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Ask Yourself These 7 Questions to Prep for Chicago Snow Removal

With the official onset of fall, many Chicago businesses are starting to prepare for the arrival of winter–and that means addressing your snow removal needs. The last thing you want is to be caught off-guard when winter arrives. Instead, take time to look at your property and ask these seven important questions as you prepare for commercial snow removal in …

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What a Chicago Snow Removal Company Does All Summer in Chicagoland

As the sun-drenched summer days pass into autumn and the warmth seeps from the sky, our thoughts turn toward shorter days, cold window panes, and ice-slicked streets. Although the summer is not quite finished, students returning to the classroom are no doubt already planning what to say in their obligatory essays on how they spent their summer vacations. So what …

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Snow Removal Chicago: Why We Think About Chicago Snow in July!

Who doesn’t love Chicago in July? Sunny skies, warm air, outdoor activities and festivals… But as a Chicago Snow Removal service provider, we can’t pretend we don’t know what is coming in a few months. In fact, we spend our summers getting prepared for Chicago snow because that’s the best time to prepare and streamline services for our customers. Snow …

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How to Prepare a Property for Chicago Snow Removal Services

The benefits of improving your property to help with Chicago snow removal services often speak for themselves. But actually knowing how to prepare a property for snow removal isn’t complicated or expensive. If you stay up on it every summer, fixes can be done in a snap. Just take a look around your property today for these potential areas of …

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Should Your Chicago Business Stockpile Rock Salt for Winter 2017?

Rock salt shortages have become a re-occurring problem in regions of the country that suffer the worst inclement weather like Chicago. As the winter of 2013-2014 dragged on, road maintenance and professional snow removal contractors were faced with low supplies of available rock salt. The winter of 2015-2016 proved to be just as harsh due to constant thawing and re-freezing …

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Chicago Snow Removal Companies Not Alone in Prepping for Winter

Now that Winter Storm Bella has subverted the popular mild-winter narrative, Chicagoland residents have finally begun taking their winter preparations seriously. They’re not the only ones. The Metra has also been upgraded for winter. In efforts to prevent weather-related delays, the transportation system has replaced outdated doors on thirty-five of its cars and added two dozen switch heaters and switch …

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The Iceman Cometh: Preparing for the Chicago Winter Chill

Although many businesses consider Chicago snow removal services well in advance, they must also learn to take ice management just as seriously. According to Ice Road Safety statistics, Illinois averages 15 deaths per year due to icy roads. Icicles kill 15 people per year nationwide, and countless men and women inadvertently injure themselves when they slip and fall on an …

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Winter Weather Dangers Beyond Snow Removal for Chicago Businesses

The National Weather Service calls winter storms "deceptive killers" because most injuries and fatalities occur after the actual event. Even in Chicago, many people are fooled by the dangers winter weather poses, particularly because tornadoes, hurricanes and extreme heat cause the bulk of weather-related injuries and fatalities. Statistics for 2014 show, however, that deaths attributed to extreme cold totaled 43, …

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Tools and New Weather Apps for Monitoring Winter Storms in Chicago

When it comes to monitoring winter storms in Chicago, you can’t be too careful. There are times when it’s safe to wait a storm out and times when you need to get to get off the streets and huddle around a fireplace with a cup of joe. Looking for tools and tips for monitoring winter storms in Chicago? You’ve come …

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A Winter-Preparation Checklist for Chicago Businesses

You don’t need us to tell you that winter is a harsh, brutal experience for the Midwest – and Chicago is no different. Are you ready to deal with Chicago snow and ice while running your business? You better be: being unprepared can be costly and even dangerous. If you aren’t sure where to begin, use this handy home checklist …