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    The 5 Rules of Snow Removal in Cincinnati

    by Administrator 27. January 2017 13:23

    The only predictable part of Cincinnati weather is its unpredictability.

    Winter is the prime example of this. Snow can appear overnight during the colder months, leaving a blanket of crunchy, slick, and potentially dangerous ice on the ground, surrounding your home or business. Snow knows no bounds and it can easily overtake your car, roof, walkways, driveway, or any of the curvy, hilly roads in our city.

    While the image of a pristine blanket of snow covering the city may make for pleasant fantasy, there are – more often than not – times when snow is just a downright nuisance. Don’t get stuck at home. Snow is not only inconvenient for when you need to drive to work or when you need to run to the grocery store, it can also be extremely dangerous.

    Regain control over unpredictable winters. Here are the 5 rules of snow removal from your experts here at Bzak.

    1. Be Prepared

    Dress accordingly. Protect yourself from the freezing temperatures by layering up and wearing the proper protective coats, gloves, and books.

    Have the proper equipment. You will need reliable snow shovels and an adequate amount of salt for the sidewalks in front of your property. Of course, these need to be purchased in advance of an emergency. After all, you won’t be able to go to the store if snow has trapped you indoors or if roads are too dangerous to drive on.

    2. Be Thorough

    Shovel early and often. It’s best to shovel in intervals versus several inches of snow at once. It might seem lightweight as it floats to the ground, but the accumulation of snow builds quickly and can be a strain on your back.

    3. Be Safe

    Avoid extreme cold and ice. Safety needs to be your number one priority at all times – no exceptions. If you’re wearing multiple layers of protective clothing and feel like you’re out in the cold in nothing but a t-shirt, you need to go inside. And, of course, you need to watch for ice at all times in order to avoid any slips or potential injuries.

    Pace yourself. Even if you consider yourself to be in good shape, keep in mind that extreme cold and the demands of manual labor are two types of stress that our bodies don’t experience at any other time in the year. If these two factors didn’t already make snow shoveling a dangerous activity, it’s easy to overestimate your ability to do the work. Make sure to pace yourself and avoid pushing yourself unnecessarily. If you feel exhausted, take a break and resume shoveling after some time has passed.

    4. Be Mindful

    And while we’ve made it clear up to this point that your safety needs to be a priority at all times, Cincinnati homeowners must balance this with responsibilities put forth by local laws.

    According to Hamilton County snow laws, it’s a homeowner’s duty to keep abutting public sidewalks clear of snow and ice. In other words, if someone incurs an injury due to the snow and/or ice on your sidewalk, you are legally liable for their injury. Of course, while being a good citizen is a virtue in itself, keeping your sidewalks clear and safe will save both you and your neighbor a lot of stress.

    5. Be Smart

    Taking your time and staying safe will keep everyone safe in the long run, but sometimes we don’t have all the time in the world. You shouldn’t have to worry about constantly going out to clear off your sidewalk, driveway or parking lot. You have other, more important things to do, including working hard at your job, taking care of your family, running errands for day-to-day needs, spending time with your friends, networking to build your career, going to school – the list is endless! Be smart and take the worry out of winter. Let us handle all of your heavy shoveling for you.

    Bzak Landscaping: Your Snow Removal Experts

    Bzak Landscaping provides Cincinnati snow removal services for both residential and commercial customers. When there’s a Cincinnati snow emergency, we can be at your location to shovel, plow, salt, and spread calcium chloride as needed. Don’t let snow and ice keep you stuck in your home or falling behind at work. Most of all, don’t risk potential injury and an expensive trip to the emergency room for your you or your neighbor. Call Bzak at (513) 831-0907 or contact your closest Bzak location. We have the people and the equipment to remove this stress from your life!