Proper Way of Dealing with Snow on Driveways

Snow is almost about to fall in Indianapolis. While kids see it as an opportunity to build a snowman and throw snowballs with friends, adults who need to drive to and from work are not at all excited. Imagine waking up to a driveway filled with snow. It can be a real inconvenience especially if you are running late. There are many ways to remove snow on a concrete driveway but there is a proper way to do it.

Snow Blowing

When using a snow blower, make sure to use the electric type because it is quieter than the gas-powered type. Although it isn’t as noisy, it is still proper etiquette to run the blower during the daytime. Your neighbors will surely be grateful for the consideration. Position the blower so that it throws snow on your lawn or some empty, unused part of your land, not on someone else’s property.

Clear the Sidewalk Adjacent to Your Property

Whether it is mandatory by law or not, it is proper etiquette to clear the snow on the sidewalk in front of your house or the one connected to your driveway. If you feel like it, and you still have the energy, why not extend the clearing job until the neighbor’s adjacent sidewalk.

Clear a Path for Mailmen, Delivery Men, and Pizza Guys

There are some mailmen who don’t put your mail in your mailbox if the path is full of snow. It wouldn’t hurt to make things easier for them. Clear the path or driveway leading to your mailbox or doorway so it would be easier and quicker for them to deliver your mail, packages, and pizza orders.

Do Not Dump Snow on the Street

Although the city has snow plowers that clear roads and streets, it is still not okay to dump snow on public streets. Also, if you live on the right side of the road, there is a possibility that the snow set aside by the plower will go to the right side. It is best to dump it on the lawn where it could melt off and hydrate the grass at the same time.

Snow removal is more than just clearing out snow from your property and going about your usual routine. It is also an opportunity for homeowners to help neighbors and those who need access to your property.