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Happy Thanksgiving From Morse Engineering and Construction Industries

- Tuesday, November 21, 2023
Happy Thanksgiving From Morse Engineering and Construction Industries

Greetings all from the blog team here at Morse Engineering and Construction Industries. Thanksgiving, 2023 is just around the corner. We thought it would be appreciated to craft a Thanksgiving-focused blog a bit earlier than usual to give all our readers time to reflect and hopefully act upon the important things before we become too “holiday busy” to do so.

The Thanksgiving holiday conjures an assortment of emotions within all of us. For some, this is a time to reflect upon blessings, current and past. Thanksgiving is an invitation to pause and give thanks for the simple things we might take for granted. Things like the love of family, food on the table, and even for life itself.

Here at Morse Engineering and Construction Industries, we never take you, our clients, service providers, employees, family, and friends for granted. Today’s blog post is dedicated to you with hope and trust that this note finds you happy, healthy, thankful, and surrounded by those you hold dear.

Tips to Reduce Snow Removal Costs

- Friday, November 17, 2023
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If snow removal is an essential part of maintaining your home in the winter, the below tips can help reduce costs on services throughout the winter season.

Plan Ahead

The more research you do on snow removal services before winter rolls around, the better. Check with your neighbors for referrals on reputable companies or look at online reviews to see which professionals suit your needs best when it comes to snow removal. You’ll likely score a better deal during a snow company’s off-season than if you reach out when they’re in high demand.

Get Several Quotes

Once you have a list of companies you’re considering hiring, contact them for quotes on basic snow removal services as well as add-ons so that you can compare notes. That way, you can compare average rates and determine which company works best with your budget.

Consider a Contract

One-time snow removal is great for those in Southern regions who may only get a few inches of snow per season but homes in colder climates can benefit from a seasonal snow removal contract. A snow removal contract may cost more upfront but will be less overall when you consider how much you’d pay for one-time removal several times a year. You may even be offered a discount for signing up for a year-round contract that includes lawn maintenance and care.

Contact Morse Engineering and Construction for more information.


Hiring a Snow Removal Service Company

- Friday, November 10, 2023
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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.


Check Qualifications and References of Your Snow Removal Service

- Tuesday, November 07, 2023
Morse Engineering and Construction - Snow Removal Service

Hiring a service that is licensed and insured not only protects them, but you and your property as well. Snow removal services work around some of the most expensive things you own (like your home and automobile) so you want to make sure you’re covered in case their work damages them.

You should also ask any prospective service for some references before you hire them. If they can give you the names of a few happy customers then you can feel a little more confident that you’ll be satisfied as well. Any company that can’t (or won’t) give you references might be trying to hide something.

Questions to Ask Your Snow Removal Service

  • Do I have to call you when there’s a snowstorm or will you automatically come out?
  • Do you wait until after the snow has stopped falling or make multiple passes throughout the storm?
  • How do you remove the snow (with a shovel, snow thrower, or plow)?
  • Will you use salt after you’re done and is it pet-safe?
  • How will I be billed?
  • Can I sign an annual contract for snow removal or will we set something up for each storm?

Contact Morse Engineering and Construction for more information.