Temperatures drop and there is moisture in the air. The next thing you know there are all those lovely white flakes falling from the sky. They look so lovely, but they are not quite so attractive when you are out shovelling the snow from your driveway and walks.
Of course, we all understand that there are valid reasons to remove the snow and ice, but as a reminder, read on.
Safety – It is important to your own safety, as well as that of your family, neighbors, and customers. Both residential and business addresses can have people coming to their door or walking in front of the building or house. There is a liability if you fail to keep the area safe. No one wants to be involved in a lawsuit.
Loss of Business – For commercial enterprises as well as those who run business operations from their home, safe parking is a priority. Having parking areas, driveways and walks in good shape is a way to show others that you are concerned about them and that you want to keep them as good clients.
Injury Prevention – You need to protect yourself and others from injury. Sometimes snow that has melted and refrozen is difficult to see, especially during the months when the daylight is shortened. Too often you or someone else is approaching your house or building and they should feel relatively safe about their approach.
It’s the Law – In Calgary the regulations state that all property owners must remove all snow and ice from sidewalks and other areas adjacent to the street. Failure to comply means a citation and fine. It is always best to stay on the right side of legal issues.
Now, let’s think about using a professional snow removal company.
Injuries – Every year thousands of individuals are treated for medical injuries as a result of attempting to remove snow by themselves. That includes heart attacks, broken bones, strained muscles, back problems, and others. Instead of risking your health, it is best to leave it to the professionals.
Time – All of that shovelling or using a snow blower takes time, not to mention the time it takes to recover from the cold and exertion. It makes a lot of sense to just hire the project done. You are more productive in the long run by hiring a professional to do the job for you.
Property Damage – Using someone who is inexperienced or a neighbourhood teenager, using a professional service, you know that the job will be completed properly. If the snow and ice are nor correctly handled, there can be damage to the concrete and pavement as well as to any adjacent landscaping. You will also know that the service has the right kind of equipment and it is well maintained.
Contact us at Project Landscape. We are happy to discuss our snow removal service options and to give you the peace of mind for the winter season.