The Northeast has gotten a frosty start to 2015! In the aftermath of winter storm Juno, which brought damaging winds, flooding, ice and heavy snowfall to parts of the country, it’s imperative that homeowners in affected areas continue to take measures to stay safe and warm — particularly those in areas expected to receive more snow through the first week of February. It’s also imperative to remove snow and ice from walkways and roofs as quickly as possible to avoid personal injury and damage to homes.
Over the last two days, as the Juno Blizzard gained momentum, professional snow removal services in Boston and New York saw the biggest increases in home service requests. As the storm winds down, however, and more snow looms on the horizon for certain impacted areas, homeowners all over the Northeast should continue to take steps to protect themselves.
In the aftermath of the blizzard of 2015 HomeAdvisor saw a significant spike in homeowner requests for professional snow removal services:
- On January 25, there were 320% more requests for snow removal than the same day last year and 4,700% more than the same day one week earlier.
- On January 26, there were 433% more requests for snow removal than the same day one year ago and 2,000% more than the same day a week earlier.
- On January 27, there were 640% more requests for snow removal than the same day one year ago and 1,670% more than the same day a week earlier.
If you’re in an area affected by winter storm Juno and expected heavy snowfall:
- Shovel your walks and remove snow and ice from your roof
- Spread rock salt on driveways and walkways
- Keep the temperature warm inside your home to keep pipes from bursting
- Wear warm layers of clothing and keep flashlights on hand in case of power outage
- Call a professional snow removal service if you’re unable to remove ice and snow yourself
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