While it may seem like winter is a long way off, it’ll be here before you know it. As a business owner or commercial property manager, you have a great deal of responsibility, and time can quickly get away from you. That’s why it’s beneficial to plan for snow management in advance. If you hire a snow management company this spring, you will not have to scramble around looking for the next available snow management contractor the night before the winter’s first snowfall. Instead, you can kick back and relax knowing your snow management team will be there first thing in the morning with snowplows to ensure your business can operate as usual.
We understand it can feel overwhelming to choose a commercial snow management company in Philadelphia, and that’s why we have provided a list of the most important questions you should ask before signing a contract for snow management services. This spring, be sure to inquire about the following matters.
What Type of Equipment Do You Have?
No two businesses are the same, even when it comes to snow and ice management. A good snow management company will understand the unique needs of each potential client and will be able to provide an idea of the type of snow management equipment they will use on your property. They will know if snow plows, skid steers, front-end loaders, or shovels will be needed to clear your property quickly and efficiently.
What Kind of Ice-Melting Products Do You Use?
Good potential snow management companies will not simply plow the snow on your property. They will take extra measures to ensure ice does not create liability issues for your business. Make sure you ask each snow and ice management company about their de-icing process. Do they lay down salt, sand, or other ice-melting products? A detailed answer will show you that the company knows what they are doing.
Will You Visit the Site Before It Snows?
One of the biggest advantages of partnering with a commercial snow management company in the spring is being able to show the contractors your property before it’s covered in a blanket of snow. A reputable snow management company will even want to inspect your parking lots and walkways before snow obstructs their view of curbs or other hardscaping that may be in the way. Make sure your snow management contractors are willing to visit your property before the first snowfall so that you can receive an accurate estimate of the services and they can see the areas that will require special attention.
Do You Offer Emergency Services?
Will you be able to reach your commercial snow management company at a moment’s notice? A company worth hiring will keep an eye on the upcoming weather conditions and take preemptive measures to ensure your property is ready to handle the winter storm. You just want to make sure you’ll be able to reach your contractors by phone, text, or email when you really need it.
Do You Have References From Current Customers I Can Contact?
A reputable company will readily offer references from satisfied customers. Don’t hesitate to ask for references (and actually use them) before hiring a snow and ice management team. You need to know if the company will be trustworthy.
Stay Ahead of the Snow
Before the winter season is upon you, hire a reputable commercial snow and ice management company. At DMC Commercial Snow Management, we offer premier Philadelphia snow management services to ensure your property is clear and your business can operate as usual, no matter the amount of snowfall. Contact our team any time of the year — spring, summer, fall, and winter — to schedule your snow and ice management services.