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Pros and Cons of Hiring a Professional Snow Removal Service

October 11, 2022
Pros and Cons of Hiring a Professional Snow Removal Service
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Every winter, facility managers are faced with the complex issue of winter preparation.

Hiring a snow removal contractor is a common decision made by facility managers, and at Earth Development, we have years of experience working with businesses of various kinds across the Midwest.

We also believe in ensuring that all of our clients (and potential clients) are fully clued up on the snow removal pros and cons.

In this piece, we’ll discuss some factors that will help you decide whether a professional snow removal contractor is right for you.

Pros of Hiring a Snow Removal Company

Let’s start this analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of outsourcing facilities management and snow management with the snow removal pros. We’ll show you how the Earth Development team can help your business running efficiently and safely this winter.

1. There’s No Need to Monitor the Weather

Whenever people ask us what the best first step to protecting their business during the winter is, we say they must monitor the weather.

This allows you to take pre-emptive action, such as laying salt on the ground before the snowfall hits.

With Earth Development, you can save a huge amount of time, and enjoy more accurate predictions, too, thanks to our partnership with expert meteorologists.

2. Our Snow Plow Equipment Is Always Serviced and Operational

r Snow Plow Equipment Is Always Serviced and Operational

Our snow plow equipment is always serviced, operated by snow removal experts across the Midwest. That means greater reliability when the snow hits, and greater effectiveness in snow removal.

Not only is our snow plow equipment regularly serviced, but we also have larger vehicles and tools at our disposal to ensure that your property is properly cleared and that there are no delays on the days you really need it.

3. We Reduce Your Liability

Not only are there various areas of the law that you must navigate, including the Americans with Disabilities Act that requires your entryways to always remain clear, but you also face potential liability issues if your walkways are not safe to use.

We reduce your liability by ensuring that the job is done properly, and that your walkways, entrances, and parking lots are grippy, clear, and functional during the winter.

4. Your Costs Are Reduced

We Reduce Your Liability

Professional snow removal services actually reduce your costs. While it’s initially cheaper to handle it yourself, when snow removal becomes too big a job for you and your staff, you’ll see a reduction in overall employee productivity and a loss of sales and profitability when customers and clients cannot safely access your store.

We offer several snow removal contract options for you, too, so you can always be sure to have a plan that suits your budget.

5. No Need to Train Your Team

If you expect to handle snow removal yourself, you’ll not only need to train your employees in snow removal best practices, but you also open yourself up to additional liability when those employees are outside and shoveling snow.

When you hire professional snow removers, you’re not just avoiding that liability, but also avoiding time spent training employees when their time could be better spent handling other important business matters.

6. It’s Quicker

With our snow removal services, you’ll get the help you need, quicker. Our teams of local snow removal professionals attend your property before, during, and after snowfall or adverse weather conditions.

At any hour of the day, our teams will arrive at your property for snow removal, clearing, de-icing, or sand application to ensure your doors can stay open. We get the job done quickly, too.

7. Driveways and Sidewalks that Are Always Clear

No Need to Train Your Team

Not only must your entryways be clear, but driveways and sidewalks require regular deicer applications to keep snow runoff from re-freezing. We’ll keep your driveways clear and safe for cars to use, and sidewalks grippy for pedestrians.

There’s more to keeping sidewalks clear than just shoveling, and we have the know-how and the tools to do the job properly every time.

8. You Won’t Fall Victim to Deicer Shortages

Finally, you won’t be at risk of running out of deicer. Every year, businesses that failed to prepare fall victim to shortages of salt, sand, and other deicing products. As a specialist snow removal business, we’re always equipped with the tools and products you need to keep your property safe for customers, clients, and employees.

Don’t risk running out of deicer this winter – count on professionals to handle that for you, instead.

Cons of Hiring a Snow Removal Company

The truth is that we find it difficult to find disadvantages for hiring a snow removal company.

It is a common misconception that businesses believe that hiring snow removal professionals costs more, but by ensuring your employees remain productive, saving you time, and avoiding deicer shortages, we’ll help keep your business open and profitable even during adverse winter conditions.

Your primary decision must be…which company is right for you?

The Midwest’s Trusted Snow Removal Specialists

At Earth Development, our services are quick and safe, affordable and convenient, and customizable, too.

To find out more about our services, and to find a plan that suits your business, call Earth Development today at give us a call: (866) 576-7817!

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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