How to Protect Your Business from Snow

The holiday shopping season starts at the same time temperatures start to drop and snow starts to fly, meaning the retail sector is doubtlessly starting to see an increased flow of traffic both on foot and in cars. These conditions make snow removal vital for businesses.

As a business owner, you can be held responsible for any accidents that occur on your property because of snow or ice that was not removed. This is why commercial snow removal is important for anyone who owns a property with a retail or office space, especially during the extra busy holiday season.

There are many advantages to professional snow removal for businesses; one is that it allows you to focus on your work during this busy time of year by having someone else handle the snow. Here are some other benefits:

Keep Your Property Free of Snow and De-Iced
Your business keeps you busy, let someone else stay on top of clearing snow and ice. When you hire the professionals for commercial snow removal, they will be at your property quickly following a storm and will have the snow cleared and your parking lot and sidewalks de-iced before customers and employees arrive.

Encourage Safe Driving
commercial snow removal Clearing snow is just one of the many steps you can take to ensure that your employees and customers stay safe during the winter. While driving with extra caution during the winter is second nature for Canadians, putting up signs reminding people to take care is an extra step you can take to prevent any accidents due to inclement weather.

Commercial Snow Removal Companies Know the Right Types of Salt
You may think that all types of salt used for de-icing are the same, but some salts can be harsh on plants, surfaces, and the feet of pets. While it’s best to leave snow removal up to the professionals, de-icing your front walk is one of the tasks you can easily take on yourself. Putting down a layer of salt before it snows will create a protective barrier and prevent ice from forming; a salt containing magnesium chloride is a good choice.

Professional Snow Removal for Businesses Handles Heavy Accumulation
There’s only so much you can do with a shovel or snowblower. If your property has a large parking lot, commercial snow removal companies have the equipment necessary to handle it easily and efficiently with minimal disruption to your business.

In addition to snow, the cold temperatures also bring an increased risk of pipes bursting, which, in turn, can increase the risk of flooding. To prevent this, take the simple precaution of opening any indoor valves that connect to hose bibs outside and allowing them to drain. You should also keep the temperature the same overnight to prevent pipes from freezing, and any pipes located in areas that are not heated should be insulated. These steps will save you money in the long run by preventing pipes from bursting and causing damage.

GTA Property Services Group Inc. offers commercial snow removal at an affordable price. Our highly trained professionals will arrive at your property immediately following a significant snowfall and have it removed quickly. And should the unthinkable happen and a pipe bursts, call us and we will clean up quickly and efficiently—again, at an affordable price!

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Leonard Nutt

Leonard Nutt is a Field Supervisor at GTA Property Services Group Inc., a company providing 24/7 emergency disaster restoration services specializing in fire & water damage throughout the Greater Toronto Area. He has over 25 years of experience within the cleaning and restoration industry and an extensive background in construction management.