If you own or manage a small business or office, you know how important it is to keep your sidewalks and parking lot ice-free. Even a tiny patch of ice can cause a customer or visitor to slip and fall, injuring them and leaving your company liable for an expensive lawsuit. However, ice melt products can be harsh to your outdoor and indoor surfaces. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to make sure that the damage is minimal.
When it’s cold outside, proper snow and ice management is essential. Unchecked snow and ice buildup can be a hazard to employees and consumers alike. Failure to mitigate this risk could put your business at liability for any injuries, which is why you should be well-prepared throughout the snow season. Make sure you avoid these common mistakes and follow the best practices for salting parking lots. Or, hire DMC Commercial Snow Management to get the job done for you!
Common Mistakes with Parking Lot Salting
While rock salt and other products can work wonders on an icy parking lot, it’s easy to make a mistake in the process. Committing such mistakes may result in your business reducing the product’s effectiveness, wasting money, and harming local groundwater.
Snow removal companies are proactive, so you don’t have to be. You already have enough to prepare for at home when the whispers of snow start; leave the snow removal at your commercial property to the professionals.
The winter season in southeastern Pennsylvania is an ever-changing climate of inclement weather, icy conditions, and unpredictable storms. For this very reason, it’s crucial to stay on top of winter preparations, including hiring deicing services for your commercial property.
As a business owner, securing your commercial space should be your first priority at all times. New business owners often underestimate just how large of a liability snow and ice can present, especially when the weather dips into the freezing range of temperatures.
In our previous blog, we explored some ways how your business can start budgeting for your commercial snow removal expenses in the fall, including using past years’ snowfall and assessing your property (and areas throughout it) to determine how much snow you may be okay with. Now, we’ll jump into some other areas that may help you save up:
Planning your commercial snow removal budget for the upcoming winter can present a unique challenge. You want to ensure your contract has all your winter-bases covered — but how exactly do you determine them this far out, and how much will you need to set aside for snow removal? Let’s take a look at some things to consider during the fall season to get your business and commercial property prepared for the frosty financials:
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”
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.
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.