It’s been a warm winter so far, but some places in Maryland have already started seeing snow. Is your commercial property ready for snow removal? The process of commercial snow removal can be more complicated than it seems at first glance. You have to make sure you hire reliable contractors who know how to remove snow properly without causing damage to your asphalt. You also have to plan for where the excess snow will go and make sure that you have the right kind of ice melt that will not cause damage to your asphalt, surrounding vegetation, and curious children or pets. There’s a lot to consider! Here are a few tips from Reliable Contracting for creating your snow removal plan.
Why Do You Need a Commercial Snow Removal Plan?
First of all, let’s discuss why you need to have a plan. It’s always good to have a plan for snow removal so that you’re not left with logistical headaches after the first snowfall. Aside from that, however, many places in Maryland actually require businesses to clear the driveways and sidewalks in front of their businesses within 24 hours of snowfall. Having a plan and the number of a reliable contractor to call will help you to meet this requirement in a timely manner and even avoid a fine.
What to Include in Your Snow Removal Plan
Before the first big snow of the season hits, it’s a good idea to figure out your commercial snow removal plan. Here are a few things to consider:
- Designate a place for excess snow. This can be a corner of your parking lot or part of your landscaping that is cut back during the winter. Just make sure that it is big enough to hold all the snow from your lot and that it won’t impede the path of vehicles or pedestrians.
- Stock up on ice melt, shovels, and ice breakers. You’ll need this equipment during the winter, and it’s better to get them now than right before the first big storm when all the stores are sold out.
- Be sure to shovel snow before it compacts and turns into ice. If there is a layer of ice on your sidewalks, grab your handy ice breaker and break and scrape away the ice. After all the ice is gone, be sure to sprinkle a layer of ice melt to prevent further ice from forming.
- Before the first big snowstorm, make sure you have a snow removal company under contract and a plan in place. You can get in touch with Reliable Contracting at (410) 987-0313!
Call Reliable Contracting for Commercial Snow Removal
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