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Do-It-Yourself or an Ottawa Snow Removal Service?

With an average of almost six feet of snow every year, living anywhere in or around Ottawa means a lot of snow removal activity to keep your walks and driveway safe. Many people prefer to do all of their own snow removal, but it is worth considering other options. Though you have to pay for a Kanata or Ottawa snow removal service, your health, time and convenience are all things to think about before you make a final decision.

Health and Safety

There are some people that simply should not be shoveling snow due to age or health issues. With hundreds of people visiting Ontario doctors every winter because of snow shoveling back strains, injuries from falling on icy walks and even heart problems from over exertion, snow clearing safety is a valid concern. If you are doing the work on your own, pace yourself and take frequent breaks.

Using a snow removal company helps keep you safe during the winter. Let insured professionals take the risk while you stay inside.

Time and Schedule

Snow clearing takes a lot of time. You might easily spend an hour or more after a big snowfall depending on the size of your driveway and walks. Add up all the hours you spend each year shoveling snow and you might be ready to let someone else take care of it. Think of what you could do with that time!

Winter does not always cooperate with work schedules and other planned activities. A reliable snow clearing service will arrive within a certain amount of time after snow stops, regardless of time of day. You can continue with your normal schedule and routine. For some people, that makes hiring a landscaping company an absolute must.

Near the End of Winter

In November and December, shoveling snow does not seem so bad. It might even be fun. By the time February rolls around, you are ready for it all to be over, yet there can be weeks of snow ahead. Late winter will be a little more enjoyable if someone else handles the difficult chores. It may be worth hiring a winter maintenance provider just to avoid the late winter blues.

There are several local Kanata and Ottawa lawn care companies that provide winter snow clearing. It makes sense to let one business handle all of your landscape and outdoor maintenance needs, year round. Talk to your neighbors for recommendations; it’s likely that The Gardener will be at the top of everyone’s list.

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