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Snow and Ice Still Hanging Around in July? Not in Chicago, Thankfully!

We are all used to seeing the mounds of snow and ice hanging around during the winter months, but in July? Not in Chicago, thankfully! According to USA Today, there is a huge mound of snow in the Seaport district of Boston that just won’t melt. This report includes pictures of this snow mound covered with debris, at first glance, …

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Did It Really Snow in July… In Hawaii?

Yes, you heard that news report correctly; it really did snow at the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii on July 17, 2015. Icy conditions even caused the closure of the Mauna Kea Access Road early Friday morning. By midmorning the temperature was still only 36 degrees, with a wind-chill of 27 degrees; traces of the 1.5 – 2 inches of snow …

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Brancato Busts the Biggest Myths About Snow and Ice Removal

July might not feel like the time to be thinking about snow and ice removal; people are more apt to think about an Italian ice or a snow cone. But in reality, now is the time to plan ahead for those hardy Chicago snow storms. Just knowing the truth about de-icers, salt and other methods of snow and ice mitigation …

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6 Things You Need to Know Before Signing a Commercial Snow Removal Contract

Finding a reliable snow contractor in Illinois that provides quality work is a daunting task. We have all heard the stories about slip and fall accidents in poorly maintained public areas – these are often the result of hiring a snow plow company that speeds through their work, comes too late or simply doesn’t show up at all. Before you …

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5 Things to Look for in a Good Chicago Snow Removal Company

If you own a business in northern Illinois or Chicago, you know the importance of finding a good Chicago snow removal company. Especially this year! The "Chiberia" cheer of the polar vortex arrived before Santa did this year when Chicago got a chilly December blast. 2016’s early arrival of the polar vortex was a reminder of the infamous cold weather …

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Chicago Snow Removal: Choosing the Best Snow Removal Company

Winter weather is upon us and that means frigid temperatures, snow and ice are here to make their marks on Chicago. If you own a business and you haven’t hired a professional snow removal service or if you’re not happy with the Chicago snow removal service you’ve hired, now is the time to take action before the winter gets worse. …

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Snow Removal Chicago IL: How to Hire the Best Chicago Snow Plow Services

Chicago winters are, to put it lightly, demanding. Horrific levels of snowfall that seem once-in-a-lifetime are really more like a recurring nightmare revisited again and again, making snow removal in Chicago a challenge. Northeast Illinois snowstorms always seem to put in that extra bit of effort, as if intentionally testing how hardy Chicagoland commuters truly are. So if you own …

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How to Have ADA Compliant Snow Removal in Chicago

When considering snow removal in Chicago this coming winter, it is important to take into account all people, under all conditions. Your snow removal service should follow proper guidelines set out by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to accommodate everyone in making parking lots, sidewalks, pathways and doorways, easily accessible. ADA Compliance in Snow Removal The City of Chicago …

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Ask Yourself These 7 Questions to Prep for Chicago Snow Removal

With the official onset of fall, many Chicago businesses are starting to prepare for the arrival of winter–and that means addressing your snow removal needs. The last thing you want is to be caught off-guard when winter arrives. Instead, take time to look at your property and ask these seven important questions as you prepare for commercial snow removal in …

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What a Chicago Snow Removal Company Does All Summer in Chicagoland

As the sun-drenched summer days pass into autumn and the warmth seeps from the sky, our thoughts turn toward shorter days, cold window panes, and ice-slicked streets. Although the summer is not quite finished, students returning to the classroom are no doubt already planning what to say in their obligatory essays on how they spent their summer vacations. So what …