Winter is quickly approaching, and as a business owner, you need to get your snow management plan figured out. The greater Traverse City area experiences some of the harshest winters in all of Michigan. Traverse City is located along the shore of Lake Michigan and receives record-making snowfall. Once a vehicle drives over the snow in a parking lot, it becomes packed down and quickly will become ice, if not as slick as ice. After a few days of not treating your parking lot, it becomes an ice rink. If you are from the Traverse City area, you know all too well how hard it is to walk on ice. This is just one example of the many dangers that poor snow management can cause. The Good news is you are looking into solutions before the snowfalls. Let me outline the Snow Management services we offer below.
Snow plowing is essential for Traverse City businesses. It helps keep major routes clear and allows you to continue operating your parking lots, even during periods of prolonged snowfall.
Global Outdoor Services uses commercial-grade snowplows to clear routes and thoroughfare to keep Traverse City moving. Scoops at the front of the vehicles effortlessly pile snow out of the way, allowing vehicular and foot traffic to pass by unimpeded. It’s convenient and affordable.
Salting And Deicing
Salting and de-icing are essential both before and after a snowfall. For instance, snow can be hazardous for vehicles and foot traffic when it compacts into ice.
Our de-icing services use safe chemical substances that unfreeze the water, allowing it to drain away. Our salting services do something similar and are a preventive measure that reduces the risk of ice formation. When we apply salt to road or sidewalk surfaces, it lowers water’s freezing point, preventing it from turning into a slippery solid. The best salts can keep surfaces ice-free to temperatures as low as minus thirty degrees.
Icy and snow-ridden sidewalks impede people’s movement and are a health hazard, especially to senior residents. Therefore, clearing ice and snow from walking infrastructure, including sidewalks, crosswalks, bus stops, and curb ramps, is essential for rendering walking facilities safe to use.
According to the Department of Health, around a third of people in the US do not drive. So, they need safe sidewalks to get to places like the grocery store.
Global Outdoor Services provides a host of sidewalk snow clearing services for both property owners and municipalities, helping them meet their statutory obligations.
Snow hauling is the final component of our suite of Northern Michigan winter snow removal services. Here we collect snow from customers’ locations and remove it to a place where it can safely thaw and return to the environment—no more piles of snow cluttering your premises.
Want to find out more about snow removal services available in Traverse City? Get in touch with us today and find out how we can help your organization keep people safe.
Get in touch with Traverse City snow management experts Global Outdoor Services today, and we’ll be more than happy to talk to you about your requirements. Phone 231.715.7899