Tips for Safe Snow Shoveling

Are you ready for the next snowstorm? Winter is full of unexpected and dangerous weather, so it’s essential to always be prepared for the next snowfall. Shoveling can be a very trying activity that puts lots of strain on the body, but a job that must get done. 

Take advantage of these helpful tips to ensure shoveling is completed safely and efficiently:

Warm-Up Before

Before heading outside, take a few moments to warm up your muscles by doing some light stretches and movements. This will help you feel warm and prepared for the labor ahead.

Wear Layers

Be sure to dress warmly for the cold temperatures; coats, snow pants, hats, gloves, scarves, and more. Wearing layers is best as you can take layers off as you begin to sweat and heat up.

Push, Don’t Lift

Pushing the snow with the shovel will put less strain on your body, so try pushing when you can. If you do need to lift, bend your knees and use your legs whenever possible to protect your back.

Choose The Right Shovel

Having the right tools to get the job done is always essential! Shovels with curved handles made of a lighter material, such as plastic, are ideal for less pain on the body and ease of pushing or lifting the snow.  

Take Breaks

Shoveling is no easy task and takes its toll on the body quickly. Don’t overwork yourself and take frequent breaks to drink water, recharge, and warm up.

Take Multiple Trips

Consider shoveling periodically, a little at a time, as the snow falls, so the snow doesn’t build up and become more difficult and heavy to move. The snow will be the lightest and fluffiest as soon as it falls, so keeping up with the snowfall will make for easier removal.

Stay Hydrated

You’ll likely break a sweat since shoveling is definitely labor-intensive, so be sure to keep hydrated by drinking lots of water during and after.

Hire a Professional

This is always the safest way to get your show removal done! A team of trusted professionals can get the job done quickly and efficiently, so you don’t have to worry.

Snow Shoveling Service in Fairfield, CT

Let us help you handle all the snow this winter. The experts at Ambrosio Landscape Solutions are here to help ensure your home is safe all year long and safely remove snow off your property. Contact us today or give us a call at (203) 762-5167.

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