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Residential Snow Removal

At Natural Environments Corporation, we’re devoted to providing residential snow removal services that deliver results time and time again. When there’s snow blocking your path, you can count on our residential snow removal services to help you out. With 40 years of experience in landscaping and snow removal, we have the expertise and knowledge to get the job done right. Request a free quote today to get started. 

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What Is Residential Snow Removal?

Residential snow removal involves clearing snow and ice from pathways, sidewalks, and driveways to make travel safe during the winter. It can also extend to other areas of your landscape, such as a deck or patio. This is important not only for your household, but for your neighbors to get around. 

Why Is Snow Removal Important?

It’s easier and safer to walk and drive on surfaces without snow and ice. After a storm, you may get stuck in your driveway on your way to work if you don’t remove the snow. You could also slip and fall on an icy sidewalk that has not been shoveled and salted properly.

Additionally, snow removal is actually enforced in some areas. In Minneapolis, the city requires you to clear the snow from the sidewalk in front of your house within 24 hours after the snow stops falling. The city will send you an order to clear the snow if you don’t do it within this period. If the snow still isn’t cleared up, they will charge a fine.

The reason why these rules are enforced is to keep the city walkable. People who walk to work, school, or run errands rely on the sidewalks, so leaving them uncleared is both inconvenient and dangerous for them. Hiring a residential snow removal company like Natural Environments Corporation will remove this responsibility from your to-do list this winter. 

How To Know If Snow Removal Is Enforced 

In Minnesota, each municipality has its own snow removal regulations, so be sure to check your city’s website to see what the requirements are and the timeframe for snow removal. Some cities don’t have snow removal laws, but it is still important to remove it anyway to help you and your neighbors. 

If you want to keep your property safe and legally compliant during winter, request a quote from Natural Environments Corporation today. 

How Is Residential Snow Removal Conducted?

Residential snow removal naturally begins when you call us to help remove the snow. You’ll just need to let us know where to remove it, and we’ll get to work. We have all the tools necessary to plow your snow efficiently and get rid of the ice on driveways, sidewalks, patios, and more. 

What Should You Consider When Hiring a Residential Snow Removal Contractor?

What should you consider when hiring a snow plow contractor for your residential property? Well, you want to make certain that the contractor that you hire is:

  • Reliable: You need a reliable contractor for snow removal that can deliver consistent results. They should also do the work they said they would. Snow removal services are convenient for most homeowners, but only if the contractor does a good job every time. If not, you’ll be left to clean up the mess.
  • Punctual: Timing can make all the difference when it comes to snow removal. It is also one of the biggest reasons people use snow removal services. Instead of waking up an hour early to shovel your driveway out, a snow removal contractor can have your driveway plowed and ready before you even get up in the morning. Also, in some areas, not plowing your snow in time is against the law. You could end up breaking it unintentionally if your contractor doesn’t show up when they said they would. 
  • Careful: Snow removal requires quite a bit of care and precision so the methods used don’t damage your property. For example, using the snow plow improperly may damage your driveway.
  • Responsive: The company should also have excellent customer service so they respond to your requests for snow removal when you make them. As with companies who don’t show up on time, companies who don’t bother calling you back negate the conveniences offered by hiring a snow removal service. 

What Happens if Residential Snow Removal Isn’t Done Correctly?

If a snow removal company doesn’t do their job properly, you might not be able to get out of your garage, or people may slip and fall because of the remaining snow and ice. No matter what, it leads to you wasting money on an incomplete residential snow removal service. 

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Natural Environments Corporation Frequently Asked Questions

Landlords are typically responsible for duties like lawn maintenance and snow removal. The responsibility can get passed to you if both parties agree to it in writing (i.e. in the rental agreement), and the landlord agrees to reasonably compensate you for these services. This compensation can be in the form of a direct payment or a rent credit. 

Snow doesn’t need to be removed around your entire property since it will melt anyway. The main reason snow needs to be removed before it melts is if it inconveniences or puts you or someone else in danger. For example, if there is snow and ice on the sidewalk in front of your house, someone could slip and fall while they’re walking. In some cases, unaddressed snow can cause property damage, such as snow on the roof. 


Ideally, snow should be removed as soon as possible. Many municipalities in Minnesota require snow removal within a certain number of hours after it stops snowing. Removing it quickly will minimize the risk of it causing problems for you and your neighbors. 

One of the main advantages of snow removal companies is that you won’t have to remove the snow yourself. Manual snow removal can be physically taxing. If you have a disability, it may not be possible for you to plow the snow, so snow removal companies ensure that you won’t have to worry about it. Another advantage is efficiency. Residential snow removal companies have access to better equipment, such as snow blowers. Their expertise also makes the process go quicker.



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