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Vancouver might not be known for icy sidewalks and road surfaces, or heavy snowfalls, or frigid temperatures but that doesn’t mean that winter is a breeze! Underestimating bad weather is a mistake and can leave residential streets and commercial properties buried. In order to keep on top of winter, control is key! Proper treatment and clearing of snow and ice creates inviting environments for homes, businesses, and multi-unit properties. Our Vancouver snow removal and salting service means expert results and peace of mind to clients all across the GVA.
The Importance of Routine Winter Maintenance
The winter season on the west coast requires more maintenance than you might think. The climate can change at the drop of a hat, turning the sidewalk in front of your home or business into a skating rink. Hilly areas require constant ice control and snow clearing services. Taking care of a property is a full-time and often thankless job for property owners. Snow removal is more than just another daily chore, but it is a safety concern as well. While snow shovelling might be the most common method to clearing walkways, it is not always the most effective.
In addition to curb appeal, clear pathways are a part of many city by-laws. Failure to remove snow and keep ice at bay can result in fines, as well as health hazards. A local, professional maintenance firm can eliminate these issues with both scheduled and call-out services. Certain property types require a bit more service than others, but the good news is that our Vancouver Gorillas can create a schedule that fits your property and its unique needs. You can’t expect to use the same methods that you would use for homes to work on commercial snow removal, salting and winter emergency call outs. Calling in professional service means no property is left behind.
The Key To Successful Snow Removal & Salting
One of the keys to successful winter maintenance in Vancouver is to be ready for anything. This is why our Gorillas are always at the ready, monitoring weather patterns to keep ahead of heavy snowfalls and ice formation. When you reduce the amount of snow accumulating around your space, you reduce the amount of ice that forms as it melts and re-freezes. Commercial spaces, for example, are usually much larger than those within the strata living spaces. Grabbing a shovel and clearing away a sidewalk is one thing, but tackling areas as large as a parking lot requires snow plowing. When you contact a Gorilla for your snow removal needs, you are gaining access to both manual methods and machine treatment options. By using a bit of muscle for those difficult to treat spaces, and plows or snowblowers for the more opened areas, there is nowhere for snow to hide out or build up.
While snow is the most obvious obstacle to enjoying winter, ice is not far behind! Improper ice removal can lead to slips, trips and tumbles all over the Vancouver area. The most common problem areas for ice are against structures or uneven surfaces. As weather drops, snow melts and re-freezes over night. Treating angles and slopes means a custom management program for your unique space. A handful of rock salt is not enough to keep visitors on their feet, so ask the pros for the best methods for you.
Snow accumulating around your property is an issue, but ice is a real danger to both tenants and visitors. Ice can be quite visible at times, or it can come in thin black patches. Everyone knows that ice can be dissolved with salt, or at least made manageable through a bit of traction. How to get the best results on the other hand, is a bit of a grey area. Throwing down salt or sand and hoping for the best is not enough to maintain a passable outdoor space. By calling a professional for your de-icing, experts are able to identify problem areas for melt and moisture collection. By monitoring weather patterns, our Vancouver Gorillas are able to create a treatment plan to accommodate incoming storms and changing temperatures.