Sidewalk Snow Removal
If you own a property it’s important that you remove ice from the sidewalk. Snow removal saves you from law suits. Many states require you (the property owner) to remove your own ice; therefore, if you fail to remove it you risk being prosecuted.
Removing ice from the sidewalk makes you a good neighbor. People of all walks of life will most likely pass in front of your house and you should take it as your responsibility to make their life easy by removing the ice.
When you plow ice from the sidewalk, you protect yourself from injuries. You also protect other people who might be walking on your sidewalk. You or your loved ones might slip and fracture bones, injure their tailbone or even damage their head. These injuries can have permanent effects thus it’s imperative that you prevent them by clearing your sidewalk.
How to remove ice from your sidewalk
It’s easy to remove the ice from your sidewalk. If you have a large property you should consider hiring professional snow removal services as the work can be too much for you.
You should shovel the snow carefully. To avoid injuring your back, you should avoid lifting more than a shovelful at a time. To have an easy time you should use a shovel with an ergonomic handle.
For an easy experience you should clear the snow down the sidewalk. If the ice is too thick for you, you should apply salt or de-icing house. You should also break any heavy ice using an ice chipper. You can also use a straight edge hoe.
You should get down to the subsurface ice using a snow blower.
Once you have removed all the ice, you should coat the surface with cinders, sand or a salt melt house to prevent ice from accumulating again when the sun sets and the temperatures gets low.
It’s important that you remove ice from your sidewalk to get rid of the problems that come with ignorance. As mentioned, you should hire a snow removal company to handle the snow removal if your property is large.
For a great experience you should ensure that the company you hire is certified to work in your area.