It is Time to Break Out Those Snow Shovels!

Snow on Driveway leading to homeThe cold winter weather is here, and if it has not already started snowing at your home, it will soon. Although shoveling snow out of your sidewalks and driveway may seem like a bothersome task, it is essential to making sure that nobody is injured when they come to visit. Keep these tips in mind to help keep your driveway and sidewalk clear of snow and ice.

  • Remove snow in a timely manner – it is especially important to make sure that you shovel your sidewalk and driveway during a snowstorm since the compressed snow can easily turn to ice, making it much more difficult to remove. The job is much easier with less amount of snow on the ground.
  • Stay safe while shoveling – snow is very heavy, especially when there is a lot of it. Push the snow to the side when you are shoveling instead of lifting it out of the way so that you do not injure yourself.
  • Take advantage of sunshine – sunshine will melt ice, which will make it easier to clean up. Spread gravel or sand on icy patches before they fully form to help create more traction. It will also help future cleanup of the icy patches.

Keeping your sidewalks and driveways clear of snow and ice is the best way to prevent someone from getting injured when walking by your house. If someone is injured on your property, you can be held responsible for any medical bills associated with the accident. The injured party also has the option to sue you for more money because of the injury.

Having the right homeowners insurance policy is the best way to make sure that you are protected in case of an accident at your home this winter. Contact The Insurance Shop in White Bear Lake, Minnesota for all of your home insurance needs.