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Finding The Right Contractor For Home Repair

Hello, my name is John Chase and if you're like me, you enjoy doing home repair projects yourself. I'm far from being a professional, but I can do minor repairs on the outside of my house such as painting and repairing the gutters. If there's a big project to do and I know that I shouldn't tackle the task myself, I always hire an experienced contractor to do the job. As you read through this blog, you'll learn how to hire the best contractor for home repair. You'll also find out what types of jobs around the house that you can do yourself and when you should contact a qualified contracting company. I think that you'll find my blog informative and I'm supplying this information so that all of your home repair projects will be successful.


Finding The Right Contractor For Home Repair

A Homeowners Guide To Dealing With Heavy Snow

by Nicholas Jenkins

If you live in area that gets heavy snow during the winter, then you need to prepare in advance. You don't want to be one of those people running to the store the night before a big snowstorm, frantically searching for shovels, salt, or a snowblower! If you prepare in advance, then you will be in fine shape no matter how much snow falls. So, here are a few things you can do right now to get ready.

Stock Up On Salt

After the snow has fallen, it will melt and then refreeze, causing sheets of ice. This is very dangerous. Snow is more of a nuisance. Ice, however, is deadly. If you have a concrete driveway, paved walkway, or steps into your home, you will need to salt them. Otherwise you are taking a big risk. You might slip and break a bone or hit your head.

You can get 50lbs bags of rock salt at your local home improvement center. Once you get it back to your home, transfer it into a garbage bin. Place a hard plastic cup or garden trowel in the bin. You will use this to disperse the salt when the time comes.


A shovel is the cheapest way to remove snow, but it can also be dangerous. Shoveling heavy snow is analogous to lifting weights. If you're out there in the freezing cold, shoveling snow, you are putting yourself at risk. Many people suffer from heart attacks after shoveling snow.

The solution is to get a snow blower. These are machines that are similar in design to a lawn mower. You stand behind them and push them forward. They do all the heavy work for you. They come in two general designs: single stage and dual stage. For all intents and purposes a dual stage is the more powerful and efficient. These work best with heavy snowfall. The main drawback is that they are almost all gas powered. If you want something that can be used with an electrical cord, you will have to go with a single stage.

Arrange For A Snow Plow

If you live outside of the city, in a private community, then you might want to arrange for a snowplow to come and clear your driveway and roads. Many people who live in rural communities live on private roads. The municipality might not plow these. In some areas neighbors collectively pay for a plow to come through after a big storm.

You should make it clear in advance what the parameters are for plowing. A good method is to have the plowman come by whenever there is a certain amount of snow. That way they are not wasting their time when the forecast is wrong. They will only come out after the snow hits the ground. Contact AP Enterprises Property Services for your snow removal needs.