The groundhog always sees his shadow in Utah. Snow removal is necessary here through February, and often March as well.
If you live in Utah, you probably love winter, and snow, and mountains. But you may not love snow removal. Snow can be wet, heavy and messy. It piles up, it melts, it refreezes and sometimes it sits on your lawn in piles until spring!
Enter: Snow Removal Services
Even if you truly love snow, usually by February, you start to get a little tired of it. You may crave respite in the form of a snow removal company.
Many people think you have to sign a contract at the beginning of the season to get snow removal services. But you don’t! It’s true, if you sign on early, you’re a preferred customer, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get one-time or late-season service.
Salt Lake City gets an average of 10.7 inches of snow in February. Granted, it generally doesn’t all fall in one day, but even 6 to 8 inches can be hard to move, especially if it’s wet.
Snowblowers for Snow Removal
As homeowners get older, or they simply get tired of shoveling, they often turn to a snowblower for help. But this doesn’t always provide the expected relief. The cheaper ones — around $400 — work well with light, powdery snow, but keep cutting out in wet snow. Some of them work great the first year, then never start again.
More expensive snowblowers can cost more than $1,000, but they aren’t always more reliable. They clear more snow faster, but they don’t always last long.
If you have hills on your property, or if your area ever gets deep snow, you’ll need a gas-powered machine. The electric ones are for clearing light snow on flat sidewalks. And those 3-foot walls of rock-hard snow the city plow leaves at the end of your driveway? Forget about it — you need a serious machine to contend with these.
Take a look at this helpful video about snowblowers from Consumer Reports.
Man vs. Machine
Even if you get lucky with a great, reliable snowblower, you still have to operate and maintain it and buy gas for it. It takes time to clear big driveways and long sidewalks — time you might not have if you’re trying to get to work in the morning. And like a self-propelled lawn mower, using a snowblower is easier than shoveling, but not as easy as hiring a snow removal contractor.
What guarantees that you won’t have to shovel, plow or use a snowblower is a snow removal contractor. Earthworks Landscaping provides snow removal services to residential and commercial customers in and around the Layton, Utah, area. Call us today for more information about our snow removal services, and rest assured you’ll be (un)covered in the next snowstorm!