Snow Removal Tips

There's no question the weather can change unexpectedly - especially during the winter. But with the right tools and knowledge, you can be prepared and handle any type of winter weather.

Consider these snow removal tips to help you make it through another winter season:

  • Don't skimp on safety: Snow and ice can create dangerous outdoor conditions no matter what winter activity you're doing, so take as many safety precautions as possible to prevent injury. Always read your owner's manual before you operate any outdoor power equipment, make sure walkways are cleared and salted, and dress appropriately for outdoor weather conditions.
  • Be prepared: Watch the forecast and what's happening outside. If snow starts to fall quickly and sticks to the ground, try to keep up with snow removal as best you can. If snowfall is heavy and you come home to several inches of snow and ice, use a snow thrower like the Vortex' 2890. This three-stage snow thrower is ideal to use in such conditions as it quickly breaks down snow and ice, and removes it with ease.
  • Shovel smart: If you're using a shovel to clear snow, be mindful of the motion you use to do so. Too much strain on your back or legs can leave you with pulled muscles or other physical aches after cleanup.
  • Know your surroundings: Snow can fall pretty quickly and make it difficult to see clearly while clearing your driveway. To help ensure your safety and keep you from running your snow thrower off your driveway or sidewalk, outline designated clearing areas with stakes and colored flags prior to snowfall. This will help guide you in the right direction while outside.
  • Remove snow with caution: When using a snow thrower, don't throw snow into the street or in the direction of bystanders as it can throw small debris and can cause injury. Be mindful of where you are at all times and make sure the chute is pointed away from others.