Unfortunately, hundreds of businesses across the state of Maryland were caught without snow removal plans this past week, when snow blanketed the region. There is still plenty of winter left, and it isn’t too late to sign a snow removal contract now and make sure that you have the protection you need when the snow starts falling. What are some of the questions that you should ask before you sign your snow removal contract?

What Is Included?

Before signing a snow removal contract, it’s important to clarify the extent of services provided. Ask about the specifics of the snow removal services, including plowing, shoveling, de-icing, and any additional services that your business might need. Understanding the scope of services ensures that your property will be adequately cleared and safe for both employees and customers.

What Is the Response Time?

Prompt snow removal is crucial for maintaining a functional and safe business environment during winter, but removing or salting too early can be just as bad as not doing it at all. Ask the prospective snow removal company about their response time after a snowfall and during an ongoing snow event.

Do You Have Insurance Coverage?

Snow removal involves heavy equipment and potential risks to your property, as weather can be unpredictable. It’s essential to ensure that the snow removal contractor you choose is carrying adequate insurance coverage to protect themselves and their customers. Request proof of insurance and verify that it includes liability coverage to protect your business from any damages or injuries that may occur during the snow removal process.

Do They Have Any References?

A reputable snow removal company should have no problem with providing references from satisfied clients. Consider asking if they have worked on any properties similar to yours so you can ask about their experience. Reach out to these references to gain insights into the contractor’s reliability, professionalism, and the quality of their services. A positive testimonial is one of the best ways you can get an idea of how reliable they are.

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