Snowblower Safety Tips
Snowblowers are a major convenience when the snow comes, but they
should be used with respect and care. Since 2003, over 9,000 Americans have
lost a finger – or two – in snowblower accidents. And nearly 6,000 injure
themselves each year when they’re snowblowing.
RepairClinic.com wants you to avoid being a snowblower statistic.
So, we’ve put together some useful snowblower tips to keep you safe this
- Unclog a Snowblower
This is the number one cause of
snowblower ER trips. To help avoid clogs altogether, we suggest using a no-stick
spray in any areas that come in contact
with snow. But if you do get a snowblower jam, here’s the safe way to fix it:
- Turn off the engine on a gas model or
unplug it if yours is electric.
- Let the snowblower rest for a minute
or two so all of its parts stop moving.
- Use a clearing
tool, end of a shovel or a broom handle
to clean a clog at the auger or chute. NEVER use your hands or feet!
- Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Don’t run your gas-powered snowblower while it’s in the garage or shed. Wait till
you get it out on the driveway or sidewalk before starting it up. Even small
gas engines emit carbon monoxide.
- Protect Your Hearing
Your snowblower will typically run at
over 100 decibels (dB). To put that in perspective, a vacuum clean comes in at
about 70 dB and a jackhammer is around 130 dB. Avoid potential hearing loss and
use ear plugs or other hearing
- Think About Your Clothes
No, you don’t have to be fashionable when clearing snow, but you do need to pay
attention to what you’re wearing. Avoid loose pants, scarves or jackets – they
can get tangled in the snowblower’s moving parts. Also, be sure to wear sturdy
shoes with good traction. You definitely don’t want to slip and fall when using
Visit our Snowblower
Repair Help page for troubleshooting tips. We
also have a great snowblower
maintenance video and page so you can keep your snowblower running smoothly all season.
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