It doesn’t matter if you’re hiring a kid from the neighborhood who’s handy with a shovel or a big commercial outfit that has a fleet of plows in its arsenal, you should still make sure you’re having a conversation about exactly what services they will provide and any expectations you may have.
Interview Your Snow Removal Service
Talking to a few different providers will not only help you choose the one best suited to the job, but it will also give you a better idea of what your expectations should be. In a perfect world, a snow removal service would keep snowfall from keeping you from getting where you need to go. However, many don’t come out until after the snow has stopped falling, and some may even be prevented from getting out on the roads by the same conditions keeping you at home.
Define the Process
When interviewing potential snow removal companies, be sure to ask them specific questions about their removal process and how they’ll carry it out. For example, what kind of equipment do they plan to use based on the amount of snow and size of your driveway? Will they bring multiple types of equipment, such as a snow blower and snow plow?
You should also request an outline of the project schedule to ensure it aligns with your needs. If you need help removing snow within a certain time frame, ask the removal service to confirm they can meet that deadline.
Get a Contract and Arrange Payments With Your Snow Removal Service
You don’t want to wait to find out that your snow removal service only takes cash when you’re snowed in with an empty wallet. Setting up a contract that clearly states the areas to be serviced, how much it will cost, and how payment can prevent you from being surprised. You can expect to pay between $350 to $450 for an annual snow removal contract.