Good snow contractors know that much of the battle during the wintertime is fought through good planning. Knowing what to expect while also having all the right tools to hand will ensure that every business that has a good relationship with a local snow contractor will have the support they need to stay operational during the winter months,
Earth Development is one of Iowa’s most reputable snow contractors, and we spend much of the summer communicating with our clients and ensuring we are ready for everything the winter has to throw at us. We talk to our clients about their business premises and any changes that might have been made throughout the year to ensure we know what to expect and what tools are most appropriate during snow removals.
Snow contractors like Earth Development will also ensure every member of the team is fully qualified and certified, and that any new local or federal regulations are adhered to. The summer allows a snow contractor to evaluate and inspect the equipment, too. Fleets are upgraded and improved, new policies are put in place to ensure smooth running throughout the winter, and schedules can be organized to ensure maximum efficiency.
With months to prepare every year, a good snow contractor in Iowa will spend that time making sure that the moment the temperatures drop, your business or residential property is pre-treated and ready for the ice. And, when the snow arrives, that fleet of vehicles and inventory of tools is ready to go.
What to Expect In Iowa’s 2020-2021 Winter Period
The Farmer’s Almanac long-range forecast for winter 2020-2021 indicates that Iowa is expecting a particularly cold winter with higher than average snowfall. The regions surrounding the Great Lakes will experience below-normal temperatures, meaning that the risk of ice is very high.
That means businesses that don’t already have pre-treatment plans organized and regular road maintenance schedules should certainly consider doing that as soon as they can.
The North East of the United States didn’t see very much snow last winter, according to the Farmer’s Almanac, but that didn’t stop a huge shortage in salt. A lack of snow was replaced with bad road conditions, with ice causing a particular problem. The predictions mean that this is likely to happen in winter 2020-2021, also.
Predictions suggest that big cities across the North East and parts of the Mid-Atlantic could see blizzards in the second week of February. Some states could even see a couple of feet of snow coming with those blizzards. Significant snowfall is expected pretty much everywhere in the North and North East, too.
Now’s the Time to Prepare!
Earth Development spent this summer ensuring all certifications are up to date, our fleet prepared and ready to go, and our team well-trained and motivated. Now, we’re waiting to hear from you.
To get started in your preparations for the winter and to find out how we can make sure your business stays operational during freezing temperatures, give us a call today. You can even reach out online for a free, no-obligation quote.