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Commercial Snow Removal

When there’s snow blocking your path and ice on the roads, you need commercial snow removal services. Otherwise, it can be extremely dangerous for clients, employees, and other passersby. If you need commercial snow removal, call the experts from Natural Environments Corporation. With our 40 years of landscaping and snow removal experience, we have all the tools and expertise necessary to get the job done promptly. That way, your operations can return to normal as soon as possible. Request a quote from us today to get started with our commercial snow removal services. 

What Is Commercial Snow Removal?

Commercial snow removal services involve removing snow and ice from commercial properties,  including their parking lots, sidewalks, and pathways. It’s very important that your clients and employees can drive and walk throughout your property without risking a car accident or a fall due to poor conditions. Hiring a snow removal service will alleviate these concerns, so you don’t have to worry when the snow starts to fall. 

In Minnesota, each municipality is responsible for determining the laws around snow removal in their jurisdiction. In Minneapolis, all buildings besides single-family homes and duplexes must clear their snow within 4 daytime hours after it stops snowing. Failure to do so will lead to a snow removal order from the city, and from there, they will charge a fine if the snow is still not removed. 

Even if your municipality doesn’t have snow removal laws, there is a law in Minnesota that prevents business owners from leaving disability parking spaces and access aisles obstructed. To keep your property compliant, request a quote for commercial snow removal services from us today. 

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How Is Commercial Snow Removal Conducted?

Typically, commercial building owners or property managers will conduct a walk-through with the snow removal company prior to any services being rendered. This walk-through will help establish what areas need snow removal and when it needs to be done. For example, a retail store that opens at 7 am may have different needs than an office building with employees that don’t arrive until 9 am. Once the property’s needs are established, a contract for the season’s snow removal services will be provided. We will come automatically to plow, shovel, and salt when the snowfall surpasses the trigger outlined in the contract, no matter the time of day or night.

What Should You Consider When Hiring a Commercial Snow Removal Contractor?

Here are some factors to consider when hiring a commercial snow removal contractor:

  • Experience: This is one of the most important factors of a quality snow removal company. Experienced companies are generally more efficient since they’ve completed many of these jobs in the past. 
  • Provide you services in a reasonable timeframe: As mentioned, some municipalities require you to clear snow within a few hours. If not, you’ll still want to clear the snow as soon as possible for the safety of everyone on your property
  • Reliable: Even if a company promises to give you services in a reasonable amount of time, they also need to be reliable. They should show up as scheduled, and follow through with the job you paid them for. If you requested the parking lot, walkways leading to your building, and sidewalk be cleared, each task should be completed entirely.
  • Quick response times: When you have snow obstructing your building and ice threatening your employees’ safety, you don’t want to have to worry about waiting on a customer service team to finally call you back. Snow removal companies should be quick and have a heads-up approach to eliminate these concerns as soon as possible. 
  • Careful: Snow removal companies should be careful not to damage your property while they’re clearing snow and ice. 
  • Right equipment and resources: Companies using just a few snow shovels are not going to clear the snow as quickly as a company with snow plowing machinery.
  • Great value: Overall, companies should provide great value for the price they’re charging. If they charge a large chunk of change and then do a patchy or incomplete job of snow and ice removal, your money will be largely wasted.

If you need a snow removal contractor that fulfills all of these requirements, request a quote from Natural Environments Corporation today. 

What Happens If Commercial Snow Removal Isn’t Done Correctly?

If the snow removal contractor that is hired doesn’t complete the work professionally, you may end up with slippery sidewalks and slippery or unclear parking areas. In some scenarios, this may lead to lawsuits from people or vehicles being damaged because of the lack of professionalism exhibited during commercial snow removal services.


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Natural Environments Corporation Frequently Asked Questions

In Minnesota, companies that remove snow are required to get insurance. This will cover any injuries or damage that occurs during the snow removal process. Ideally, a professional company will not have to worry about such incidents, but the insurance requirement is a protective measure nonetheless. 

Snow needs to be removed when it becomes a hindrance to a property or business’s normal operations. This can vary depending on the property and will be established prior to contract signing. Whether the snow removal trigger is 0.5” or 2”, Natural Environments Corporation can accommodate your needs. 

Failure to remove snow can have all kinds of consequences. For example, people who slip and fall may file a lawsuit against you because your property was dangerous. In many cases, the injured person will win, because it is considered negligent to know that there are dangerous winter conditions and not do anything about it. 

Yes, the building owner is responsible for snow removal. For leased or rental properties, whether you need to remove the snow or not will be outlined in the rental agreement. 



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