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Are you looking for gritting services for your commercial property in Yorkshire? When winter weather strikes, safe and reliable access to your business is essential. Leave it to the experts at Robinsons Facilities Services for commercial winter gritting to keep your business safe, accessible, and fully operational.

Rest assured with the peace of mind that your business is covered this winter season. Call us now at 01423 226578 for a free, no-obligation quote. 

Want to learn more about the commercial gritting process? Continue reading below.

What Is Gritting?

Gritting uses salt to help dissolve snow and ice quickly. As salt is soluble, when it dissolves, it turns the ice or snow into a saltwater solution that has a much lower freezing point than water. This means that the risk of the ground freezing over is greatly reduced over the coming days.

The Importance of Winter Gritting

Diligent winter gritting is crucial for maintaining safe access and operations during cold conditions. Effective gritting provides many benefits for your business, including:

  • Traction – Rock salt or sand helps create grip which prevents slips and falls on snow and ice.
  • Quick access – Grit keeps essential walkways and parking areas clear for staff, customers, and deliveries.
  • Reduced liability – Preventing injuries limits legal and financial risks due to slippery conditions.
  • Business continuity – Ensuring safe winter conditions allows facilities to remain open without disruption.
  • Increased productivity – Proper gritting means staff can get to work, meaning fewer absences and greater productivity.

The small investment in proactive winter gritting services delivers immense value. It ensures safety and productivity for staff and visitors while demonstrating that you’re a responsible business owner.

When Is the Best Time to Grit?

Knowing when to grit your property for maximum safety and efficiency is easier said than done. 

That’s why businesses rely on the winter maintenance professionals at Robinsons Facilities Services to determine the right timing for commercial gritting services Yorkshire and the UK.

We use the latest professional forecasting services to closely monitor winter weather conditions and recommend adjusting your gritting schedule when needed to:

  • Pretreat surfaces before snow or ice accumulates, giving salt mixtures time to penetrate.
  • Target overnight and evening hours when traffic is lower but freezing risks grow.
  • Increase frequency during extreme sustained cold spells when salts grow less effective.
  • Adjust pretreatment solutions when extra moisture is expected.

While it may be tempting to wait until you actually see icing occur before taking action, our proactive recommendations based on weather reports and experience will prevent ice buildup before it’s too late.

Winter Gritting with Robinsons Facilities Services

As experienced gritting professionals working with businesses across Yorkshire and the UK, we understand the unique challenges winter weather presents for northern businesses. That’s why we offer customised gritting solutions tailored to your location and facility traffic needs.

Our commercial gritting services include:

  • Car park gritting and pathway gritting to maintain safe access for employees and visitors.
  • Regular site inspections and risk assessments to determine optimal gritting schedules.
  • Careful calibration of salt/grit mixture to avoid overuse while ensuring maximum effectiveness.
  • Spot treatments of high-traffic areas as needed between full services.
  • Emergency on-call gritting is available 24/7/365 if conditions take a sudden turn.

Speak To A Professional Today

At Robinsons Facilities Services, we believe in providing consistent, gold-standard service and tailored solutions. Speak to our team now for a personalised gritting solution for your business.

Gritting Services FAQs

While it is possible to grit when it snows, ideally gritting would be done before snow falls. This helps reduce the risk of the snow sticking to the road surface and becoming hazardous.

Grit is made up of salt-based mixtures but can also be enhanced with additional magnesium chloride, anti-caking agents, or beet juice derivatives based on weather conditions. All products are environmentally friendly.

Due to radiative heating and cooling effects, road surface temperature often differs significantly from air temperature. As a result, gritting operations rely on monitoring road surface temperature, not air temperature, since the road surface may freeze even if ambient air stays above freezing.

Robinsons Facilities Services offers commercial gritting across Yorkshire and the entire UK. Simply pick up the phone and call us at 01423 226578.

Our fleet of trucks can reach most client sites within 3-4 hours of an emergency gritting request call. We strive for fast response times so you can maintain business as usual.

The cost of commercial gritting services typically ranges from as little as £100 to over £500. this depends greatly on the surface area to be gritted. Contact us today to learn about our Cost Per Visit (CPV) and Fixed Price Contracts (FPCs).

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