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10 Questions To Ask Your Snow Removal Company

September 20, 2022
10 Questions To Ask Your Snow Removal Company
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Choosing the right commercial snow removal contractor is important for any business – but particularly for those operating in the Midwest.

Clearing entryways and making your parking lots and walkways safe is essential to keeping your doors open this winter, and at Earth Development, we provide all the help you need. We also offer important advice for Midwest businesses, and in this piece we’ll look at the 10 questions you should always ask a snow removal company.

How Long Has Your Commercial Snow Removal Company Been In Business?

What Questions to Ask Your Snow Removal Company

Always ask how long the company has been in operation. This will help you determine the level of experience of the team, and how reliable and trusted they are in your community.

Earth Development has been in operation for more than 20 years. Our snow removal company is trusted with big and small businesses throughout the Midwest.

What Areas Do You Serve?

Remember that just because a contractor is close to you, doesn’t mean they serve your area or will be able to do so in a timely manner. Be sure to ask where a provider specifically operates and if they can assist you when you need them.

Earth Development operates teams across Wisconsin, Iowa, Ohio, Minnesota, and many other locations.

What Type of Contracts Do You Offer? How Do You Charge the Cost?

There are different types of snow contracts. Choose between seasonal rates, per-push costs, or other contract options to ensure your business is fully covered this Winter, and you only get the services you really need.

Do You Offer Emergency Services?

Sometimes you need more than just salting or snow plowing. You need emergency services to protect your customers or workers during and after a storm.

Good snow removal companies will predict extreme weather with the help of meteorologists and take pre-emptive action to protect your property.

Can You Supply References from Current Customers?

Questions for Snow Removal Company

Any good company will not only be able to supply references but will likely advertise them on their website. Ask for references and learn how other customers feel about their service.

What Kind Of Snow Removal Equipment Will Be Used On My Site?

Not only should you know what kind of equipment will be used on your property, but if a business has taken the time to learn about your business and your needs, they’ll know quickly what tools, vehicles, and pieces of equipment are best.

The response you get will be a good indication of how experienced the snow removal company really is.

What Is Your Typical Response Time?

Response time is a good indication of how many vehicles a company has available, and how well mapped out its routes are. At Earth Development, we provide 24.7 support and a dedicated snow management account representative.

Whenever you need support, simply give us a call.

Does Your Snow Removal Company Provide Sustainable Snow and Ice Removal Practices?

For many companies, sustainability is a key issue. It’s not just a matter of caring for the environment – which is important – but also ensuring that your business maintains a good reputation of being environmentally aware.

Earth Development boasts a range of products that help clear parking lots, driveways and sidewalks in more environmentally friendly ways.

What Access Does Your Snow Removal Company Have to Ice-Melting Products?

What to Ask Your Snow Removal Company

Every ice-melting product has different benefits and disadvantages. When asking snow questions, be sure to ask about the different products available and which one is right for your needs.

If you get detailed answers, you know they understand what they’re talking about.

Do You Also Provide Landscaping Services?

You may not need snow removal in the summer, but you will likely need landscaping services. Ask your provider whether they offer these services in the summer, and you’ll have yourself an all-in-one, year-round service. At Earth Development, we truly handle all the landscaping services you need.

Be Prepared with Earth Development

If you’re looking for a reliable snow removal contractor in Minnesota, and one that works around the clock to ensure your property is safe, contact Earth Development today for a free quote and consultation.

Eddy Zakes
Eddy is a distinguished expert in the snow removal and landscaping industry, boasting over 20 years of experience. As an Advanced Snow Manager certified by the Snow and Ice Management Association (SIMA), he is dedicated to upholding the highest industry standards. His strong commitment to excellence and relentless pursuit of improvement makes him a trusted voice in the snow removal and landscaping.
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