Commercial snow plowing contracts vary based on a lot of things. This includes property location, property size and terrain, necessary equipment, and necessary services. It also depends on the number of scheduled services during the winter season. Comparing companies and service contracts can be difficult and time-consuming.
It is vital to confirm which services the company offers before signing a contract. The following services are essential for most businesses.
- Emergency services
Choose a company with an emergency response service system available twenty-four hours a day and seven days a week. It helps the business to stay open even during heavy snowstorms. Emergency weather conditions will not prevent the business from being operational.
- Monitoring services
Monitoring daily weather conditions that can affect business operations is crucial. Updates on upcoming area storms and special weather alerts can let businesses prepare. Monitoring services update businesses by emails, phone calls, or website alerts. They provide information about scheduled snow plowing services and any changes in scheduling. Changes can be because of road closures, traffic problems, and hazardous weather conditions.
- Melting services
Preventing snow buildup and icy conditions on asphalt and concrete surfaces is vital. Melting services will keep sidewalks, walkways, driveways, and parking lots clear. Snow and ice can cause dangerous slip-and-fall accidents and injuries. Earth Development provides melting services with their commercial sidewalk snow removal contract. They use top-quality de-icing and anti-icing products to melt snow and ice.
Commercial snow plowing rates depend on several factors.
- Cycle time between site visits;
- Number of needed plowing services;
- Professional experience and skill level of the contractor;
- Size of the property;
- Special melting services and products;
- Type of equipment required for the job;
- Unexpected weather conditions; and
- 24/7 emergency response services.
Companies offer different price options for various snow plowing services. Below are typical price plans.
- Seasonal price
Prices are on a monthly basis for the winter season. Prices may be higher in areas with above average snowfall and typical icy conditions. A higher rate will accommodate unexpected or hazardous weather conditions.
- Per occurrence price
The company will only charge specific rates each time they service the property. It works best for areas with predictable snow and ice patterns. Most contractors use this pricing method for normal snow plowing service needs.
- Per hour price
This pricing is usually for areas with very unpredictable snow and ice patterns. Places with a high occurrence of extreme weather conditions often need emergency services.
A winter snowstorm can create road and street closures. It can also lead to hazardous driving conditions and safety concerns. It is necessary to hire a reputable and reliable snow plowing contractor. Make sure the company does not only provide quality services. The company should also offer reasonable rates and accurate contracts.