Safety Tips for Shoveling Snow

snow_shovelling_colorRegardless of whether you’re a  homeowner or you’re currently renting, during these unpredictable winter months you’ll have to contend with snow at some point. Shoveling snow can be strenuous and should only be done if you’re in good health and have your doctor’s approval. If you need to shovel out your driveway or sidewalks, keep these safety tips in mind:

• Make sure you warm up before shoveling

• Use an ergonomic shovel to ease the strain on your back

• Lift with your legs and knees rather than your back

• When emptying the shovel, move at the hips rather than twisting at the waist

• Wear layers of clothing so that you can peel a layer off if you get overheated

• Take frequent breaks so that you don’t get winded

• Make sure you hydrate. Take a water bottle with you and drink some every time you take a break to avoid dehydration in the cold winter air

• Keep the shovel close to the body at all times

If you’re tired of shoveling your driveway, give Mr. B’s Lawn Service a call. They can give you a quote on taking care of your driveway, sidewalk or parking lot as well as shoveling and salting. They are the best residential and commercial snow removal service in Ellwood City, PA. They also service Wexford, New Castle and Chippewa, PA. Call them for a quote at 724-752-5551.

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