Man shoveling snow next to his car

When significant snowfall occurs, it’s important to clear your driveways and walkways as the snow can quickly become a safety hazard.

Whether it’s through a slip and fall from an Ottawa winter freeze or cracks and damages as the ice expands, snow isn’t as friendly as it may look. If you need some helpful tips and tricks for snow removal in the Ottawa-Hunt Club area, we’ve got you covered.

At Hunt Club East Snow & Lawn, we’ve had our fair share of snow removal, so we know what it takes to keep your driveways & walkways clear, and you out of harm’s way. Here’s our short list of snow removal tips & tricks for those of you in the Ottawa region.

5 Essential Snow Removal Tips & Tricks

1. Always Melting Driveway Ice? Plan Ahead

Every year without fail, homeowners talk about new ways, or the best way to melt ice in their driveways.

Whether you decide to use rock salt, sand, or a combination of the two, it can quickly feel like your efforts are going unnoticed if you wait till the last minute.

If you’re expecting a heavy snowfall or freezing rain, we highly recommend using some sort of driveway ice melting agent in advance. This will help decrease the inevitable buildup of snow and ice to keep you safe from slips and falls.

2. Shovel Before Snow Piles Get Tall & Heavy

We always recommend that you shovel in waves if possible.

It can be easy to fall into the routine of only shoveling once the snowfall has stopped, but it’s always best to tackle it in two or three parts to ensure that shoveling is a light task.

Don’t wait until you have heaps of snow. Shovel before your snow piles grow to become back aches.

person throwing snow off to the side with a shovel

3. Remove Snow Before Walking or Driving Away

One of the best things you can do is give your driveway and walkway a quick shovel on your way out.

By doing so, you’re making it much easier for yourself in the long run as compacted snow is extremely unpleasant to shovel due to its density. Compacted snow is also more likely to harden, freeze up and become a safety hazard.

4. Use The Right Snow Removal Tool

Having a good snow brush for your vehicle is just as important as having a good shovel for your driveway.

When you’ve got a great snow brush, you’ll see just how fast you can remove a thick layer of snow from your vehicle’s windshield, roof, hood and windows.

snow removal tip: tractors are very effective to plow snow on sidewalks

Save yourself some time on those cold winter mornings. If you’ve got a snow removal tool that falls short and seems like a waste of time, you just might be right.

5. Need Help Clearing Your Driveway? Get Professional Snow Removal

When you’re out of town or simply too busy, don’t be afraid to ask your local snow removal professionals for help with removing snow from your driveway or walkway.

There’s nothing worse than getting home from a weekend getaway and having to deal with a tall snow windrow left by the public snow plow.

Heaps of snowfall are inevitable. But when you’re prepared, you don’t have to be the one who removes it. For professional driveway or walkway snow removal in the Ottawa-Hunt Club region, you can count on Hunt Club East Lawn & Snow.

Reliable Snow Removal in Ottawa-Hunt Club

Can’t keep up with this year’s snowfall? If you’re tired of waking up early to shovel before your morning drive to work, let us give you a helping hand.

As snow removal professionals in the Ottawa-Hunt Club region, we’ve got what it takes to make your driveway and walkways safe, clear and accessible in the winter months.

If you need snow removal fast, we’ve got you covered. Our snowplow crews are on call when snowfall is in effect.

And if you’re just here to plan ahead and outsource your snow removal, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today. For all your snow removal needs, give us a call or send us a quick message.