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What Can Go Wrong with Snow Removal in Wisconsin?

June 2, 2022
What Can Go Wrong with Snow Removal in Wisconsin?
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Every business in Wisconsin knows how difficult the winter can be. With snow storms and harsh weather conditions, it’s harder for people to get out of the house, travel to work, and even park up their vehicle outside the store. For this reason, most businesses invest valuable resources in rock salt to help keep outdoor surfaces safe to use and spend their hard-earned cash on snow contractors.

For a business that has never spent money on snow removal contractors before, however, there may be some initial doubt or fear. What if something goes wrong? What if a company doesn’t do the job right?

The truth is that there are unreliable companies out there who promise the world and simply don’t deliver, and before you choose a snow contractor to help you, it’s important to understand precisely what can go wrong if you choose the wrong company.

Snow plow tractor in Wisconsin

Snow Plowing May Damage Your Property

Some snow plowing companies out there don’t actually own their own equipment and lease it out instead. In cases like this, businesses may also contract workers on a temporary basis to help out during the winter season.

If somebody isn’t familiar with using snowplows all year round, and who doesn’t regularly work with the equipment they rent out, then the chances are your property could end up damaged. Snow plows are big pieces of machinery and inexperienced drivers could cause minor damage in a car park or serious damage to your building – and that’s the last thing you want when you’re already dealing with slippery streets and icy parking lots.

What’s more, irresponsible snow removal contractors may be unwilling to remove snow and simply leave it to (very slowly) melt on your land. That can cause damage to your property depending on the surface and is particularly damaging for grass.

Employees May Hurt Themselves On Sidewalk Ice

If the job isn’t done properly, then your business may also be liable for any injuries sustained by your employees. As an employer it is your responsibility to ensure that your workers have a safe environment to work in, and if a snow contractor lets you down it could cause a whole host of problems.

Not only could you be stuck in a legal battle or paying out for medical costs, you will have paid good money to a company that didn’t do the job right the first time.

Snow removal, road salting and deicing is a serious business that should always be handled by professionals with years of experience.

Sidewalk Ice

You Could Waste Valuable Time and Resources

Aside from the possible property damage and the fact that deicing done badly puts you and your employees at risk…why would you want to spend valuable time and resources on a company that doesn’t do their job properly?

In another blog post, we showed you how to find a reliable snow contractor in your area, and how you can make sure a company is reputable, and this is so important for any business that wants to avoid wasting time, money, and resources.

Need a Reliable Snow Contractor? Look No Further

If you’re looking for a reliable, reputable, and trustworthy local snow contractor in Wisconsin, then look no further. At Earth Development we have years of experience providing snow removal and deicing services to businesses throughout the state.

We own all our own equipment, our team is highly qualified and trained, and our large fleet of vehicles means we can respond to your calls at short notice. For more information or to find out how we can help you, give us a call today or get in touch online!

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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