If there on thing to be certain about in the DC area, it has to be harsh winters. It gets cold over here, often in tandem with snowstorms and icy roads. If you are a commercial property manager, this can be problematic while trying to keep your property up and running. In most cases, snow must be removed or it will block your property from usage for many days. Doing it yourself is almost always impractical, and your locale is most likely only responsible for the roads, not your parking lot. This is why you need commercial snow removal, and this blog will discuss how it protects your business.
Maximizing Revenue Potential
This first section will touch on how commercial snow removal protects your business monetarily. When a snowstorm rolls in and blocks off access to your property, customers cannot and will not be able to spend their capital on your products and services. The sooner that your property is cleared, the more total hours that your business is running. This means more revenue over time, and the only way to ensure that your property is cleared quickly is through commercial snow removal.
Furthermore, just the simple fact that your property is cleared will be an aesthetic incentive to potential customers. Why enter the retail center where the parking lot is full of snow, when I can easily drive into your property?
Mitigating Risk of Liability
Another way in which commercial snow removal protects your business is through the prevention of injury and property damage. When snow is layered on top of your landscape, it creates an environment ripe for injury. Ice in parking lots and on top of pathways can easily cause falls, which could create liability. If your property is necessary to stay open, people will be on-site whether it is cleared or not. This will also prevent car accidents, which are never fun for anyone. Rather than risk a lawsuit, bogus or not, commercial snow removal will keep your property cleared, doing your part as a property manager.
Signal of Attention and Care
Because most municipalities only provide snow removal for the areas that are public, like roads and parks, any private property with snow removed must have an invested manager. This signal of care for your property lets everyone know that you are serious. Never will you have to worry about potential crime or looting when your property is snow free, and others are under a layer of ice. Any potential customers or tenants will see in plain view that you are invested in the safety of your visitors and the accessibility of your property. For these reasons commercial snow removal certainly protects the reputation of your business, on top of the people and property that reside near it.If you want your outdoor living experience to go well beyond the ordinary without even leaving your yard, we’re the landscape firm that can take you there. Environmental Resources Group has provided world-class commercial landscaping and grounds maintenance services for many businesses and institutions in the D.C. Metro Area. Give us a call today at (301) 570-3070.