Snow falling from the sky is pretty at first—until it starts to accumulate. And then those snowflakes can add up to big problems if they are not handled properly, from creating an obstacle when people are driving and walking to creating icy, slippery surfaces and physical harm. All too often, someone who doesn’t exercise regularly goes out to shovel their snow and gets hurt. Snow plowing is not just more efficient and effective than shoveling. Done well and thoroughly, snow plowing will improve the safety of your home or commercial property. Be confident this winter by leaving your Briarcliff Manor, NY, snow removal routine to the professionals at Manzer’s Landscape Design and Development Inc. for the following reasons.
Emergency Vehicle Access
In any sort of emergency, it’s important that the necessary vehicles have access to your home. This is why scheduled snow plowing is essential during the winter months and why the proper placement of plowed snow is crucial. Snow-plowing professional know your area, local regulations, and where the fire hydrants are located—for the safest results for everyone during and after a snowstorm.
Above all, your own personal safety is an important reason to keep your driveway clean and clear of any ice. A major cause of injury is slipping and falling on ice during the winter. Salt and other ice melting procedures are at your disposal to keep your well-traversed areas free of slippery hazards. Thick layers of ice become a challenge to break up and may require the use of grading equipment to rid your landscape of it. Stay inside where it’s warm this winter so that you avoid any unwanted accidents.
The Work Can Be Easily Underestimated
The amount of snow that falls during a particular storm can vary. Avoid getting caught in a storm and having to spend late hours of the night shoveling snow. Scheduling snow removal service saves time. Salting, grading, and plowing can be done much more efficiently with snow removal equipment while you sit inside by the fire.
When Doing It Yourself Becomes Too Much
Some people choose to take care of their snow removal themselves, but that time-consuming option comes with risk. Injuries from shoveling or amateur use of a snow-plowing machine are common. One of the most common injuries is back strain caused torn muscle tissue in the lower back. This type of injury happens all too often when the snow is a wet and heavy mess—and the use of just one shovel and one person is not the wisest strategy. Aside from injuries, depending on the size of your driveway and walkways, you could spend multiple hours clearing snow off of your property if you were to try to do it yourself.
Safety at All Times
Effective and efficient snow plowing may involve the use of chemicals in addition to heavy equipment. Professionals who are trained and experienced ensure that these things are used properly and that areas are clear of people and pets before they get to work. Property owners who don’t do this type of work every day unfortunately are not as aware of the risks involved and risk bodily harm and other issues if they try to clear their property of the white stuff on their own.