Anyone who lives is a cold, snowy climate knows that clearing snow away from the driveway, sidewalks, and walkways can be a major task and a major pain. A snowplow service can help keep your driveway clear, push the snow up to the back and sides of your driveway, powered by a pickup truck and a plow mounted on the front. But then you are at the mercy of the plow service in terms of timing, and the expense can be $20 per storm, which adds up - and you are still left to deal with sidewalks, walkways, etc. Many home owners opt for a snow blower to get rid of this problem.
Snow can be restrictive to say the least, especially when the snow is thick. It can stop many people from living their lives normally until it has gone and that can present many problems. Most people have their driveways blocked full of snow which can be a huge nuisance, especially when they need to drive to work. Well, if you have problems with the snow a snow thrower may be just what you need. It is designed to get rid of the snow by throwing it into a different place and in some cases onto a truck.
When there is snow outside. Many men have to leave the warmth of their home to keep their sidewalks and driveways clean so that their family can go on with their life as normal. Your local government keeps the roads clear of snow. But the snow in front of your home is your responsibility. A snow thrower will allow you to quickly do this job and get back into the warmth of your home in no time.
When choosing a snowblower you have a lot of choices as there are many brands to choose from. Snow blowers are also not the cheapest things to purchase either as the average snow thrower will cost anywhere from $350 for a basic one up to $1,700 for a top of the line model.
The least expensive electric snow blowers are called power shovels. These have a small motor and auger assembly that pushes snow ahead of you. There are no wheels, so you still have to push it along the driveway or sidewalk.
The safe way to remove snow by using snow thrower:
· If you are using a snow thrower, be sure the area is clean and avoid excessive force. Let the machine do the work.
· Be careful. Snow shoveling requires six to 15 times the energy required during rest period. This is comparable to running at a speed of 9 miles an hour.
Dress in several layers of clothing-muffler, jacket, sweater, etc., so you can take off outer layers as you warm up to the job.
Avoid twisting and jerking motions; they are the leading cause of back injuries.
If shoveling, use a shovel that is proportionate to your lifting ability. Use arms and legs to do the work.