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Commercial Property: Snow Removal Techniques


Snow Removal Techniques

Like residential driveways, commercial properties need to maintain their premises and driveways in the winter season. If your location witnesses heavy snowfall every winter, you know you have to keep ice melt spreaders ready all the time. 

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As a commercial property, you have an obligation to the customers and employees to maintain safe working conditions. There are a few snow removal techniques you can apply- 


The most common method of removing snow without using a driveway ice melt is snow shoveling. It is a tedious affair, but it helps to remove layers of snow in one go. You need to flex your muscles and get to work to shovel commercial properties. Since they are big and spread over a few hundred sq. ft. you will need a specific method to clear the snow off the driveway. Push the snow towards the pavement or a safe spot, clearing the driveway. 

Snow blowing 

It is good to clear big spaces or commercial areas but require physical strength too. If your commercial property is within city limits, they are also responsible for removing the snow. However, you have to pay attention to remove it from time to time. 

Snow blowing makes it easy to remove snow only if you do it methodically.    


If shoveling and blowing is not your cup of tea, you can always use plowing to remove the snow from your commercial property. Snowplowing, if done correctly, takes a fraction of the time of shoveling. In case you do not hire a professional snow removal company, you need to ensure you read the instruction manual carefully before operating it. You have to pay attention to proper angle placement, windrowing, back dragging, etc., while using the plow. 

Ice melt Spreaders 

While you remove the first layer of snow with the help of shovels or plows, you need high-quality ice melt spreaders, such as Safe Thaw, to help melt the ice completely. In addition, ice melt pellets, liquid deicers, or granules help increase traction and remove the thin layer of ice formed underneath the snow.  

Besides these techniques, you have to ensure- 

  • You keep your ice melt spreaders ready before the onset of winters. 
  • You have well-serviced snow removal equipment to avoid any unforeseen circumstances later. 
  • Oil the equipment and store them in dry places. 
  • Mark your safe spots around the commercial properties where you can quickly push and pile the snow, without obstructing the view or the driveway. 
  • Do not pile snow near handicapped places as it may inconvenience your commuters, customers, and employees. 
  • Keep your warning flashlights ready in case of any emergency. 

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So if you are looking for the best ice melt spreader in your area, you know where to come! 

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