We at Mirage are Calgary’s snow removal experts, and we’ve been especially busy this year.
Our suspicions that it has been an extra-heavy winter were recently confirmed through the CBC, which reported that it has been one of the top ten snowiest meteorological winters on record. Out of 139 years of record keeping, the last three months have seen the city accumulate the sixth-most amount of snow, with roughly 82.6 centimetres falling at the Calgary International Airport. For reference, in 2021/22 snow accumulation was at 61.7 centimetres, in 2020/21 81.1 centimetres of snow fell, and 2019/20 was an easy year with only 45.9 centimetres.
In the last ten years, only 2017/18 has beaten this winter, with 86.5 centimetres of accumulation.
On top of that, Calgary’s forecast is calling for lower-than average temperatures for the first half of March, and more snow is on the horizon as well. Many Calgarians do not realize that although March is not the coldest month, it is quite often the snowiest month in the city. Average March snowfall ranges from 7.6 to 22.7 centimetres, and meteorologists are calling for up to 19 more over the next two weeks.
It may be warming up (slightly), but winter has not slowed down. If you are tired of digging out, it is still time to sign up for professional residential and commercial snow-removal services in Calgary from us at Mirage. Give us a chance to prove just how valuable we can be. Our mandate is to keep the properties we serve completely free of snow and ice and minimize the chances of a slip and fall. You will keep your reputation as a responsible property owner, we will help grow ours as Calgary’s very best snow-removal company, and both of us will have greater peace of mind in knowing that your property is safe and cared for.
Residential snow removal by Mirage
Our residential snow removal clients are like family to us. Our goal is to arrive to your home as soon as possible after a snowfall to help simplify your life. This often means we start very late – or very early, depending on how you look at it – and we work until we are done. We clear every single one of our properties’ sidewalks, driveways, and pathways right down to the concrete with no remaining snow or ice to be seen.
We are also well aware of City of Calgary bylaws pertaining to snow removal. Bylaws stipulate snow must be removed to a minimum width of 1.5 metres from public sidewalks bordering a property within 24 hours of a snowfall ending, and we guarantee to never miss the deadline. In fact, all of our work is 100% guaranteed. We fully trust our employees, some of whom have been with us for more than 10 years. Among the ownership, we have three generations worth of skills and knowledge guiding the way. We pay our employees well (with benefits) because we know the importance of what they do, and there is room for advancement and career development. We are also committed to providing certification and training and are involved in trade associations.
Commercial snow removal by Mirage
Commercial snow removal is imperative for good customer relations. It’s very important that your business presents a good face to your customers and that they feel safe and respected when they arrive at your property. Professional snow removal services keeps up your business’s positive appearances and also help protect you from liability. Should someone slip and fall on your property, you could be sued.
Another risk is social media. It just takes one person posting a picture of a poorly maintained property to severely damage your business’s reputation and cost you customers.
We also have the heavy-duty equipment and expertise required to get the job done right. Our large fleet of snow-removal equipment and human power and expertise ensures your parking lots, sidewalks, and pathways are cleared as soon as possible when the snow stops falling. Our crews operate snowplows, power brushes, snow blowers, and shovels to leave your property free of snow and ice throughout the winter. We’ll often have come and gone before your business even opens, ensuring your first employees can arrive safely in order to welcome your first customers.
Finally, proper insurance coverage is essential for commercial snow-removal companies. Snow removal insurance rates have gone up, which has caused some to forego their coverage. Others are choosing to download the extra costs on their clients, which is something we at Mirage refuse to do. Our snow-removal contractor’s insurance coverage is always up to date and valid for the entirety of the snow season, with generous liability coverage.
Mirage Landscaping if here for you year-round
As a full-service property maintenance company operating year-round, we offer commercial and residential snow-removal services in the winter and landscape maintenance, landscape construction, and landscape design services in the summer. We do the heavy lifting for you, so you don’t have to. Check out our portfolio for examples of our work, and contact us for more information on how we can work together to increase both your property value and your enjoyment of your property.