Snowplows are reliant equipment for quick and efficient cleaning of their commercial properties. Your commercial property could be your work building or shop or garage. An unplowed driveway or parking space filled with snow can make the property inaccessible for the customers. This counts as a missed opportunity for productivity and earnings. It could even portray a negative image of the business.
Hiniker is a Minnesota, USA based manufacturing company that produces commercial snow plow and ice control equipment. Their equipment is built to enable the operator to work as efficiently as possible. Their 30-year experience in the field makes them reliable and trustworthy.
Tips for commercial snow removal
The following are some advice that could be helpful to prepare the commercial account and plowing the commercial areas.
- Inspection: An inspection of the entire area for hazards such as potholes, speed bumps, fire hydrants, low landscaping, and others that could be covered in snow should be conducted beforehand.
- Mark position: Mark or stake boundaries, ditches, medians, and other areas that could be hazardous while plowing.
- Map the area: You can request for a map of the area to plan where to begin and where the snow can be stacked.
- Restrictions: Ensure that you know about any restrictions for snow stacking or places that don’t want to be plowed.
- Removal: You must plan your removal so that you keep moving forward and don’t stop.
- The right equipment: You must also ensure that you have the right equipment and tools for the right job.
- Turn on warning flashers: Keep your warning flashers on when you are at work to alert anyone in the area.
- Right technique: When plowing 100,000 sq. ft. or more, it is efficient to plow at right angles to the main artery by piling snow in alternate lanes.
- Clear area to dump snow: The snow that has been cleared needs a large and suitable place to be dumped without blocking busy highways or trafficked areas.
- Suggested accumulation: Begin plowing at the suggested accumulation of 1” in commercial and institutional places and 2” for industrial areas.
- Pile management: Avoid making piles near handicapped spaces or the end of driveways. The snow at the end of the driveway may make it difficult for vehicles entering and exiting the parking space.
The above-mentioned points are to be kept in mind by industrial snowplows before the project and during it. It helps the customers by making the business accessible and helps the business by bringing customers.