Improving Safety and Protecting Business
Winter ice on sidewalks, steps, entryways and parking lots poses a hazard to everyone. Building tenants, visitors and passersby are all at risk of slips and falls when their path is not free of ice. Building owners are at risk of liability claims, higher insurance premiums and tenant dissatisfaction if ice is not properly controlled. Contractors who fail to remove ice promptly and effectively can suffer loss of business and damaged reputations, and they may even assume some liability in the event of an accident. Effective ice melting requires preparation to make sure that walkways are free of ice when the first pedestrian arrives and remain ice-free as long as people and motorists are on the premises. Selecting the right ice melting material and properly applying it are critical to maintaining safe, ice-free conditions.