When the time comes to choose a snow removal service, there are several factors you must consider so that you select the right company or individual to complete the services you require.
When you first begin your research, you will notice that there are snow removal companies who have a large number of employees, a large fleet of vehicles along with insurance for everyone and all aspects involved. This type of company will have the knowledge pertaining to both the legal and logistical side of this type of business. You will then notice another option, which is a general contractor who plows snow during the winter and runs a much smaller operation. This individual snow contractor will most likely use their own personal vehicles they’ve modified for snow plowing, and if you decide to hire the latter, you must make sure they are fully committed to providing you with the services you require. This is only possible if they do not have other jobs to complete so that they can focus on monitoring weather conditions to keep your property safe at all times.
Whether you choose a commercial company or an independent contractor, you need to know that they will make snow and ice removal a priority, which means they cannot be involved in other tasks during the winter season; otherwise, it will affect the services they provide.
You must have a detailed outline of the services the company or individual will provide as well as a timeline so that you know right from the start how they will handle weather conditions and how often they will visit your property. A commercial snow removal company will provide a legally binding document which will include all of these details whereas a small contractor may not be able to provide as much information or specifics so make sure you’re comfortable with the answers you receive from both parties so that you can make a decision accordingly.
Pricing is another important element you must look into because some companies will offer you a great price upfront only to surprise you with extra charges later on. Always read the contract carefully so that you don’t run into this problem and protect yourself by looking for an all-inclusive, flat-rate package so that you don’t end up with an open-ended contract. A flat rate means you will have unlimited service, regardless of the amount of snow and how often there is a snowfall.
With Schlager Excavating, you won’t have to worry because they are a professional company offering a wide range of services, including landscape design and planning, driveway gravel and, of course, snow removal. If you’re in the Parry Sound area and want a snow removal company you can rely on, give Schlager Excavating a call now!