Commercial Snow Removal Can Be A Big Job
Commercial snow removal is one of those things you have to deal with in winter. Here in Northern Utah, the amount of snow we get can vary from year to year, but there’s always at least a few days where it gets urgent. One or two heavy snowstorms seems to be the regular for us. So, what’s your snow removal? If you’re a business, you’re going to need it. You’ll have to clear parking lots and walkways so your customers have a place to walk. Here’s what we recommend.
1. Know Your Business’s Needs
Not all businesses have the same needs. Some places, like Logan Main Street, have shared parking lots for their buildings. How does this work for snow removal? Does the city cover the parking lot? Do businesses chip in together? When you share a lot, you’ve got to coordinate with those who share it. On the other hand, if your business is separate and has its own parking lot, you’ve got to take care of it yourself. How big is your lot? Size will determine what the best tools are to clear it.
Speaking of tools . . .
2. Use the Right Tool for the Right Job
Depending on your business, you’ll have different needs. If you’re a business that doesn’t have a large parking lot – or even no parking lot at all – then a few shovels and some sidewalk salt are all you need. When it comes to shovels, we always recommend the snow caster. Its design reduces the strain from pushing and pulling, so you’ll feel less sore after the job is done. It’s perfect for shoveling walkways.
For larger lots, you might need something a little bigger. It’s always possible to rent a snow plow, though if you get hit with a surprise storm, you’ll be competing with everyone who wants one. That’s why we own our snowplows. These are perfect for commercial snow removal if you’ve got a large space that needs to be cleared.
3. Have A Plan
It’s not enough to just have the tools to remove the snow. You have to know where to put it. You’re going to end up with large piles of snow, especially if we get hit by a big storm and you have a big lot. Where does that snow go? You want it to be out of the way, so it doesn’t block traffic. You should find a space where you can pile up the snow so it won’t get in the way. The most preferable place is a space in some back corner of the lot where people prefer not to park.
You should also make plans for when to do snow removal. How many inches of snow constitutes a need to get on it right away? 1 inch? 2 inches? What about days where it snows lightly all day? Your snow removal plan needs to be flexible enough to account for times when something unexpected happens. Following weather reports to have some idea of what days you’ll need snow removal ahead of time can be helpful in avoiding a rush.
Let Us Help With Your Snow Removal
Sometimes you can’t do it all yourself. If there’s a sudden snowstorm, you’re going to have a sudden need. You need that snow moved so your customers can safely and conveniently get to your store. That’s where we come in. We’ve got the tools for snow removal, regardless of how big the need is. Whether shovels will do, or you need commercial grade snow plows, we’ve got it covered. If you’re in Cache Valley, Box Elder County, or the Bear Lake area, we can give you a hand.
Get in touch and see how we can help dig you out of trouble this winter!