During the summer of 2022, many places across the US experienced record high temperatures. Because of that, it’s hard to believe that the winter will be cold and snowy.
However, the Farmers’ Almanac predicts precisely this outcome. Virginia can expect to see “unreasonably cold” and “snowy” temperatures. The same holds for Maryland and Washington, DC.
When this weather comes, it’s best to have a commercial pavement sweep plan in place. Otherwise, your company could become blindsided when the snow comes.
The South doesn’t always receive heavy snow. As such, business owners may not know how to sweep snow from their company pavement. Fortunately, you can discover the best tips in this guide, so read on to learn more!
Create a Fall Prevention Plan
First, consider how to prevent snow from causing damage to the property. This damage can come from a few places.
First, there’s potential property damage. When snow coats your parking lot, it can cause people to slide and wreck their vehicles. This threat could also damage property in the lot, such as street lights.
Second, there’s the threat to your foot traffic. You could face responsibility if people slip and fall because of snow on your property.
There are a few solutions. First, ensure you place weatherproof floor mats and warning signs for your foot traffic. Then, purchase the necessary insurance policies for these threats.
Regularly Sweep Snow on Commercial Pavement
The next step is to sweep snow on commercial pavement frequently. The longer you allow snow to settle on your property, the more it accumulates. For this reason, it’s crucial to maintain this practice regularly.
How frequently you sweep snow depends on how often snowfall comes. If it only snows once every few weeks, you can snow once or twice to remove it all. However, if it snows more often, it’s necessary to sweep more frequently.
Find a Commercial Company for Sweeping Snow
Sweeping snow without the appropriate tools can endanger your workers. It can also take more time to clean away the snow.
Fortunately, you don’t have to do this alone. Instead, you can hire a commercial sweeping company. These professionals know the best approaches for clearing snow off your property.
Finding a commercial company requires several considerations. These include:
- ensuring they have the necessary licensures to sweep snow
- searching online reviews to learn their reputation
- comparing rates to other companies
- ensuring they have the manpower to clean snow on the commercial pavement
These considerations can help you find the best company available!
Consider Working with Us
Many business owners struggle to sweep snow from their property. If that describes you, don’t worry! Instead, consider working with us.
Our company provides comprehensive snow sweeping services. We manage parking lots and concrete maintenance. We also offer additional maintenance services beyond snow removal.
Finally, we service locations in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC. We’re happy to provide services to any commercial property in these areas. Contact us today to learn more about how you can prepare for winter!