Now that the fall season is upon us, it’s the perfect time to start preparing for the harsher weather of the upcoming winter. If you don’t have a plan already in place, now is the time to implement one that will save you time and money. This is especially important for commercial spaces as the safety of employees, customers, clients, and other pedestrians is very important. Snow removal isn’t just about aesthetics, it protects your business and your community.
It’s the Law
In Maryland, residents and business experience the full range of precipitation, including snow, freezing rain, sleet, and hail. Because of this, and for the safety of everyone, the state requires that business owners and homeowners see to it that snow is cleared from walkways within 24 hours of the last snowfall. By doing this, you avoid fines and potential lawsuits if anyone were to injure themselves on your property. With a snow removal plan in place, you’ll be totally prepared for these events, and able to avoid the potential expenses of having snow and ice linger on your property.
Safe Not Sorry
Keeping people safe is the first and foremost reason to have a snow and ice removal plan in place and ready to be implemented for the upcoming winter season. It’s professional and shows your community that you care about their safety and are a member of the community that fully participates. This doesn’t just include the removal of snow and ice, but it also means appropriately salting your parking lot and walkways to ensure that people can safely enter and exit the areas surrounding your commercial space.
Having a snow and ice removal plan ready now will save you time, energy, and money later. You’ll also get a sense of how much operating time your business might miss because of heavy snowfall. Keeping track of weather trends in your area will help you plan accordingly.
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