Without wasting time on fluffy introductions, we would like, to begin with listing down all the advantages of hiring a professional snow removal service, both for your residential property and for your commercial space.
1. Reduce your responsibilities towards the commercial space
One of the biggest worries of property owners after every snowfall is clearing out the parking space or the area just outside the property. It’s either required by law or needed to maintain the flow of customers.
In the case of residential properties, it’s essential for keeping the family members safe as the slippery surface is a very accident prone area. A homeowner may still be okay with having a snow-clad property that needs to be cleared up every morning.
But, business owners often rush and get stressed up when they have both their home and commercial space to be cleaned up. If you hire a professional snow removal service for say, your commercial property, you wouldn’t need to worry. Just go to work like every average day.
2. No need of investment on equipment
In our last blog, we listed what equipment are required for snow removal. They range from different types of shovels or a snow blower, salts and so on. All of this may turn out to be expensive when you have a large property to clear out.
3. No need of knowledge of operations
Many people end up ruining their well-built landscape due to improper snow removal activities. Then it’s about clearing the sidewalks without any kind of surface damage or damage to the property’s foundation. One also has to be quick with the work else it will get tougher and dangerous.
In the case of residential properties, getting the snow off the roof is a tricky task. Keeping it there and letting it melt may damage your roof but at the same time, getting to the roof in bad weather without proper experience can put you at a high risk. Only professional snow removal service personnel are trained well to do this job.
Such a service professional has the proper experience to deal with any snowfall events. It may be one of a kind record snowfall, or it may be just the usual one that you get every year; they can handle anyone very quickly.
4. Avoid Injuries
Shoveling is a normal activity for most of us who live in areas that receive snowfall. It’s, in fact, a great exercise but only if you’re fit enough to do it. The combination of heavy exercise and extreme cold can turn out to be deadly for old people, people with existing heart problems, people with a history of high blood pressure, people who live a sedentary lifestyle usually and individuals who smoke.
On the other hand, thousands of people get back injuries due to improper snow removal techniques. If you don’t hold the shovel correctly or bend a little wrongly or do it too quickly, you can get a serious injury and ultimately pay a lot for healthcare.
You aren’t saving anything by not hiring a professional company. Rather, you’re causing yourself a lot more health risks if you’re doing the job while not being fit enough to do that.
5. Bid farewell to morning stress
Lots of people experience excessive stress in winter due to this massive activity that just happens. You woke up, and you thought you would have a great day until you opened the window. You see a thick layer of snow outside your house. Your entire schedule gets disrupted, and it ends up being a very stressful day.
But if you outsource the job, you wouldn’t need to worry about it anymore.
6. Reduce liabilities
Let’s get back to commercial properties. As a business owner, you will be liable for any accidents that happen on your property due to improper snow removal. It’s certainly not pleasing to have tons of lawsuits haunting you for next few years of your life. Is it?
You can also avoid fines through timely snow removal. Many municipal corporations impose fines on citizens that don’t clear their driveways and sidewalks on time.
7. Reduced costs
Now, the people who hate mathematics are the ones who need to read this point. You don’t save money by not hiring a professional snow removal service. The cost of acquiring and keeping up the equipment as well as time spent on doing the job equals more than what you spend on a good snow removal plan.
8. Get clear driveways even during snow storms and holidays
You do not want to spend the Thanksgiving Day or Christmas while clearing the snow from your driveway. Do you?
The best part about a professional snow removal service is that they work even during the holiday season. They are also available during snow storms. You simply don’t want to get out during the bad weather and work around with a shovel.
Most of the employees that you hire for the purpose monitor the weather themselves and show up at the right time without any calls or messages. It’s often the case if you have a yearly contract.
9. Quick work
A professional works much faster than an ordinary individual. It’s partly because of the equipment; which doesn’t matter much, for you can only buy similar stuff (no matter how much it costs) and work around. Right? It’s wrong because a significant factor that affects their speed at work is their experience with the task. They do it every single year and with so many different properties. They’re good at it.
We don’t mean to discourage you through this post. The points just discuss in what situations you’re better off outsourcing the work. But if you’re a young healthy person or trying to live frugally in your apartment and have enough time to do it, you can consider doing it yourself. We have some snow removal tips for you if you want to DIY it.
These are the top 9 reasons why you must hire a professional snow removal service. We discussed every single aspect of what you needed to know before you make your decision. Tell us what you will choose – professional snow removal or DIY snow removal?