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Snow Removal: Keeping a Clear Path to Your Business & Home

It is extremely important to clear the parking spaces, carports, and walkways after a snowfall to give safe access to family & friends, workers, clients, and others. Quickly expelling the snow and limiting frosty surfaces is important to diminish the likelihood of slips and falls. It also shows clients you are open for business.

When it doesn’t snow too much at once it is easy to deal with on your own, yet when there is a substantial accumulation, it is time to call in the professionals. It is in these times that it is a good idea to already have a contract in place with a snow removal company, as you won’t be the only caller on those days!

Extreme temperatures and heavy snowfall prevail in the Peace Country often from October through March, and frequently into April. When snowstorms are predicted by local forecasters, it might already be too late to take measures expected to expel large amounts of snow and ice, safeguard the property and water pipes, keep everyone safe, and let your business operate smoothly. With arrangements made in advance, you can greatly restrict the impact of the disruption from “snowpocalypse”.

Why is it Important to Keep Your Property Free of Ice?

Not only does ice pose a hazard to your property, it also puts people at risk of accidents. Assuming you have a plan in place on how to deal with your snow, you need to consider the ice that could be hidden beneath even a thin layer of it. For business owners, employees who get injured when they slip and fall on ice could cost the company workers’ compensation and you may be short-staffed for a while if your employee needs time to recover. If one of your customers is injured in an accident caused by ice, your company’s reputation could be at stake, and you may end up in a lawsuit. Similarly, residential places are often bound by (at least) by-laws on keeping sidewalks clear to reduce the opportunity for anyone to slip and fall and become injured – also potentially resulting in lawsuits.

While safety risks are always at the forefront of your mind, ice also poses a danger to your property. Ice builds up on cement and asphalt and can cause cracks and potholes to form on the surface, and when the weather switches to warmer days with cold nights, that ice melts deeper into cracks, then freezes and expands – creating even bigger cracks and potholes for you to deal with.

Working with a professional snow removal company is the best way to keep your property free of ice & snow. While we can’t control the weather and keep snow from falling or ice from forming, we promise to do everything in our power to minimize the effect that ice & snow have on your property. We work with you to determine the best options for keeping your property clear – timing of clearing, how often (based on inches of accumulation), where to pile snow, or if hauling it away is more appropriate. We have a sidewalk program that helps you keep your walkways and doors clear of ice & snow all winter long. We also offer Ice Control to keep your parking lot or driveway from becoming a skating rink. Contact us today to find out how we can help you stay safe this winter!

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