Commercial Snow Removal – Know What You Should Get
The winter season can bring a lot of unpredictable weather that can leave a beautiful layer of shiny soft snow on the ground or end up in a dangerous layer of ice that can cause many different problems for both pedestrians and drivers.
To avoid these dangers, most people prefer to call commercial snow removal companies to handle snow and ice professionally. Major commercial snow removal companies are equipped with all the necessary equipment along with professionally trained staff who will know exactly how to handle ice without damaging items or endangering anyone in the process.
Before calling any company that may be featured in the local papers, there are a few things to consider to get the best people for the job, get your money’s worth with each job, and make sure you get someone who is available. during the winter rush.
Get all the details
Most commercial snow removal companies will offer an incentive or money-saving deal for anyone from a residential homeowner to business owners.
Some companies will have a variety of commercial snow removal packages for a flat price that will include everything from initial assessment, snow removal, ice removal, and even salting (or sand, depending on the laws in your area) at the end.
While most of these packages may seem like a great deal, it’s important to make sure you know exactly what’s included in each package so you get your money’s worth and avoid getting something extra that you don’t need and don’t have to pay for at the end. .
Also, it’s important to double check if your package includes snow and ice maintenance. Sometimes they will just be one or the other, but they come at a price that would make people assume both are included.
Finally, you should always ask companies directly if they have minimum requirements for snow removal jobs because there are some that will refuse to accept a job if the amount of snow and ice is below their particular minimum. This is to ensure that they are directed to jobs that are worth the effort and cost from their point of view.
Proper Snow Placement
When your commercial snow removal company is clearing snow and ice from your property, it is important to know if there are any laws or safety requirements about where excess snow can be placed. In some districts, snow may not accumulate near houses or may only accumulate to a certain height to ensure public safety.
Also, as a precaution, make sure the snow removal crew is not inadvertently blocking fire routes or neighboring parking areas while clearing their designated areas.
Written agreement versus verbal agreements
Lastly, it is very important to do your due diligence to make sure you get the service that was advertised and at the price that was discussed. Although many people accept the simple verbal contract, it is not always considered a binding contract, which is why many people are in for a surprise when it comes time to pay for the services they have received. Be sure to get written agreements with the manager’s signature to ensure you get exactly what you asked for and at the agreed price. Nothing ruins the wonderful holiday season more than feeling like you’ve been scammed or lied to.