If you are a newcomer to the Ohio area, be prepared for some pretty inclement weather. If you are not experienced in snow removal, at some point in the Medina area, you will need some trained professionals to assist you with the tremendous amount of work involved in the task. Hopefully, these guidelines will provide you with plenty of essential information about what is like in the Medina climate.
The 2016-2017 Season
According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, the coldest times are forecasted for late December until early February. You might get a break by April or May, but those first two months of the year can be torturous if you are not prepared for snow removal. As an example, January 2015 only had seven days that were above freezing. Those temperatures make snow removal difficult, to say the least.
You can always tell when the cold weather is approaching; you will see all of the Ohio Department of Transportation vehicles moving about. That is your first clue the snow storms are revving up for the winter. Even with all of the pickups, dump trucks, and snow plow blades churning the ‘mess’ about with some salt; you still have to deal with the buildups down the stairs, sidewalk, and driveway.
At any rate, veteran or not on the snow removal field, there may come a day when you just cannot handle the snow anymore and need to contact a team of professionals for the task. A team of technicians offering Medina snow removal can handle everything for you. Set back with hot chocolate, enjoy the scenery, and let them do the work!
Medical Conditions: Before you decide you are going to battle the snowfall, it is advisable to be sure you don’t have any medical issues that could place you in the emergency room.
Appropriate Gear: If you are going to shovel or blow the snow be sure you have on some lightweight and water-repellent clothing. You will want to be covered from head to toe in the right gear including some thick warm socks, as well as some gloves to keep your hands from getting blisters and stay dry and warm.
The Right Equipment: Other than just having the regular show shovels or snow pushers; you also need to be sure the height of the tool is right. The shovel should not be too heavy either because you already have the weight of the snow to factor in.
Use Caution with the Chosen Blower: If you use a snowblower unit; be sure to follow the manufacturers’ instructions for your safety.
Beat the Storm: If possible, try to clear the main pathways before the snow gets ahead of you and makes the job more difficult.
As always, be cautious of where you are walking as you clear the way; you never know what you could be standing on underneath the snow. Many accidents can happen from the unknown spaces where you cannot see beyond the snow; especially, at the end of the driveway where the snow plows have left you additional buildups.