By now, residents of Connecticut can tell that the winter will be a long one. Already we’ve been hit with several heavy snow and ice storms and it’s only the first week of February. This pattern of weather looks to continue well into March so if you have been putting off snow shoveling, you need to start.
Heavy snow can be a dangerous hazard for your home. From weighing down on roofs and gutters to making driveways and sidewalks slippery, snow and ice can lead to accidents and injuries. It is imperative that every homeowner do their best to remove snow and ice as quickly as possible.
If you are unable to shovel snow due to age or a disability then you need to contract with a company that can clear plow your driveway, shovel your sidewalks and, if need be, remove snow and ice from your roofs and gutters. The longer you wait to clear snow the harder it will be. Left untouched in freezing temperatures, snow will harden and can become so thick it will take more than a shovel to move it. This can be a real problem when it comes to the roof.
Another good reason for removing snow and ice is to be protected from liability lawsuits. If someone should slip on an icy driveway or sidewalk, or happens to be walking by when an icicle falls, guess who’s on the hook for the medical bill? You are. The fewer hazards that exist around your home the less chance you have of being named in a lawsuit.