Winter Landscaping Services: Snow Plowing and Removal in Philadelphia
With winter fast approaching, now is the time to secure your snow plowing or snow blowing service, so you will be prepared when that first snow hits. Snow removal services come in all sizes from shoveling to snow plowing, and we’ve got you covered, whether commercial or residential: 215.288.3000
Some weather services and the Old Farmer’s Almanac are already predicting that the 2014-2015 winter could be cold and harsh just as the 2013-2014 winter was. It’s better to make preparations now than be caught off guard when winter hits.
Residential Snow Removal
Homeowners may need to remove snow from walkways, driveways and overhangs for safety, but do not need to disturb their beautiful snowy yards. A snow blower is often the most useful tool.
Remember that the City of Philadelphia requires homeowners to clear the public walkway in front of their homes within 6 hours after the snow stops.
Philadelphia Code 10-720 Regarding Snow Removal From Sidewalks
According to Philadelphia Code (10-720),
“(1) the owner, agent, and tenants of any building or premise shall clear a path of not less than 36″ in width on all sidewalks, including curb cuts, abutting the building or premises within 6 (six) hours after the snow has ceased to fall. The path shall be thoroughly cleared of snow and ice. Where the width of any pavement measured from the property line to the curb is less than 3 (three) feet, the path cleared may be only 12 inches in width. When the building in question is a multifamily dwelling the owner or his agent shall be responsible for compliance with the requirements of this section.”
(2) Snow or ice removed from sidewalks, driveways, or other areas shall not be placed or piled in the street.
(3) Any person who violates this Section shall be subject to the provisions and penalties set forth in 10-718 and 10-719.
The penalty for violating this provision can range from “a minimum fine of fifty dollars ($50) to no more than three hundred dollars ($300) for each violation.” Private plows piling snow in the street after city teams have cleared the road is illegal as well as a hazard to drivers and pedestrians.
Businesses generally have heavier snow-removal responsibilities, such as clearing parking lots, driveways, delivery paths, and walkways. The skid steer snow plow is the tool of choice. We offer commercial snow plowing at very competitive rates. Easy Care Landscaping is always prepared for the worst, and we know how difficult unexpected weather and shortages can be for your business.
Finally, whether homeowner or commercial, you need a fast, reliable and legal snow plowing service in place before the snow hits so you can rest easy, knowing it is all taken care of. Now is the time to contact us about how we can help with all your snow removal needs. Although the fall is just beginning, now is the best time to prepare for Winter landscaping needs.
Here are a few of our commercial snow plowing customers:
K-mart distribution center