As a kid, it was thrilling when you woke up in the morning to a fresh snowfall and hoped for a snow day to play outside. Even as a teenager, you probably experienced similar feelings, wanting to spend time with friends outside of school. Through your adult years, the major reason you want a “snow day” is to avoid the terrible driving and walking conditions, especially in parking lots and walkways. If you are a business owner, there can be severe damage to your business without proper snow removal services during any of the winter months.
It is crucial for your safety, liability and company’s finances to secure proper snow removal services before the first snowflake makes an appearance.
Safety & Liability Without Proper Snow Removal Services
Your business and where it is located should have an exceptional reputation. As a commercial business owner or in the business of property management, safety and security are naturally your top priorities. Employees, visitors, contractors, and customers should be safe on your site. This is especially true during the winter months. Why?
One reason is because people are more susceptible to injuries throughout the winter months. These injuries ranging from young and old alike because snow removal services were not booked in advance. Your employees or renters should not feel unsafe on your property in any weather.
Another reason is due to liability. In the unfortunate circumstance that someone is injured on your grounds due to the inability of proper snow removal or de-icing, you can be held responsible in a court of law. This means that you could be sued in a personal injury lawsuit. You could be paying a whole lot more in covering medical expenses, loss of wages, emotional trauma, etc than you would if you’d planned ahead to secure proper snow removal services.
Reputation & Finances
Whether you like it or not, potential clients will start judging your business and how well it’s run the moment they pull into your parking lot. If your lot has not been plowed or salted over the course of a few snow falls, you are making a bad first impression. Not only are you making it difficult for driving purposes, the moment someone steps out of their car they are concerned for their safety. All that will go through their mind at that point are two things:
- “Don’t fall”
- “Why wouldn’t they take care of this?”
That will make a lasting impression difficult to combat.
When it comes to your company’s financial state during the winter months, you do not want to create a reputation for yourself of regularly closing business doors when snow or rain falls. It would be a shame if your property gained recognition of having a 50/50 chance of being open throughout the weeks of winter. You could easily go from being “in the green” to “in the red” if you do not have proper snow removal services booked.
At Seasonal Landscape, we provide exceptional and proper snow removal services that you need. We are dedicated to keeping your parking lots, driveways, and sidewalks clear of ice and snow. By understanding the importance and potential damages to your business over the winter months, we are prepared to take care of you and your property’s needs this season. Call us for more information about our commercial snow removal services!