There’s a line in an old classic song talking about how the weather outside is frightful. The ravages of the Midwestern winter is no exception to this notion. Freezing rain, snow, high winds, snow drifts, and icy conditions can be difficult to deal with and sometimes even dangerous.
At CM’s, we don’t just put our feet up in the winter and stay warm. Our focus instead turns to providing winter services to the surrounding area. This includes things like ice management and snow removal services.
Just like you, we always have an eye on the forecast and an ear listening for any updates. When a winter storm looms large, our crews go into standby mode ready to help clients who subscribe to our winter snow removal services as well as families who need help dealing with snow cleanup.
When snow isn’t removed in a timely manner, cold temperatures can lead to issues with refreezing, compaction, and even create more hazardous conditions that make it increasingly difficult to remove. Fortunately, we are always monitoring the weather and keep our crews ready to be deployed.
Residential Snow Removal Services
Property owners who subscribe to our service benefit from things like site evaluations, weather monitoring, and equipment calibration. It’s always helpful to get a clear picture of the lay of the land before the storm hits. Many times, when excess snow piles can linger long after the storm.
Our menu of services includes things like:
- Plowing out your driveway
- Clearing away snow blocking your mailbox
- Removing snow from walkways and decks
- Applying salt or anti-icing agents to help prevent slips, skids, and falls
Commercial Snow Removal Services
At CM’s, we understand that you might not always have the staff on hand to deal with snow removal, or that your staff is better suited to their primary area of expertise. Over the years we have worked with a wide range of commercial properties to handle their snow removal needs.
We can assess your site, including the parking lot and other service areas to ensure that the initial snow pile placement will be as far away from critical locations as possible. We also use GPS tracking to help mark specific features that might later be obscured by snow. This includes things like curbs, fire hydrants, landscaping features, and other potential hazards.
Our crews also do things like monitor dew points, surface temperatures, and asphalt temperatures. Being able to factor these things into the preparation and snow removal plan will go a long way toward preventing issues related to over salting.
We are always sure to take all necessary measures to ensure that your walkways and entries are as safe as possible for the given conditions. We also continue to monitor the storm afterward in case there is a second installment of snow, ice, or inclement cold that might cause areas of melting to freeze into dangerous ice.
Ice management is critically important for businesses, commercial property owners, as well as residential areas. Something as seemingly simple as slipping on a patch of ice can lead to significant injuries and could even prove to be a liability issue.
From a legal standpoint, each property owner is responsible for ice management during and after a winter storm. Failing to do to so could result in fines and other potentially costly legal actions. Ice management is also important for owners and managers of apartment complexes and other multifamily residences.
At CM’s we actively monitor our client’s properties for ice on the premises. Our technicians will often use salt and sand to both prevent and melt as well as improve traction to help prevent accidents. This includes monitoring your property after a storm in case continued cold weather causes areas of melt to solidify and freeze into slick ice.