With winter on its way, it’s time to start thinking about snow removal at your place of business. There’s no predicting how many inches of the fluffy flakes you’ll get this year, but even mild flurries can be a hassle. The best way to stop snow from slowing you down is to sign up for professional help. Before you sign a contract committing you to a season’s worth of service, ask your potential plowing company these three questions.
What to Ask Before Signing Up for Snow Removal
1. What’s Your Response Plan?
Snow removal companies pay close attention to the weather. When the forecast predicts snow, they should have a detailed plan for preparing and deploying their trucks and workers. Ask your company to walk you through that process and explain expected response times, available equipment, and how many employees they’ll have. If they don’t have a detailed plan of action, consider that a red flag.
2. What Kind of Equipment Will You Use for My Property?
When you own a business with a sizable parking lot, shovels won’t work fast enough to clear snow away. Ask the company what kind of equipment they use to remove the flakes from your property. You’ll need your lot cleared multiple times during a major storm, and you’ll want a professional with equipment that allows them to work quickly, such as a snow plow and salt.
3. What Kind of Contract Do You Offer?
Seasonal and per application are the most popular kinds of contracts. With the former, you don’t need to worry about calling for service when the first snowflake falls. You’re already on the list, and the more times it snows, the more cost-effective the option is. A per-application contract may require you to pay for service during each separate snowfall and reserve it in advance.
If you need reliable asphalt paving or snow removal, contact Guarco Construction in Granby, CT. We are family-owned and -operated, and have served Hartford County and the surrounding areas since 1974. We specialize in commercial and residential paving and snow removal. We are renowned for their friendly, dependable service, attention to detail, and competitive rates. Learn more about us online or call (860) 278-5558 to schedule your snow removal or asphalt paving.
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