Snow. We all know that it’s coming. It could arrive in Northeast Ohio as soon as October, and will most likely stick around through next April. Your business needs to be prepared for the potential onslaught. It’s time to sign a commercial property snow removal contract that will meet your needs. There are three main types to choose from. Let’s go over them in some detail.
1) The Full-Service Contract
A full-service contract is designed for the entire winter season, although these contracts are generally in place for around two or three years. This means that your winter snow removal needs will be covered for that period of time. It includes everything from pre-treatments, which are done when the forecast calls for ice and snow, to actual snow plowing and removal. Basically, you’ll be able to see pavement year-round. The snow removal company will plow your parking lots, remove snow from your sidewalks, and spread out salt and other ice melting methods in order to keep your property safe for your clients, customers, or tenants. You won’t have to worry about a thing.
2) A General Seasonal Contract
Like the full-service contract, a general seasonal contract lasts for around two to three years. It’s a guarantee that you’ll have a snowplowing service on hand when the weather gets cold and snowy. You’ll end up paying a fixed price each month for the service, no matter how many times it snows. You know that we sometimes have a bad winter followed by a good one, or vice versa, so it ends up evening out throughout the life of the contract. Plus, you won’t have to worry about fluctuating snow removal costs based on things like need or availability.
3) Pay-Per-Event Contract
This last type of contract is good for companies that are on a strict budget or those that only want to pay for snow removal when it actually snows. The way that it works is that when the snow starts coming down and an accumulation of two inches (or whatever the agreed upon amount is) occurs, we send out people to plow your parking lot and shovel your sidewalks. There are usually several pricing tiers in these contracts, depending on the level of snow. It could be one price for between two and six inches, and another for six inches or more.
If you’re ready to hire a commercial property snow removal company, it’s time to give us a call. You can reach us by phone at 440-236-9000 or via the contact form on our website.