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The Iceman Cometh: Preparing for the Chicago Winter Chill

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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 unexpected patch of ice in a parking lot, driveway, or sidewalk. Clearly, ice is a serious winter consideration.

Zero Tolerance Ice Control

According to Illinois’s Snow and Ice Removal Act, businesses can become liable if customers slip and fall on "unnatural accumulations" of snow and ice. To ensure that there’s no chance for such buildup to occur, it’s important that you contract with a company offering a zero-tolerance ice control service. Zero-tolerance doesn’t mean that we will manipulate the weather to ensure that the icy fingers of winter never brush your property again (how we wish it were that simple!). What it does mean is that any time ice forms, you’ll receive a visit from us.

Chicago Deicer Services

Using an arsenal of ice management materials such as salt, sand, Urea (carbamide), or potassium acetate, our professional technicians will be on-hand both before and after storms to ensure that you’re well taken care of in the event of a winter precipitation event. As we’ve mentioned in past posts, this service could involve both anti-icing or de-icing. Either way, we here at Brancato Snow & Ice Management will assess your situation fully before deciding which route would be the most efficient, environmentally friendly, and cost-effective.

If you have questions, comments, or concerns about your level of winter preparedness, or if you would like to hear more about our snow plowing or ice removal services, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to partnering with you.