Snow can be a beautiful thing, but it can also be a pain when it comes to clearing it away. In British Columbia, the winters are unpredictable, and the type of snow can vary each season. That means that it can be difficult to know how to best prepare for snow removal. In general, though, it is a good idea to shovel and plow periodically, rather than trying to remove all the snow at once. This will help to keep the snow from building up and compromising safety for employees and customers.
Keeping the snow cleared away is also a good sign to your employees and customers that you are open for business and that you have easy and safe access. A clear parking lot is also a good sign for those visiting, that access to your door will be uneventful and pose no hazards. Maintaining clear access on an ongoing basis assures that the weather won’t cause your business to shut down.
How to Prevent Ice Buildup in Parking lots
One of the most important things you can do to prevent ice buildup is to keep your parking lot clean. Make sure to remove all snow and debris from the lot regularly. This can be done in one of two ways. pre-salting, and de-icing.
One of the best techniques that you can use to help prevent ice from building up in your parking lot is pre-salting. Pre-Salting uses a proactive approach to prevent ice and snow from sticking and then compacting on surfaces, reducing the risk of people slipping and falling. The two most most common substances are De-Icer and Salt..De-Icer is used for sidewalks and salt is used for parking lots
It is also a cost-effective and safe solution. Make sure you contact the professionals at Alblaster to come out and complete the Pre-Salting process before the cold weather arrives.
To keep your parking lot safe and accessible during the winter, it is important to know when and how to de-ice. De-icing should be done as soon as possible after a storm to prevent ice from building up, it can be applied either by hand or with a spreader. Be sure to clear all snow and ice from walkways and entrances before applying salt or de-icer. Again De-Icer is used for concrete sidewalks and Salt is used for asphalt parking lots. When you contract Alblaster ahead of time, we show up quickly so that you can avoid potentially dangerous situations for customers, employees, or any pedestrians in general.
Additional Tips for Parking Lot Snow Removal
Removing snow as quickly as possible helps you avoid any unexpected mishaps. Make sure that you pile the snow strategically. Your parking lot usage patterns will determine the best place for a pile of snow. Always be aware of thawing periods, this can be to your advantage, but like most situations in transition, there is also uncertainty. Vigilance is still required. Salting is always a good idea.