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Frozen Footprints

What Happens When You Don't Snow Blow

By Jake W.  |  Snow Blower Expert

When the first snow of the season came, I did nothing. Thatís right. I work for a snow blower company, and I neglected to use my own snow blower.

Why? It was a small storm with only 3 inches of snow. Like a lot of my neighbors, I assumed that it would melt away in a day or two. Unfortunately, it didnít. Instead, it thawed. It froze. Then it snowed againÖ and againÖ and again.

In the meantime, my car compressed the snow into a massive glacier on my driveway. The neighborhood kids trampled through it like a herd of elephants. My sidewalk was a mess with frozen, icy footprints covered with freshly fallen snow.

I just spent nearly two hours chipping, shoveling and salting my sidewalk and driveway. It wasnít fun.

My neighbor, on the other hand, took a few minutes to snow throw instead. As a result, his sidewalk is clean and clear. Just look at the difference. Proof positive that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

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