Christmas in July? Why you should start preparing for snow now
When it’s 90 degrees outside and you’re packing your bathing suit for your family’s annual beach vacation, snow is probably the last thing on your mind. But it shouldn’t be. Even though winter feels like a long ways away, it’s never too early to start getting prepared. Here’s why you should start thinking about snow removal, snow pushers and your company’s procedures before the weather gets cold.
Do your research.
When you begin planning well in advance, you have time to shop around for snow pushers. You can compare pricing and equipment models to choose what works best for your company’s needs. For example, if you need an angled snow pusher that removes hard pack snow or a steel snow pusher, you can look for the best value and performance models instead of settling for whatever’s leftovers.
Update your plan.
Chances are you haven’t even set eyes on your snow removal plan since the first day of spring last year. Policies and procedures may have become outdated or irrelevant. You may also find you can make certain areas more efficient with new technologies or equipment. If your company has been using snow plows, you could consider snow pushers as they relocate the snow to a new area instead of simply moving it to the side of a lot.
Have a backup.
Now that you have your plan, you’ve realized snow removal can be a major task with a lot of moving parts. With that many pieces, something is bound to go wrong at some point. Use the summer months to draft a backup plan in case your snow pushers break suddenly or the containment plow stops functioning. You don’t want to be caught in the middle of a blizzard and not have a plan B.
Preparing for winter weather isn’t something to be taken lightly, not when severe winter storms caused 15 percent of all insured losses in the United States in 2014. So while it may seem early to get started on planning, it’ll give you a head start that could save your company money and damages in the future. Time to dust off that snow removal plan and get to work!