Snow, and snow services are a big part of life in the Intermountain West. If you’ve lived here through at least one Winter, you know that shoveling and snow management is a big part of the upkeep of your home. It is also integral to the maintenance and safety of any commercial property. From multi-family dwellings to office complexes and retail buildings, ensuring you have a plan for snow removal will ensure the safety of your customers, tenants and their guests.
Choosing a contractor for snow services can be tricky. Here are a few tips to ensure that your partnership is a successful one.
First, don’t forget that the cheapest snow management contractor is not always the best one. When it comes to snow removal, sometimes you get what you pay for. Make sure when comparing bids that you are comparing apples to apples. For example, if your cheapest bid does not include any gutter or roof snow removal, that could make it an easy one to cross off your list.
Secondly, make sure to read online reviews of your potential snow removal contractor. Beware of reviews on the company’s own website. Unless the reviews are taken by a third party like Google Reviews, they could be culling bad or neutral reviews. Former clients tend to be brutally honest when writing reviews of their experience with a contractor and quality of work but keep in mind, sometimes online reviews are “outliers” and not always representative of every experience.
This one can be key! It’s always good to use a contractor that someone you trust already has a direct relationship with. Make sure phone numbers provided for the references are still active. Does your business have neighbors? Who do they use for their snow management? What do they think about them?
Make sure the contractor you are using is licensed to do the work they may perform on your property. Furthermore, make sure they are insured and ask for a copy of their current commercial insurance property. If they refuse to give you a copy of their policy, just keep shopping around.
We hope all of the above is helpful to you in finding the right partner. We hope that you will consider Rubicon as that trusted partner when you choose your snow removal contractor. Contact us today to get a quote and let’s make a plan to take care of your assets