Best Way to Shovel Driveway this Winter

Posted by on Oct 11, 2012 in Winterization | Comments Off on Best Way to Shovel Driveway this Winter

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  If you are inactive and have a history of heart trouble, talk to your doctor before you take on the task of shoveling snow.

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1. The best way to shovel driveway starts by picking the right shovel.  A smaller blade will require you to lift less snow; putting less strain on your body. 

2.  Dress in several layers so you can remove a layer as needed. It’ll be easier to move if your body is more warmed up than cold.

3.  Begin shoveling slowly to avoid placing a sudden demand on your heart. people have been known to strain themselves by going too hard right away.  Pace yourself and take breaks as needed!

4.  Protect your back from injury by lifting correctly; stand with your feet about hip width for balance and keep the shovel close to your body.  Bend from the  knees (not the back) and tighten your stomach muscles as you lift the snow.  Avoid twisting movements (if you need to move the snow to one side reposition your feet to face the direction the snow will be going).

5.  Most importantly — listen to your body.  Stop if you feel pain, we are just a phone call away. Rest assured that the best way to shovel driveway this Winter is by contacting Ultra Lawn for a free estimate.

The Easy Alternative to Shoveling Snow:

Now, if you don’t want to clear it yourself -or you don’t think you can- there’s one last alternative! Almost all neighborhoods have that one entrepreneurial kid who’ll do it for a few bucks. Another option is to simply ask a neighbor that might be willing to hep out. Whatever you decide to do , it’s best you don’t wait too long to get everything cleared up. If Winter hits hard and there’s no one around, rest assured Ultra Lawn can help you out.

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