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Maintaining a property can be a lot of work in the winter months, but there are some real estate property managers who prefer to take on the task of snow and ice removal themselves. Companies that offer snow and ice removal services understand the desire to handle the care of the property as a manager, but there are many reasons why a professional snow removal service is the best choice.
Clearing snow on a large scale, especially for a commercial property is hardly a one person job. A couple maintenance people can clear snow and ice, but it will take most of a day and the result may not be what was expected. Professionals can have snow and ice removed usually in less time if they have commercial grade equipment and the space that was cleared will look like a professional performed the task.
Utilizes Latest Technology and Equipment
Removing snow may not seem high tech, but equipment changes over time as with any type of technology. Snow and ice removal can be accomplished by using the latest and quickest methods to get the accumulations removed in an efficient manner. If a standard property maintenance crew is outside the snow industry, their equipment may be limited and the efficiency of doing the majority of snow and ice removal by hand is ineffectual at best.
Professionals Can Handle Large Amounts of Snow
There are times when snow and ice amounts to more than a couple of inches. In those cases, removal is more difficult if done with manual equipment. A professional company can handle larger amounts of accumulation if they have commercial grade equipment.
Removing snow and ice without the proper equipment can be a back-breaking chore. The possibility of injury is also increased dramatically. Strained muscled, blistered hands, and the danger of slipping and falling are common problems that may arise when attempting to remove snow and ice for hours. Exposure to the cold can also lead to damage to fingers and toes in the form of frostbite if the individual is not properly dressed for the weather and/or the task. Professionals have the advantage of using equipment the minimizes the possibility of injury and limits exposure time to the elements.
Snow removal is time consuming, especially for large areas needing clearing. A one or two person crew using shovels will take significantly more time than a company will. Professionals can have a parking lot and walkways cleared in a fraction of the time it would take a non-professional. This will open the property back up to the public and reduce the risk of accidents over all.
With treacherous weather always comes risk. The best defense is always good preparation with professional service snow removal companies who help keep your property safe.
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