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Residential Complexes: Why Apartment Owners Need a Plow Service - JustPlowMySnow.com

When you own or manage a residential complex, snow can be more than just physically dangerous. Hiring a reputable and professional snow removal service can save you time, headaches, and money. It can preserve your reputation and help prevent lawsuits related to personal injuries. How? Let’s take a look.

Reputation Means Everything

When you own or manage a residential complex, the quality of the property and your response to tenant needs is vital. Word of mouth can make or break any property owner. If you leave your tenants trapped in a parking lot, unable to leave or return, it can hurt your reputation. With community grading forums, like Yelp and Facebook, unhappy tenants can result in poor ratings. This will discourage potential tenants from even coming by for a look. Tenants who feel their property manager or own cares about their safety, well-being, and ease of access, however, are much more likely to praise and recommend the residences to others.

Slips & Falls

As the owner or manager of an apartment or condo complex, personal injury lawsuits can be extremely damaging. Statistically, 25% of all ice- or snow-related falls occurs in a parking lot. (Of those parking lot falls, 20% will result in time being taken off from work to recover.) The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that every year, 1 million Americans are injured as the result of a slip and fall. In 2014, work place slips and falls accounted for only 42,480 of all winter ice-related injuries. Not everyone goes to work during a snowstorm and schools are often closed as well. This means more of your tenants will be home during inclement winter weather than out. That increases the chances of a slip and fall on your property. In the case of a slip and fall on a rental property, the owner or building manager is most likely going to be the target of a resulting lawsuit. This can leave you liable for medical bills, pain and suffering awards, and even the wages lost by taking time off from work to heal.

Hire a Professional

Having a contract with a reputable professional snow removal company ensures your property is cleared of snow in a timely, safe manner. When it comes to avoiding poor reviews and expensive lawsuits, a professional is a much cheaper option that truly demonstrates to your tenants that you care. Additionally, a professional snow removal company has the experience to clear your property quickly, with the right tools and supplies.

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