Snow is a wonderful part of winter. However, snow becomes less beautiful when you know that you have to remove it from your parking lot and sidewalks before your employees and customers arrive. That’s when you need to call a snow removal company. For, like we’ve discussed in a previous blog, hiring a snow removal company to clear the sidewalks and parking lot is an absolute must. But who do you call? What does a good snow removal company look like and what should you know before you call a snow removal company? Today, we are going to answer that question and tell what you should know before you contact a snow removal company in Chambersburg for a quote.
First, you should find references and see if the prospective snow removal company is worth contacting. Looking up testimonies, ratings, checking with your local Better Business Bureau, and asking other businesses to find out who they use for snow removal are some ways that can help you get a good idea of who to possibly contact first and who to avoid. Contractor insurance companies can also prove to be helpful assets for finding a reliable, competent snow removal company. Knowing who has insurance will whittle down your options.
After you’ve narrowed down your search to a couple contractors, request written estimates. Have the contractors visit your property and provide a written estimate. As the contractor looks at your property, ask them questions such as:
- How do you handle property damage?
- When do you arrive on site?
- What deicers do they use?
- How do they remove the snow?
- What happens when you are unable to show or will be late?
Take some time before you meet with the contractor to think about what you need and what questions you may want to ask them.
Services & Charges
After you receive estimates and have discussed your concerns with the snow removal contractors, it’s time to make sure that you understand all service charges and the rates you will be charged and how the services will be carried out. Questions to address include:
- When do snow removal services start—before or after the snow falls?
- When and how will de-icer be applied and what is the cost?
- Where will the snow be removed too?
- How does the contractor charge?
Though it is the responsibility of the contractor to make sure you understand the services you will be receiving, as a business owner you must be proactive to understand the services that you are paying for if you are unsure.
When you decide on a snow removal company in Chambersburg and you receive your contract, review it and, if you can, have an attorney look it over as well. It is important to understand all of the fine print, disclaimers, and waiver sections. If you have any questions and feel that there is something in the contract that you didn’t agree to, then be sure to raise your concerns with the snow removal company before services begin.
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