On demand snow removal app launches in Salt Lake City, surrounding areas
Jared Briggs shovels snow off the sidewalk in front of his insurance business. (Mark Wetzel, KSL-TV)
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SALT LAKE CITY — On demand snow removal is available through an app that is now providing service in Salt Lake City and some surrounding areas.
The GreenPal app has provided lawn care services to homeowners and is now offering snow removal on demand. It works similarly to other popular apps like Angie’s List, Uber and DoorDash, or websites like Care.com, where the customer orders a service and a nearby provider makes an offer.
The app launches locally this week and will connect homeowners with local snow removal professionals. Homeowners can list their property on the app with information including when, where and how much snow needs to be removed.
Then, professionals can offer their services and the homeowner can choose their preferred offer. Once the removal is complete, homeowners can pay for the service directly through the app, as well as make additional future appointments.
The new contactless snow removal option can be useful for people who are out of town when it snows or don’t have the time to shovel, people who are sick, or elderly people who need the help, among others.
Other than Salt Lake City, the GreenPal website says it is available in Layton, West Jordan, Sandy, Bountiful, Herriman, Clearfield, South Jordan and West Valley. A list of zip codes where GreenPal is available is online, at yourgreenpal.com.