There’s no shortage of holiday music focused on the cold weather, from classics like White Christmas and Winter Wonderland to modern reaches by Kate Bush and the Red Hot Chili Peppers to at least one where the protagonist’s behavior deserves some serious scrutiny in song; the snow is always a bringer of wonder and beauty.
In real life, we know better. Snow brings delays, danger, and money loss! But with snow removal services, you can enjoy a snow day without worry. There’s nothing you can do to affect the weather, but you can prepare for it.
As one Christmas classic reminds us, griping about the weather or how it affects your landscaping is futile in Skiatook or anywhere else. So let’s celebrate the one thing we can do: let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.
Why Bother with Snow Removal?
As any kid who’s made it through a biology class will tell you, water changes between three states of matter, and while snow and ice are solid, it’s only a matter of time before it’s liquid again. So you may ask yourself what reason you have for bothering with snow removal at all. Unfortunately, there are a few reasons why you don’t want to wait it out.
While weather is transitory, the effects of bad weather can be permanent. And the worst impact of snow and ice can be injury.
Every year snow and ice cause over one million injuries, beyond the car accidents to which snow and ice are contributors. So the number one reason to call for ice and snow removal is to prevent a sprained ankle, a broken bone, a concussion, or worse!
After protecting your family and friends, the next thing you’ll want to consider is protecting your property. As snow melts, it gets into the cracks of your walkways and driveways.
Unfortunately, the weather then gets cold again, which causes the water to freeze. Since freezing causes water to expand, that can make your cracks larger, damaging your concrete and asphalt and forcing you to replace them early.
Waiting to remove snow and ice is an expensive delay!
Google snow and ice injuries. Chances are, barring some particular searches in your past, one of the first results to come up will be for lawyers. That’s because all those injuries we discussed earlier can lead to litigation.
Many of these search hits are lawyers asking if you injured yourself on a neighbor’s property. While getting sued for not removing snow at your home is possible, it’s even more common for businesses to be sued for negligence in their snow removal.
If you’re a business owner or property manager, it’s even more essential that you schedule snow and ice removal services early.
Finally, snow and ice cause loss of revenue, If we’re talking about your home, being snowed in can mean not making it to work or school until you have time to finish shoveling. Depending on the size of your driveway, that can be a several-hour delay!
If you have a business, ice and snow are even more detrimental. Beyond the liability previously discussed, parking space full of snow means parking places not full of cars! Plus, if your parking lot is not fully plowed, people may not venture in because they’re either nervous about slipping or unsure if you’re open at all.
Why Hire a Pro?
Now that you understand the importance of removing ice and snow, the next logical question might be, why hire a pro for it? There are a few good reasons which divide neatly into two main categories.
While you can do it yourself or hire a neighbor, neither has the experience of a pro. Fair Lawn is out early plowing driveways and lots so people can get on with their days. Not only are we quick, but we’re also professional and effective.
Rember the injuries and liability we discussed? Those risks are just as present while shoveling as walking the property. Plus, shoveling adds to the risk of heart attacks.
Heart attack risk is increased during snow shoveling, especially if you’re older or not used to exercise. Besides the fact that shoveling is vigorous exercise, the cold constricts the blood vessels causing additional risk to your cardiovascular system.
Winter is here, and snow is coming. You don’t know when yet, but you don’t need to.
The best option is to call to book your ice and snow removal services now, so you’re already on the schedule when the snow arrives. Because you know when the worst time to call is? It’s when you and everyone else are already snowed in and late for work!