Commercial Snow Removal: Why Planning Ahead Is The Best

It may not be the snowy season yet, but the winter weather is rapidly approaching. Your company should start preparing now for the blustery weather ahead. It can be too difficult to secure services, such as commercial snow removal, once that white powder is already coating the parking lot. Planning ahead is the best way to ensure that your company …

Snow, Ice, Freezing Rain, & Slush

Some people actually think that Canadians live in igloos year-round. But people in Winnipeg know that during the summer, we deal with heat waves that can sometimes make us long for winter temperatures! During the cooler months, it’s common to see a mix of snow, ice, and other variations of the two. To help you gain a better understanding of …

What Is Black Ice

Few sights inspire fear in the hearts of Canadians like a patch of black ice; it’s nearly a quintessential winter experience to drive over one and suddenly spin out of control. Not only is it a danger to drivers and pedestrians, but it’s incredibly difficult to spot, since black ice blends in with the pavement. This is especially true at …

Identifying And Controlling Snow Mould In Your Lawn

There’s no mould like snow mould. Living in Winnipeg, your lawn will almost inevitably get snow mould at some point or another – we always get snow, after all. Snow mould is incredibly easy to identify; if you see grey-whte or pink-white circles in your lawn, ranging in size from a few centimetres to a metre, you’ve got snow mould. …

Who Is Responsible For Snow Removal At A Rental Property?

Snow removal at rental properties is an issue that causes many landlord-tenant disputes. What are the codes of law regarding commercial snow removal? To learn, keep reading. Multi-unit Complexes In multi-unit complexes, multiple and separate housing units are contained within one building or complex. The units can be next to each other or stacked on top of each other. According …

How Winter Sanding Services Can Protect Your Business

Winter sanding is an ongoing maintenance practice that is carried out throughout the season to help provide traction. Normally, the municipality is responsible for snow removal, sanding, and maintenance on public roads, but residential and business owners are responsible for snow and ice control in areas surrounding their properties. This includes their pavements, business entrances, driveways and parking lots. With …

How To Winterize Your Home

As the winter winds come rolling in, you probably already have a lot of work to do to get ready for the cold season. You need to make sure your furnace is in good condition and it’s time to wash those winter coats and add extra blankets to the beds. In the hustle and bustle, many people forget that they …

Preventing Weather-Related Liability During the Winter Season

With the winter season upon us, it is more important than ever to properly prepare for all that comes with winter weather. Icy and snowy conditions are often responsible for damage to properties, vehicles and in some cases people. While snow may be beautiful to look at and even play in, it can also be a huge weather-related liability for …

Preventing a Roof Collapse During a Snowstorm

Everyone knows that the winter season can be difficult on the structure of buildings. This is particularly true for locations that receive significant amounts of snowfall. Both residential and commercial properties have to be properly maintained during the winter season in order to maintain structural integrity. One of the biggest concerns most people have during the winter months is protecting …

Preparing Your Home for a Snowstorm

Snowstorms and blizzards are often a headache even for those that are used to experiencing large amounts of snow. While snow-covered scenery may be beautiful to look at, that same beautiful snow can also cause a lot of havoc. From downing trees and power lines to compromising the structural integrity of buildings, large quantities of snow should not be underestimated …