It’s that time of year. Snow is falling and you need a reliable company to help clear it from your property. But how do you know which company to choose? There are a few considerations to keep in mind when choosing your snow removal company. After all, snow removal is vital to the safety of your staff and customers, as well as imperative to the general look of your commercial property.
Here are 3 things we recommend asking yourself before you sign the contract!
Don’t Only Look For The Lowest Price
When you’re comparing commercial snow and ice removal companies, it can be easy to just look at their estimates and pick the cheapest one. But, choosing a company solely based on how much they will charge you is a costly mistake. Instead of just looking at the price amount, see what all is included in the estimate.
Ask what is included in their services, such as deicing, plowing parking lots, hauling snow, and clearing sidewalks! Finding out if they will provide all of the services your property needs is a must: Paying less for the services won’t do you any good if they don’t offer everything you need.
Know what you are (and aren’t) paying for before hiring a snow removal company.
All Equipment Is Not Equal
The company needs to have a variety of snow removal machines — all of which should be in good working order. Asking about their equipment is especially important if you want a quick, reliable response. If your property has parking lots, sidewalks, and walkways, it’s going to take different types of equipment to maintain the site. The snow removal company should have a reliable, diverse fleet of machines that can tackle your site’s needs.
Crew’s Size and Availability
Beyond having the right equipment, the company should also have a large enough team to properly manage your property this winter. If a large amount of snow falls in a short time, do they have the resources needed to take care of your commercial property? The amount of snow we get in Edmonton means there is usually a high demand for snow removal companies. If you can lock down a contract before the first snow hits the ground, you won’t be left scrambling to find someone when it’s too late.
We love what we do – including snow removal! We have the shovels, snowblowers, and manpower to get the job done right and right away the first time. We provide both commercial and residential snow clearing services to Edmonton and surrounding areas. For more information on how to take care of your property during the cold winter months, click here.