SIMA (the Snow and Ice Management Association) is an industry organization that offers Certification for Snow Professionals (CSP) — one of the few ways for a professional snow handler to show clients that he or she can handle the winter no matter how bad it gets.
Whether you operate a business with a large parking lot or own a home with a driveway, it’s best to use a SIMA-certified organization like Reliable Snow Plowing to clear out the snow. Since the weather can be incredibly unpredictable, with each snowstorm being different, it can be difficult to decide when to hire a snow professional. Each time it snows there are going to be differing levels of snow. One storm may leave four inches of snow, while the next snow storm may only bring an inch of snow. Not only is each storm different, weather conditions can change without any kind of warning, leaving your parking lot with a sheet of snow. The real question should be: do you feel safe leaving it the way it is, and do you feel willing and capable of keeping it clear yourself? If there’s a doubt, call us right away!
The Dangers of Not Using SIMA
When you do not hire a snow professional through the Snow and Ice Management Association, you are opening yourself up to disaster. A parking lot that has a layer of snow, even a thin layer, makes it almost impossible to tell if there is any ice below. Hiring a snow handler with a CSP certification tells you that you’re getting someone who knows when your parking lot is safe — which means your customers are safe. An uncertified snow handler may clear out the snow, but do they really know what it means to make the parking lot walkable?
Stay Safe This Winter
Each year there are deaths attributed to heart attacks caused by overexertion. If you have a large driveway, do not put your body in danger by taking care of snow removal by yourself. Instead, you should have a professional certified through SIMA take care of your snow removal. Every year, there are over a hundred snowstorms throughout the United States — so be prepared by contacting a snow removal service today. Don’t wait for winter to get prepared for the worst.