It’s that time of year again – winter! Although this season can be beautiful, it can also be a challenge for those who use wheelchair ramps. Wheelchair ramps tend to accumulate a lot of snow and ice during the winter months, so it’s important to take steps to care for them properly. In this blog post, we will discuss some tips for caring for your wheelchair ramp during the winter months.
Tip #01: Keep the Ramp Clear of Snow and Ice
The most important thing you can do to care for your wheelchair ramp during the winter is to keep it clear of snow and ice. This will help prevent slips and falls, as well as damage to the ramp itself. Make sure to shovel or sweep the ramp regularly, and use salt or de-icer to melt any ice that has formed on the surface.
Tip #02: Use A Thick Bristled Broom Or Plastic Snow Shovel
It’s important to use the right tools when caring for your wheelchair ramp. You should avoid using a metal shovel as a can cause damage to the ramp. Instead, choose a thick bristled brush broom or a plastic shovel.
Tip #03: Keep the Area Around the Ramp Clear
It’s also important to keep the area around your wheelchair ramp clear. This will help ensure that people can safely access the ramp. Make sure to remove any obstacles like snow piles or ice patches, and keep the walking path clear and free of debris.
Tip #04: Look for Damage
After the snow and ice have melted, it’s a good idea to inspect your ramp for any signs of damage. Wheelchair ramps that are exposed to snow and ice can develop cracks or holes in the surface over time. If you notice any damage on your ramp, contact us today so we can help you fix it!
We hope these tips will help you care for your wheelchair ramp during the winter months.