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3 Things To Do For Your Business Before A Big Snowstorm

by Kelly Roberts

If you are a business owner in an area that is expected to be struck by a snowstorm, you might be worried about how the storm will affect your business. Luckily, there are a few steps that you can take before the storm to help things go more smoothly when the weather gets bad.

1. Schedule a Propane Delivery

If you use propane to heat your commercial building, you should consider scheduling for a delivery before the storm hits from a company like Reeves Propane. Make sure that your tank is full so that you will have ample fuel to keep your building nice and toasty during the winter storm. This will help prevent you from running out of fuel when the delivery company is super-busy or unable to get out in the snow to make deliveries.

2. Invest in a Generator

If you do not already have a generator in your commercial building, you should consider investing in one. The ice and snow could cause the power to go out, which could cause big problems. If you have a generator, it can be easier for you to keep your business running. There are systems that can be used to power the entire building, but they can be costly. Another choice is a smaller generator that can be used to keep a few of your most important things running, like your lighting and your security system.

3. Call a Snow Removal Company

Once the snow and ice start piling up, you have to worry about accessibility to your commercial property. Not only will it make it difficult -- and dangerous -- for you and your employees to enter the parking lot, but a poorly kept parking area can also keep customers away. Plus, it can increase your liability risks in the event that someone gets hurt from slipping on the ice.

If you wait until the last minute to call a snow removal company, you might find that you have to get in line behind a bunch of other business owners who have called for the same service. Calling before the storm and making arrangements is a smart idea, and using ice melt before things get too nasty can be helpful as well.

As a business owner, it pays to think ahead before a big storm hits your area. Luckily, taking these three steps before the storm can help you avoid potential problems that might arise after the storm.