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Why You Should Develop a Plan for Snow and Ice Removal

Winter in Skippack PAWhy You Should Develop a Plan for Snow and Ice Removal

The winter months can be hard on everyone. Winter weather truly becomes an issue, however, when it negatively impacts your day or work schedule. One way you can help to prevent this is by preparing a plan in advance for snow and ice removal. This will help to make any foreseen (or unexpected) winter storms more tolerable.

Snow and Ice Removal for Your Home

In order to prepare for winter storms and ice, make sure that you have a substantial amount of salt and at least one shovel available at all times. If your shovel breaks or you run out of salt, make sure to replace these items immediately. Whenever there is a storm, there might not be any shovels or salt available when you need them the most, and you may not be able to borrow any, either. Further, if you own a car but park on the street, it’s a good idea to own a shovel in the event of an unexpected snowstorm that leaves your car buried beneath snow.

If you’re looking to ease the burden of snow removal, consider asking your neighbors for help. You could make a plan to help each other out in the event of a storm, or maybe one of your neighbors has a snow blower you could borrow. It never hurts to ask!

Snow and Ice Removal for Commercial Properties

Having a snow and ice removal plan in place is crucial for commercial properties. Commercial property owners are responsible for those that are on their land; if they neglect shoveling and salting their walkways, they could have a lawsuit on their hands. That’s why it’s necessary to come up with a plan for snow removal in advance, so that they can keep their property safe and presentable.

Whether they have a small property or a large property, snow removal can be laborious and often causes back pain and other issues. If an owner isn’t prepared to react in a timely manner to remove snow and ice from their property, then it might be time to consider a snow removal service.

Snow Removal Services

Make sure to contact a reliable snow removal service in advance, not at the last minute, so that they’re available to meet your needs. If you’re in need of some extra help this winter, contact Blue Tree Landscaping to handle your snow and ice removal for your commercial space. Blue Tree will help you to get through the winter months with ease.

The Importance of Great Snow Removal Services for Your Commercial Space

snow05Why You Need a Snow Removal Service for a Commercial Space

During the winter months, it’s important to have a great snow removal service for your commercial space. Prompt snow removal from your commercial space shows that you care about the reputation of your business or property, in addition to those who may live at, work at, or enjoy your commercial space. It shows that you’re professional, too.

No matter the purpose of your commercial space, it’s always important to maintain that first great impression of your business. Timely and proper snow removal will never go unnoticed — it’s important in maintaining day-to-day life. Further, it’s your responsibility. That’s why it’s crucial to choose a snow removal service that understands your values and needs.

Prevent Unsafe Conditions

Neglectful snow removal can ruin your business’s reputation, or worse, increase your risk for avoidable lawsuits. For example, if you have an apartment complex, and you are unable to remove snow and ice in a timely manner from your property, you will anger residents, impair their ability to perform jobs or duties if their car is snowed in, or risk a resident injuring themselves on black ice. Those who use your commercial space should have access to safe, clear walkways and roadways so that life can carry on as usual. The winter months shouldn’t be harder than they have to be.

How to Choose a Snow Removal Service

When deciding on a snow removal service, pay attention to reviews, the company’s values, and how they treat and train their employees, among other factors. You want a service that matches your dedication to quality and timely service. If a snow removal service has a reputation for lateness, poor work, or inability to perform, don’t give them any more attention. A season of poor snow removal could cause lasting damages to your business’s reputation.0

An All-in-One Service

Snow and ice removal can be time-consuming, tedious, and exhausting. That’s why it’s crucial to hire a snow removal service in advance, so that your property never falls behind. During the winter months, Blue Tree Landscaping offers fast and efficient snow removal services so that your business or property will continue to function in the way it’s meant to.

Blue Tree can help you to realize the transformation you desire for your outdoor space, whether commercial or residential. Contact Blue Tree for all of your landscaping, hardscaping, and lawn care needs. They’ll help you create your ideal outdoor space — and maintain it, too.

How to Protect and Maintain your Commercial Property During Winter

How to Protect and Maintain your Commericial Property During WinterIt’s been a mild winter so far. But the cold will most likely show up soon, and when it does it can freeze your business, both literally and figuratively. Failing to protect and maintain your commercial property when it snows and throughout winter can lead to disastrous consequences—especially when it comes to safety (and therefore legal) issues and productivity loss.

Maintaining your commercial property during winter’s snow and cold isn’t difficult, but it does require proper planning and strategy. Below are some of our tips for keeping your property up and running during the coldest months.

  1. Ensure that your roof has the right weight capacity. Since snow is extremely heavy, it can literally cause a roof to collapse. So ensure your roof is rated for that extra weight—and that it is in good enough condition to stand up to that rating.
  1. Clear your gutters. Ideally, you should clean your gutters before the first snowfall, but you’ll also want to ensure they are clear of debris periodically throughout winter, so as to avoid ice damming and other issues.
  1. Prevent ice dams. Ice dams are extremely problematic, and aren’t just caused by bad gutter maintenance. Ice dams need to be prevented by looking for heat sources that are letting out warm air near the edge of the roof. By finding and diverting the hot air, you can prevent snow from melting and freezing at the roof edges—which then traps in moisture that can ruin your roof and your overall commercial property. While you’re caring for your gutters and ice dams, you’ll also want to check your fasteners and downspouts to ensure they don’t fall off due to the weight of a heavy snow fall.
  1. Protect your pipes. Bursting pipes due to freezing is a huge concern for winter, as it is extremely expensive to fix and can cause tens of thousands of dollars of damage quickly. To keep the water in your pipes from freezing and bursting the pipe, you’ll need to maintain your water flow and temperature.
  1. Create a snow-removal strategy. Ideally you should have your snow-removal contract (from a reputable company) in place well before the first snowfall.
  1. Have a plan for alternative power supplies. Not only is there a chance that you’ll need them, but the continuity it provides can help prevent expensive downtime. This will require portable and/or permanent generators.
  1. Plan for continuity. In addition to having a back-up power supply, you’ll also want to have a plan to inform employees and tenants of building/property closures, provide at-home access to resources, and plan for the reopening of facilities.

 

Following the above plan can save you tens of thousands of dollars in the event of a snow-related incident.