Freshly fallen snow may make for a pretty picture, but it soon becomes a hassle—especially if you own commercial property in Westchester, NY. Safety is a top concern all year-round, and in the winter months, you need a snow management solution that keeps the fluffy and icy stuff away from your walkways, parking lots, and so on. You need efficiency and high-quality results so that deliveries aren’t hampered by snow and neither are your customers or employees. Here are some of the benefits of hiring a snow and ice management company that will get the job done right.
Benefits of the Right Company
As much as it is beneficial for you to have a contractor for snow and ice management in place, having the wrong one could be detrimental. This partnership requires a bit of research to be sure you have the right contractor, one that is reliable and dependable.
Before signing on the dotted line, make sure you are aware of the company’s practices and the strategies it will utilize for your property. Ask for references and gain an understanding of its legal and professional history, along with the equipment that will be used to complete your job, the frequency of service you can expect, and information about its workers’ compensation insurance. And, of course, inquire about an estimated cost for your unique needs.
Snowstorms can wreak havoc when it comes to running a business, and they can put limitations on snow management companies as well. It’s best practice to line up services before the first snowflake falls from the sky. That way you don’t have to worry when the weather sounds dicey—you can rest assured that the company you have lined up ahead of time will take care of your commercial property. Service providers book up fast.
Lining up a snow management company can also help you avoid legal issues. There are instances where people try to create problems for commercial property owners should they suffer an accident because of snow or ice and try to pin blame on someone else. You can show a pattern of hiring a contractor for keeping up with snow management, and prove, with the contractor’s confirmation, that the job was always consistently and properly done. Be sure that the company you use is fully insured and licensed.
Snow removal may be job number-one for your snow management company but so is preserving your overall property, including hardscapes. Amateur companies may try to cut corners and not give care when ridding properties of snow and ice. You want to work with a company that will prioritize access to your property all winter long, and you also want one that realizes how important your property and its many structures are to your business.
Check in with Lehigh Lawns & Landscaping Inc. to learn all about our full fleet of snow removal vehicles and to get on our schedule before that first snow storm hits our area.