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Yard Smart began 40 years ago When our owner, Matt Higgons, started mowing his first lawn with his high school best friend. He used the money from his first lawn job to pay his way through university to get his business degree, and a short time later, he started Yard Smart.
Yard Smart is a relationship-based company, and we enjoy what we do. We provide service to the Scarborough area year-round, including snow removal in the winters. Removing snow can be a dreaded task, but our team is always friendly and happy to serve you.
There are many benefits to choosing our professionals at Yard Smart for all of your snow removal needs. We keep the best interests of our customers close when making decisions for our company. We want to keep you safe and take care of your property, allowing you not to worry and to feel secure knowing that we have your yard taken care of.
Gain Your Time Back
The amount of time you spend shovelling snow each year adds up quickly. According to Weather-Ca.com, Etobicoke receives approximately 40 days of snow per year. If it takes you 30 minutes to clear the snow each time, you’ll spend nearly a full day each year just shovelling snow!
That figure only estimates the time you spend shovelling. You also need to apply salts and go to the store to purchase equipment. You can eliminate all the unnecessary travel with a single call to Yard Smart.
Instead, spend that time on meaningful activities with a helping hand from Yard Smart. We have all the equipment necessary to respond to Mother Nature, even when the entire Etobicoke area gets snow. Our knowledgeable and skilled staff anticipates our clients’ needs, so you can get the clear driveway you want in no time.
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We all enjoy waking up to see a pristine layer of snow blanketing the ground. But what is the first thought you have is, “Ugh! That means lots of shovelling work for me.”
Now, just imagine if that snowfall also came with a cleared driveway. The combination of serenity and convenience can indeed be possible if you arrange with us at Yard Smart for snow removal services.
Our crew makes your life as easy as possible. We’re always watching for upcoming snowstorms to ensure that you will have snow-free driveways and walkways so you can get your cars out and go to work on time on all those snowy mornings. We also want businesses to have cleared parking lots so your customers can drive in, pull up, and walk in without slipping and sliding.
Thanks to our professional-grade equipment, we can finish those jobs in a fraction of the time of you trying to do it by hand.
At Yard Smart, we handle snow removal in Etobicoke, regardless of the day or time. We provide the same thorough and on-time service no matter whether there’s snowfall at midnight or on the holidays. That way, you’ll never have to get out of bed at odd hours to clear your driveway.
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When should I use salt during snow removal?
You can apply salt before or after a snowstorm. The correct approach depends on your preferences and needs. Many people clear snow first before applying salt. If you put down salt before it snows, the snow may become mushy and difficult to move.
The type and texture of snow – wet, icy, powdery – can dictate what kind of salt you should use and when you should apply it. You should also consider the surface that needs ice or snow removal. If you have a new walkway, avoid using pure sodium chloride, because it can expedite disintegration.
Does Yard Smart offer sidewalk snow removal in Etobicoke?
Legally, homeowners are responsible for removing snow from their sidewalks and walkways. Etobicoke requires owners to get rid of snow immediately after a storm, which reduces the risk of a slip-and-fall accident. The specific requirements for residential sidewalk snow removal vary among municipalities.
If you’re in a rush to work, the last thing you want is to have to stop and shovel your sidewalk. Fortunately, Yard Smart has you covered. Our crews offer sidewalk snow removal so that you can make the most of your time during the day.
What are the whitish lines that appear on the street during winter?
You may see white or wet lines on the road before a storm. Anti-icing involves applying chemicals that remove snow, ice, and frost. The material remains on the street to hinder the development of new ice after the storm and makes it easier for snowplows to plow slick areas.
Yard Smart applies anti-icing products in the hours leading up to a forecasted storm. The chemicals contain a mixture of corrosion inhibitors that will protect your car from potential damage. You should still wipe down your vehicle following a snowstorm as a safety measure, however.
Is anti-icing environmentally friendly?
The climate crisis has forced people in Etobicoke to find environmentally friendly solutions for ice and snow removal. While salt and sand are readily available and affordable, they aren’t always the best options. Fortunately, numerous anti-icing alternatives perform equally well.
Natural Alternative Ice Melt is an organic anti-icing product with biodegradable and non-toxic ingredients. It features a blend of four de-icing components for effective ice removal. Other eco-friendly options include Snow Joe Melt, which has calcium magnesium acetate instead of calcium chloride, and the dark green SafePaw Ice Melter that absorbs solar radiation and speeds up melting.
What is black ice, and how do you get rid of it?
Despite its name, black ice isn’t black. The transparent solid often forms on top of dark asphalt, giving it a black hue. The low visibility makes it challenging for drivers and pedestrians to see it, increasing their risk of falling, slipping, or skidding.
Any of the previously mentioned anti-icing products, such as Natural Alternative Ice Melt or SafePaw Ice Melter, can counteract black ice. The salt lowers the ice’s melting point, causing it to turn to liquid gradually. The process allows your tires or shoes to make more contact with the street, ensuring a strong grip and stable surface.
Avoid injuries by outsourcing snow removal
According to the CBC, more than 128,000 Canadians ended up in the hospital because of injuries from shovelling snow between 1981 and 2014. A significant portion of these cases involved heart attacks. When you remove snow, it strains the heart—which, on occasion, can cause organ failure.
Canadians also tend to experience a rash of minor injuries that do not require hospitalization. Some of the most common snow removal injuries in Etobicoke include tight backs, soreness, and fatigue. If you overexert yourself while getting rid of snow, you may find yourself inadvertently stuck at home instead of being able to go to work.
While snow removal comes naturally to many of us, you may be better off leaving it to the professionals in Etobicoke. Consider having Yard Smart take care of your snow if you have a history of high blood pressure, heart problems, or if you smoke. Avoid a severe injury and the time loss that comes with unexpected setbacks.