COVID-19 has brought a lot of change to our world recently, but one thing we know is that the snow will still fall, and the beginning of summer means the beginning of winter weather preparations.

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Are You Ready?

Consider your snow-free parking lot and parking garage a brand asset. Create a clean and blank slate to welcome your clients, visitors, and guests and ensure your brand is well-represented from the moment they step on to your property.

Choosing a snow and ice management vendor is step one in preparing for the winter season. Powerhouse’s Director of Exterior Services, Eric Brownlee said – “You and the vendor team should discuss both field quality expectations, and more importantly, communication expectations. Who will be the point of contact? How will work orders be invoiced and communicated? Communication is a key success factor in any program, especially one that has a direct impact on your brand and can quickly be impacted by variables, like weather, that are often unpredictable.”

Here are the best practices recommended for choosing a snow and ice management partner:

1. Start Early

Give yourself at least 3 months to:

    • Write a formal scope, or RFP, if required
    • Develop a transition plan
    • Develop a budget

Starting early will ensure that you have the best selection of providers.  It will also ensure a smooth transition and better pricing.

 

2. Develop a Scope

Create a detailed list of what services you want. Gather site maps so that your providers can give you accurate pricing. Make sure to call out any special requirements in your documentation.

 

3. Understand Available Pricing Options

Snow and ice management pricing can be challenging to understand due to unpredictablie weather patterns.  Do you want to go with a seasonal price that gives you cost certainty or a per event model? Walk through the various scenario pros and cons with your provider to come up with what will work best for you.

 

4. What About Safety?

Snow removal services can be risky from a safety and environmental standpoint. Ensure that the provider has the proper safety protocols, insurance coverages, and environmental protocols in place.

 

5. Execution Assessment

Execution is the most important factor in a snow and ice management program. The best pricing in the world does not matter, if the vendors don’t show up, or show up with faulty equipment. Understanding the provider’s ability to react in a major storm event is critical to success. Do they subscribe to weather forecasting services to stay informed and keep your properties updated?

 

6. Communication

Discuss systems and processes with any providers that you are considering.  Make sure you will receive reports. Ask how they communicate with their vendors.

Partnering with the right company will lead to success for your program. By taking the time to fully vet companies you will find one that offers a team that understands the value of your asset, offers solutions that can mitigate long term expense, keeps your properties safe and mitigates winter weather risk. Every program, no matter how long it has been in place, or how recently it has been updated, is open for improvement.

Whether you are developing a new program or considering changing a current one, we recommend you reach out to your trusted providers. Powerhouse and the dedicated team of professionals in our Exterior Services division would be an excellent place to start.

Services:

  • De-icing Services
  • Snow Plowing
  • Snow Hauling
  • Pre-treatment Applications
  • Sidewalk Snow/Ice Management
  • Parking Garage Snow Management

Exterior Maintenance is an investment, not a nuisance. Make this asset work for you by finding the right team who can unlock the value of your landscape assets and snow management for your company and your facilities.

Powerhouse is your solution. Click here to see how we can help or email info@powerhousenow.com to learn more.


Sources:
https://shovler.com/blog/size-of-snow-removal-industry/
http://www.usa.com/rank/us--average-snow--state-rank.htm
https://nsidc.org/cryosphere/snow/removal.html
https://www.sima.org/

 

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CONTACT US:
812 South Crowley Road, Ste A
Crowley, Texas 76036
PHONE: 817-297-8575
FAX: 682-233-7050

VISION: TO HAVE A POSITIVE AND LASTING IMPACT ON PEOPLE.

Copyright 2021 Powerhouse | All Rights Reserved | Privacy Policy

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Exterior Maintenance Services for Warm Weather

 

Powerhouse offers a comprehensive group of national commercial landscape maintenance services for commercial properties. Our services are squarely focused on keeping your facilities looking their absolute best. Our national landscape maintenance services include tree maintenance services irrigation system maintenance, grounds maintenance and cleanup, and porter services.

Our team is experienced with managing national commercial landscape portfolios. We combine our national landscape maintenance services and our full suite of national facility maintenance programs including national commercial parking lot services and national commercial power washing programs that will ensure that your company’s facilities always have a warm and inviting look.

SNOW AND ICE MANAGEMENT

De-icing Services

Snow Plowing

Snow Hauling

Pre-treatment Applications

Sidewalk Snow/Ice Management

Parking Garage Snow Management

PARKING LOT SERVICES

Pressure Washing

Sweeping

Striping

Repair & Sealing

Concrete Repairs

ADA Compliance

Porter Services

Emergency Debris Removal

Trash Receptacle Maintenance

LANDSCAPE SERVICES

Grounds Maintenance & Clean-Up

Hardscapes

Turf Maintenance

Fertilization and Weed Control

Mulch Application

Pruning and Landscape Bed Maintenance

Seasonal/Regional Site Cleanup

Irrigation Services

Landscape Enhancement Services

Tree Removal and Maintenance

Palm Tree Maintenance

Storm Cleanup