Advice for Contracting a Snow Removal Service

As much as we might hate to admit it, summer is coming to a close and winter is rapidly approaching. For many businesses throughout Canada, it’s time to start thinking about the snow removal needs around your building. Even if you’re a relatively large commercial organization, you still may not possess the manpower to handle snow removal using existing employees.

Fortunately, there are companies like Regency that would be glad to handle your snow removal needs. While you might think contracting with a snow removal service will be overly expensive, an efficient service actually saves you money, and more importantly, valuable company time.

At Regency Cleaning, we are equipped to take care of all your snow removal needs. We pride ourselves on ridding the area around your building of the external hazards that lead to costly injuries.

Many organizations neglect the importance of comprehensive snow removal around their commercial building, and failing to remove all external hazards can result in lost time and decreased productivity. Here are a few benefits of, and advice for, contracting a professional snow removal service:

Experience is Key

It’s important to remember that every commercial business is different. Your company, for example, is bound to have needs that are uniquely your own. Therefore, finding a commercial snow removal company that has experience working in a variety of settings can ultimately prove to be incredibly beneficial.

Don’t be afraid to ask about each interested contractors’ past work experience, including scheduling habits and how pricing may vary depending on layout, property size, and other important factors. It also helps to understand the number of snow removal contracts the company will be juggling so that you don’t find yourself too far back in the pecking order. 

Scope of Services and Timing

While ‘snow removal’ sounds pretty self-explanatory, every contractor includes a variety of services in a typical service contract. If your snow removal contract doesn’t include prevention of ice buildup, for example, you shouldn’t hesitate to specifically request such a service.

You should also be aware of the timing of services. This means understanding exactly when your contractor will arrive on-site to clear the area of snow and ice. Timing of services will, to some extent, be weather dependent, but being able to count on a service provider that guarantees to have entryways clear of snow when your employees arrive for work will help you rest much easier knowing your employees are safe entering, and exiting, your commercial building. 

Contract Costs

The bottom line is always going to be a concern when contracting for snow removal services. While overall cost is important, you also need to understand how you’ll be billed for services. Some contracts will bill on a monthly basis, regardless of how many hours the company actually spends clearing your property of snow.

Others charge an hourly rate, but some will bill you on what is known as a ‘per-push’ basis. The latter means you only pay when, and if, your contractor actually arrives on-site and performs snow and ice removal services. In addition, you’ll want to know when you’ll be expected to pay, whether that’s at the end of every month or on a bi-monthly basis. 

Talk to a Contractor Today!

While there are many other factors to consider before signing a snow removal contract, it’s most important to trust the company you decide to hire. At Regency, we are committed to meeting your needs in a timely and cost-effective fashion. Please don’t hesitate to call us about snow removal services at 403-520-7788 today!