Snow is inevitable, no matter where you’re located in Canada. It’s beautiful to look at but it can be difficult to move off driveways, porches, and sidewalks. Keep reading to explore a few signs that professional snow removal service might be the best option to keep your residential or commercial property in the clear this year.

Driveways and Sidewalks are Extensive

Clearing the snow from long driveways, multiple sidewalks, and entryways can take hours out of your day following a major snow event. It’s not practical for working professionals and those needing to be well-rested for carrying out duties at work or home. A professional snow removal service can take care of the labor and leave you with easy access to both commercial and residential properties.

Snow Melts Down to Dangerous Levels of Ice

Leaving snow to gradually melt on its own is to put you, your family, employees, or customers at risk for a fall. Snow will melt and often refreeze as ice on all walkable and driveable surfaces. A better option is to have the snow removed after the storm and never fear liability when it comes to sidewalk and driveway safety. The experts at ProTouch Landscape will remove the problem before it becomes a serious issue.

Significant Snow Amounts are the Norm

Some areas receive more snow than others. Be as weather-aware as you can and know what the snow outlook is for your area. The higher the typical snowfall amounts are, the more you might want to consider hiring professional snow removal services. The difference in time and labor intensity as the levels of snow increase can become extraordinary. A few centimeters are very different from two-meters. How prepared are you to scoop tonnes of snow? ProTouch Landscape can provide a team to clear the snow fast.

Remove Snow Faster

The intense labor required of removing snow from sidewalks and entryways of your business can leave you and employees struggling to keep up with the pace of business. It can cause you to lose focus on why you opened for the day. Hiring a professional snow removal company gives you peace of mind that it’s done right and quickly. Avoid an aching back and make plans to bring in experts this year.

Customer Complaints

Major snow events can cause complete shutdowns of local businesses. Trying to tough it out without snow removal can lead to frustrating experiences by your customers. Vehicles can become stuck in the driveway, parking areas, or slick spots can cause fender benders on your property. Sidewalks made slick with ice and snow can lead to near-falls or falls causing injury. An unkempt property in the colder months will begin to affect the perception customers have of your business. Use professional snow removal to keep your property safe and easy to use.

If you’re located in Markham, Richmond Hill or Scarborough, contact us at ProTouch Landscape and find out more about our commercial snow removal before the weather sets in for the colder season.

Effective snow removing budgets are ones set based on several factors that are different for every business. Not every business needs to have services come out after each measurable snowfall. Keep reading to discover a few important considerations to help prepare for the snow.

How Much Snow Can You Realistically Expect?

Not every area of the country gets the same amount of snow each year. Every winter season can bring a different result in total precipitation. The best way to plan a budget for snow removal is to gain an understanding of how much snow typically needs to be removed.

Snow Tolerance and the Landscape

How well are you, employees, and customers able to drive and walk over your property after a winter storm? It can get costly to hire snow removal company for smaller amounts in a brief storm. Find your comfort level and make your plans based on amounts that make it difficult to motivate and get things done. Each property is different, and some are easier to move around on with a few centimeters of snow.

Local Snow Removal Bylaws

An important consideration when planning your snow clearance budget is your local bylaws for the driveway, parking area, and sidewalk snow removal. Markham, which is part of York region, might have different bylaws than the Toronto area, for example. Some areas require the snow to be cleared from walkways and other areas within 24-hours after a storm. How much snow is too much to scoop without the help of ProTouch Landscaping?

Would You Be Able to Limit Access to Save Money?

Reducing your need for extensive snow removal services is one way to lower your budget. Consider limiting building access to two doors, rather than four. Block off a portion of the parking lot, which will keep you from having to pay to remove snow from the entire area. It is a great way ProTouch Landscaping can help you keep your budget at a reasonable level.

Plan for 5 Snow Events as a Minimum

Knowing how much snow your area will get each year is nothing short of a guessing game. Some years bring more snow than others. A good rule to follow when setting aside a snow clearance budget is to plan for at least five snow events large enough to require services.

Consider Brine Pre-Treatment to Save Money

Salt pre-treatment is not a process that keeps you from needing snow clearance service. It helps melt snow and make the cleaning faster, easier, and less costly. You’ll enjoy easier access to your business in less time.

Keep Extra Funds in the Budget for Next Year

It is a wonderful thing if you can make it through the winter months and still have money left in your snow clearing budget. Rather than spending it in another area of your business, try keeping it in the budget to give yourself a break for next year. You will already be set for the first storm.

Contact us at ProTouch Landscape and begin planning your budget for commercial snow removal today.

Snow Services

We service Markham, Unionville, Thornhill, Richmond Hill and Scarborough. We will travel all over York Region and the GTA for certain jobs. Ask us if your location fits in our service area.
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9620 McCowan Rd
Markham, ON, Canada.
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