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Avoid Liability Issues: Commercial Property Maintenance Tips for Winter

Chicago has notoriously brutal winters. An annual snowfall of 35+ inches and vicious winds from Lake Michigan that ice up streets, sidewalks, and parking lots turn the Windy City into a dangerous skating rink for business owners to contend with. You want your business as active during the winter as the rest of the year but you have special concerns …

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Best Practices for Safe Sidewalks and Ice Removal this Winter in Chicago

One of the most important things that Chicago businesses should keep in mind during the winter is ensuring that their customers and employees remain safe while walking down snow-covered sidewalks. However, with the great amount of snow that finds its way onto these sidewalks, developing practices for safe sidewalks and ice removal this winter is necessary. Here are a few …

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Tools and Tips for Surviving Chicago Winter Weather: Forewarned is Forearmed

We’ve all heard family stories about Grandma walking ten miles in snow six feet deep holding a hot potato, up hill both ways… (insert kid rolling eyes here). We’ve also heard about people knowing a screaming snow storm was coming from an ache in their bones. Let’s face it, Chicago winters are brutal. But these days we have mobile phone …

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Common Mistakes Made When Hiring a Snow Plow Company in Chicago

Most people know that Chicago winters are getting worse-in the last four years, Chicago has experienced 2 of the worst blizzards in the history of the City. In order to prepare your business for severe winter storms, you need to hire a commercial snow removal company that is truly reliable and responsive. Hiring a commercial snow removal company isn’t as …

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Questions to Ask a Chicago Commercial Snow Contractor Before Hiring Them

Chicago winters are pretty harsh, which prompts many people to stay indoors instead of patronizing local businesses. Instead of grimacing and pulling your hair out over the change in revenue, you should make sure that your storefront is inviting and safe from snow and ice for anyone who chooses to venture in. The more accessible your business looks, the more …

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What’s so Funny about Chicago Winters? You’d be Surprised!

We can laugh about it, now that we’re lounging by the pool and sipping a frozen drink with a little umbrella in it. As we slather on the sunscreen, we can remember red noses from a totally different cause. Watching our ornery neighbor slip and slide as he shovels snow brings a smile now. We remember now what’s so funny …

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3 Tools & Tips for Getting Ready for Chicago Weather and Winter Snow Storms

For many people, winter just kind of happens. Though they had every intention of preparing better during warmer weather, it just never seems urgent until they’re slammed with another heavy-duty Chicago winter. They realize they’re just lucky the ice scraper got stuck in the back corner of their trunk behind some toys and luggage, or they never would have known …

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3 Ways To Prepare Your Business for Chicago Winter Storms and Blizzards

Winter Storm Juno in February 2015 dumped an astounding 19 inches on the Chicagoland area almost overnight. Snow fell at a rate of 1-2 inches per hour, making clean-up difficult. Flights were cancelled, businesses were closed, and residential streets became all but invisible in the falling snow. If you haven’t thought about how to get your business or store ready for …