The autumn season is usually a beautiful time in the Chattanooga metro area, with a plethora of beautiful fall colors on display. As the fall season wears on, these same leaves are a primary cause of frustration and distress for commercial property owners and managers-especially when there is excessive leaf fall and build up. It is of crucial importance that the correct measures are undertaken to mitigate leaf fall on and around your commercial property location.
Autumn Leaves-The Beautiful Nuisance
It may surprise you how much autumn leaf litter falls here in the Chattanooga Metro Area. The sheer volume of leaf build-up is astounding as fall wears on. It is bad enough that leaf build up is unsightly, but it can also cause property damage and also become a safety hazard. As a property owner or manager it is absolutely essential to prepare for the leaf season to eliminate or mitigate unwanted problems. A failure to address the leaf build up issue can lead to landscape damage, flooding, slip/trip/fall hazards and result in less efficient usage of your parking facilities.
Leaf Damage-What Can I do?
Another important facet of leaf build up mitigation is to ensure that your property’s gutters and drainage systems are cleaned before and during leaf season. Significant leaf fall can clog gutters, drainage grates, and catch basins, leading to exacerbated flooding which can result in significant property damage. One important mitigation technique is to trim trees and shrubs prior to the start of the autumn season, this will significantly help to reduce the volume of leaves.
We recommend hiring a professional company such as Davis Kee Outdoor to handle the leaf fall and build up. We will bring in our manpower and leaf vacuum trucks to clear and dispose of leaf debris to control excessive leaf litter and thus minimize potential flooding issues or safety hazards. Removal and hauling is the best approach. Contacting Davis Kee Outdoor and letting us remove your autumn leaves and haul them away is the best practice to ensure your property and parking lot is trouble free.
At Davis Kee Outdoor, we have the equipment and eperience to keep your paved surfaces free of leaf litter. Contact us today!