Tips on Hiring a Commercial Snow Removal Contractor

Orange Tractor Fleet

Are you looking for a commercial snow removal contractor for your business?

Whether you’re considering Snow Tech or any other company as your commercial snow removal contractor there are a few standard questions that you should ask.

1.) How many years have you been in business?
Ideally you would like a contractor with a minimum of 5+ years of experience. You want to know they will be around all season and can manage the fluctuations between a heavy and light snow removal season.

2.) Can you send me references that are relevant to my type of business?
At this point, you are looking for snow removal references that have worked with the snow plow contractor for multiple years. Snow removal customers that stick with the same company year-after-year demonstrates that the company is dependable and good to work with.

3.) How much equipment do you have for back-up?
You want to make sure that they are running adequate equipment to manage your facilities and all of the other parking lots on their routes. If they don’t have enough back-up equipment, you could be left without your lot getting plowed in the event of a break down.

4.) Do you have the right insurance?
Ask for an insurance certificate proving that your property has been added to the snow removal companies’ insurance policy. Ideally, you are looking for a company with at least $5,000,000 in liability coverage.

5.) Do you have WSIB coverage?
Again, ask for a clearance certificate so you know their WSIB account is in good standing.

6.) Do I have to pay for extra plows?
Make sure you review the snow plow events that are included in the contract in detail so you fully understand in advance what your invoice will look like. There is no right or wrong answer here, you just want to make sure you know what you are buying.

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