There is nothing quite as unpleasant as seeing your snowplow rip through your company’s lawn or take apart your entrance. Not to mention snow removal isn’t that cheap so the thought of paying the guy to cause more damage is heartbreaking.
Most people don’t think to ask their snow removal company about their drivers. But here are a few good tips for finding your perfect winter date.
Ask If They Have Insurance
The first thing you want to ask the company or driver is whether they have insurance or not. In the event that you’ve never used them before, you may not know how good of a job they will do. That’s why if they end up ruining a part of your property you don’t have to worry about covering it yourself.
Even with your own homeowner’s insurance, you don’t want to be the one to be docked for it. This can affect your rates going forward.
Ask About Their Equipment
Snow removal of a company requires getting into the nooks and crannies of a property. This means also adjusting what kinds of tools you are using to take care of this property. They should have large plows, bobcats, and shovels to get rid of snow in all areas.
If they say that they don’t have a bunch of equipment then ask how they plan to address several different areas of your layout. Having an understanding of what needs to be done before the hire is incredibly important. That way they can get to know you as the client and you can get to know them as the business.
Get It In Writing
After you have asked about their insurance and then you have asked about what their equipment and plan/methods are, get it in writing! This is the biggest way to protect your company from damages caused by snow removal. It is also a way to ensure that what you are paying for will get done.
Large commercial properties easily have tons of spaces that can be ignored and left behind. But if you are paying for it to be done you want to make sure that you specify what is expected from the company and they can also let you know what you can expect from them.
Simple Yet Not
It’s easy to think that hiring a snow removal company doesn’t take much effort but the truth is a lot can go wrong. That’s why finding your winter date to the ball should be thoughtfully chosen. Start by asking what assurances they have not to ruin your property because we have seen it time and time again.
You also want to make sure whatever you agree on with the contractor that you get in writing. This is the best way to protect both parties in the relationship. And if both parties are clear then the whole process should be simple!