Ahh, summertime. Your mind is thinking about family cook-outs, swimming at the lake, building sandcastles with the kids, baseball games, fireworks….and snow.
That’s right. Snow.
Winter may actually be far from your mind at the moment, but summer is the perfect time to arrange for snow and ice management of your commercial property for many reasons.
First, being able to assess your property thoroughly when there is no snow cover allows us to see areas that could be safety hazards and determine areas of the highest priority, including high traffic sections and parking patterns. A clear view means we can ensure we have the right equipment and supplies such as de-icing products to properly clear ice and snow from your property.
Large properties require a lot of planning. We take many things into consideration such as the layout and size of the commercial property, the number of walkways and size of parking areas, normal business hours, and type of business (hospital, retail, residential complex, etc.). These considerations allow us to determine how long it would take to clear the property, how many crews would be needed, which equipment would be used, and best times to clear the property.
By planning early, you’ll be able to get several estimates to make the right decision for a snow and ice removal plan for your company. You’ll have time to ask all the right questions of each company and to check their references so you can make an informed decision. You’ll also have time to allocate the funds you’ll need for snow and ice removal during the winter.
Lastly, snow removal companies may have a fleet of trucks, but there is a limited number of properties that they can take on to be able to clear in a timely manner during a storm. By securing your contract during the summer, you’re also securing your spot, and spots with the best snow removal companies like Bluegrass fill up quickly.
According to SIMA, the Snow and Ice Management Association, the average ice-related claim for a person slipping on a commercial property in 2012 was $33,000 or $48,000 for a worker’s compensation claim. With the average winter contract at the time being $27,000, the injury cost more than the contract did. Hiring the right snow and ice removal contractor who is equipped to thoroughly clear and de-ice your parking areas and walkways and who operates with the utmost safety considerations is an important part of your property maintenance and liability.
Bluegrass Landscaping and Maintenance is that contractor. We closely monitor weather conditions and predictions and are ready to jump into action when the weather turns. We have:
- A full, experienced staff, always ready at a moment’s notice
- Well-maintained equipment that is always prepared to go
- Technology that tracks our employees as they perform snow and ice removal on our clients’ properties
- Access to the best de-icing products on the market
Our Sno-Pusher plows are high-quality plows that are designed to handle heavy, compacted snow on the very first push. Their galvanized steel frame means they’ll stand up to the toughest work and their unique sectional design allows them to follow the contour of the surface grade without damaging the surface. With one pass of our plows, snow is cleared.
We use Ice B’Gone Magic, a high-quality de-icer that is rock salt pre-wetted with Liquid Ice-B’Gone. It’s 100% biodegradable, environmentally-friendly and pet-friendly. Ice B’Gone Magic works to -35° F, is 90% less corrosive than regular salt, and doesn’t leave a messy, white residue. We can even spray your current stockpile of rock salt with Ice B’Gone to improve its effectiveness.
At Bluegrass Landscaping and Maintenance, we have the highest standards in snow and ice management. With our 24-hour snow hotline, we’re ready to respond 24/7 to any snow or ice emergency.
Mother Nature may be having summer fun now, but her mood can turn quickly. Call us today at (314) 770-2828 and we’ll develop a snow and ice removal plan for you and get a contract in place so you’ll be ready when the bad weather hits.