Snow Plowing, Shoveling, and Snow Removal Services MN
Ice is a hazard which causes many injuries every winter. Driveways, sidewalks, parking lots, and streets all need to be cleared for pedestrian traffic. Every homeowners must take care of their sidewalks and driveways so that anyone who might come to the door can do so safely. The standards for homeowners is typically less than a business owner, but there are state laws which require homeowners to keep sidewalks clear and safe for people who must walk to the bus or to school.
Shovel Fire Hydrants
The Fire Department asks residents to shovel out fire hydrants near their homes. Keeping hydrants clear of snow can substantially reduce the time it takes firefighters to put out a fire.
Mail & Other Services
Keep your mailbox clear of snow to ensure mail delivery. If it snows on collection day, keep garbage cans and recycling bins away from the end of the driveway.
Do not shovel, plow or blow snow into the street. Blowing snow in the street makes it more difficult to clear streets (especially cul-de-sacs).
After each snow storm city plows and homeowners are out trying to clear away snow as quickly as possible. As certain as snow in Minnesota, some homeowners will be displeased when the city snow plow fills their already-cleared driveway with snow. To minimize that problem, pile shoveled snow on the side of the driveway, as shown in the illustration, to avoid having the snowplow push it back onto the driveway. This will help to avoid creating dangerously slippery conditions for both motorists and pedestrians. Shoveling snow into the street is a also a city code violation.
Property owners are responsible for keeping public sidewalks adjacent to their property clear of snow. Snow and ice shall be removed within 24 hours after the snow and ice has been deposited. Failure to do so may result in a fine to the property owner.
Whenever possible, please park all vehicles in your driveways during a snow event to help facilitate the safe removal of snow on your street.
Be a Plow Pal!
Help your neighbors have a great snow season … be a Plow Pal this winter.
Taking a few small steps can help your friends, family, and neighbors avoid the cost and hassle of having their cars ticketed and towed this winter.
Depending on where you live and how much snow you are used to getting, your needs for hiring a snow removal company might vary. Some people may do just fine breaking out the old snow shovel themselves or paying the kid down the street a few bucks to do the job, but there are many situations where neither of these options is convenient. If your area typically gets a lot of snow or even if your area gets a few heavy snowfalls per year, you may want to consider calling for professional snow removal.