Snow Removal Tools Everyone Should Have
Do you have everything you need to clear snow from your property this winter?
Since snow removal is easier when you’re prepared, here are some tools that will make the job go more smoothly.
An Ice Scraper & Ice Chopper
Two of the most important tools you can have as a homeowner in the winter is an ice scraper and an ice chopper.
An ice scraper will help you remove built-up ice from your car windows and sides. It usually has a plastic blade on one end and a brush on the other. It’s great for small, light ice removal jobs that don’t require much heft.
An ice chopper is an ice removal tool that is more heavy-duty. You can use it to break up and clear the ice around your property. With a thick, heavy steel blade on one end, it’s the perfect match for thick layers of ice that build up on driveways and sidewalks.
An Ergonomic Shovel
It goes without saying that a good shovel is a must!
“The right shovel can make all the difference. Make sure you consider things like height, blade type and grip.” - Dash Lawncare Blog
A shovel that is the right height and weight for your build will have a more natural grip, and you will not get fatigued as easily.
A Roof Rake
A roof rake is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a long, lightweight hoe that homeowners use to remove snow from their roofs.
“When the snow melts and then freezes again on your roof, it can form ice dams, layers of ice that can damage your roof and gutters. Prevent ice dams from forming by using a roof rake.” - Vila Media
A Salt Spreader
A good salt spreader will help you optimize and evenly distribute your ice melt. There is nothing worse than running out of salt because you poured it all in one big clump.
“The name ‘salt spreaders’ is actually poorly chosen. When thinking about salt spreaders, there’s more to spread than salt alone. This product is specifically designed to spread rock salt, dry sand and other high-volume gritting materials.” - TVH
Salt spreaders come in many different price points and sizes. However, anything that allows you to spread salt evenly on your property is just fine. There are even hand-held salt spreaders on the market that will allow for more precise distribution.
Don’t be intimidated by the prospect of having to remove snow from your property. If you decide to tackle the job yourself, make sure to add these items to your arsenal - they’ll make all the difference!
At Dash Lawncare, we’ve got all the tools to make snow removal a breeze! Contact us today to get a FREE quote!