With the winter weather still going strong, you need to make sure you have an effective plan for clearing accumulation from your business property. Hiring a commercial snow plowing company will ensure that wintry precipitation is taken care of to provide maximum safety for customers and employees and minimize potential damage. While the professionals will take care of the plowing, you can facilitate the process with the following tips.
How to Prepare Your Commercial Property for Snow Plowing
1. Do a Pre-Snow Walkthrough or Provide a Site Map
As snow piles up, it can cover features that protrude out of the ground and put them at risk of being damaged by machinery and tools. This goes for any items above ground level, like fire hydrants, curbs, utility hardware, and speed bumps.
Doing a pre-snow walkthrough with the commercial snow plowing company or providing them with a site map will help them be aware of these risks and take precautions to avoid them. Marking these areas with snow stakes or safety cones can also minimize potential damage.
2. Clear Your Surroundings
Blizzard-like conditions during the winter can result in white-outs. In these cases, it can be difficult to see even large items on the property, like dumpsters or parked cars. Removing whatever could potentially be in the way during snow removal will ensure the plowing can proceed without delays or potential damage.
3. Make a Designated Snow Mound Area
Find a safe, designated area away from the building for the snow to be dumped. This precaution will eliminate the risk of flooding damaging the foundation once the snow melts. You can mark these areas with flags or cones. Having a backup mound area in case of heavy snowfall will prepare the property if there's excess snow.
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