Winter is here and with it, an influx of fall debris and the ensuing leaf clutter of our streets and gutters. This means winter sweeping debris removal is even more important than ever. It ensures streets and parking areas are clean and safe throughout our region as well as for residential neighborhoods during the winter months.
Winter sweeping to clean up fall debris and litter is a dirty job. It’s a job we are happy to do! Here are three important reasons why debris removal during the winter months is necessary.
The heaviest rainfall typically occurs during the winter, and with that increase in precipitation comes a potential of increased stormwater pollution. Rainwater will often carry debris such as trash, leaves, grass clippings, pet waste, pesticides, vehicle fluids (such as antifreeze and used motor oil), paints, and more into our system of storm drains and ultimately into our water supply and environment.
One of the best ways to prevent these pollutants from reaching that point is through debris removal by winter sweeping, before the rain can wash it into our storm drains and watershed. You can also do your part by ensuring that your waste items are disposed of properly.
With an increase in rainfall also comes an increase in potential flooding. Winter storms often result in additional fallen leaves which can cause significant build up and clogging of storm drains that can result in additional flooding. Without proper debris removal, the resulting floods can be hazardous for all using the roadways.
There are many benefits of street sweeping, with one of the reasons being safety. Winter debris removal can help decrease the rate of vehicle accidents and improve the safety for everyone accessing the streets and sidewalks.
ACS Sweeping is here to ensure your winter roads are clear and safe for driving. All with the help of our new cutting edge equipment to deal with leaves and winter debris removal. We are a trusted sweeping company that covers the entire greater Grand Rapids area, and one of the premier regional street sweeping contractors in the U.S. We are committed to providing quality, professional cleaning to meet your needs.
Contact us today to find out more about our services and how we can help with your pavement debris removal needs!