Winter weather has a way of surprising us when we least expect it and this last storm was definitely a surprise. With temperatures dropping overnight from the upper 80s to the low 30s and several inches of ice and snow falling across the Front Range, it’s definitely turning our thoughts to the impending winter season. If this early autumn storm is anything to go by, we can expect some pretty serious winter storms this year and that means dealing with snow removal
and storm cleanup frequently. Though you can always handle the task on your own, you don’t have to. In fact, it’s almost always better to leave the task to the pros. Here’s why.
They’ll Do a More Thorough Job
Snow and ice can create serious slipping hazards and make it difficult to get cars out of the driveway in a matter of minutes. The more thoroughly you can remove the snow and ice buildup, the better and safer your property will be. Unfortunately, if you’re trying to handle the job on your own, you won’t be able to get every last inch of hazardous ice off the ground without putting in hours of work. When you hire an experienced snow removal team to handle the job, you’ll know that they’ll be able to remove more snow and ice in less time than you could if you spent the entire afternoon working on the pavement. This will make it easier to keep your property in good shape as the rest of the snow starts to melt.
They’ll Be Able to Protect Your Landscaping
Snow and ice spell major trouble for your landscaping and it’s not even due to the cold temperatures. It’s due to the types of chemicals used in commercially available snow melt. Even plain rock salt poses a serious risk to your landscaping if used incorrectly. If you’re not sure of what you’re doing, you could end up scorching the lawn and hurting the soil’s sensitive pH levels for the long haul. Once this happens, you’ll have to recondition the soil if you want your landscaping to perform well in the spring. Professionals understand how to safely apply ice melt and have access to better supplies that are less likely to damage your landscaping in the first place. This means you’ll save money and time when spring comes back around and can focus on getting your landscaping ready for the growing season quickly.
They’ll Reduce Your Liability Risk
As a business owner, you’re responsible for everything that happens on your property. If someone gets injured, you could be held liable for the cost of their medical bills or face costly legal fees if they decide to sue you for negligence. Since snow and ice create slipping hazards across any paved surface on your property, they also increase your liability risk. When you hire professionals, you’ll be able to lower that risk significantly. You’ll be able to show that you took the necessary steps to keep your property as safe as possible and will automatically reduce the likelihood of slip and fall incidents happening in the first place. The less likely it is that someone will fall on your property, the better off you’ll be.
They’ll Keep You From Hurting Yourself
If you’ve ever tried to shovel snow on your own, you know that it’s quite the workout. Those shovels get heavy quickly and it’s all too easy to accidentally hurt yourself when you’re trying to get the job done quickly. Unfortunately, even small amounts of back strain can take weeks to heal completely. When you hire professionals, you won’t have to worry about getting out there with your snow shovel when you’re not quite awake enough to be mindful of what you’re doing. This means you won’t have to worry about hurting yourself just because you tried to do the right thing and get your property free and clear of snow.
They’ll Get the Job Done Quickly
Depending on the size of your property, clearing snow and ice can be a day-long process. The bigger it is and the more paved surfaces and walkways you have, the longer it will take. When you leave the task to the pros, you’ll know that the job will get done quickly. This will make those snowy mornings less of an inconvenience and reduces the likelihood that you’ll be late for your daily responsibilities.
They’ll Spare You From Having to Buy Equipment
A snow shovel is just the first piece of equipment you’ll need to invest in if you want to clear snow quickly and effectively. You also need a wheelbarrow for hauling salt and ice melt, a snow blower to remove large banks of powder, and a vehicle with a plow to clear large parking lots or extra-long driveways. All that gear can add up to thousands of dollars that you could otherwise spend keeping your building warm and comfortable throughout the year.
They’ll Be Able to Handle Plant Debris
Heavy snows have a way of snapping branches and leaving your trees in a state of disrepair. Those branches are often too large for individuals to handle on their own and leave behind all sorts of debris that makes your property unsafe. When you work with a professional storm cleanup team, they’ll be able to deal with those fallen limbs safely and quickly. That means less debris cluttering up your property and fewer tripping hazards for anyone visiting.
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It’s never too early to start getting ready for winter and the heavy snows we so often get along the Front Range. Hiring a professional storm cleanup and snow removal is the best thing you can do to fully prepare for the winter months. If you’re interested in learning more about how these experts can take the stress out of winter storms, don’t wait. Contact Bear Creek Tree Service
today to speak with a member of our dedicated team. We’ll make sure your property stays free and clear of ice and snow buildup all winter long.