Impact of snow and ice
Winter maintenance is essential to keep your property healthy and to minimize expenses. Not many know that they can save money by focusing on the north facing side of the building where most of the snow and ice buildups happens. Focusing north can help the managers better determine how much to spend under certain condition. There are different kinds of ice melts which can also determine the cost. Furthermore a seasoned worker would know how to apply the ice melts without wasting too much of the product. For example the north facing sidewalk would require a lot more than rest of the sides, it may not even be required to apply depending on how much snow/ice and what the temperature would be like. There are also laws in many Canadian cities where you have to clear the buildup within 12 hours after the snow ends. Don’t risk safety and lawsuits.
Managers should ensure that the workers know how to monitor and document the conditions. Workers need to be trained in application speed, type of equipment to use, how to apply, and application on different types of surfaces. It is not needed to spend the extra hard earned money on the ice melts that are meant for certain temperatures, type of ice, and texture of the surface. It is essential to understand these differences so the overall expenses can be reduced.
Maintain your facility.