While a fresh blanket of snow might be beautiful to look at, it can wreak havoc on your commercial property. Whether you manage an HOA, a business, a retail center, a medical suite, or any other commercial property, snow and ice can honestly be two of the greatest liabilities you face. That makes it incredibly important that you choose wisely when it comes to selecting commercial snow removal services.
Of course, when it comes to choosing the best company, there is no shortage of options. How can you differentiate one company from another? Are they all pretty much the same?
The short answer is no, all commercial snow removal companies are not created equal.
Everything from the products being utilized to the communication to even the customer service provided can all differ quite dramatically. So much so that comparing one company to another is honestly a lot like comparing apples to oranges. Even though they’re ultimately doing similar work, the way they go about it can be quite different.
We understand that it’s important you make a good choice. That’s why we’re rounding up some of our best tips. Finding the right partner can be critical to your results.
Choose a Company that has Demonstrated Proven Processes
Are they using the best products or are they cutting corners to save a few dollars? Do they have well-trained people and are they employing proven processes to achieve the best possible results? These things matter.
When it comes to choosing the best company, you want to find one that takes their snow removal business seriously. They’re planning and preparing ahead of time and have invested in the best products, equipment, and labor. They’re also focused on training so that when the time comes, everything is a well-organized symphony of events.
The Best Commercial Snow Removal Companies Prioritize Safety
Safety is a word that gets thrown around a lot but it’s of utmost importance that you choose a company that is truly prioritizing it. If snow or ice are not properly removed, it can leave you open to liabilities or keep your operations at a standstill.
Although most safety mistakes are thought of in terms of failing to remove snow thoroughly, where snow is moved is also an important consideration.
One major safety mistake is when snow removal services move snow in a place where it blocks important signage or creates a new hazard of its own. Preventing these types of mistakes comes down to thoughtful planning and preparation.
Choose a Company that Embraces Timeliness and Reliability
If we were to ask you what you value most in a commercial snow removal service, we’d guess that timeliness and reliability would both rank high on your list. When getting your operation back up and running is contingent upon timely snow removal services, you don’t want to be waiting.
Timeliness and reliability are achieved by a company that is prepared. A behind-the-scenes look would reveal that snow removal services require months of preparation ahead of any snow even falling. Crews are being trained on how to best handle your property so that when it is eventually covered in snow, they’ll know just what to do.
Reachability is Key when it Comes to Optimal Reliability
Few things are more frustrating than not being able to reach your snow removal service in the middle of a storm. A big part of reliability is reachability. You’ve likely heard a horror story—or even experienced one yourself—of a commercial snow removal service that suddenly disappeared when they were needed most.
This is unacceptable and it’s why Exscape Designs offer 24/7 on-demand service. We believe you should be able to reach your snow removal service whenever you need them.
Select a Company that has the Equipment for the Job
While it might sound like a no-brainer, it’s also important that the company you choose for commercial snow removal services is actually equipped to do the work. The fact is that not all companies have top-of-the-line equipment to get the job done well (and efficiently).
At Exscape Designs, we’ve updated our fleet to handle anything that Mother Nature could throw our way. This is important when it comes to getting the best results.
Of course, in looking at The Old Farmer’s Almanac for weather predictions for 2021, it does appear as though we’ll have below-average snowfall this season. But that doesn’t’ mean we’re out of the woods. We’re predicted to have “sheets of sleet,” and as you know, ice can be even more dangerous than snow. Fortunately, we can safely salt to help melt ice and reduce risk.
Plus, even though we may end up having less snow fall totals at the end of the season, you know that even a small amount of snow can be dangerous when it comes to the safety of people walking or driving on your property. That’s why you want to be sure that you’re fully protected.
Choosing a Company that can Give you Peace of Mind
At the end of the day, it all comes down to choosing a company that can provide you with peace of mind. We’ve heard plenty of horror stories over the years from property managers who struggled to find a reliable or effective snow removal service.
That’s why we set out to be different.
When you choose to partner with Exscape Designs, you’re able to let go of your worries and know that you’re in good hands.