While this hasn’t been the snowiest winter on record for us, we’ve still seen plenty of flakes. And with those flakes comes one of the most dreaded of winter chores: snow removal. Minneapolis business owners know they can trust us for all of their snow shoveling and plowing needs, so here are a few tips on how to safely shovel and remove snow at your home.
- Depending on how much snow falls, you might want to consider going out and shoveling every few hours after only a few inches of snow have fallen. It’s much easier to shovel 2 to 3 inches of snow than 2 feet of snow!
- Treat snow removal like you would any other type of exercise. Do some stretching before you start shoveling and wear breathable layers of clothing so you don’t overheat. Try to wear fabrics made out of cotton or silk. If you get too hot and start sweating, you could end up over-heating and becoming dehydrated.
- Make sure you wear good boots that will keep your feet warm and dry during the snow removal process. Along the same lines, make sure those boots have good traction as well so you are less likely to slip and fall.
- When shoveling, push the snow out of the way. Do not lift it. This will help save your back and other muscles from getting sore, and it is a much more effective way to remove snow from your sidewalk and driveway.
- Take breaks during the snow removal process as well. Make sure you drink water during those breaks, and listen to your body. If you feel that you need a break to go inside and rest, do so. The snow can wait!
- Keep an eye on and be aware of your surroundings, especially if you are shoveling near a busy road. Roads can definitely be icy after a snowfall, so you want to be sure you can quickly get out of the way if a passing car starts to slide near you.
- Keep your cell phone on you at all times too. That way, you can quickly call for help if something does come up or if you start to feel light-headed.
Do you want more information on professional snow removal in Minneapolis? Call us at Classic Lawnscape at 763-780-7231, or you can contact us to get a Free Estimate.