Everything You Need to Know about Commercial Snow Removal
Although the winter months can be an exciting time with the holiday season, this period can also signal the beginning of severe winter weather. While a small snowstorm can be somewhat of a nuisance, plowable snow can undoubtedly cause a headache and aggravation for any business owner, making commercial snow removal vital in the winter months.
How Does Commercial Snow Removal Work?
When determining whether or not your commercial property requires snow removal services, there are several factors you should take into consideration. For example, if the forecast only calls for an inch or two of snow, it would behoove you to forego traditional plowing for a simple shovel. Additionally, the storm’s timing will also play a prominent role in how you conduct commercial snow removal.
How Do You Get Rid of Snow Quickly?
During the winter season, it’s always handy to have the snow removal essentials at the ready. Although the AAFM can continuously provide you with the extra assistance you need to remove snow, you should typically try to have salt and shovels available to remove any snow that may be blocking your entrances or heavily trafficked areas. There are also a few other options that you can consider as well:
Use a tarp
If you have an outdoor display or something on your property that cannot be moved, putting a tarp over it provides you with the opportunity to catch the snow on the tarp and remove it once the snow has stopped.
Invest in a snowblower
A snowblower is a quick and easy way to blow fallen snow away from a specific part of your property. However, keep in mind that this option tends to work better for light and fluffy snow as opposed to heavy, wet snow.
Sweep it away
If there is only a thin layer of snow around essential areas of your commercial property, a sturdy broomstick may be the answer to your snow removal needs. A few sweeping movements of the broomstick and your snow should be gone.
Tips to Protect Your Property from Winter Weather Damage
When expecting snow, you should always make an effort to move anything on your property that may get blown over during the storm. Bringing chairs or outdoor signage inside for the duration of the storm eliminates the possibility of broken glass or damage to your building.
Additionally, you may want to think about investing in a small generator that will keep your building operational if the power goes out. Also, ensuring that the gutters and storm drains around your property is clear of any debris will ensure that when the snow begins to melt, it can move freely down the drains without causing any flooding issues.
Call AAFM For Commercial Snow Removal Services
The AAFM team is available 24/7 to cater to your commercial snow removal needs. Whether you would like to keep us on call for storms throughout the season or you need to reach out to us for an emergency snow removal, our team promises a quick and professional response. Give us a call today at (855) 347-1613 to help safeguard your business from the adverse effects of winter.