The Dangers of Not Removing Snow

Posted : December 15, 2021

Winter is here, snow is falling, it’s all magical, right? There’s no harm in not removing snow from the sidewalks and driveway, right?

If I were you, I’d think twice about that.

When left unattended, an excess amount of snow becomes dangerous. Check out some of the main issues that come with not removing snow.

Ice Issues

When the snow starts to melt, it will trickle down and settle on your driveway and sidewalks. However, this is a lengthy process that can take days to complete. Part of that process is that those small trickles freeze, creating a thin – but dangerous – layer of ice.

You don’t want to find yourself hurrying down your sidewalk only to slip and fall, and you certainly don’t want to be backing out of your driveway in the morning and stat uncontrollably sliding in the wrong direction.

This is easily remedied by breaking out that snow shovel and moving snow so that it’s out of the way so that there is no possibility of dangerous ice issues.

Car Troubles

Another major issue that you run into when you don’t remove snow? Car troubles.

For example: let’s say you have a car that you don’t use often, but one day in the middle of winter, you find that you need to drive it for the day. If it’s snowed in with old, frozen snow, it’s going to be incredibly challenging trying to get it out.

Another example: there was a big snowfall last night, and you need to back out of your driveway to get to work. Instead of removing snow, you try to gun it out through the snow. This is a surefire way to get stuck, which is not preferable if you’re heading out for work.

And on top of all of that, if you let your car sit in deep snow overnight or for extended periods of time, you could be facing a rust issue, which is definitely not something that you want.

Possible Liabilities

If you neglect the task of removing snow at your place of business and someone gets an injury from slipping, you can be facing some unsavory liabilities. It’s always wise to prioritize removing snow, but this is especially true in a business setting.

On top of that, the combination of shoveling snow and ice melt will work wonders with making your walkways as safe as possible. Make sure you’re stocked up on all the snow removal essentials to make your business a safe place to be.

Aeroscape Property Maintenance and Landscaping Can Take Care of Your Snow

Removing snow is inevitable during the winter, but doing it yourself doesn’t have to be. If you’re looking for a helping hand with your snow removal, consider Aeroscape Property Maintenane and Landscaping. Serving in the Salt Lake Valley and Utah Valley, we offer a variety of landscaping services, including snow removal. Contact us today to get more details on what we can do for you!