With winter just around the corner, it is important to know your responsibilities when it comes to snow and ice removal. Ice can pose a serious threat to those walking around after water has begun to freeze over. Ice can be hard to see and detect and it is more likely that this will cause someone to slip and fall. Ice under a layer of snow can be especially dangerous because it may be impossible to see. If you live in a rental property or you manage a property yourself, you may be wondering who is responsible for ice and snow removal. Well, the answer is not so easy – it depends. Depending upon in which state you live or in which city you live, you may or may have a local ordinance which specifies who is responsible for the sidewalks on your property.
Generally, property owners, property managers, or the leasing company are responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of your apartment property and this includes de-icing sidewalks and pavements in the event of snow or ice. However, it might still be a good idea to keep a snow shovel handy- just in case. You may also consider reading through your leasing agreement to determine what your realtor deems the aspects of apartment upkeep they are responsible for. A landlord can specify in the lease who is responsible for snow and ice removal whether it is them or the tenants, but in multi-complex apartments, the landlord is often responsible for taking care of snow and ice removal because it can pose a serious risk for tenants if they slip and fall. For property owners, it is crucial to maintain a safe property to avoid a slip and fall incident and consequently, a lawsuit. We also offer services to remove snow from parking lots so that your tenants can safely access their cars and safely drive out of the parking lot. As a property owner, it is also a good idea to keep your tenants informed via email if there is going to be a snow or ice storm to take extra precaution to avoid accidents.
If you are in need of someone to take care of your snow and ice removal, Naperville snow removal offers services to take care of your winter needs. We believe that it is important for you to take a safe property and we are here to help you maintain safe sidewalks even on the coldest of days. We know how heavy the snow can be in Illinois and we are here to tackle the snow removal for you. We can clear your walkways, de-ice your driveways and sidewalks with non-toxic Safe Paw, and remove any other snow that you request. Contact us today or request a free quote to determine how we can best assist you!