Many states in America like Maryland, Delaware, and Pennsylvania got hit with a snowstorm last week, and now there is an increased demand for snow removal. Snow causes a lot of problems both in the working and domestic world. It blocks roads, driveways, and building entrances and creates dangerous conditions to walk and drive on. Many go-getters will opt to simply try and remove the snow from their own yards or businesses. But there are plenty of reasons why snow removal should be left to professionals. Here are some reasons why removing snow yourself may not be as easy as you think.
Snow may not look heavy, but don’t be fooled. Millions of small pieces of ice make up the snow, and ice is a lot heavier than it looks. There are plenty of injuries one can receive by attempting to clear snow themselves, such as spinal fractures, muscle sprains, and back pain. There is also a risk of concussion or head injury if you fall or slip on icy patches of snow. Attempting to remove snow can even put some older or more at-risk individuals at risk of a heart attack. Professional snow removal companies know what they are doing and are well experienced in snow removal. There are often required training that employees must learn before they are put on a snow removal job to keep themselves and others as safe as possible.
Removing snow is both time-consuming and costly to the wallet. To remove snow safely, plenty of equipment is required, like snow blowers, snow shovels, and snow plows. These items can rack up an eventual pretty penny. Plus, you will have to find places to store these bulky tools during the majority of the year. It may not be worth investing a lot of cash into tools you will likely only use twice a year at most around here. It is a professional company’s job to store these items in an orderly fashion and learn how to use them properly. Plus, it is a much better investment to commission a professional company for snow removal once a year rather than buying and storing all of those expensive and cumbersome tools.
Not Having Snow Removal is Risky
If you own a business with a physical storefront, you know that injury liability is always a possibility. This risk increases exponentially with snow on the ground. Hire a professional company to completely clear the ground in front of your business, so you don’t have to worry about wasting any precious time. Professionals also know just what kind of de-icing salt to use, so you have more time to focus on what matters in your business, not outside in the parking lot.
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Atlantic Maintenance Group is a full-service landscaping company, providing maintenance, design, and construction, as well as snow removal, and asphalt and concrete services. We are your source for complete landscape and facility maintenance for commercial and residential properties throughout Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. We are a self-performing landscaping company, meaning we don’t hire subcontractors, and senior management is involved with every project. Our highly trained team of professionals receives constant, ongoing education on the latest industry trends, updates, and safety measures. This ensures we can deliver outstanding customer service and results to our clients, regardless of the size of your job.