Landscape maintenance is more comprehensive than lawns, trees, shrubs, and flowerbeds. It’s about maintaining the whole area, including sidewalks and walkways. Before the snow piles up, think about what you’ll do with the less clean flakes. There are dozens of snow plowing services, but how do you choose the right one? Here are a few tips to help you choose.
1. Talk to a Friend
Ask friends, family, and neighbors what services they have used. Request quotes from two or three companies and ask them for advice.
2. Ask for A Personal Interview
Request a personal meeting with each company and ask for a quote for the areas you want to be cleaned or plastered.
3. Identify Your Needs
Do you need your driveway, sidewalk, stairs, or porch cleaned? The more information you provide, the better the experience will be.
4. Ask Questions
Protect yourself, your family, and your wallet. Find the answers to the following questions.
Are you a business or a side business?
Do you have liability insurance, and can you prove it? What about your workers’ compensation insurance?
How much do your services cost (per meeting, month, quarter)?
Do you offer discounts (full payment, per referral, quarterly)?
How often is snow cleared? Is snow removal automatic, or do you have to call to request it?
How many times a day does the service come (if it snows all day, how many times do they clear if necessary)?
5. Put Everything in Writing
Write down every detail, from the assessment to the answer. If you have special requirements (e.g., salt for plowing roads), ensure the contract includes them. If this is agreed upon in advance, you won’t be surprised.
6. If It’s About Price, Read Between the Lines
Like many consumers, you want to work with the cheapest company. Remember that you have an advantage. In winter, you get the service you paid for. Companies that sell cheap can be annoying. The risk is that they run out of money during the season and suddenly have to lay off drivers, postpone repairs, or refuse to do the work. This means they have to plow and clean up after themselves, or worse: You can expect to do the following. You will end up doing it yourself.
Are you looking for the best snow-plowing professionals in Long Island? Contact us today to request a quote.