Snow can be a beautiful natural event. It is great to witness it falling and touching our noses or tongues.
While many of us are fortunate enough to seek shelter during a storm, winter is a season that brings with it a lot of fun activities – we can build a snowman, have a snowball war, or go practice sports like skiing, skating, or snowboarding.
However, snow can also bring a hazard to some. Once it stops falling, several meters end up being accumulated on the streets, sidewalks, and driveways. And many of us wonder if shoveling all this snow repeatedly and for many hours is the only alternative to removing snow from a driveway.
If you do not have a shovel – or if you do but the work is too tiring – there are some other options you can turn to – and we will explore them in this article.
Silverlight Windows & Eaves provides great and professional snow removal services for our clients. Visit our page if you would like to know more.
Alternatives for Shoveling Snow
If you think you do not have enough time to shovel snow and watch it accumulate somewhere else, there are other successful options you can put in practice to remove snow from your driveway.
Melt the Snow Fast
In a bucket, combine water with tablespoons of dish soap and rubbing alcohol. Then, all you have to do is throw this mixture on that stubborn ice that still did not melt.
Use the Old Salty Trick
If you do have salt, there is no need to make the mixture cited above. Simply bring your bag of salt and sand, and throw it on the thin ice. It will dry up fast and allow you to walk safely – although it does no good after a big storm.
Another method is to make use of some chemicals that allow the ice to melt fast in places where there are only a few inches of snow. A good example is magnesium chloride – it works great when you do not have salt.
Blow the Snow
Get your leaf blower out of your garage and, just like you do with the leaves during Fall, blow the snow away!
Make Use of Heat
Technology allows you to come up with creative ways to remove snow from your driveway. Yes, you can just throw hot water on the ice, however – there are effective heating systems out there that do the trick just as fine.
You can install a snow-melting system on your driveway. A system that heats your driveway can be electrical or hydronic – while the electric system has heated cables placed on the driveway that will heat it up, the hydronic system connects the driveway and your home through a boiler.
Both can vary in terms of costs, however, they are very efficient to remove snow.
Reach out to Silverlight Windows & Eaves
Another alternative is to hire a snow removal system. Silverlight Windows & Eaves has professional and trained staff that are more than ready to come to your home and do the work for you.
All you have to do is give us a call at 416-827-8949!
How Silverlight Windows & Eaves Can Help You
We provide a service that is faster, safer, and more convenient. While you may try some techniques on your own, hiring our Silverlight staff will provide you with security and the guarantee that your driveway will stay clean in a fraction of the time it would take for you to shovel.
In just a couple of hours, Our Snow Removal Service in Toronto will safely remove the snow from your driveway while you focus on other important things. Reach out to us at 416-827-8949 or visit our website to schedule a free estimate for the service you want.