When winter storms hit, you need to make sure your business will still be able to operate and serve customers even in heavy snow and ice to prevent expensive losses. But how can you make sure your snow removal contractor will provide excellent service for your investment? Here’s an essential checklist to make sure you are hiring a quality snow and ice management company. How well do you know the commercial snow removal companies your are collecting bids from? The following are are some tips to make sure the company you are considering is your best choice…
Make Sure Your Snow Removal Company is Insured
This sounds pretty obvious, but a low cost snow plow option can be tempting… Companies that have adequate insurance can cost more than those that do not. However, just as you make sure your business has proper insurance coverage, make sure your commercial snow removal company does too. The risks associated with snow and ice is too great to gamble on a lower cost contractor. Always ask for proof of insurance.
What Materials and Chemicals Are They Using
Ice melt environmental impact is important when making choices about which de-icer chemicals to use. It is not enough to solely balance cost and effectiveness. You must consider the damage to sidewalks and streets, and the effect on the natural environment including vegetation, soil, animals, people and water systems. Winter, in general can take a physical toll on parking lots and landscapes, so ask the snow removal company whether it uses sustainable de-icing techniques.
Do They Have Enough Access To Snow & Ice-Melting Products
In the midst of record snowfalls last year, many suppliers of ice and snow removal products ran into shortages. To help keep parking lots and walkways clear through a long winter and excessive snow accumulation, make sure your snow removal company will be able to secure the volume of material needed for your property.
Are They Available To You 24/7?
You need a responsive company that promises a 24/7 point of contact. Staying ahead of the snow storm is your snow removal contractor’s job. Your contractor should offer multiple ways to reach the company by phone, text or email.
Is Their Company Big Enough To Be Timely?
A larger company typically has larger crews to handle heavy workloads and service issues on a regular basis. This is especially important in an unexpected snowstorm or blizzard which can quickly become an emergency situation for your business. Make sure the company you hire is large enough and adequately staffed with well-trained snow removal crews to handle your specific property needs in a timely and efficient manner.
A & A has been helping businesses with their snow removal and ice control for years. We have the supplies, the equipment, and the manpower to tackle the largest snow removal projects in the Greater Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky area!
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About A & A’s Snow Removal and Ice Control
From standard plowing to sidewalk shoveling, from salting to calcium chloride applications, and from standard service to customized service, A & A is on the job. Condos, strip malls, shopping centers, restaurants, apartment complexes and retailer are just some of the businesses who rely on us.
Standard Snow Service
Our most popular plan features calcium chloride and/or salt applications and plowing and/or shoveling. Characterized by a pre/post storm surface treatment(s) along with snow removal after the storm.
Additional Snow Service Highlights
- Specializing in commercial snow and ice control
- Salt, shoveling, plowing
- No property too big or too small
- Dedicated staff to manage your account
- 24 hour service
- The right equipment and personnel for your property