Why should you use a snow removal specialist?

October 17, 2014

Should you hire a snow removal specialist? Should you do the job yourself? Using a professional might just be your best and safest bet. Keep reading to learn more.

Why should you use a snow removal specialist?

Are you mentally and physically prepared to tackle large amounts of snow by yourself? Do you have a snow blower, plow, shovels and plenty of de-icing materials? Depending on your age, health, size of your property and other factors, you might be fully equipped and able to tackle the job. For many others, hiring a snow removal specialist is well worth the cost.

Why use a snow removal specialist?

A reputable snow removal business is a good choice as they offer the following:

  • Proper training and experience in handling major snow and ice events
  • Proper equipment (and back-up equipment) to handle jobs in a timely fashion
  • Plenty of de-icing and anti-icing materials available throughout the season
  • Employees who will constantly monitor the weather and provide 24/7 service

If you're thinking about signing a contract with a snow removal specialist, ask for a referral from a family member or friend. Be sure to make some calls before the snow starts falling.

Play it safe when it comes to snow on your roof

Removing snow from your roof is a dangerous proposition and best left to professionals for the following reasons:

  • They are trained in proper safety techniques to prevent injuries to themselves and others
  • They will remove snow without damaging your roof
  • They have the specialized equipment and experience to do the job

If you do the job yourself, it’s a good idea to purchase a shovel with a telescopic handle. That way, you can handle the job from the ground.

Protect your health

Shovelling snow is just an accepted part of life for most Canadians. Depending on your health and age, shovelling snow can actually be good exercise when done correctly. The bad news is that you can face major health risks like a potentially fatal heart attack when you combine vigorous exercise with extreme cold. For people not accustomed to exercising on a daily basis, the first large snowfall of the year is usually the most dangerous for your health.

The following individuals should consider hiring a professional:

  • Older individuals
  • People who have suffered a previous heart attack or who have existing health problems
  • Individuals with a family or personal history of heart disease or high blood pressure
  • Smokers
  • People who get limited exercise

If you're concerned about your ability to shovel snow, it’s a good idea to consult with a doctor before the season begins. If you simply want your snow removed quickly, efficiently and safely from your property, it might be time to get a quote from a snow removal specialist.

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