5 Tips for Snow Removal this Winter

With fall in full swing, winter will be here before we know it. In Minnesota, that means heavy snow and harsh temperatures. So, what does that mean for your business? If your business doesn’t already have a plan for snow removal, consider hiring Classic Lawnscape for commercial snow plowing in the Twin Cities! However, here are some tips in case you want to consider handling snow removal on your own!

1. Stretch

Before going out to shovel, be sure to stretch. Keeping your muscles warm is imperative as snow shoveling is hard work. The more it snows, the harder the work is – so make sure to stay warm to keep yourself from becoming injured.

Stretching both before and after shoveling can keep you from being too sore the following day as well.

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2. Keep Your Coat On

While you may work up a sweat while shoveling, it’s important to stay warm. Even if it becomes tempting to remove your coat, keeping it on can keep you from injury and becoming sick. Dressing appropriately in the harsh cold is a necessary step of snow removal.

Consider dressing in layers so that you can remove some as you get warm. Just be sure to always keep a main outer layer to keep yourself warm and healthy!

3. Stay Hydrated

As snow shoveling is hard work, staying hydrated is more important than many realize. Shoveling will help you work up a sweat, so your body needs to replenish its water. Take frequent breaks and keep water nearby to avoid becoming too exhausted while shoveling.

4. Push the Snow, Rather than Lift

Snow is heavy, especially when it accumulates like it does in Minnesota. Rather than trying to lift the snow and removing it from the area entirely, simply use your shovel to push the snow out of the way. Trying to lift snow can cause unnecessary back pain and extra soreness over the next few days.

5. Hire Classic Lawnscape for Commercial Snow Plowing

While the tips above are great to keep in mind, if you’ve decided that it sounds like more work than you are ready for – choose to simply hire the experts! As professionals in commercial snow plowing, at Classic Lawnscape, we can easily handle keeping your commercial property plowed and treated for snow all winter long.

Classic Lawnscape is happy to help your business with commercial snow plowing in the Twin Cities area this winter. Call us today at 763-780-7231 or request a free estimate!

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