Slippery sidewalks suck.
So do slippery roads, slippery steps and slippery slopes.
This is why snow removal is so important, especially in Calgary!
’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.
In the previous post, we discussed some of the snow removal options available in Calgary, as well as some of the ways in which you can avoid injury should you choose to do your own snow removal. In this post, we’ll talk about hiring a trained professional for your snow removal services and some things to consider when choosing a Calgary snow removal company.
The DIY approach is no doubt the most affordable, it’s also time-consuming, annoying and potentially hazardous… And while we at Superyards love working outside in all weather, for most normal people nothing ruins a morning like freezing their fingers while shovelling the dead weight of fresh snow.
Unfortunately, snow removal is a necessary task that inevitably demands some sort of investment. Be it time, energy and/or money, removing snow in Calgary is about as inevitable as death and taxes.
Speaking of taxes… Did you know that the City of Calgary has spent $9.4 million on snow removal services between Jan. 1and Feb. 14 of this year, even with our remarkably mild weather? For the same time period last year, the city spent $18.7 million on snow removal services.
Improper shovelling technique.
Calgarians have been shown mercy by the weather deities this winter.
What is normally a cold, dark season spent huddling in centrally-heated buildings with hot beverages and cold viruses has, this year, been unusually warm and relatively dry.
It seems like the cold viruses are the only things that have stayed the same.
Yet hard as it may be to believe, we really have seen snow this winter. We’re also very likely to see some more before the start of summer. For this reason, we’re posting this article on snow removal – because this is Calgary and we get snow, sometimes even in the middle of summer.