It is not uncommon for the winter months to be long, cold, and snowy in the Midwest. A large snow or ice storm can have a major impact on any business. That’s why it is very important to make sure your parking lots, driveways, and sidewalks are properly cleared so customers, employees, and tenants can have access to your building. It doesn’t matter what type of commercial property you own; professional snow and ice removal is a must to guarantee you do not lose profits and anyone who enters your building is safe.
Most people would agree that a fresh snowfall is beautiful; however, the snow and ice can be extremely dangerous to drive on and walk through. Sometimes it can be hard to see ice until it is too late, and an accident occurs. As the owner of a commercial property, you could become liable for injuries that happen on your property. By hiring a professional to clear the ice and snow from sidewalks, parking lots, and driveways, you are protecting your customers, employees, and yourself.
It is important that access to your commercial property is available. There is no doubt that it is essential to generating profits. If customers cannot get to the building, they will most likely take their business elsewhere. Professional snow removal companies typically start removing snow and ice in the early hours of the morning before business begins. This gives them the chance to clear your entire property the right way before anyone arrives. Having a cleared property lets potential customers know you are open for business.
You do not want to hire a random person to remove your snow and ice. You want to hire someone who is reliable, trustworthy, and who has positive reviews. Hiring someone unreliable could result in you losing valuable business because you are waiting for the snowplow to arrive. Find a professional who will be there when expected and make sure they have high-quality equipment as well as experienced staff.
You will also want to talk about pricing with the company you hire prior to the first snowfall. Dishonest companies might attempt to take advantage of the situation and charge you an outrageous amount to remove snow or ice. Carve out some time before winter weather hits to interview multiple companies and get a definitive estimate for snow removal. Having a firm price and clear description of the services will give you a peace of mind knowing the job is being completed the right way and for a fair price.
Don’t wait until the last minute to hire a reliable and professional snow and ice removal service. There may not be any available when you need it the most. Not only could you lose money, but you could also be putting yourself at risk for a lawsuit. Taking action now only means you will be prepared when that first snowfall comes.
Bluegrass Landscape & Snow Removal provides professional snow and ice removal for commercial properties in the St. Louis area. Our business has been around for 40 years providing guaranteed satisfaction for our customers. Call us today at (314) 770-2828 to get your free quote!