A snowfall warning on Oct. 23 came with a caution to expect accumulations of up to 20 centimetres, and by 8 p.m., 7 centimetres had already fallen. Thankfully, there wasn’t too much more, with heights reaching less than 10 centimetres in most areas, but there was still enough that it was a big job to remove.
We were ready with our fleet of trucks and snow plows to begin cleaning up our residential and commercial clients’ properties as soon as the snow slowed down. Our people revved up our power brushes and snow blowers, and manned dozens and dozens of good, old fashioned shovels to help make the Saturday morning much more bearable and allow people to carry on with their plans for the day. Which actually included sledding in October!
Keeping our clients safe through the winter has been the team at Mirage’s for three generations. We specialize in southeast snow removal in Calgary, serving the communities where we both live and work.
Caring for Homes and Families
A good part of our job as a southeast snow removal company is to pay very close attention to weather reports. We have a reliable team who are placed on call when the snow starts to fall. For every southeast snow removal property that we attend to, our goal is to arrive to your home as soon as possible. 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, sideways, and pathways right down to the concrete with no remaining snow or ice to be seen.
Our goal is the same as it is for our own homes and houses. We want everyone who lives at our snow removal properties to be able to move around freely without worrying about slipping and falling. We pay high attention to detail, and will not only move your snow, but, wherever we can, place it in areas that will benefit gardens and planted areas.
Caring for Commercial and Business Properties
Our commercial properties are incredibly important to us, as we are business owners, too. We know just how important it is that your business presents itself as a reliable and safe place to visit. Any sort of slip and fall on a commercial property can be disastrous. A valued customer could be badly injured due to a lack of care and attention on the part of your snow removal company, which then reflects badly on you, as a business owner. The result could be a loss of reputation and even the loss of business. Increased business insurance costs could be on the horizon, too.
Our fleet of snow plows is able to provide the very best southeast snow removal services for commercial clients. We’ll often come and go before your business even opens, ensuring your first employees can arrive safely in order to welcome your first customers. At the same time, our crews operate power brushes, snow blowers, and shovels to leave your property perfectly cleared each and every time.
Failure to Remove Snow is Bad for Everyone
When homes and businesses fail to remove snow from pathways, sidewalks, and entrances thoroughly, it’s costly for everyone. It’s very dangerous to try to walk on snow and ice, and every year hundreds of people are badly injured due to the lack of care and attention of property owners. In Alberta, 1,860 people were hospitalized in 2017/2018 because of a snow and/or ice related injury. According to the Canadian Institute for Health Information, the average cost of a hospital stay in Canada is $7,983, which puts the price of injuries due to ice and snow at about $14.7 million in just this province.
In addition to that, employers must juggle schedules and potentially even hire more staff while injured employees are unable to work, and workers face the potential loss of income.
In addition to the health and financial impact, improper snow removal also drives up insurance and liability costs. Every time a home or a business has to file a claim due to an accident on their property, it places pressure on the insurance industry to keep premiums low. An increase in the number of claims will almost always result in an increase in the cost of insurance.
Bad snow removal doesn’t just put your fellow citizens at risk of injury. It also puts everyone at risk of higher insurance costs and lost business and wages, which is something that should always be remembered.
Arrange Your Southeast Calgary Commercial Snow Removal Today
Mirage Landscaping proudly serves commercial property owners and business managers in southeast Calgary, and throughout the greater Calgary area. Our family-owned company has been doing great work for three generations, and we’d love to add you to our long list of satisfied customers.
You’ll be surprised to learn just how affordable our commercial snow removal services are. To get started, fill out our online contact form and we’ll get back to you right away with a fast and free quote for our services.