If you own your own business and you get a lot of snow where you live each year, you need to ensure you keep the snow removed as much as you can. This is important for many reasons, two of which are listed below.
One of the main reasons why removing snow from your property is important is that it can prevent you from being sued. For example, if someone were to fall in your parking lot, at the entrance to your establishment, or anywhere else on your property, they can sue you. This is especially true if they are injured in any way.
If the lawsuit were to go through you would likely end up having to pay for medical costs, as well as trauma and more. You also have to take into account that you will have to hire a lawyer to represent you.
This also includes having car accidents as if anyone driving in your parking lot slides and hits another car or a pedestrian, they may sue you and your company. You should check with an attorney in your area as it may be a law in your state to keep snow removed from properties.
Having a lot of snow sitting on a parking lot on a continual basis can result in asphalt damage. This is because the wetness of the snow can cause the asphalt to deteriorate over time.
Also, there are freeze and thaw cycles that can greatly damage a parking lot. This is when there is frozen snow on the parking lot and the temperature rises so the snow melts. When the temperatures drop again the snow will freeze. Doing this over and over will cause cracks to appear.
If your parking lot does get damage it will cost, you a lot in repairs. If there is a lot of damage, consider the cost of replacing your entire parking lot. This can result in even more money spent out of your pocket. If your current business is not doing well the amount of money you spend would result in you having to close your business down.
To keep snow removed hire an HOA snow removal company. You can set up a schedule with them to come to your property on a regular basis to ensure all snow is removed. If you have a large snowstorm the snow removal company can come quickly to your property so you can keep your business open.