When it comes to property management, you can’t ignore the challenges that you’ll face during the winter. Whether you run a store, shopping mall, a logistics hub and shipping depot, or an office building, commercial snow removal is a hugely valuable tool during the winter months that will help you keep your doors open.
Knowing which type of snow removal contract is right for you, however, might seem daunting. At Earth Development, we offer three kinds of contracts. A “per-push” contract refers to a price for a single callout, a “per-event” contract refers to a price for services contracted during one adverse weather event, and a “seasonal” contract is useful for businesses who need quick attention and services every time the snow comes during the winter.
In this piece, we’ll explore the best snow removal contract options for you depending on your business.
Retail Shopping Centers
Every commercial property management professional knows that shopping centers require ongoing support during the winter. For this reason, we recommend the following two options as the best snow removal contracts for retail.
A seasonal contract is ideal for shopping centers, where even an hour of disruption outdoors can cause a huge loss in sales. Full-service seasonal contracts ensure that snow removal professionals arrive at your property at any hour of the day when snow removal or deicing is necessary.
With this contract, snow removal professionals will predict bad weather and take pre-emptive action, ensuring minimal disruption when the snow and ice arrive.
At Earth Development, a seasonal snow removal contract for retail covers all protective measures against snow and ice, ranging from salt and ice application to ensure safe entryways and walkways, to snow removal and snow clearance that ensure customers can safely and easily access your parking lots.
Retail property managers also sometimes opt for a “per-event” commercial snow removal contract. This is also suitable for parking lot snow removal contracts, as it gives store owners a detailed breakdown of the services they use, and could result in savings if the winter weather is not as bad as predicted.
This kind of contract produced an itemized statement at the end of the month – which comes with a host of benefits - where clients are only billed for the services they need while providing the same level of convenience as a seasonal contract whereby snow removal experts will attend the property for snow clearing and deicing as soon as the weather begins to turn.
Earth Development provides per-event snow removal contracts for retail operations across the Midwest, but also for a range of other businesses in the region representing different industries.
Condominiums and Apartments
Your needs might be somewhat different if you own condominiums and apartments, either as a homeowner or a landlord. The best snow removal contract for condominiums and apartments, or even an HOA snow removal contract if you’re looking for snow removal across an entire street, depends on your needs.
All three contract options bring a host of benefits, and it’s up to you and your fellow homeowners to decide the right approach. Remember that seasonal and per-event contracts ensure that your roads and driveways are always cleared without even a call to your snow removal team. They’ll be there as soon as you need them, without fail.
The fact that offices are typically closed on the weekends is a variable that you should consider when choosing the right commercial snow removal contract for you. In this event, a per-event contract may work for you, with the condition that snow plowing only takes place on weekdays and on Sunday evenings.
Similarly, you may wish to negotiate the best times to perform deicing and snow removal work – perhaps when your employees are at home.
Seasonal and per-event contracts are perfect for offices, while per-push contracts may be less convenient.
Finally, when it comes to finding the right snow removal contract for shipping depots, logistics hubs, and other 24/7 businesses, there is no question that a seasonal contract is your best option.
Our teams of local snow removal experts work with expert meteorologists to accurately predict bad weather and take action before it can cause disruption for your business.
This way, you’ll never have to pick up the call or count on your own employees to keep vehicles moving.
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At Earth Development, we build your commercial snow removal contract around your business and your needs. We’re adaptable, flexible, and our local teams have large fleets of professional equipment and vehicles that will get the job done quickly and safely.
Call Earth Development today for a free quote, and we’ll keep your business running smoothly this winter.