Snow Removal Tips

December 18, 2013 at 1:31 PM | Posted in Holidays, Home, Safety Tips, Seasonal | Leave a comment
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It’s beginning to look a lot like… a very snowy winter! Even though the snow creates beautiful scenery, it can be a hassle to clean up. By following this list of snow removal suggestions you can help prevent liability issues and injury:

  • Clear snow and ice off your vehicle surfaces before you drive away. Snow and ice flying off a vehicle can damage other cars and cause accidents. The Massachusetts Turnpike Authority can prohibit vehicles from using the roadway if debris, including snow or ice, could fall from the vehicle and endanger individuals or property. Massachusetts Turnpike Police also have the authority to fine drivers $200 for failing to clear vehicles.
  • Clear and sand walkways and steps. Make sure that your walkways and steps are clear of snow and ice to ensure the safety of visitors and delivery personnel. As things melt during the day and freeze again at night, it makes it necessary to re-apply sand and salt. Don’t forget – due to a recent Massachusetts law, homeowners are now responsible for clearing the sidewalk in front of their homes.
  • Have your roof raked after each significant snowfall. Raking the snow away from the edges of your roof prevents the melting and re-freezing that creates ice dams. This will protect your roof as well as prevent icicles from forming that could fall and injure someone.

This is just the beginning of the winter season and much more snow is expected. At Protector Group we hope these tips will keep you safe and incident free this winter.

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