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Planning your snow removal budget for the winter is tricky.

You want to make sure your contract covers all your winter needs. But what are your winter needs? And the big question: how much to budget for snow removal?

The goal: to protect everyone who spends time on your commercial property and minimize your organization’s chance of being exposed to snow and ice-related hazards such as slips, falls, traffic accidents, and property damage.

How to create a winter-proof snow removal budget?

Winter’s wrath might seem months away, but it’s time to think about brining now.

Here at Level Green Landscaping, we’re already planning our winter weather attack.

Are you?

Will your parking lots, walkways and entrances be slick danger zones, or clear, safe passages for your customers, tenants and employees?

Brining can make the difference.

What exactly is brining? How does it work? Why do you need it?

If it’s related to your green and growing property, Level Green Landscaping can take care of it.

But, let’s face it, we’re not Superman.

 

While we handle most landscaping services in-house with our own skilled crews, we’re not experts in everything. Sometimes, we need a bit of help.

That’s where subcontractors come in. When customers need a landscaping-related service we don’t offer in-house, we hire an expert company in that field to tackle the job.

Level Green Landscaping account manager Joey Schneider tells about the process — and why subcontractors are a good thing.

There’s more to planning a snow and ice management attack than looking out the window.

Although, that’s part of it.

“All that weather out there is different,” says Level Green Landscaping account manager Jonathan Friend, “and it comes at us in different ways.

“We might get rain that turns to ice. Two inches of snow might fall, but the first inch doesn’t stick. And two years ago, we got a storm that dropped 30 inches of snow.”

That’s why Level Green’s snow management plan isn’t one size fits all. If you’re a property manager, it helps to keep that in mind.

Friend walks us through the different snow event types and how crews attack them.

When the snow starts to pile up on your commercial property, you need it out of the way.

When an ice storm looms, you need your parking lot, driveways and walkways free of treacherous ice.

Sounds pretty basic.

But when it comes to your property’s snow and ice management services, you want to make sure your contract covers all your winter needs.

The goal: to protect everyone who spends time on your commercial property, and minimize your organization’s chance of being exposed to snow and ice-related hazards such as slips, falls, traffic accidents, and property damage.

So, what are the must-have services to include in your contract?

Winter can keep a property manager up at night.

And we’re not just talking about howling winds and ice pelting the windows.

When you’re in charge of a commercial property, the safety of everyone who visits is in your hands. And winter weather dishes up a host of potential hazards.

What are the top winter safety concerns for a property manager? And how do you prevent them?

Paul Wisniewski, Level Green Landscaping division manager, walks us through the slippery scenarios.

If you use a global positioning system (GPS) in the vehicle you drive, you know how handy it is.

Maybe you’d even be lost without it.

Here at Level Green Landscaping, we feel the same way. But our GPS does a lot more than route our crews around town.

Our high-tech system has all sorts of handy features, from encouraging safe driving to providing court-admissible proof that snow removal services happened at a particular site.

Our GPS even benefits you, the customer — maybe more than you might think.

Brad Butler, Level Green corporate manager, sheds some light on several ways we use this indispensable tool to benefit our clients.

When a snowstorm blasts into the area or an ice storm hits, sidewalks and parking lots quickly glaze up in a treacherous slick.

If you have a commercial property, that's not an option. Slick surfaces mean slips, falls, traffic accidents and property damage.

Salt to the rescue, right? Salt is a snow and ice standby, lowering the freezing point of water.

But what’s the best way to apply it? Apply rock salt before or after the storm? Treat your surface areas with salt brine?

What's the difference?

Let's take a look at rock salt vs brine — before the snow hits.

If you hire one company to handle your commercial property’s landscaping needs during the spring, summer and fall, and a separate company to do your winter snow removal, we have one question for you:

Why?

Wouldn’t it be easier to trust one company to handle all your landscape’s needs, year round?

The answer is yes.

Paul Wisniewski, division manager at Level Green Landscaping, will tell you why.

Rockville and Columbia, Maryland, two areas west and north of Washington, D.C., are home to the kinds of commercial properties that depend on the highest quality snow removal service.

Nursing homes. Hospitals. Rehabilitation facilities. Colleges and universities.

Managers of these commercial properties know snow and ice events can take a dangerous toll. Slip-and-fall accidents are one of the most common injuries and liability issues on commercial sites.

It’s crucial to find a trusted company that can meet all of your winter needs and keep your property safe.

Let’s take a look at the best commercial snow removal contractors for Rockville and Columbia.