Burlington Snow Removal the Easy Way

Though winter seems to be getting less predictable every year, in Ontario, we can still be sure there will be some amount of snow every year. Along with the snow come concerns about slipping and sliding, both on the road and walking from your front door to the car. If you live in Burlington, snow removal is important to your health and safety. Here is what you need to know, whether you hire a snow removal service or plan to do your own snow shoveling and deicing.

Landscape and Snow Removal Services

If you are looking for professional landscape and lawn care, Burlington and surrounding areas have a number of options. Most companies also offer winter snow removal service. Even if you are a do-it-yourself type for most things around your yard, there are advantages to hiring someone else to take care of snow clearing.

First of all, you don’t have to spend as much time outside in the cold weather. It is also safer to have a professional clearing and deicing your walks and drives. They are insured, and you are less likely to fall and injure yourself. You also don’t have to store a variety of ice melting products to address different conditions; the maintenance company will use what is needed for your property and the projected temperatures and forecast.

Deicing Products

Years ago, rock salt and sand were the products of choice for snow and ice melting and slippery conditions. Salt causes corrosion and sand leaves a mess on your walkways. There are now a number of alternatives that do a better job with less damage and mess in your yard. Salt is still a component in many of these mixtures, but at a lower percentage.

Some deicers are designed to work at particularly low temperatures, way below freezing. Others have additives to help maintain traction in slippery situations. There are also environmentally safe deicers to use if you have pets, live near natural water systems or are concerned about damage to plants in your landscape. Talk to your landscape product supplier about the best ice melter for your home and property.

Remember, even the best deicers cannot remove several inches of snow. There are many times when you have to get out the snowblower or shovel to clear your walks and drive. Then, follow up with a deicer to keep your paved surfaces safe.

If this sounds like too much work, Burlington snow removal services are always ready to help. Contracting wintertime landscape maintenance is a good way to stay safe, warm and dry.

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