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Thursday, Dec. 22nd, 2016

15 Interesting Facts All About Snow...

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Friday, Feb. 24th, 2017

The Difference Between Snow, Freezing Rain, Sleet, and Hail

by Taylor Hunsaker

If you think about it, we’re all experts in one area or another, belting out facts about random subjects others might not know anything about. And then sometimes we’re the people that are learning the random facts because we aren’t experts on certain subjects. Don’t feel bad though, nobody knows everything. That’s why we have the internet. That and to tell you what you’ve all been wondering… What’s the difference between snow, freezing rain, sleet, and hail? Weather forecasters always …
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Thursday, Feb. 16th, 2017

What the heck is Lake Effect Snow?

by Taylor Hunsaker

If you’ve never heard of lake effect snow, you’re not alone. However, there is a strong possibility that you’ve experienced it at some point of your life, especially if you live near a lake (hence the name).   Lake effect snow is created in winter when cold winds move across long expanses of warmer lake water. An intense evaporation from the lake surface forms convective clouds that can’t contain all of this water, making some of it fall back to …
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Friday, Feb. 10th, 2017

Top 10 Cities with the Worst Winter Inversion

by Taylor Hunsaker

Have you ever noticed that the colder months tend to have terrible air? If you haven’t, you’re one of the luckier cities around the nation. This mucky air is inversion. It happens when normal atmospheric conditions (cool air above, warm air below) becomes inverted. Inversions trap a dense layer of cold air under a layer of warm air, and the warm layer acts like a lid, trapping pollutants in the cold air near the valley floor. Now, you may think …
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Tuesday, Feb. 7th, 2017

Fluff and Buff Training (FAB)

by Colby Shosted

Make sure you have the most current version of the TaskEasy Contractor App. What is a Fluff and Buff (FAB)? FAB refers to the process of quickly cleaning or grooming an already maintained vacant home’s interior while a home is listed for rent or sale. Make More Money FAB cleanings are a great way to maximize your revenue at each property, considering most FAB cleanings take a short amount of time (about 15 minutes) when combined with routine lawn mowing. …
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Friday, Jan. 20th, 2017

Which School Has The Most Grass? SEC Edition

by Taylor Hunsaker

  If I were to claim that my school had more mowable square footage of grass than your school, would you want to toss on your old letter jacket and have a rumble in the parking lot?  Probably not.  But taking pride in your favorite institute of higher learning is a tradition as old as the schools themselves, and whether you attend as a student or cheer as a fan, everyone likes to see how their chosen school stacks up …
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Tuesday, Jan. 17th, 2017

Rulers: The Hidden Tool

by Taylor Hunsaker

There are a lot of tools that contractors use throughout their careers, but there is one helpful tool that you might not think of when you’re packing up your truck to do snow removal – a ruler. Use a ruler to show depth We know what you’re thinking. Why would I need a ruler to remove snow? It’s simple, with a ruler on hand, you’ll be able to accurately measure snow. This is important because at TaskEasy we have different …
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Monday, Jan. 9th, 2017

Skipping and Adding Snow Removal Jobs

by Colby Shosted

Do you have jobs on your schedule, but no snow to clear? Watch this quick video on how to skip jobs and add new ones to your schedule. Why does TaskEasy automatically add jobs to my snow removal route? When there is at least an inch of snow in the forecast, TaskEasy automatically adds jobs to your schedule. Doing this confirms each of your customers are visible and aren’t missed when reviewing your schedule. Skipping Jobs When there isn’t enough …
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Thursday, Jan. 5th, 2017

Best Destinations for Winter Activities in America

by Taylor Hunsaker

Snowball fights, snow angels, and building snowmen are great for the kids, but what if you want a little more adventure? As we get older we start finding new winter hobbies that give us the chance to move around, travel, and most importantly, explore. Whether it’s ice fishing or snowmobiling, if you’re looking for a new adventure, we’ve found the perfect destinations for every winter sportsman. Activity: Snowshoeing Where: Sugarloaf Mountain Resort – Carrabassett Valley, Maine Why we love it: It doesn’t …
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Thursday, Dec. 22nd, 2016

15 Interesting Facts All About Snow

by Taylor Hunsaker

Nothing is better than sipping on your hot chocolate while staring out the window at the fresh snow covering your lawn. There’s so much going on with snow that you probably don’t think about daily, but there are actually some amazing facts about snow that you might enjoy. There’s always time to know a little more, so to help you with that, we’re sharing our 10 favorite facts about snow with you! Fact #1: It’s a myth that no two …
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Monday, Dec. 19th, 2016

Never Return to Fix a Job Again

by Colby Shosted

Returning to a property to fix a minor oversight can have a greater affect on your snow removal business than you might think. Aside from the hassle of leaving your warm and cozy home, the cost of returning to fix a job can have multiple repercussions. Gas – It costs a lot of money to fuel your vehicle; unexpected trips to the pump can add up quickly. Earning potential – Returning to apply deicer or to clear sidewalks doesn’t come …
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