2 Practical Tips to Help You Start Removing Snow Safely - Our Guide

Removing Snow Safely
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With weather reports surveying the current conditions that cities and provinces are experiencing from coast to coast, it’s clear that The Great White North is truly living up to its name.

As temperatures continue to drop and walls of snow continue to rise, it’s clear that the "winter wonderland" we were all waiting for is quickly becoming a "shivering nightmare." In the case of properties and offices all over Edmonton and St. Albert, dealing with the snowy winter has become far more challenging because of how severe conditions are becoming in such a short amount of time.

By now, you’ve probably become far more familiar with the fact that snow removal is going to stay at the top of your priorities this winter season.

Given that footfall is increasing alongside snowfall and the Coronavirus is being controlled bit by bit so it’s safer to go out again, the chances are that you may be working double-time to handle the wall of snow on your storefront. Unfortunately, as you should already know, removing snow isn’t the easiest or most convenient task to take care of because of how much of it can pile up in a short amount of time.

While you may be dreading or worrying over the amount of work that needs to be done as you shovel snow out of your storefront or roof, there’s one part of dealing with the winter that you can be in control of: Being as safe as possible when you remove snow.

A Few Tips to Consider

If you want to safely remove snow off your commercial property, it’s important to understand that even the simplest of tips can go a long way in helping you accomplish your task. In the sections below, we’ve outlined some of the most crucial key pointers about safe snow removal so that you don’t have to worry about learning through trial and error:

Tip #1: Dress the Part

You may not realize this now, but dressing the part for your snow removal work will go a long way towards keeping matters as safe as possible. If you still want to remove snow or ice from your commercial property on your own, it’s best to come prepared with the right pieces of clothing and equipment, such as:

  • Prescription glasses (if you need a pair to see clearly)
  • Layered clothing
  • Insulating undergarments
  • Gloves
  • Warm socks
  • Water-repellent down jackets
  • Comfortable slip-resistant boots

Tip #2: Leave the Riskier Tasks to an Expert

If there’s one way that you don’t want to start the new year off with, it’s a trip to the emergency room after trying to shovel some snow away from your roof and ledges.

While shovelling snow out of your front area and away from your perimeter is a task that you can definitely do on your own, some "hardcore" snow removal tasks are best left to an expert. Whether you’re dealing with rooftop shovelling or any other high-risk snow tasks, it’s better to be safe than sorry by enlisting the help of commercial snow removal experts, such as those from HML Construction!


Although the need to remove snow during the winter is a responsibility that no Canadian business owner can control, taking care of matters as safely as possible definitely is. Through the help of the two safety tips mentioned above, you can ensure that you don’t put yourself in danger as you take care of your wintertime tasks!

HML Construction specializes in providing commercial snow removal in Edmonton so that all commercial businesses can have the safest experiences possible. Get in touch with us today to schedule an appointment with our experts!

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