LATHAM, N.Y. (NEWS10) – There’s an app for that.
A new app has made its way into the Capital Region, and it’s perfect for a snowy day. If you need your driveway plowed, download the app and let it do the rest.
A company called Plowz and Mowz will do the work for you. Think of it as the Uber of snow plowing.
Once you download the app, write in your address, explain how many cars can fit into your driveway, and how much snow is covering it. It will then give you a quote, so you’re not blindsided by the price.
A driver arrived to a home in Latham within 10 minutes of NEWS10 ABC requesting one.
Dave Spaulding is an electrician by day, but for the past three years, he’s been plowing driveways to make some extra cash and help homeowners who need a hand.
“Many customers are seniors,” he said. “A lot of single parents.”
He said it’s taken some time for the apps to catch on.
“I think a lot of people don’t know about them,” Dave Spaulding said. “But at the same time, you’re starting to see an increase in use. Obviously, with smartphones and other technology, people are coming up with easy ways to do things.”
But when that big snow storm hits, homeowners have no trouble finding him.
“Especially being an electrician, I get a lot of plow customers and electrical customers as well,” he said. “So this time of year, it kind of works two-fold for me.”
Spaulding had the driveway cleared in about 15 minutes and was then off to his next customer.
If you are not home during a snow storm, you can schedule a plow, and they will send you a picture of the finished product.