The biggest concern for a commercial property manager is that an employee, or customer may be injured on the site, due to slipping, and falling on an icy pavement. The best way to prevent this from happening is to prepare for the winter weather.
Ice is a big danger, so prompt treatment is essential. A professional snow and ice management service considers several factors when deciding on what ice melters will do the best job. They’ll want to avoid using anything that might cause damage to the concrete surface underneath the ice. Besides being fast acting, an ice melting agent should be able to work well in cold weather temperatures. Protecting the landscape is another concern. There are actually some plants, and bushes that are less susceptible to de-icing salts, but to be on the safe side, a work crew can put down what are known as “walk off” mats, to prevent tracking the compound from the immediate area. Calcium chloride, and sodium acetate have been found to be competent repellents against ice formation, and will continue to activate for several days after the initial treatment.
As a property manager, you can appreciate the importance of good customer service from your snow management company. If work crews administer a de-icing product that will include refreeze protection it will save you additional labor costs. A well-established firm will do everything in their power to see that you, the client, are completely satisfied with their work.
SMS works with businesses to ensure a safe work place when snow and ice hit. Call them today at 303-750-8867 to see how they can help you!