Why You Should Let a Snow Removal Professional Clear Your Snow This Winter

snow removal, Olathe snow removal contractor, snow removal Johnson CountyIt’s that time again: temperatures are dropping, days are getting shorter, and we’re swapping our shorts for sweaters. This means that before we know it, we’ll need to scrape the ice off our car windshields and shovel snow from our driveways and sidewalks.

If you’ve ever wondered whether or not you should hire a someone for snow removal to take care of the snow in your neighborhood or business, this is a good time to explore that option. The truth is, hiring a snow removal professional to keep your pathways clear no matter the weather can save you more than just an aching back. It can save you money, too.

How Hiring a Snow Removal Professional Can Save You Money

It costs money to hire someone to remove snow from your driveway, walkways, street, parking lot, or roof. Actual costs vary depending on the area being cleared, timing, and more. Also, prices will vary depending on whether you hire a contractor once or on a recurring contract basis. While there are national averages, it makes sense to call local service providers for more accurate information. 

It’s true there is an expense to hire a professional snow removal company. However, the money you save can be substantial. Paying a professional to do the job right once is typically less expensive than hiring an amateur. This is because they might do it wrong the first time. Then, you have to hire another person to make it right.

Working with a company that is fully insured and has trained professionals means that you’re hiring a company that can work efficiently and professionally, which is a must when the alternative is not being able to leave your home or business because of snow.

Hiring Snow Removal Professionals Can Prevent Legal Issues

Most cities and townships have existing regulations regarding snow removal. In Olathe, for instance, it is the homeowner or occupant’s responsibility to ensure that all walkways are safe. This means that if a sidewalk is snow-packed or icy and someone falls or otherwise is injured because of the snow or ice, the homeowner or occupant can be held liable. 

Current estimates say that, with insurance, the surgical cost of treating a broken leg is between $17,000 and $35,000. If a city ordinance stipulates that you are responsible for removing snow and ice from a walkway and you do not, and someone is injured, those costs can rapidly multiply. 

Homeowners associations will sometimes hire a professional snow removal company to ensure this is not an issue. If yours does not, or if that company isn’t clearing your sidewalks quickly or completely, you could be liable for issues that arise. The average cost of a snow removal contract, especially when divided among homeowners in a neighborhood or subdivision, is far less than the medical and legal fees that might accumulate should the unthinkable happen.

Peace of Mind is Priceless

Knowing that your walkways and roads will be clear, no matter the weather, is priceless. Knowing you don’t need to worry about staying home from work to shovel, or that you can spend time with loved ones instead of watching the weather, can increase your quality of life in the coming winter months. 

There are other ways that contracting with a snow removal company here in Olathe can save you money. We’d love to talk to you about the advantages of working together! Reach out now to learn more–before the first snow hits!

Why Working with a Professional for Snow Removal is Good for the Environment

It’s early November now and the afternoon temperatures feel close to perfect. But before we know it, we’ll be dealing with colder temperatures and—sooner rather than later—we’ll have to start thinking about snow removal. In fact, the Farmer’s Almanac predicts that the Kansas City area will be colder and snowier than in years past.

What does this mean for you? If you have a business that depends on foot traffic or people being able to navigate your parking lot, it means you’ll need snow removal services. It’s something we do well—and something we’d like to help you learn more about. Keep reading to learn why contracting with a professional snow removal company can be environmentally friendly.

Grab Your Shovel!

It makes sense that the most environmentally friendly method of snow removal is by shoveling. Other perks of shoveling are cost (shovels and brooms are inexpensive) and exercise (is there a better workout?).

But there are also drawbacks and limitations. If you have a large area to clear, if the snowfall is significant, if you’re short manpower, or if you have health conditions that prevent you from exerting yourself, shoveling won’t be an option for you.

Add Snow Removal Equipment

If you have a small area to clear or the snowfall is manageable, you might be able to manage the chore by using a snowblower. If you’re concerned about the environmental impacts of using such equipment, you want to pay attention to the power source.

Gas powered equipment has a bigger carbon footprint than equipment powered by electricity or batteries, so it makes sense to opt for equipment powered by the latter. That doesn’t always mean, though, that those options are affordable or easily available.

But, like shoveling, snow blowing is often not a viable option for businesses. It might be that you have too many other tasks to do in the running of your business to make time for removing all that snow; or it might be that you don’t have the staff or know-how necessary to get it done well.

If that’s the case, contracting with a professional snow removal agency can be both an environmentally friendly option and it can help you save money and time in the long run.

Snow Removal Experts: We Get the Job Done

How can a professional snow removal company help save you money and time and protect the environment?

One way is by having the right equipment. Snow removal companies in the Kansas City area have industrial size snowplows and trucks; this means less time powering equipment, which means less of a carbon footprint.

We also know which products are safest to use. For example, some chemicals in deicing products can adversely affect your landscaping and road surfaces. By using the correct products, a snow removal company can efficiently remove snow without harming your landscaping, your parking lot, or our community’s roadways.

There are countless other reasons to trust a professional with your snow removal needs, and we’re here and eager to help when you’re ready. Give us a call to learn more…before the snow starts to fall!