As the winter season approaches in New York, we need to prepare for the harsh realities of snow and ice. If you’re a homeowner or business property manager, you’ll want to make sure that your driveways, sidewalks, and access roads don’t become a slippery slope for you, your family, employees and patrons. That’s why you need to hire a professional snow removal company to do the job for you. But, before signing any contract, you need to ask the right questions to make sure that you’re getting the best service for your money. In this blog post, we’ll discuss six of the best questions to ask a professional snow removal company.
How long have you been in the industry?
Ask prospective companies about their experience providing snow removal services. A company or owner-operator with extensive experience will be highly knowledgeable in all aspects of the industry.
What equipment do you have?
Inquire about a snow removal company’s equipment. A reputable company will have a well-equipped operation, whether it’s a fleet of pick-up trucks with plows and snow blowers, or a range of loaders and dump trucks with salt spreaders. A capable contractor will gladly share details about their equipment.
What factors do you consider when clearing snow?
A good snow removal company will take into account various factors like refreezing and visibility. They should be familiar with different methods of snow removal to ensure safe surfaces for traffic.
How do you prepare?
Ask about the company’s preparation process before winter and each snow event. Proper preparation, such as placing snow stakes in advance and planning snow pile locations, is essential for effective snow removal without causing property damage. Additionally, inquire about their timeline for servicing your property after snowfall.
Do you have a backup plan?
A trustworthy company will have a contingency plan ready in case of equipment breakdown. You want assurance that the company has sufficient staff or trained subcontractors to handle any snow event and will reliably take care of your property.
Put Your Snow & Ice Management on Autopilot with Farrand’s Landscape
By asking these questions, you can find a dependable snow removal company that meets your needs. Whether you own a home with a large driveway or a multi-acre office complex, contact the team at Farrand’s Landscape today to get a bid for snow removal at your property. Beyond winter services, we also provide full -service grounds maintenance!