It’s inevitable! Winter, that is. Regardless of whether or not you look forward to this time of year, this is when instincts and traditions take over our lives. We feel the urge to drain, wrap, cover and close up anything that needs to survive the next few months. We assess the condition of our snow equipment and the pile of ice melt bags we have left over from last year.
Imagine this its late May and you just received snow…. well, that actually happened this week in many parts of Colorado including Denver. While this is certainly unlikely to happen in Central Virginia any time soon it does not mean that snow professionals should not be thinking about snow. In fact, many snow contractors will be attending several of the industry’s biggest trade and educational events in the next several months learning about the new technologies, equipment and snow operations methods.
While spring has been upon us for most of February here in Central Virginia, let’s not forget that February can sometimes be a NIGHTMARE with varying temperatures and still the potential for snow if recipe for a storm was just right.
The key is preparedness, regardless of what time of the year it is. A well-developed snow and ice removal plan is essential to maintaining the safety, accessibility and financial stability of properties, while working to mitigate risks associated with weather conditions for residents and visitors. Despite the unpredictability of the weather in Central Virginia, Property managers must know how and when to build a comprehensive snow response plan, and how to select the most appropriate snow removal partner who can mobilize fleets, provide scalability on demand, and deliver well-trained crews under adverse conditions.
Partnering with a good Snow and Ice Management company can take the headache out of severe winter weather for any Property Owner or Manager. If you have never had to hire a snow contractor, or if you have had unsuccessful experiences in the past, here is a surefire checklist for hiring a qualified and competent company who will be by your side through the toughest winter weather.