Ice Removal Calgary and Edmonton
Here in Calgary, Edmonton and the rest of Alberta, we all know well how the weather can derail plans.
With almost three decades of experience working with property owners in Alberta, there’s not too much that surprises us about the snow, ice, or other elements.
Having plans in place for snow and ice removal around your property during the long cold winters can avoid injury, fines, and disruption to your daily life.
Our team at Yardworx can help you look ahead with confidence that the weather isn’t going to upset your plans this winter.
Ice Melt Services in Calgary & Edmonton
With the frequent fluctuations between sub-zero and milder temperatures in Calgary and Edmonton, winter conditions are prime for ice formation. Every winter, home and business owners have to deal with ice forming in the yard, on driveways, on footpaths, in parking lots, and one the roads.
This can be dangerous for you, your family, employees, or visitors (including city crews such as garbage collectors and mail carriers). How do you best prevent hazardous ice build-up around your property and keep things safe?
Ice melting is the most effective answer.
Our crews only use child- and animal-safe ice melt – not salt but a special chemical that works on ice without causing harm to those you live with and take care of. Scheduled visits from our professional ice removal crews ensure that the following areas of residential and commercial properties are kept ice-free even during the depths of winter:
Our professionals identify the most dangerous areas and manage ice removal to keep things safe.
Ice chipping is an alternative solution for ice removal in Calgary and Edmonton, where ice has built up and needs to be cleared.
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What Are The City Laws For Ice Removal?
City of Calgary
For instance, in Calgary, property owners are required to:
- Remove snow and ice – down to the bare surface – from public sidewalks bordering their private property within 24 hours of a snowfall ending. Owners of rental properties are responsible for arranging for snow and ice removal when they reside elsewhere.
- Remove a minimum width of 1.5 meters of snow and ice – down to the bare surface – from a public pathway bordering their property, also within 24 hours of a snowfall ending. Applicable pathways are those that run parallel and adjacent to a street, with or without separation between the pathway and street (e.g. a grass boulevard).
City of Edmonton
In Edmonton you are required to:
- Clear your sidewalk as soon as possible
- Work with your neighbours to keep sidewalks clear
- Keep your waste collection areas free of snow and ice
Failure to follow these guidelines can result in tickets and fines.
Regular observation and maintenance during wintertime will mean that you don’t have to worry about meeting these obligations.
We observe all city bylaws and, if you receive a ticket from the City while we are looking after the snow and ice removal, we will handle it.
How Do I Keep My Sidewalks Ice-free?
Slips and falls on sidewalks are common in icy weather. Hazardous sidewalks increase your liability if there is an accident or injury caused to a member of the public. However, there is no need to stress. You can keep your sidewalks and other areas free of ice by arranging ice removal with the Yardworx team.
What Does Yardworx Offer?
Our ice melt services cover commercial and residential properties in Calgary and Edmonton. Ice melt bags are charged at $2 per pound plus, $62.50 per worker per hour. Note that about one pound of ice removal clears about 30-40 feet of sidewalk.
In addition, we also offer flat-rate winter monthly plans starting at $163.50 per month for residential properties. Our crew will remove snow from your sidewalks every day it snows.
A five percent discount applies to seniors and there are discounts for neighbours too!
Our team of professionals actively monitors weather conditions so that we are always ready for your call. No contract is required. Simply book services online at any time 24/7.
We Are Certified Professionals
Yardworx professionals are members of the Accredited Snow Contractors Association (ASCA) with select management being certified with the association. We work closely together to ensure new Industry Standards are met and exceeded. We take great pride in our work and strive to provide utmost customer satisfaction
Why Choose Yardworx
Our professional crews offer a variety of services to ensure your residence remains clear of ice and snow, usually before 2:00 p.m. We’ll bring the right tools for the job, every time, for maximum efficiency and minimum environmental impact.
Book with us in 3 simple steps
Step 1: Book your services 24/7 through our online form. Chances are if there is a snow event happening, our teams will be standing by!
Step 2: Our team will follow up with you on your order to verify your quote and ensure we have all the directions and specifications we need.
Step 3: Our system alerts the crew best suited for your job. The crew will come to you as soon as possible, sometimes immediately.
Crews will arrive at your site within 24 hours (in most cases). When they’re finished, the crew records the completed job with time-stamped photographs. Once our crew is done, you will be alerted that the job is complete with the photographs to show you that the snow has been safely removed.
Please note that we try to have every property serviced in a timely manner but all services are weather dependent.
We always pick up the phone, and we’re looking forward to speaking with you—so give us a call or order online.