How To Handle Snow and Ice At Your Facility

If you live in an area that experiences heavy snow in the winter, you’re probably used to shoveling it from your front yard and driveway at home. At a commercial facility, this can be even more of a chore. You may have invested in a snow blower or other snow removal equipment if your facility is large enough. However, smaller businesses may not want to invest in equipment that they’ll only use for a few months out of the year. 

 

Snow removal isn’t just a chore, however. It’s an important aspect of keeping your facility safe for tenants in the winter. The snow that isn’t removed can put a burden on surrounding trees, causing limbs to snap and damage your building. Melting snow can also overflow septic systems, resulting in unsafe conditions in and around your facility. By removing snow as it starts to pile up, you can keep your building safer and tenants happy. 

 

Snow removal is crucial to winter facility maintenance, but it’s not the only concern. Ice can be an even bigger problem on commercial grounds. Ice is incredibly dangerous in parking lots, and icicles can easily cause hazards for tenants or guests entering your building. By safely removing ice from your facility, you decrease the likelihood of onsite accidents throughout the winter. 

 

One of the best ways to combat snow and ice problems in the winter is to schedule snow removal services early by a reputable contractor. If you do not want to handle snow removal on your own or invest in the equipment necessary to do it onsite, a maintenance contractor can help you maintain the property for an affordable cost. 

 

A snow removal service can help you remove safety hazards and keep your parking lot free of snow and ice. They’ll ensure snow from your roof, trees, and other hard-to-reach places is removed to avoid buckling under the weight of several days’ snowfall. They can also schedule repeat services on days after a heavy snowfall is predicted to ensure it doesn’t accumulate and cause problems as it melts. 

 

MaintenX offers comprehensive lawn care and snow removal services for businesses of all sizes. We understand the importance of snow removal from a total facility maintenance perspective. When you take proper care of snow and ice in the winter, your critical facility systems such as your plumbing and roofing are in better shape for the summer. We believe that preventative care is the #1 step you can take toward a safer facility year-round. 

 

If you’re interested in learning more about our preventative care services, contact your local MaintenX team today!

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