The winter weather brings a series of concerns to property management. Will you get your parking lots plowed on-schedule? Are the walkways cleared and salted? Do you have any snow piles blocking key areas? Following the snow removal guidelines laid out by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) can help keep your property safe for everyone.
The ADA and Snow Removal Requirements
A good snowfall might look pretty when you’re indoors, but when people are going about their day and traveling outside, it’s important to keep snow and ice hazards to a minimum. A site that’s ADA-compliant helps mitigate those risks.
Companies that serve the general public need to ensure that their building itself is accessible year-round. Entrances need to be available and safe for people of all abilities to use. This isn’t always easy to accomplish during the colder months. Keeping the route to and from your building clear and accessible means you’ll need to quickly respond to the changing weather. Getting good snow removal and salt handwork for your sidewalks and wheelchair ramps shows that your customers’ well-being is a top priority. Plus, being ADA-compliant helps lower your organization’s liability.
Will Your Facility Be Winter-Ready?
There are a handful of specific items to check for your snow removal and site accessibility. For example, accessible parking spots don’t only need to have the space for the vehicle clear. The snow and ice also needs to be cleared on the access aisle, curb ramp, and the general route from the vehicle to your building’s entrance.
Before the snow arrives, it’s also important to check for general maintenance issues around your property. Repairing cracks in the concrete curbing or sidewalks before ice starts to form can protect you from having to deal with larger concrete repairs in the winter. Big breaks can be a hazard on their own—even without snow and ice. Fix those problem spots now so all of your sidewalks are even and level.
Team Up with Lunar Snow Removal
While property managers, business owners, and other team leads are busy overseeing the operations inside their building, Lunar Snow Removal can help keep the outside safe and functional during the winter season. When you pass the work on to us, you don’t have to worry about monitoring the weather forecast on your own. We’ll take care of things on that end, so you can focus more on what matters most with the rest of your responsibilities.
You need easy and consistent paths for all of your building’s visitors. With our team on your side, we can help uphold your values of having a safe site and keep you ADA-compliant through the toughest months. From snow plowing services all the way to detailed handwork, we can partner with you to get things done right.
Lunar Snow Removal helps keep Indianapolis sites safe through every stage of winter weather. No matter the size of your property, our crew and equipment can handle the job. Contact us today to schedule your site review or to get your account set up. We are here to help!