Snow & Ice 101

Commercial Snow Removal Explained!!

Snow Plowing Best Practices for Commercial Properties

Snow Plowing Best Practices For Commercial Properties

When we think of snow plowing services the first thing that comes to mind is a big truck with a blade scrapping roads, driveways, and parking lots. But did you know there is much more to that?

To start each snowfall is unique and requires the snow removal company to know how to work most efficiently in each case. To complicate things further, more often than not, the type of snowfall changes during the snowstorm, requiring snow plow operators to adjust the way, frequency, and direction of plowing.

Then, there is snow accumulation. In Westchester, NY, we get an average of 37 inches of snow per year! That's a lot of snow that gets accumulated. In colder winters that accumulation turns to hard solid ice. Accumulated snow can occupy many parking spaces on your parking lot or even block entrance/exit if not done properly. 

So the question is, how to properly manage snow accumulated by snow plowing?​


At ADR Snow Management, we don't just plow snow, we manage snow and ice on commercial properties. Snow plowing is one of the services on our portfolio but, to keep the properties clean and people safe, we create a custom snow and ice management plan for each of our clients.

Before the snow season starts, we meet with our client and do a full site inspection. During this inspection, we determine where snow will be accumulated, or if it will be hauled away from the property, building entrance is mapped out as well as curbs, drainage, steps, and ramps. So we leave nothing to guesswork.

After the property is plowed, we apply de-icers to prevent ice and costly slip and fall accidents. We'll talk about types of de-icers next blog post, so stay tuned.

If you have now started planning for this upcoming winter season, feel free to give us a call at 914.347.4685 to schedule a free consultation. 

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What is Snow Removal?

Snow removal is the job of removing snow accumulated after a snowfall to make roads safe to travel, parking lots cleared, sidewalks safe for pedestrians. Business owners are legally responsible for snow-related accidents in their properties, thus the importance of a hiring a great and fully insured snow management company to take care of your property during the winter months.

There are many types of snow removal services and the services provided depend on several factors, such as the type of commercial property, weather conditions, snow type, contract and client requirement. In general, however, these are the industry standard snow removal services:

  • Snow Plowing 
  • Snow Removal
  • Snow Pushes
  • Salting/De-icing
  • Snow Shoveling
  • Snow Blowing
  • Snow Hauling

In the next posts, we'll detail each one of them for you.

Stay tuned,

ADR Snow Management Team

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