The Northwest got its first snow this week. Mukilteo’s first snowflakes fell as I drove to work via Lynnwood and Edmonds. Snow may delight youngsters, make the holidays more traditional, and stress out drivers, but it can also be slippery and dangerous.
You want to keep your family safe, but your friendly home cleaners will be dealing with snow too. Snow is another challenge for professional home cleaners. Take snow measures for next home cleanings to keep our workers safe.
Most individuals love snowfall when inside their homes with their kids building snowmen. If home cleaners aren’t properly protected, snow might be harmful. Slipping on driveway ice is never fun. Snowfall necessitates driveway clearance. Professional home cleaners like Clean and Simple CleaningTM don’t stop cleaning for snow, but they hope your house is maintained to avoid risk. Snow safety guidelines for our home cleaners and your family:
Always shovel and deice pathways. Driveways are often de-iced using rock salt. This melts snow, but there are safer, more eco-friendly methods.
Avoid snow buildup by shoveling regularly. Fresh snow is lighter. Shoveling snow a little at a time also reduces strain.
Sand improves traction. This doesn’t melt snow, but it’s greener for walking. Good-traction boots also assist.
Avoid cat litter—some say it melts or provides traction. It costs more than sand and creates a mess when the snow melts. Sand performs better!
Use barely enough rock salt to melt the snow if you must. Many directions use too much salt, squandering money and harming the environment.
These basic snow precautions and suggestions can clear your driveway. It also protects you and our house cleaners. Never depend on power! Power outages after heavy snowfall damaged electronic garage doors. If you’re like me and didn’t carry a home key until this happened, remember to always have an extra or have a buddy keep one. Have a generator or other heat source if the electricity goes out. Keep your family warm. Preparing for snow lets you enjoy the weather safely!
Western Washington snow seldom delays cleanings. Our home cleaners would never risk their lives going to your residence. There are two methods to determine whether your cleaning will be canceled due to snowy driving conditions. Calling the office usually works unless circumstances are extreme. If Mukilteo, Edmonds, or other area schools are canceled, home cleaners won’t be able to work, disrupting our cleaning schedules. Safety first. These steps should keep you, your family, and our home cleaners safe this winter. Happy Christmas from Groutastic.