Staying Safe in the Winter

How do you know when winter is here? When you open your front door, ready to tackle the day, and realize that the short walk to your car has become a treacherous journey! The winter months bring cold winds and short days, but also lead to slippery road conditions that can range from annoying to dangerous. Taking the time to properly clear sidewalks of snow after a snowfall will benefit everyone’s safety.

Clearing Walkways

In Calgary, sidewalks and walkways in front of your property have to be cleared within 24 hours after the end of a snowfall. This is a chore that not many of us look forward to, but there are things you can do to help make it more palatable. First and foremost, ensure you’re dressed for the job. Layer your clothing to keep the chilly wind at bay and choose proper footwear that offers good traction and support. If you have a small sidewalk in front of your home, sometimes this can feel like overkill for the 10 minutes it’ll take to clear it. However, the last thing you want is to get injured by a preventable fall! 

Invest in a sturdy snow shovel that feels comfortable and is of a good length. Shovels that are too long or too short for your height makes the job harder than it needs to be. Cheap plastic shovels might last for the season, but will wear down quickly. When you go to lift a shovelful of snow, follow the age-old sage advice: ensure that you use your legs and not your back! 

Let Us Help!

Not clearing sidewalks understandably creates a safety hazard for everyone, but what if you have trouble clearing your own sidewalk? If heading outside and shoveling is hazardous to you due to whatever reason, you may want to consider entrusting the job to someone else. Regency Cleaning’s snow removal team is on call 24/7 during the winter. We actively monitor forecasts to help us prep for big snowfalls the night before. Our expert team is trained and experienced in identifying icy surfaces and applying deicing compounds. With Regency Cleaning, you can rest assured knowing that your sidewalk will remain expertly cleared and safe.

Snow is not something new for Calgarians; we’re all our own experts at dealing with the white stuff. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t ask for a little help when we need it. Ready to have Regency Cleaning take over your snow clearing needs? Give us a call at 403-520-7788 today!