The most basic tool for removing snow, especially in large capacity’s, is a snowplough. This could be a pick-up truck that has a plough which is permanently attached, like the ones used by the Department of Transportation. Or, snow removal can be done with the help of a personal pick-up truck or SUV that has a smaller plough attached to it. Another tool which is sometimes used, more so in parking lots and in the country, will be a loader or a backhoe.
Snow blowers have become a more popular choice when removing snow, especially when there is an abundance of it. Working similar to a blower hose on a vacuum cleaner, snow blower get rid of any loose snow which has not yet been compacted. By removing this from the top of an area, the homeowner can easily remove the rest of the snow using a plough or shovel. It also removes snow, in order to make a visual inspection of the snow beneath, which makes things easier when deciding if rock salt is needed to melt the underlying ice.
For homeowners, the most basic way to get rid of snow is using a snow shovel. Even though it is slightly antiquated, when compared to a blower or snowplough for small areas, it can be an efficient tool. Sometimes, homeowners purchase a blower and combine it with a shovel, this make snow removal much more faster and easier to do. This also makes it possible for property owners to spend less time in the cold than when using just a snow shovel. For people who do not possess a blower, a push broom can be used to take off the top layer of snow, before a shovel is used.
However, some homeowners live in areas where the snow is so severe that only a professional snow removal service will be able to do the job.