Tips For Hiring A Good Snow Removal Service

January 12, 2015

Tips For Hiring A Good Snow Removal Service

Winter weather is on its way and it is important to have a plan for how to remove the snow from your home or business. Allen Outdoor Solutions can help! Here are some tips for hiring the perfect snow removal company:

Look for experience: Each home or business is different, and experience can matter. Make certain experience applies to everyone on the snow-removal team and not just the business owner. Prices vary widely based on the amount of work, which takes into account the layout of the property, the size of the area requiring clearance and whether you request removal of snow from other areas, such as sidewalks or walkways. Ask how the contractor schedules jobs. Some contractors plow as a part-time job, and this may affect their availability to plow your driveway when needed.

Review your contract: Don’t settle for a phone conversation agreement; the contractor should provide a written contract. A company representative should come out to examine your property and make notes about services requested and potential obstacles. Find out how you can terminate the agreement, if necessary. Get all of these details in writing and always read before you sign. Know all the terms and conditions of the contract. Understand cancellation fees and any extra charges that may apply.

Ask about insurance: Who’s responsible should your home or grounds suffer damage during the winter season? Find out what type of coverage your contractor provides, as well as your homeowners insurance. Does your local municipality require the contractor to have a permit or license? Make some calls to find out and then check to make sure your contractor has one.

Beware of scams: Remember, even if a business appears to be reliable, it does not mean it is. When a company is reluctant to answer questions, won’t supply proper information or is unwilling to offer references, there could be cause for concern. Your money might be spent wisely with another business.

Allen Outdoor Solutions would enjoy the opportunity to help you with your snow removal needs this winter. Give us a call today to see what we can do for you!