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How to Properly Clear Snow from a Parking Lot

Snow Removal | January 28, 2021

Allowing snow to build up in your parking lot can lead to a range of potentially dangerous situations for pedestrians and your employees. If you are unsure about how to properly clear snow from parking lot, the professional team from Atlas Power Sweeping can help. We offer a range of comprehensive snow removal services for business of all shapes and sizes.

Learn some simple parking lot ice removal tips.

In order to properly clear snow from your parking lot, you should:

Map the Parking Lot

Having a map of the parking lot before it starts to snow can help save you time and money, while also minimizing the potential for accidental damage being caused to the property. Since uneven surfaces—speed bumps, sidewalks, curbs, etc.—can cause issues when clearing snow, knowing where any problem spots are ahead of time will make the snow removal process much smoother.

Clear High-Traffic Areas First

When clearing snow from a parking lot, it is always a good idea to clear high-traffic areas like sidewalks, parking spots right in front of the entrance, and handicapped parking spots first in order to provide customers with easy access to your building. It is also a good idea to have the snow removed during slower times of the day, such as first thing in the morning or late at night, to minimize safety risks and inconvenience to customers.

Carefully Place Snow Piles

Consider only placing snow piles in areas on the property where they are out of the way or can be easily navigated around by vehicles. Snow piles that are poorly placed can end up causing unnecessary hazards for your employees and customers, especially once the snow starts to melt. When mapping out your property, make sure to think about where the best places to pile up snow will be for keeping your property safe and accessible throughout the winter months.

Hire a Professional

If you are worried about properly clearing snow from your business’ parking lot or you do not have the equipment to do it on your own, hiring a professional snow plow company to remove the snow for you will ensure that the work is completed quickly, efficiently, and safely.

Learn about the benefits of hiring a professional snow removal service.

If you would like to learn more about how to properly clear snow from a parking lot, or if you are interested in our snow clearing and ice management services, please contact Atlas Power Sweeping at the location nearest you or by filling out a contact form on our website.


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