Summer, yes, you’ve read that part right. We all know that snow falls off during winter, but do you worry about that till that time comes and all the snow removal companies are booked? No, you shouldn’t. Even if it’s still summer, you should start thinking ahead because winter is not too far away either. Summer is the prime time to secure a commercial snow removal service. Why is this?
First, the contractors won’t know how your driveway looks like when the snow is already piling up right. To make a thorough assessment of the property, the contractor needs to check out the place when it’s not yet covered with snow so the right equipment and materials could be secured and planned. Second, by doing this you will have time to save up for the cost and create a snow and ice management plan. The sooner you hire, the sooner you are covered once the snow starts to fall.
The following are the other detailed reasons why you should hire a snow removal company as early as summer.
Allocate Equipment and Secure Salt
Like we mentioned earlier, hiring a company as early as summer will give you the opportunity to find out the right equipment to use on your company, so there would be no property damage once the job starts. This kind of job calls for skid-steer loaders, heavy-duty trucks and specialized hand-push tools. Once the contractor checks your place, you would be ensured that their team would be able to handle the needs of your property.
Doing this will also secure the amount of salt needed to last the winter season. Hiring a professional early will give you the chance to ask them about the ice-melting products you will receive, according to what you need. Looking for a snow removal company that can supply you with one is important, and most of the companies will run out of supply during winter season.
Better Visibility and Accessibility During Assessment
Hiring a company when the place is already covered with snow is not a great idea. The contractor will have a difficulty in identifying the areas that need cleaning, especially that he doesn’t know what it looks like and possible damage can be done. During summer, the contractor would be able to access and assess the place. He would be able to point out potential safety hazards during winter. The contractor would identify the traffic and parking patterns in the place.
More Time to Collect Snow Removal Proposals
It’s really important to prepare ahead of time. Get proposals from professional, competitive and well-equipped companies in your area. Assess the options you have and choose the one you really need. Most of these companies will be full during the peak seasons that are why you should take care of it early.
Prepare a Snow and Ice Management Plan
You should have a snow and ice management plan to identify the equipment to use during the season, potential liabilities and hazards and preventive measures before the event happens. Having a plan will make you prepared during winter.