When the first flakes fall and the snow-covered sidewalk crunches underfoot, hardly anyone wants to think about clearing away the snow. Snow must not be left on the sidewalk either do leaves. The residents of the house also have to take action against black ice. Cities and communities actually have to ensure that the streets and sidewalks are safe even in winter.
A caretaker service can take over the duty of clearing
If you, as a homeowner, hire snow removal in Ontario to do the winter service, you can spread the costs among your tenants. An important factor to check here is whether the service clears out on time and regularly.
Snow removal in Ontario during the day is sufficient
The period in which you have to clear the sidewalk in front of your house of snow is determined individually in each municipal statute. As a rule, the sidewalks must be cleared between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. If the first flakes fall during the night, it is enough to clear them the next morning.
A part of the sidewalk should be free
Shoveling snow requires a little effort. Because unfortunately, it is not enough to just shovel a narrow path. The rule of thumb is that two people should be able to walk past each other. You are not allowed to push the snow onto the street. Gullies and manhole covers must also remain free.
Clearing the front door is not enough
Not only do the paths to the house entrance and letter box have to be cleared. It must also be possible to reach the rubbish bins without slipping and underground car parks must be safe. However, if it is a private path that is usually only used for convenience or as a shortcut, it does not have to be cleared or gritted.
Roofs also need to be secured
Long icicles on the canopy look nice but can be dangerous. Therefore, you must also remember to secure the roofs of your home against avalanches and icicles. Exactly what needs to be done, however, will depend on the general snow conditions in the area, the condition of the building, and the type and volume of traffic.