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Tips for Lansing & Grand Rapids Snow Storage Preparation

One thing that comes up every year, especially with some of our newer Lansing & Grand Rapids snow removal customers, is whether they have an adequate place for snow storage. All that newly plowed snow has to go somewhere! Summer is the ideal time for business owners to start thinking about the next snow season and where to have the commercial snow removal service put the snow upon clearing. So here are some tips for Lansing and Grand Rapids snow storage preparation.

Expect More Snow In 2016-2017

If recent weather predictions are accurate, this coming winter you will really need to be prepared! Following last year’s El Niño, expert’s predict this year’s La Niña to bring heavier than normal snowfall to the areas of Grand Rapids and Lansing.

Here, at Sneller Snow & Grounds, we can help. We think about snow 12 months a year. Just contact us to get a free quote!

Snow Storage Tips

Some things to remember when considering where to store newly plowed snow include:

  • Snow is heavy – is there adequate ground coverage to hold the weight, and if the area has any walls, will they hold up?
  • Snow will melt – where will the water runoff go and is it safe from pollutants as to not contaminate water traveling into a stream, or river, and/or being soaked up into ground water? And will the water drain without settling and forming dangerous icy spots?
  • More to come – if snow has not melted and another storm hits, is there adequate storage, or a secondary location for more?
  • Location – is the placement area of your snow storage away from traffic within your parking lot? And will it cause any parking lot access issue or block the vision of drivers or pedestrians?

Lansing Michigan Snow Removal

The City of Lansing starts plowing snow when it exceeds two inches on major streets. Business owners and residents are responsible for the walkways in front of their location, and they must be cleared within 24-hours of the snowfall, according to the city code. The city’s website clearly states, “Snow and ice cannot be piled in the public Right of Way – it cannot impair vehicular or pedestrian traffic or obstruct the view of a driver.”

This is true on private property as well, especially when a business is involved. Sneller Snow & Grounds is aware of these codes and has the experience to remove snow properly in all of the communities surrounding Lansing and Grand Rapids.

Hire a Pro

Planning for this coming winter’s snow events is important to take care of before they come. Let Sneller Snow & Grounds help show you how this summer. Our team of professionals can help you prepare and provide prompt, expert removal from when the first storm hits throughout the season. July can be a busy month for new customer sign ups. Contact us to setup your free snow removal evaluation and quote today!

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