Just because you can do something does not mean you have to. Snow plowing is a time-consuming task that can take you away from doing more important things. As a business owner, you have to ensure your building is safe for customers and employees to access. You likely have many other responsibilities to take care of as well and plowing snow can easily get in the way since it is difficult to anticipate. Save yourself the hassle and hire professionals – you will also notice these other benefits as well.

Reduce Liability

Property owners are responsible for ensuring the safety of people on their premises. Ice and snow are one of the leading factors of injury during the winter. Hiring a snow plowing company will mean you do not have to worry about people slipping and falling on your property because it will be cleared away. Some towns impose fines on people that do not keep their walkways clear and safe. Do not risk an accident or a fine because you did not clear your property of snow in time. Your wallet and insurance company will appreciate you being proactive about removing a potential hazard from your business.

Quick Results

If you hire professionals, your property can be cleared of snow and ice before your business opens. Experienced snow removal companies use advanced weather tracking capabilities to predict snowstorms. They use this technology to organize their schedules better so that they are ready to clear your property promptly. You will not have to worry about using your own workers to remove snow or fret about whether they will get it removed on time.


Depending on how large your property is, the cost of a seasonal contract is usually just as much as a standard snowblower. It is also much easier to hire a professional with commercial-grade equipment than renting standard equipment from your local hardware store. You can also keep your employees working their regular job rather than pulling them away from it to remove snow and ice. By hiring a professional, you can continue to use your resources where it matters most, and you do not have to worry when you hear of a storm coming.

Less Downtime

While you could keep an eye on weather reports as well, snowstorms tend to be unpredictable. Professionals know how to handle unpredictable weather and already have a plan in place. Heavy snowfall can hinder traffic coming to and from your property whether it is a manufacturing facility, storefront, office, or school. This can cause headaches for your clients and staff and increases the chances of accidents occurring. Choosing a snow removal service that is reliable and responds quickly will help keep your operations moving as they should and prevents customers from picking another business.

In Canada, keeping your driveway and sidewalks clear can feel like a full-time job. While a snowblower certainly helps, removing snow yourself still takes time away from your usual schedule. It is often cheaper, faster, and more convenient to hire professionals to remove snow and ice from your property. Call Schlager Excavating to take care of your snow removal needs. We will ensure your property is safe and cleared before your business opens so you can stay focused on what matters most. 705-732-1802 or dev.schlager.ca