As we hit the peak of summer heat, the hardships of winter may be the furthest thing from your mind. It can feel silly to plan for wintry elements when the only thing on your sidewalks is sunshine. However, securing reliable snow and ice management services isn’t something that you should let slip from your mind. Preparing a contract far in advance is crucial for ensuring that you’ll be ready to keep your customers safe and comfortable once Jack Frost arrives.
With Strategic Grounds housing all of your management service needs under one roof, your whole summer won’t be spent focusing on impending snow. Here’s everything you need to know about planning your winter snow and ice removal:
Start Contacting Snow and Ice Management Services Early
Don’t wait for the snow to arrive before considering how you’re going to get rid of it. Reaching out to snow and ice management services in the wintry months may seem logical on the surface. Unfortunately, your need to clear the way for your consumers will come during the removal companies’ busiest season!
Your process of searching for a management service and securing a contract should begin in August or September and wrap up by the end of fall. This will allow you plenty of time to ensure availability and negotiate a contract suited exactly to your business’s needs. It may seem overzealous to pursue these professional relationships while the trees still have all their leaves, but you’ll be able to rest assured that you and your clients are protected come winter.
Make Sure You’re Fully Covered
Contracting with multiple companies for your snow and ice removal can lead to complications and confusion. It is worth your time and money to seek out a business that is capable of meeting all of your needs. Caring for the lots and sidewalks of multiple commercial sites is a lot different than just clearing off your driveway at home! Be sure to look for:
- Snow plowing/shoveling services
- Snow stacking/hauling
- De-icing treatments
Having a reliable, one-stop-shop of a removal service will ease communication and leave you with results you can trust.
It’s also worth your time to ensure your chosen company is fully insured. Contracting with a management service that comes equipped with insurance reduces the potential liability of your businesses. Otherwise, you run the risk of being held responsible for claims that will cost you time and money.
Know the Value of Your Investment
Keeping these elements under control will do more than maintain a neater aesthetic for your business’s entryway. An investment in efficient, reliable removal of snow and ice from your property will quickly pay off. Not only can you avoid lawsuits, but you can also look forward to:
- More consistent customer traffic, no matter the weather
- Better and safer conditions for your employees
- Safety of company property
- Increased customer satisfaction and comfort
Snow and ice management services won’t prevent your business from being cool. On the contrary, your customers and employees will appreciate and benefit from the actions you take to keep them safe.
Working with Strategic Grounds Management
When your parking lots and sidewalks are completely covered, Strategic Grounds has got you covered. With a wide array of offerings, Strategic Grounds is the only business you’ll need to reach out to this fall as you plan for wintry weather. Contact us today so you can face the cold with confidence.