Snowstorms could mean lost money for a business. In most cases, a company needs to have the snow removed the same day. With your parking lot covered in snow or worse ice, it could lead to a delay in deliveries, possible accidents, employees not being able to show up, and more. Here are a few reasons why, as a business owner, you need to stay on top of a snowstorm.
● Employees Can Park: Employees will try to show up to work no matter what the weather is. With the parking lot covered in snow, it will prove not very easy for them to park, especially if there are quite a few inches of snow. If the employee can’t even get out of their car, then they’re not coming into work.
● Avoid Accidents: With snow comes slippery conditions. If employees or customers come to your establishment, they need to have the freedom of walking from their car to your building without slipping or falling on ice. If they do have an accident on your property, the owner will be liable for their injuries and damage.
● Deliveries Are On Time: The parking lot and any roads attached need to be accessible to any delivery trucks. Trucks, especially larger box trucks and 18-wheelers, need to have the room to maneuver. It’s vital if it’s for a medical building to be able to deliver medical supplies.
● Property Damage: Heavy snow and ice can damage the property. If it goes unchecked, ice will cause cracks in the pavement and the concrete. If you own the building, have the snow and ice removed from the roof. This will prevent ice dams and ice falling as it melts.