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Three Unusual Ways for Snow Removal in Northern VA

Three Unusual Ways for Snow Removal in Northern VA

It’s hard to know what to expect when it comes to removing snow from your driveway and sidewalks in Northern VA. Sometimes it is dusty and can be swept away with a broom, while other times it snows all day and as one spot gets clear, the mountain of snow avalanches back down – undoing all your hard work.

At Property Solutions, we came up with a few effective but unexpected tips to clear away snow from your home in Northern VA. Even with the best tactics, we know snow removal can be exhausting, so give us a call if you think you’ll need an extra hand with all the snow expected this winter.

  1. Start in the Kitchen: One of the easiest snow removal tips comes from a common ingredient found in your kitchen: Cooking oil. Spray some on your shovel and watch the snow easily slide off. Plus, there won’t be any clumps that stick and make the shovel heavier. You can also use WD-40 for the same effect. Keep the can of oil or WD-40 nearby to re-spray as you shovel. When you’re done spray some of that cooking oil on a baking sheet and make some brownies!
  1. Have Fun in the Snow: You never know what kind of snow you’ll get in Northern VA. If a lot has piled up overnight don’t risk pulling your back out *again* while removing snow from your driveway or walkway. Instead, enlist your kids and their neighborhood friends to make snowballs and snowmen in your yard with one rule: only use the snow in the driveway and build in the yard. Can you see the mass snowball fights and forts ensuing? All while the snow in your driveway dwindles down to an easy shoveling. Don’t let the kids have all the fun, start planning your fort tactics now.
  1. Tarps and Plastic Coverings: Having a car cover is convenient in the winter because all you have to do is remove the cover and your car is ready to go. Apply the same logic to walkways and outdoor furniture and you have a quick and easy snow removal plan. With a helper or two, simply pull the tarp to the side of the yard and dump the snow. Done. Make it easier by doing this a few times before the snow really piles up.

One last simple step that is often overlooked is preventative action such as salting before the snow comes. Be careful not to add more than necessary as too much can kill your grass. Also, if you shovel while it is still snowing before it gets too high the easier it will be overall. The longer you wait the more snow there is to remove. Waiting means the snow may melt turning the snow into solid rock ice as it refreezes. If you don’t plan on shoveling snow this winter, contact Property Solutions now so you don’t have to stress when the snow comes.

Property Solutions Snow Removal in Northern VA

Property Solutions is a family owned and operated business, with over 20 years of experience in emergency service, disaster recovery and snow removal services from around the country. We use only the top of the line commercial snow removal equipment and our snow plows are ready for any occasion to ensure your surfaces are safe.

We do all sorts of snow removal throughout Northern VA, whether it's removing snow from your rooftops or making sure your office parking lot is safe and clear of ice. There is no job too large for our team to handle. Let the snow removal experts at Property Solutions clear the snow off of your parking lots and entryways.

Some of the snow removal services we offer in Northern VA:

  • Snow plow
  • Snow removal
  • Snow hauling
  • Ice removal
  • Snow blowing
  • Loader work
  • Salting

If you, your business, a parent, or neighbor need some assistance with snow removal in Northern VA this winter, call us now to schedule ahead: (571) 526-0075.


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