When a heavy snowfall hits, property managers and homeowner associations (HOAs) can wake up to quite a headache. Snow-covered parking lots, driveways and sidewalks can become hazardous to occupants, obstruct access to vehicles and doorways and ultimately push back when a commercial property is ready for business.
That’s what makes snow removal a necessary step for companies. Snow needs to promptly be removed to reduce the likelihood of slips and falls, establish clear paths for traffic and maintain the productivity of operations.
This, however, is more easily said than done. Snow removal requires a significant investment in terms of time and equipment, with the added stresses and uncertainties of do-it-yourself techniques.
Rather than managing commercial snow removal internally, a more beneficial route is for property managers and HOAs to hire a landscape professional. Here’s why.
Why Hire a Professional for Commercial Snow Removal?
Minimizes Interruptions to Internal Operations
While winter weather forecasts can provide some insight into what’s in store, it’s difficult for commercial properties to fully prepare for the aftermath of a storm on their own. Sure, you can lay down anti-ice the night before, but that still leaves the potential for hours of shoveling the next day that can disrupt phone calls, meetings and overall productivity. Hiring a professional to handle commercial snow removal eliminates these time constraints and allows organizations to stay focused on their day-to-day operations.
No Need To Purchase and Maintain Equipment
Beyond the snow shovels and large supplies of road salt, businesses that handle their own commercial snow removal may invest in more advanced equipment like snowblowers to expedite the process. But this comes at a cost in terms of what it takes to purchase and maintain equipment as well as the serious injuries that can result from improper use. By working with a professional, commercial properties can gain access to top-of-the-line snow removal equipment that is operated and cared for by trained individuals.
Time is of the essence in commercial snow removal. After all, the chances of accidental slips and falls are bound to increase the longer snow remains on the property, or when improper techniques leave behind residue. Whereas the DIY route can cause delays and less effective results, professional care ensures that snow is removed in a timely, proper fashion, which helps minimize safety hazards and subsequent injury claims.
Are you interested in hiring a professional for your commercial snow removal? The team at Green Impressions would love to help. Learn more about our services.