It’s nearing that dreaded time again, Winter. As the saying goes, winter is coming. No doubt as a business owner you’ll have many issues to deal with. Having your commercial property poorly maintained over winter not only is unsafe for your employees, you open yourself up to potential lawsuits.
That doesn’t have to be the case though, a good commercial snow removal company helps avoid those pitfalls. Yet, it can be a challenge to find the right company. So, how do you choose a great snow removal company? Let us help you out with seven things to look out for in great snow removal companies.
Asking around, or looking for great reviews is an excellent way to find great service. Make sure these are people you know, can trust, you’ll be avoiding unbiased filtered opinions. This will also help you gather how exactly a service is delivered to locals. You’re probably wondering, where would you go for reviews then. Yelp, Google reviews, and even website testimonials are great places to see feedback. It’s worth mentioning, companies that are well established will have professional websites accompanied with comments from their customers. For example, our testimonials is a great example of this.
2. Great Maintained Equipment:
You don’t want to find yourself in the situation of being left hanging with a ton of snow keeping you in because your snow removal company’s truck broke down. That’s why it’s so important to make sure they have up to date proper equipment. Don’t forget to learn if they regularly run maintenance on their equipment. Taking these precautions may be a bit of a hassle, but you’ll be able to rest assured you won’t be stuck, nor have any accidents occur.
3. Accessible Communication & GPS:
If you need proof your snow is being removed, verify what you’re paying exactly, or have on record any incidents that occur. You’ll want a company with GPS. While GPS is great for tracking, being easily reached further ensures any unexpected issues. This way you won’t have to worry about closing down unexpectedly.
4. Does Your Company Have a Backup Plan?:
Life doesn’t always go according to plan, and this is true for snow removal. A reliable company should have backup equipment and additional personnel in case of emergency or equipment malfunction. Ideally, your company should have on average 10% more equipment and crew than needed.
5. Insurance & Licenses:
To avoid any costly mistakes that could ensue, make sure they have the proper insurance. Sometimes companies cut corners, but insurance should definitely not be one of them. Also, make sure to check if they are certified and licensed, and properly trained to safely handle equipment. Doing all this will have you covered by their insurance policy when costly mistakes are made during snow removal.
6. Questions to Ask:
When dealing with various companies, asking the right questions will not only ensure you get a good general idea of their services but also if they are a safe reliable company. Some questions you can ask: How long have they been in business? Specifically, what is your experience with commercial clients? What measures do they take for ice control? Are reinspection’s after a storm a day later included? What is their protocol when issues arise?
7. Compare multiple companies with the BBB:
If you want to avoid a complaint filed company the Better Business Bureau that serves your area can be tracked easily online. On top of that, comparing multiple companies will give you a complete picture of the value you’re getting.
Hopefully, this information ensures your winter is a safe one. If you’re looking for a great commercial snow removal company, or need answers. Greenway is a great option. For unexpected weather conditions, we’re easily reached. We’re fully insured with various maintained equipment to deal with any storm. Not only do we commercially remove snow, but we’re involved in masonry, asphalt milling, concrete flatwork, and drainage among other paving services. Get in contact with us at 203-885-1037.