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3 Negative Impacts Of Snow Melting On The Water Management For Your Commercial Property

June 2, 2022
3 Negative Impacts Of Snow Melting On The Water Management For Your Commercial Property
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Snow accumulation is a common part of commercial property management in the Midwest. While melting snow on your commercial property is typically a good thing, what happens to all of the excess water accumulation, and how does it impact your commercial property?

Ideally, any melting snow on your property will end up as water flowing into a nearby drain. However, sometimes snow can melt only for temperatures to get colder once again, resulting in a slushy, icy, and dangerous mess. Here are some reasons to consider professional help for this frustrating and potentially dangerous problem.

3 Ways Snow Melting Impacts the Water Management for Your Commercial Property

Negative Impacts Of Snow Melting On The Water Management

Melting Snow Can Cause Drainage Problems

If too many snow piles accumulate directly over your drains, there won’t be any space for excess water to flow. Even worse, this melted snow may end up freezing again before it has a chance to go down the drain, resulting in a sheet of ice over your drains.

As a result, excess water may go elsewhere, such as down toward a nearby sidewalk, posing a safety threat to those on your property. If possible, avoid pushing snow onto your drains to give your drains a chance to work properly.

Melting Snow Can Damage Your Plants

In addition to potential drainage issues, melting snow can also kill any surrounding plants that you’ve spent a lot of time and money maintaining. This is the result of the salt that has accumulated in the snow and travels into the plant’s roots. Eco-friendly ice killers are the ideal solution to this, as they won’t damage your commercial property’s plants and can protect your investment.

Melting Snow Can Cause Flooding in the Spring

Depending on the amount of snow you get in any given year, it can result in a significant amount of water that has nowhere to go when temperatures become milder. As a result, you may experience flooding in the spring that can cause damage that’s expensive to repair. Proactively removing the snow before it has a chance to melt completely can avoid this problem.

Why Choose Our Snow and Ice Removal Services for Your Commercial Property?

Snow Melting Commercial Property

Our Company Uses Safe Ice Melts

At Earth Development Inc., we take only the safest approach to your snow and ice removal needs. Our eco-friendly ice melts allow us to ensure your commercial property is safe no matter how intense the weather conditions may be.

This means not only can we effectively melt the ice from your property, but your plants will remain intact. We always strive to minimize any potential damage to your property to keep it in great condition for as long as possible.

Our Crews Know Proper Routines

In addition to having safe and effective snow and ice removal products, our crews are extremely knowledgeable in this space. We take continuous training courses on winter weather to ensure we’re providing the most robust, effective, and quality results for your business.

We know how to apply snow melt products to specific areas of your property to prevent unnecessary exposure to chemicals, and we only apply enough for the product to do its job. Plus, our crew is friendly and passionate about helping you keep your property safe and functional.

We Are Diligent In Pre-Season Checks

One of the most important parts of our job is to come to your property before the snow hits. This simple yet crucial step allows us to see your property for the first time without a layer of snow on top. During this pre-season check, we can accurately pinpoint where the drains are and plan our approach accordingly.

Once we make note of this, we’ll be able to better execute once the snow begins to fall in the winter. We’ll know where to put excess snow and where to avoid putting excess snow to maintain a safe environment for you and your business, no matter the weather conditions.

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Trust Earth Development for Professional Snow Management

No matter the type of business you run or the size of your property, trust Earth Development Inc. for all of your snow removal needs. With over two decades of experience serving some of the most trusted brands in the world, we know what it takes to provide excellent service to our customers.

We focus on commercial properties such as office spaces, HOAs, municipalities, and mixed-use sites throughout the Midwest, namely in states such as Wisconsin, Minnesota, Ohio, Iowa, Indiana, and several cities in Michigan.

Contact our team today for a quote!

Eddy Zakes
Eddy is a distinguished expert in the snow removal and landscaping industry, boasting over 20 years of experience. As an Advanced Snow Manager certified by the Snow and Ice Management Association (SIMA), he is dedicated to upholding the highest industry standards. His strong commitment to excellence and relentless pursuit of improvement makes him a trusted voice in the snow removal and landscaping.
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The amount of snow Minnesota gets each winter fluctuates, but it’s typically safe to expect a consistent amount throughout the winter months. Last year, did you have enough space on your property to store plowed snow?