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Calgary snow removal services

157,000+ Tonnes of snow cleared in Calgary

Bring it on, winter...

24 hour guarantee

Aligning with the city bylaw so you don't get a fine! Snow is always cleared to the pavement within 24 hours of snowfall ending.

Unlimited visits

No extra fees on those extra snowy months, just the same flat monthly rate. Historically we average 15 visits per month.

Service notifications

Receive an alert when your provider is on the way, and a picture after every visit. You will know the work was done no matter where you are.

Easy booking

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Vetted providers

Licensed, insured, accountable professionals with no less than a 4.7 customer approval rating. The same person will service your property every time.

Bring on winter 2022!

On the hunt for a top-rated home snow removal company in Calgary? We've been clearing snowy sidewalks in YYC since 2008.

PROPERTYWERKS provides fast residential snow removal across Calgary. We know your needs are unique, so you can choose from three different levels of service, and optional features like ice melt application.

Our system notifies you as soon as the work is completed, with picture evidence of the freshly cleared paths, sidewalks and driveways. This way, if you’re at work, out of town, on vacation – you always know you’re getting your money’s worth!

We look forward to helping you with your snow removal needs this season. All the best to you and yours for this snowy season, take care and be safe!

Review your service options

Standard

From $129 /month
  • Unlimited visits
  • Flat rate
  • Crew dispatch alerts
  • Picture notifications after each visit
  • Snow cleared down to and across the pavement
  • Everything over trace amounts cleared
  • Cleared within 24h after snow ends

PremiumMost popular

From $149 /month
  • Unlimited visits
  • Flat rate
  • Crew dispatch alerts
  • Picture notifications after each visit
  • Snow cleared down to and across the pavement
  • Everything over trace amounts cleared
  • Cleared before Standard sites
  • Cleared daily during multi-day snowfalls
  • Complimentary ice melt

Express

From $179 /month
  • Unlimited visits
  • Flat rate
  • Crew dispatch alerts
  • Picture notifications after each visit
  • Snow cleared down to and across the pavement
  • Everything over trace amounts cleared
  • Cleared first
  • Cleared daily during multi-day snowfalls
  • Complimentary ice melt
  • Limited availability
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Service details FAQ

I only need vacation coverage. Can you do that?
You can sign up for as little as one month of service. We usually recommend booking the service to overlap your vacation with a bit of time on each side. That way you get a little break from shovelling as you're preparing to go and when you're settling back in.
I'm on vacation or at work, how will I know you're coming and when the work is done?
An email notification is sent as the crew is dispatched! You will receive a notification once the work is completed as well, with pictures of your freshly cleared paths, sidewalks and driveway.
What is the difference between Standard, Premium and Express service levels?
Standard snow removal sites are cleared once the snow stops falling and are at the end of the route. Premium customers get included ice melt, are cleared daily during multi-day events, and are cleared earlier in the route. Express clients get everything Premium clients do but space is limited and they're cleared first.
Do you come out a limited number of times per month and charge extra for the additional times?
We come out as much as needed. Historically the average is about 15 visits per month. There is no extra charge beyond a certain number of visits, just your flat monthly rate.
When will my snow be cleared?
It depends on the service level you select. With Standard service you'll be cleared within 24hr of the snow ending. For Premium clients we aim to have you cleared within the first 8 hours of crews being dispatched and Express clients within the first 3 hours. We cannot guarantee an exact time of day that snow will be cleared, but we always start as early in the day as possible.

In the event of snowfalls over 10cm time windows may be suspended as the roads often impede our crews. However sites will still be cleared in order of priority: Express, Premium, then Standard.
Do you have a surcharge for heavy snowfalls?
No, we don't charge more when it snows more, just your flat monthly rate. If you're signed up for our service before a heavy snowfall, it's service as usual. If you're joining our routes after some accumulation has built up, there may be a one-time surcharge to "reset" your property before starting regular service.

Please note that snowfalls in excess of 10cm are exempt from our time guarantees. Try as we might, these days always take longer than expected, as moving through the city is considerably slower with these events.
Am I locked into a snow removal contract?
It's a long winter season across Canada, usually we see five months of heavy snow, but that doesn't mean you have to be locked into a snow removal contract for the whole time. For our snow removal services there is a 1-month minimum commitment, and no penalty for cancelling.
What's your cancellation policy?
There's no penalty for cancelling your service. Come and go as you wish, we're not trying to force you into anything. Of course some heads up is always appreciated.
There are a couple extra areas I would like cleared, can you do them?
For sure! Please give us a call at (403) 239-1269 or email at service@propertywerks.ca so we can add special notes to your booking. Please note some requests may incur an additional fee.
If it snows for several days in a row, how often do you come out?
If you book Premium or Express service we will remove your snow once per day. For Standard sites we'll be out once the snow has stopped.
How early in the day do you come out?
We start as early as 5am and stay out as late as required. On heavy days our team can be going for 15 hours straight.
Is snow removed within 24 hours after it starts snowing? After it stops snowing?
Crews are dispatched after it stops snowing. For Premium and Express clients we come out while it's still snowing if the snowfall is lasting multiple days.
When are crews dispatched?
Crews are most often dispatched first thing in the morning after a snowfall has ended.

For continuous snowfalls that last many days in a row, the crew will be dispatched once per day for mid-snow service on Premium and Express sites, and after the snowfall has ended for Standard sites. Sites are never cleared more than once per day.

Scenario 1. It snows from 1pm to 8pm on Monday.

Crews will begin first thing Tuesday morning clearing Express, Premium, then Standard sites.

Scenario 2. It snows from 4am - 11pm on Monday.

Crews start early Monday morning for mid-snow service on Express and Premium sites. Crews will go out again Tuesday morning for Express, Premium and Standard sites.

Scenario 3. It snows from 9am - 11am on Monday.

Crews begin late Monday morning clearing Express, Premium then Standard sites. Time targets on Express and Premium sites are pushed because of the late start.
Why aren't crews dispatched in the afternoon?
Since a route can take as long as 9 hours to complete, and we’re working exclusively in residential areas, our clients (and their neighbours!) would prefer us not to be on their property late into the night.
What order are sites cleared in?
Sites are always cleared in order of priority: Express, Premium and then Standard.
What equipment do you use?
Everything to get the job done! For snow clearing we use classic shovels, backpack blowers, snow-throwing machines and ice chippers. We use commercial-grade equipment made by TORO that have poly blades so they won't cause any damage. We also use a proprietary software to make the most efficient routes and send you timely notifications.
What communities do you serve?
We offer residential snow clearing for all communities within the city limits of Calgary
What is ice melt and how does it work?
Ice melt is a variation of salt. Salt lowers the freezing point of water, preventing ice from forming. A sprinkle of salt on your sidewalk melts light snowfall and slows down or prevents slippery patches from forming. If you have pets, keep an eye on their paws and wipe them off as the salt can be irritating!
What if I don't want ice melt?
No problem. Let us know so we can add a note to your booking. We only use it sparingly, in spots where ice tends to form, since it can be hard on the concrete.
You missed a spot!
Oops! Please send us a quick note at service@propertywerks.ca so we can come fix it.

Snow Bylaws FAQ

What are the city of Calgary bylaws for snow removal?
Section 67 of the Street Bylaw requires Calgary property owners/occupants to:

Remove a minimum 1.5 meter width of snow and ice down to bare pavement from all public sidewalks bordering their private property within 24 hours of a snowfall ending. Snow or ice removed from a public sidewalk may be placed on public property such as the road or boulevard, provided that its placement does not create an obstruction. All snow and ice removed from private sidewalks must be placed within private property.

If not acted on, The City will clear the sidewalk and invoice the property owner for the cost; a minimum $150 and maximum of $750 plus GST and administration fees. If not paid, the invoice amount will be added to the property owner's property tax bill.
Do noise bylaws pertain to snow removal equipment?
The City of Calgary noise restriction generally applies from 10 pm to 7 am Monday to Saturday and 10pm to 9am on Sunday and holidays. However, snow clearing devices powered by an engine of any kind are exempt during the 48 hour period following a snowfall.
What if the city leaves snow on my property?
For windrows or other snow left by city crews you can call 311 and submit a request for the city to come back and remove it.

Pricing FAQ

What is the cost of residential snow removal?
Residential snow removal from a reputable company in Canada will be between $170-$250+ per month for a standard size lot, depending on how many areas need clearing.

Among similar businesses, our rates are very competitive. For our elderly and mobility impaired clients, snow removal isn't a luxury but necessary service. We endeavor to keep our prices as fair as possible.

While there are some great deals to be had browsing the classifieds, if you need a reliable service that can be accountable and prove the work is being done, even while you’re not at home, you may want to hire an established business.
Do you have any deals on snow removal?
If you sign up for our services year-round you will save about 10% on our rates. Also, if you book with a neighbor or friend, you can both take $20 off your first month of snow removal service!
I have a few properties I would like service for, do you have a volume discount?
Yes, we can help service multiple properties. Please get in touch with the office to discuss volume pricing.

What to expect for winter 2022

When does snowfall begin and end in Calgary?
When is it NOT snowing in Calgary would be a shorter answer! In its history, Calgary has had snow in every month of the year. The snow clearing season in Calgary usually runs from October until the end of April, with the busiest months from November to March. We often receive the heaviest, wettest snowfalls late in the year, the kind that not every snow removal service can handle. Good thing our team has seen it all.
How often does it snow in Calgary?
Calgary gets an average of 7-10 days of snowfall per month during the winter. We're not called the great white north for nothing! Our clients average 15 service visits per month.
How much does it snow in Calgary?
Calgary gets anywhere from 1 - 3 metres of snow each year across an average of 50 days with snow fall. As we all know snow can show up almost no matter the season! Often we get our biggest snow events in the spring, but it can certainly be unpredictable!
What should we expect for winter 2022?
Last year we had a record amount of snow at the beginning and end of the season. We're still bouncing between the warmer El Nino and the La Nina cycle which can cause unpredictable snowfalls. La Nina is a general cooling of the Pacific Ocean and moves the flow of the jet stream to give us winters with higher snowfall and cooler conditions. This year the El Nino cycle is supposed to strengthen compared to last year (warmer than normal Pacific Ocean temperatures) which can give us warmer than normal conditions but can also cause higher precipitation due to increased evaporation off the coast.

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