimated that roughly 100 Americans die due to shoveling snow, and over 11,000 injuries occur. Shoveling snow offers a recipe for disaster for sudden cardiac arrest. Snow shoveling causes an increase in heart rate and blood pressure, and when exposed to the cold air, the flow of oxygenated blood to the heart can dramatically decrease.
Health experts warn that people over the age of 55, and those with heart-disease risk should completely abstain from shoveling snow. With the average shovel-full of wet snow weighing about 16-pounds and assuming the average man can lift 12 times per minute, that would equate to moving 2,000 pounds of snow in 10-minutes! That would be strenuous for anyone with a good bill of health. Hiring a professional snow removal company takes the risk of injury and harm out of winter weather.
Depending on the amount of snowfall/ice accumulation and the size of your walkways, shoveling and laying down ice melt can take a considerable amount of time — even hours! By hiring a snow removal company, you are enlisting the help of a team of professionals with the right equipment that can make quick work of all your snow covered surfaces. Doesn’t it sound better to watch someone with a snowblower clear your drive way, versus you with a shovel in hand?
By hiring a snow removal company, you are ensuring that your driveway and sidewalks are properly cleaned — removing all layers of snow, meaning your feet are walking on pavement. A professional snow removal team is able to clear your walkways in a timely manner, and make sure they remain safe and useable long after snowfall.
It’s no doubt that outsourcing your snow shoveling is going to save you time, but it’s also going to save you from future headaches. You won’t have to worry about waking up, and needing to go outside and start clearing snow or ice. You can sit back and relax, as your hired team will soon be on-site to remove the snow. In addition, you don’t need to worry about the upkeep or maintenance on supplies and equipment — no more buying bags of harmful rock salt or tinkering with the snow blower.
In the winter months, having a trained team do your snow removal for you eliminates the risk and worry for the safety of your friends, family, and/or customers. Our experts will keep a watch on your property and snowfall totals to automatically show up and perform the removal without you having to call us every time for assistance.
To inquire about our snow removal process, pricing, or general questions about our services — contact us here or at: (573) 268-3947.
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