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Facilities Maintenance, Safety and Surviving the Snow

How To Choose the Best Snow Plow for Your Facility

Snow plowing is not exactly a task many people look forward to. But for commercial snow removal, it is a necessary undertaking for access, as well as to prevent water and snow ingress into buildings. When considering the most efficient use of snow plow for your facility’s snow removal needs,...

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The Importance of Facility Rooftop Snow Removal

In February 2015, record snowfalls in Boston caused 44 roofs to collapse across a two-day period. Throughout New England, in fact, ice dams, snow drifts, and snow weight threatened roofs as more than seven feet (2.13 m) of snow arrived in one month’s time. While the winter of 2014-2015 was unusually severe,...

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Five of the Most Highly Compensated Slip and Fall Lawsuits

In today’s litigious society, facilities with deep pockets are at risk for expensive lawsuits, particularly for personal injury claims from visitors and licensees. In northern locations where long stretches of inclement weather are common, slip and fall lawsuits are a significant concern for facility managers. The severe injuries that can result...

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Is Your Inventory Stocked With All Commercial Snow Removal Tools?

With winter upon us, facility managers should take the a cue to get busy stocking up on tools and equipment that will be needed for wintertime snow and ice removal. Along with a well trained staff and a well thought out operational plan, acquiring the best equipment is one of...

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Liability and Snow Removal Contractors: 3 Pitfalls to Avoid

Facility managers know the importance of keeping walkways and parking lots safe for pedestrians during inclement weather. Many organizations choose to contract with professional snow removers. There are hidden costs, however, that can make this an expensive undertaking, some of which won’t come to light until a pedestrian falls on...

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Charles Glossop on Pre-treatment and Brine for Snow and Ice Management

In this interview with Charles Glossop, owner and general manager of Hantho Farms, a snow removal and landscaping company in Rockford, Minnesota, we'll learn all about pre-treatment and the use of brine as an integral part of a snow and ice management plan. Thank you, Charles, for sharing your thoughts with...

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Often Overlooked Factors that Affect The Cost of Snow Removal

The last few winters have brought ever fluctuating levels of snowfall, and with that comes the ever increasing cost of snow removal. There are many factors that can determine these costs for large facilities, lots, and campuses. If you’re the manager of an office building, school campus, plaza, or hospital,...

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Commercial Snow Removal Precautions You Might Not Have Considered

For facilities that operate in Midwest and northern regions, planning a commercial snow removal plan that can cope with the effects of snowfall is an essential part of doing business. Office buildings, hospitals, universities, and other facilities with heavy foot traffic can be hazardous places during inclement weather. Keeping visitors...

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Tree and Landscaping Precautions to Take Before Winter

Your facility trees and carefully manicured landscaping enter the "danger zone" with every approaching winter season. Unless you take the proper precautions, and in a timely manner, you run the risk of losing the money you have already invested, spending more than you should on "post-winter recovery," and allowing your...

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John Allin on Slip and Fall Lawsuits and the Snow & Ice Removal Industry

In this interview, you’ll learn all about John Allin, founder of SIMA, key player in the founding of ASCA, expert witness, and overall big name in the snow and ice removal industry. HeatTrak: Share with us briefly how long you’ve been in the snow and ice industry? How did you...

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