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Preparing for Winter with Commercial Snow and Ice Management Services

Tim Verbic | October 13, 2021 | General, Winter Maintenance

While Canadians enjoy the fresh, autumn breeze, commercial property managers are carefully preparing for the winter months ahead.

From heavy snow and cold winds to spontaneous blizzards and freezing rain, it’s essential to have an effective plan in place to keep your property safe and accessible no matter the circumstances.

At Clintar Commercial Outdoor Services, we are proud to offer over 45 years of experience in award-winning snow removal, plowing and ice prevention services to commercial properties all across the country.

With 24/7 weather monitoring and fast, industry-leading response teams, we ensure that your commercial properties remain uninterrupted with the quality and peace-of-mind you deserve.

Commercial Safety is Preventative Safety

Over the past year and a half, we have seen businesses all over the world revolutionize their approach to preventative health and safety measures.

From PPE’s and sanitization to social distancing and crowd restrictions, Canadian businesses have worked hard to ensure safe and reliable public spaces that best protect their local staff, clients and communities.

By applying this preventative approach to outdoor commercial safety, it’s essential that commercial property managers develop a winter preparedness plan long before the first snowfall occurs.

With commercial property services to mitigate risk, you can ensure that your property is safe and reliable all year around.

Eliminate The Risk of Slip and Fall Injuries

As Canadian businesses, we understand how harsh and unpredictable our winter weather patterns can be.

From earlier-than-usual snow storms to long, dragged-out winters, the risk of potential slip and fall injuries are something that should never be taken lightly.

As annual slip and fall lawsuits reported each year have put a number of Canadian snow removal companies out of business, it is essential that commercial property owners find trusted professionals who can provide the quality and reassurance they need to best support their safety.

At Clintar Commercial Outdoor Services, our winter solutions are fully-insured against slip and fall liabilities to confidently support our property managers all across the country. To strengthen your winter preparedness plan this season, here are a few tips to keep on hand for emergency situations:

Winter Safety Materials:

– Warning Signs: install outside near foot traffic areas
– Weatherproof Mats: add to entryway, as well as any areas that may be dangerous when wet
– Shovel: keep on hand for emergency snow or ice buildup between service appointments
– Ice Melt: keep on hand for emergency snow or ice buildup between service appointments

Daily Property Evaluation:

– Accessibility: ensure that parking lots, driveways, sidewalks and entrances are easily accessible
– Lighting: ensure that parking lots, driveways and sidewalks are sufficiently visible at night
– Ice: ensure there is no ice buildup, black ice or hanging icicles in/near outdoor public areas – Drainage: ensure that proper drainage systems are in place to prevent the risk of ice buildup

With a professional winter service schedule and an on-site back-up plan for emergency weather conditions, you can be sure that your property is always as safe as possible.

Protect Your Commercial Property with Clintar’s Award-Winning Winter Services

At Clintar Commercial Outdoor Services, our crews are well-equipped to defend your property through a variety of industry-leading winter services:

Commercial Snow Plowing:

From November to March (or the first snowfall of the year), our experienced teams offer 24/7 snow plowing solutions to commercial properties all across the country.From entrances and sidewalks to roadways and parking lots, our industry-leading equipment serves to minimize business interruptions with maximum safety in mind.

Snow & Ice Removal:

As weather emergencies can happen at any given moment, your safety is our #1 priority. While harsh and unpredictable weather patterns can be difficult to track, allow our 48 years of experience to best support your outdoor needs so that you don’t have to worry. From heavy snow to the dangerous threat of ice, our preventative approach ensures that your staff, clients and communities are always well-protected from seasonal risks.

Salting & Ice Prevention Services:

At Clintar Commercial Outdoor Services, our proactive approach to salting and ice prevention helps to keep your property one step ahead of danger at all times. Although traditional salt products are proven to be harmful to the environment, animals and local water sources; our experienced professionals are committed to conscientious salt usage to best support global sustainability.

Brine Solutions:

Brine solutions offer a proven, eco-friendly alternative to traditional salt and ice prevention methods. As a combination of salt and brine solutions can reduce the risk of salt runoff, fresh water contamination and possible property damage, it can also reduce the cost of overall winter services while protecting our local wildlife and environment.

Site Patrol:

By partnering with Clintar for outdoor commercial services, our commitment goes far beyond the clearing of snow. As a part of our various Snow and Ice Control packages, our experienced teams provide routine site patrol visits to prevent the risk of snow and ice buildup. With a preventative approach, we ensure that your commercial property is always safe and reliable for both cars and foot traffic.

24-Hour Weather Monitoring:

With advanced weather-tracking technology from over 30 site-monitoring stations across Canada, Clintar’s 24/7 weather monitoring teams have the ability to accurately track weather changes from a remote location. With access to real-time data, our reliable fleet of industry-leading snow plowing vehicles are always fully-stocked and ready to go.

With unparalleled experience since 1973, we are dedicated to maintaining safe and reliable commercial properties no matter the season.

At Clintar Commercial Outdoor Services, we are always ready to help.

If you would like to learn more about our commercial winter services, please feel free to contact us for more details.