As beautiful as a fresh dusting of snow can be, cold and icy conditions can be a safety concern for the walkway in front of your home or business.
15 Sep 2017
By now, winter has properly set in, and you have found yourselves faced with one of the most strenuous chores – snow shoveling. While you might think that shoveling snow is a simple task, the reality is that most people don’t know how to do it right and end up hurting themselves. Recent studies have found that snow removal is responsible for more than 15,000 emergencies every year.READ MORE
Choosing the right snow shovel can take a lot of the work out of the winter chore of removing snow from your driveway and sidewalk. There are quite a few sizes and styles of snow shovels available, and they can be suitable for different snow removal tasks, like shoveling driveway snow. We get a lot of winter snow in Boulder, so for homeowners in the area, shoveling snow is an unavoidable part of winter landscaping.READ MORE
Here in Boulder, Colorado, winter storms are one of the most common types of natural disasters that we encounter. Some winters are relatively mild, while others can bring snowstorms that can damage property and disrupt everyday life. Both snowstorms and ice storms can be quite dangerous. Just as people in the coastal South stay prepared for occasional hurricanes, Colorado residents need to remain prepared for the possibility of a winter snow storm that brings blinding, wind-driven snow and dangerously low temperatures.READ MORE
Here on the Colorado Front Range, the topography is anything but flat. As one of the most mountainous regions in the United States, Boulder has many homes and businesses built on hilly slopes. In many cases, this can result in an unusually steep driveway. On steep slopes, snow and ice could cause your car to slide off, presenting potential hazards if you’re trying to drive on it. On foot, it can also put you at risk of slip and fall accidents. Here are your options for managing driveway snow after a winter snow storm when your home is built on a steep slope.READ MORE
Winter snow removal is a hassle, and the last thing you want to do on a frigid Saturday morning is shovel your sidewalk and driveway. In most municipalities, you have a responsibility to shovel the sidewalk in front of your home. It’s no fun, but it’s important. It’s certainly tempting to ignore the sidewalk, but foregoing snow removal could have serious consequences.READ MORE
If you’re a landlord or a property manager in Boulder County, you’re responsible for snow removal on the property you own. This applies to residential, commercial, and industrial properties. Failure to remove snow from the sidewalk could result in a $100 fine for a first offense, or up to $1000 or 90 days in jail for repeated offenses. You’ll also need to remove snow from driveways, rooftops, parking lots, and other places where it accumulates during the winter.READ MORE
Winter is right around the corner, and the Farmer’s Almanac has predicted a rough season for Colorado. While you can’t change the weather, you can prepare for frigid temperatures, snow, and ice. For anything you can’t do yourself, be sure to contact General Services Corporation and we can take care of it for you! Take a look at what’s in store for Colorado, and learn how to get ready for the winter ahead.READ MORE
It is always a relief when the weather finally starts to warm up and all the snow on the roads finally begins to melt, but it can also cause a lot of potential driving problems. If you are not aware of these issues, you could be injured in an accident or face other frustrations on the road. Here is a guide to four of the most common driving hazards caused by melting snow.
The weather in Colorado is unpredictable, even in spring. As people in warmer parts of the country switch to shorts, residents of the Centennial State still have to pay attention to the weather reports. April snow showers are possible, depending on where you live. Here’s a guide on how to be prepared for April snowfalls in Colorado.READ MORE
Before the automobile made it necessary for mass snow removal, many Americans didn’t have much concern for winter storms. Walking or using a horse-drawn carriage provided relatively few problems, and as a result, there wasn’t much of a market for it.
However, the automobile’s fragile handling provided many problems in such conditions. This became the start of snow removal, not only as a business, but as a general task to prevent injury on roads and sidewalks. While the history is relatively short, snow removal is now a necessity. Here’s how it came around.READ MORE
Global shortages of rock salt and calcium chloride, as well as other types of ice melt, have had a dramatic effect on the removal of snow and ice on both a public and private level. Business owners and property owners have to pay a premium for the product, and municipalities’ supplies often don’t last through the winter.
Luckily for you, many innovative people looking for low-cost substitutes have had some luck in the last place you’d expect: pickle juice and cheese brine. These two cheap methods provide great results, usually at a fraction of the price. If you’re fed up with prices or tired of ice melt eating away at your concrete, check out these new options.READ MORE
Remember all those big snow piles you made while plowing or shoveling during the last big winter storm? Now that the days are getting warmer and the sun is getting stronger, they’re going to slowly start melting. Every day, they will melt a few more inches or maybe even a few feet. This could create a lot of runoff that takes a while to drain. Especially toward the end of the day, it’s likely that the melting snow piles will freeze overnight, creating a slippery morning. So what can you do to control ice and runoff?READ MORE
Ice and snow are hazardous conditions that can keep people from venturing outside, but taxes and finances don’t get snow days. Customers will still visit businesses when they need money or have an appointment, so it’s up to you to make sure your business is clear of snow and ice, especially during tax season.READ MORE
Preparing for winter weather shouldn’t be something you underestimate. When winter brings hazardous inclement weather, being ready for the cold temperatures and signature precipitation of this season involves more than dressing properly, scraping ice off your car windshield, and salting your sidewalk. If you want to prepare yourself for whatever winter throws your way, familiarize yourself with what you can expect from winter precipitation.READ MORE