Commercial property owners must always remain on their toes to make sure their property is safe for residents & business owners. For those in the New England area, this involves snow & ice removal in the winter months. Proper snow & ice removal is crucial to ensuring safe driving & no pedestrian injuries. Hiring the right professional for the job will alleviate a significant amount of stress during the snowy weather.
Snow Plowing & Removal
The first order of business for commercial snow removal is to clear the parking area with a heavy-duty plow. Although snowblowers can sometimes be used for perimeters or entire residential properties, plows are the best option for efficient snow removal on a large scale such as a commercial parking lot. Navigating a truck and plow can be a harder task than it appears. Hiring an experienced professional is the best way to make sure that your property is not damaged in the snow removal process.
Safe Walkways & Stairs
Ice not only affects drivers in the cold weather – It can be just as dangerous for pedestrians. It is your responsibility as a property owner to make sure that all precautions possible are taken to eliminate the risk of injury. One of the most dangerous spots when snow and ice hit is a property’s outdoor stairs. Along with this, walkways are high traffic areas that can also see ice buildup. Stairs and walkways must be cleared of snow and also salted or sanded to prevent & melt ice buildup.
Proper Placement of Snow
If piles of snow are not placed properly around a large parking lot, drainage issues & parking inconveniences are bound to arise. A snow removal professional will be able to create snowbanks where they will least disrupt regular activity around the property. The snowbanks will also be located away from the building & its structures to prevent issues with flooding. Eliminating the risk for damage to any structures truly makes expert snow removal an investment in protecting your property.