Posted by on Mar 30, 2015 in Snow and Ice Safety, Snow Removal | 0 comments

Slippery sidewalks suck.

So do slippery roads, slippery steps and slippery slopes.

This is why snow removal is so important, especially in Calgary!

A illustration of snowy scene

’tis the season!

Calgary snow removal bylaws dictate that city sidewalks must be cleared within 24 hours of the last snowfall, but a bylaw ticket could be the least of your worries if someone takes a tumble on your walk.

During the 5-year period between 2006 to 2011, over thirty-six thousand Canadians had to visit emergency due to falling on ice… And that’s not even counting the people who died at the scene! It’s easy to understand why here in Calgary, snow removal and de-icing services are some of the most common calls we get in the winter.

Regardless of whether you’re a pedestrian or a homeowner, an icy sidewalk is slippery ground.

For pedestrians, the hazard comes from the potential injuries that can come from a slip & fall. For homeowners, the hazard comes from the potential liability claims that come from a slip & fall.

According to insurance giant Aviva, “[Canada’s] legal environment is following U.S. trends to an ever-increasing degree.”  This, combined with the increasing number of slip & fall claims over the past two and a half decades, is leading to ever-increasing insurance rates for homeowners who have such a claim on their file.

So why would you risk it? Go with the pros!

Here at Superyards, we love what we do. We have the skills and experience to do the job right and on time. We have the trained staff you want taking care of your snow removal and de-icing needs, and our knowledgeable experts are always happy to answer any questions you may have. Don’t hesitate to contact us today for your free consultation.

 

Sources:

(http://www.cihi.ca/CIHI-ext-portal/internet/en/document/types+of+care/specialized+services/trauma+and+injuries/release_17jan12_tab3)

(http://slipandfall.avivacanada.com/documents/A_Growing_Problem.pdf)