Before the winter arrives in Wisconsin, particularly in Green Bay, Milwaukee, and other cities, it’s important to first know what to expect of the weather, and secondly what to expect of your snow plow service.
We always recommend that business owners in Wisconsin have a good grasp of the winter forecast and what to expect of the weather. We also recommend ensuring you understand the full scope of the snow removal company you choose to serve your commercial property.
Why Professional Snow Removal Services Are So Important?
A common mistake that businesses make each year is asking employees to take time every morning or evening to shovel snow and prepare outdoor surfaces for customers and other employees to use. It might initially seem like it saves money, but it actually costs you more.
Not only does relying on employees to lay sand and salt, or to shovel snow, put you at a greater liability risk if someone falls but it also takes time out of your employees’ workdays.
Using a professional snow plow service ensures your parking lot, entryways, and sidewalks are clear and safe to use. Snow removal experts will arrive at your property before, during, and after adverse winter weather events and your employees can focus on doing their jobs and keeping your business running properly.
Snow removal services are invaluable when the winter comes – helping keep your employees and customers safe, and ensuring the local community has full access you’re your business.
So, let’s take a look at the services you should expect from a reliable snow removal service.
The first job is sidewalk management and road snow plowing. These services keep your outdoor surfaces clear of snow by removing build-up that may occur overnight or during the day.
Unplowed roads and parking lots present a risk of cars sliding and hitting one another, and may cause injuries to pedestrians. With the right snow plow, however, a snow removal professional can make light work of the snow on the ground and will move on to provide snow hauling services and lay salt or sand to provide additional grip.
Snow Removal or Snow Hauling
A commercial snow plow service should also offer snow removal or snow hauling services. This is the second step in clearing snow from your property, removing the snow piles that are created when plowing snow.
If there is nowhere on your property to safely store a snow pile, or if there is simply too much snow, a snow removal company will be able to haul and remove that snow away from your property entirely. This is a great way to avoid the build-up of ice that forms from the meltwater that snow piles often produce.
Emergency Snow Removal
While regular snow removal is important and typically helps you stay on top of snow build-up on your property, winters in the Midwest are unpredictable and you never know when you might need an emergency snow removal service.
A good contractor will always be monitoring the weather and will therefore know when to take pre-emptive action, and when to arrive at your property to clear a sudden build-up of snow.
Emergencies can happen at any time of day, and sudden winter storms can significantly harm your business in terms of foot traffic or accidents if your property is not quickly cleared.
Snow & Ice Management
Snow and ice management is just as important as snow removal. Maybe even more important.
This process involves using de-icing solutions, ranging from various liquid de-icers to traditional salt, which lower the freezing point of water and prevent snow and ice build-up on your outdoor surfaces.
The anti-icing process is one of the most effective ways of keeping your property safe to use, and there are many de-icing solutions for your to choose from. Some solutions are better at different temperatures and there are varying costs involved with each kind – and a good snow removal company will help you choose the right solution for your needs and budget.
Parking Lots Snow Removal
Parking lot snow removal is particularly important as it dictates how many people can enter your store or access your services, but it also indicates your level of commitment to the local community. People will remember your business if you truly take the time to keep customers safe.
Any good contractor will be able to handle your entire parking lot, whether it’s large or small, and ensure that snow piles are left in perfectly safe places or the snow is removed entirely to prevent accidents.
Parking lot snow removal can be a big task, and a good snowplow company will have the tools required to do the job well.
Roads Snow Removal
We can’t forget the roads. If you run a business in somewhere like Madison or Kenosha, you’ll know how bad the roads can get. And if the roads around your property need private snow plowing services, you’ll need to ensure that your team is fully equipped and
Road maintenance is key to any business staying open, and you can’t tackle it alone.
Sidewalks & Entryways Snow Removal
Not only does clearing your sidewalks and entryways help you avoid slips and falls, but it also improves the customer experience and shows that you are committed to providing a quality service or product and a safe environment for the people who frequent your store.
Any snow removal and ice management company you employ to handle your winter needs should provide thorough sidewalk snow removal services. It’s important for your customers but it’s also important for your company, not just to maintain a good reputation and prevent liability issues but also because the Americans with Disability Act requires that your entryways be accessible at all times.
Make Earth Development Your First Choice for Snow Removal This Winter
Businesses across the Midwest need to know what a snow removal and ice management company can handle – and at Earth Development, we provide all of the above services to businesses across a wide range of industries and of all sizes.