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How You Can Protect Your Property From Ice Melt Damage This Winter

If you’re a commercial property owner in the Philadelphia area, you probably already understand the benefits and importance of professional snow management. Snow and ice in the northeast can be unpredictable, and making sure that your property is thoroughly cleared soon after inclement weather can help you avoid liability and keep your friends and family safe all season long.  Continue reading “How You Can Protect Your Property From Ice Melt Damage This Winter”

How to Start Planning Your Commercial Snow Removal Now

With the weather getting hotter every day, it may be hard for many business owners to think about snow removal now. It can seem like common sense that snow planning would take place in late fall or early winter, but this is actually a misconception. Contrary to popular opinion, many snow and ice management services begin awarding contracts in the middle of the summer to avoid the rush of businesses who waited until the last minute to plan their snow management.   

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The Benefits of Planning Your Commercial Snow Removal in Advance

With summer around the corner and the weather getting warmer every day, snow removal might be the last thing on many business owners’ minds. It can seem very simple, just wait until it snows and then plow your lot, right? However, for many commercial properties with specific needs or a large area to plow, the work can become complicated and costly if it isn’t planned in advance.

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Surviving Winter 101: Wear Breathable Layers.

Your body can still heat up quickly doing manual work outside in the cold. Layering is important to help you keep from overheating in your warm winter clothes. You could end up dehydrated if you get too hot and start to sweat.

 

 

Surviving Winter 101: Use Kitty Litter On Stuck Tires

Salt and sand can help when your car gets stuck in the snow, but kitty litter will also work in a pinch to give you traction. Shovel as much snow and ice as possible out from the path of your tires, and then put a liberal amount of cat litter around and under the tire. Then just rock your car back and forth, switching from drive to reverse carefully, until you get unstuck.

 

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Surviving Winter 101: Bubble Wrap Your Windows

A lot of heat escapes through windows, unnecessarily increasing utility costs. For an easy way to insulate your window while still letting light in, use large bubble wrap and an Exacto knife.

You don’t even need tape or glue — just mist water onto your window with a spray bottle, push the flat side of the wrap against the window and it will stay put and keep your room insulated for months.

 

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Surviving Winter 101: Ice-Proof Your Car And Stairs With Household Ingredients

Coming outside to a frozen windshield or ice on your stairs is one of the worst ways to start the day. But there are homemade solutions that can help prevent this from happening.

For car windows and windshields, mist a 3:1 mixture of distilled vinegar and water onto the glass before a storm or icy weather hits. It will keep ice from forming on your windows, and you can also spray the mixture on already ice-covered windows to melt it quickly.

To keep your stoop or sidewalk from becoming icy, make a brine treatment 24-hours ahead of a winter storm with salt dissolved in hot water. Pour a thin layer onto steps and sidewalk to make snow easy to remove, and keep an ice layer from forming.

 

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