The Benefits of Commercial Snow and Ice Removal Contracts
If you operate a business in an area like New Jersey that typically gets at least some measurable snow each year, it’s likely that you already know how beneficial it is to have a professional come out to provide snow and ice removal services when the white stuff starts to fall. How critical your need is to have your business open or stay open when winter weather arrives may be the driving force behind whether you simply take your chances of getting someone to remove any snow or ice when you need it done or if you take extra precautions to make sure that you’re already at the top of the list when the remover’s phone starts to ring.
There are a number of benefits to having a snow and ice management contact already in place before the winter arrives. Of course, the most obvious benefit is that you don’t have to worry about finding someone who is available to clean off your commercial property if the area gets hit with a big storm. If you’ve ever tried to do this before, you likely wound up frustrated by the fact that any company that provides these types of services was unavailable until long after the last flake of snow had settled because they were already busy with other contracted customers.
Another benefit to having a contract in place is that you can lay out any stipulations ahead of time regarding when and how you want any snow or ice removal managed. For example, if you have a business or property that must remain safe and accessible no matter what the weather, even during the height of a storm, a contract can be designed so that your property is serviced even while the snow is still falling to keep things as safe and accessible as possible. If, on the other hand, your business will remain closed during any snow event, you can ask that no removal take place until it is apparent that no more snow will fall.
Additionally, it is typically less expensive per occurrence for removal that is part of an annual contract, rather than having to pay out of pocket for service each time you need it. While you may take your chances with some types of contracts in case there isn’t much snow, many contracts are priced based on the number of weather events that occur each year or the number of inches of snow that fall. When it comes to cost, having a contract in place will also make it simpler for your business to budget for any expenses that occur throughout the year, which is a big benefit for many businesses.
The key to having a contract is making sure that you already have a commitment by the removal company to show up and handle all of your winter weather management needs, whenever necessary. By having a contract in place, you have the best shot of having snow and ice removal services provided in a timely manner and on your own terms.
For more information about commercial snow and ice removal services in New Jersey, contact Millenium Stoneworks at (732) 519-1112 or (347) 723-6990 or fill out the contact form on our website.