As the winter season approaches, you may be thinking ahead to the upcoming snow season. If you are a property manager, whether, at an apartment complex or a customer-based business, snow can quickly put a hamper on the day, causing serious safety risks to people and property. Today, we discuss whether hiring a snow removal company is the right choice for you.

The Benefits of Hiring a Snow Removal Company

Increased Safety

The first and foremost concern for any business manager is the safety of its patrons and employees. Snow and ice-covered parking lots and sidewalks are a recipe for accidents. The last thing you want is for vehicle collisions, people to slip, or, worst case, a vehicle sliding into a person. Hiring a snow removal company increases the safety of your property, protects your patrons and staff, and decreases the chance of a liability issue.

Prevention of Damage

When property managers attempt to manage snow or ice alone, they often end up causing extensive damage to the property due to inexperience. A snow removal company hires experienced individuals who utilize state-of-the-art equipment to remove snow and ice. The likelihood of denting pavement, running over parking blocks, or ruining beautiful grass is minimal.

Quick & Convenient Work

As a property manager, snow is an inconvenience that can quickly mess up a day. Not only do you have to complete your regular routine, but you must get your parking lot in proper order before starting your business hours. Going at it by hand with a shovel certainly isn’t fast or efficient. Hiring a snow removal company allows you to get quick, efficient, and beautiful work done according to your time constraints. You can open the doors on time and not be all sweaty from shoveling snow!

Who Should Hire a Snow Removal Company?

We recommend hiring a snow removal company if you have a large property that serves the public. Essentially, if you can’t handle clearing the space in less than an hour with a snow blower by yourself, you likely need extra assistance. Grocery stores, shopping malls, apartment complexes, schools, and other similar facilities typically have a lot of ground to cover in a very short amount of time. To ensure you have a convenient plan in place to rid your property of snow and ice, a professional removal company is the way to go.

What Happens If I Damage My Asphalt Due to Snow Removal?

The chances are high for damage when removing snow and ice, and it often requires putting sharp blades close to the ground. A quick nick or dent is quite common. When this happens, the damaged area can quickly grow more prominent due to the expansion and contraction of materials due to temperature fluctuations, with the water from the ice and snow compounding the effect. When you notice damage, we recommend patching it immediately to ensure it doesn’t become an expensive repair come spring. For more information on quick asphalt repairs, give us a call at Signature Paving.