Snow and Ice Removal: When to Call in a Professional

Posted in Blog, Maintenance Services

Winter is a double-edged sword for many businesses. On the one hand, the holidays can bring major boosts in sales and foot traffic -- on the other hand, winter weather can throw a wrench in operations and threaten the safety of workers and customers alike. And now that the holiday season has passed, many businesses must prepare to endure the worst that winter has to offer until spring arrives. This winter has been mostly mild so far, but significant snow and ice may be on the way. While your in-house building maintenance resources may be able to handle a certain amount of winter weather, some scenarios call for external expert help. Let’s discuss why and when to call in a professional for snow and ice removal.

In Preparation of Harsh Winter Conditions

Keeping an eye on the forecast is crucial for protecting your property and your people -- this is especially the case during the winter. If a major snow or ice storm is on the horizon, it’s wise to seek professional help to prepare your location for potential hazards. Even if you’re unable to keep your business open in the middle of the storm, having snow plowing services on the premises to remove snow as it comes down and salt your parking lot, driveways, and walkways will keep snow and ice from building up and doing serious harm to your building, your employees, and your customers when operations resume.

After a Major Snowfall or Ice Storm

Some winter storms take everyone by surprise. When this happens, you might not have the time or ability to obtain the necessary snow and ice removal services to maintain your property while the storm takes place. If this is the case, you’ll still want to seek professional help to remove the resulting snow and ice after the storm has passed. Severe storms may require the services of storm debris removal experts to clean up fallen branches, limbs, windswept materials, and other hazardous and/or obstructive material. Additionally, hiring a roof snow removal service is necessary to safely and carefully clear your building from major snow buildup -- neglecting your roof can lead to leaks, cave-ins, roof avalanches, falling icicles, and other dangers. By relying on professionals for this work, you can get your business back up and running faster and prevent any potential injuries or safety concerns that might befall inexperienced workers attempting to clear away this material on their own.

When You Lack the Necessary In-House Resources

Even if a winter storm is relatively moderate, calling in professional snow and ice management services is always a good idea -- this is especially true if your business lacks the resources and/or equipment to efficiently tackle this task. Simply put, any time you and your employees spend on shoveling and salting is less time spent on key business operations. By hiring experts, your people can focus on their work while the professionals efficiently and safely get your property back in shape. Winter can take its toll on any business. Are you prepared to handle any snow and ice that might come your way this year? The Budd Group provides quality custom snow and ice removal services for our clients to protect their assets, people, and reputation. To learn more about all that The Budd Group can do for your business this winter and beyond call us today at 800-221-8158, or send us an email at Solutions@BuddGroup.com!
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