Kalamazoo Snow Removal Services for Dry Snow and Wet Snow

With the winds of winter in full swing and the holiday season officially over, it’s time to face facts: it doesn’t exactly feel like It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year anymore. For some, even getting out of their driveway or parking lot has started to pose a challenge as ice, snow, and slush have accumulated over time. But that begs the question: why does snow become such a problem over time and, more importantly, what can we do about it?

Today, we’ll be discussing how dry snow and wet snow impact Michigan residents and how MowCo’s snow removal services can overhaul your winter experience.

Dry Snow Vs. Wet Snow: When to Start Shoveling

If you’ve lived in Michigan for at least a couple winters, then you may have a good intuitive understanding of what dry snow and wet snow look like. In essence, so-called “wet snow” is snow that contains a high amount of water content, which makes the snow sticky and heavy. While this means wet snow helps create beautiful scenery, it also means it makes for a much more difficult driving and walking experience.

Wet snow is created when the temperature in the air is slightly above freezing, but there’s still snow on the ground. In these conditions, snowflakes melt into the existing snow when they reach the ground. As a result, the snow becomes saturated with water, making it 2-3 times heavier than dry snow (which is a powdery snow containing no water). While wet snow is perfect for snowballs, snow men, and other outdoor fun, it’s also liable to freeze into ice if it gets any colder. For that reason, we recommend that you shovel any wet snow on your driveway or sidewalks if the forecast shows that it’ll dip below 32 degrees.

Need Snow Removal? We’re Here to Help

If you have a large property or multiple properties that require snow removal, then it’s probably just not practical to clear it all by yourself (especially if it’s heavy wet snow). But don’t worry—we’ve got you covered.

Here at MowCo, our professionals are trained for efficient and effective snow removal in even the worst Michigan winters. That’s why we offer:

  • Snow Plowing: Our snow plowing professionals excel at clearing large quantities of snow in a fraction of the time.
  • Shoveling: Whether it’s sidewalks, paths, steps or anywhere else, we’ll shovel all the snow from even the hardest to reach areas.
  • Salt Application: Once the plowing and shoveling is done, our pros layer salt to bring your ice buildup to an absolute minimum.

Winter is not always the wonderland that the Christmas songs describe. That’s why businesses all around Kalamazoo choose to rely on MowCo for their snow removal needs. To get in touch with our team and make the worst of the Kalamazoo winters a distant memory, contact us today for more information.