It’s December! Time for holidays, family, friends, and that S word—that’s right, it’s just the start of the winter, so SNOW could be coming at any time. Is your business ready?
Now is the time to get your snow plowing contract in place, well before the first flakes start to fall. By that time, it’s too late, and you’ll be scrambling to find someone to help. Don’t put your employees and business at risk by ignoring this important decision. Here are some important things you’ll need to know to pick the best contractor possible to clear your business of snow and ice.
- Ask About Their Turnaround Time During and After a Storm
Find out how soon the contractor will start clearing your property after it snows. They should guarantee a response time, anywhere from one to three hours.
- Check Their List of Services
Make sure you know exactly what the company will and won’t do for your property. Here are some questions to ask:
- Do you clear parking lots, sidewalks, and entrances of snow and ice?
- Do you spray deicers?
- Do you take preventive measures before a storm, and if so, what type?
- Do you remove snow from the property?
- Verify They are Properly Insured
The contractor you choose will be out and about in the worst possible conditions. You want to make sure they have insurance in case something happens to them.
Understand that you will have problems if you work with someone who just hooks up a plow to a truck. It’s not that simple. Don’t do that. Be sure the company you choose has insurance and that they can provide proof.
- Make Sure They Track Equipment and Employees
The company you work with needs to be able to prove they were at your site and did the required work. This becomes important if someone slips and falls on property that your contractor was supposed to clear.
- Ensure your Contractor Practices Basic Safety
Your contractor should receive safety training on how to maneuver through snow and ice, how to keep warm, how to prevent accidents, and the right personal protective equipment to wear.
Make sure safety is a top priority for the company and that they have a good safety record. They should also focus on keeping your property safe so there are no accidents there because of the weather.
If you are looking for a snow plow contractor in the Morris County area, we can help. Contact us today at 973-970-0093 and we’ll make sure you and your property stay afe this winter.