The winter weather in Ottawa can be unforgiving. It is messy, cold, and inconvenient. It causes wrecks, clogs up parking lots and roadways, and makes everyone’s day just a little more miserable. While some folks love snow, those who have to get around it usually need some help keeping it under control. That’s where residential snow management comes into play. After all, why should businesses be the only ones who enjoy the benefits of having someone else deal with their winter weather problems? You deserve residential snow management and there are at least four good reasons why.
It’s Cold Out There
During the winter months, temperatures can reach far below freezing. As snow blankets your driveway and sidewalk, it can make leaving for work or errands impossible without you first spending time outside in the blistering cold. Shoveling snow by hand is possible, and snow blowers are quite the convenience, but being out in the cold for too long can make you uncomfortable, grouchy, or even sick. Shoveling by hand is even more hazardous for elderly homeowners.
Your Back is Worth More than the Cost of Residential Snow Management
Perhaps you’re not one of the lucky people who has a snow blower on hand. Are you left shoveling your driveway and salting your steps by hand? If you’re not careful, you could injure yourself by slipping on an unseen patch of ice or putting out your back trying to shoveling. Residential snow management is far preferable to a trip to the emergency room.
Time is of the Essence
Besides all that, you might not have the time to go out there and clean up all that snow by yourself. This may especially be the case when the winter weather is unrelenting. If the ice and snow keep piling up, causing inconveniences in your day, it’s almost irresponsible not to hire someone to help you. There is nothing worse than clearing your entire driveway and walkway, only for it to be covered again in 15 minutes.
Equipment Can Be Expensive
Removing snow from your property or laying down a layer of salt to prevent ice from forming is important, but it can be difficult to do on your own without the proper equipment. However, buying an arsenal of tools just to combat winter weather is both expensive and impractical, especially if you’re investing in a snow blower. Instead, it would make more sense to simply hire a team of professionals to maintain your property during the winter. You can look at it as “renting” their equipment while saving yourself time, money, and back strain.
For more information about our residential snow management services, give Hansen a call today before the winter weather strikes!