At some point, winter weather will hit the Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC areas. When it does, you’ll want to know that your snow removal contractor is right for the job. Here are some tips to help make sure you’re hiring a quality snow and ice management company!
1) Ask for References & Check for Accreditation
No matter the size of the company, it never hurts to check references. Hiring snow removal companies that are affiliated with reputable associations (like the BBB) is always a good route to take.
2) Get a Snow Removal Estimate That Meets Your Needs
Take some time to do research on finding a company that offers what you’re looking for - at the right price!
3) Make Sure Contracts & Communication Are Clear
Carefully review your agreement to make sure everything you have discussed is documented and priced appropriately. The best snow and ice management companies communicate with their customers before, during and after storms. Choose a contractor that you can depend on!
4) Hire a Risk Manager, Not just a Snow Plow Company
Make sure your snow plow company has a plan and is prepared for every possible type of winter weather. For instance, do they treat parking lots and sidewalks before the weather hits to stay ahead of the game?
5) Make Sure Your Contractor is Insured
Low cost snow plow companies can be tempting, but make sure the one you choose is insured! It sounds obvious, but you’d be surprised at how many people make the mistake of choosing one that is not!
6) Know Your Management Contractor’s Emergency Snow Removal Plan
The best snow and ice management contractors have precise steps in place for everything from blizzards to dustings to ice storms other events that may cause reduced resources or power outages.
As always, when you’re ready to hire a snow plow company, always know that we’re at the ready! Call us at 301-948-0010!