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Choosing the Right Commercial Snow Removal Service

Snow can take its toll on drive time commutes, airplane flights and home heating bills. But it can also take its toll on a business, specifically the ability of employees to get into their office and of customers and business partners to potentially do business in said offices. And when it comes to snow, it’s not just the total snowfall that poses a threat, but subsequent ice formation in parking lots and on walking paths. The bottom line is that snow doesn’t just pose an inconvenience with commercial properties, it also poses a safety hazard. This makes it even more important for business owners and property managers to ensure that they’ve contracted with the right snow removal provider. Here’s a closer look at things to consider:

5 Things to Look for in a Snow Removal Provider

  1. What they actually do: Does the contractor remove snow from all paved areas of the property (i.e., sidewalks, common areas, etc.) or just the main entrance and the parking lot? Do they use salt for any residual snow and/or ice or do they just shovel? Before you agree to anything, you need to know what the contractor actually does and if it’s enough to ensure the property is safe.
  2. When they’ll arrive: It goes without saying that if you get six inches of snow overnight and the contractor doesn’t arrive to remove it until noon, it’s not ideal for running a business. You’re not likely to be any contractor’s only client, but you need to know when you can expect snow removal to be performed. The earlier in the day, the better.
  3. What it’ll take for them to arrive: Will the contractor come plow if it’s only two inches of snow? Or is there some sort of snowfall minimum that’s required? This is something that you typically work out with the contractor in advance.
  4. Value-added services: Plowing and removing snow from parking lots, sidewalks and entryways is one thing, but what if there’s nowhere to put it? Some contractors actually offer haul away services to move snow to an off-site location.
  5. Cost: Finally, there’s the all important aspect of cost. We always recommend that you seek more than one quote when you’re shopping for a service such as this. Compare the perceived quality of service that you’ll be receiving with the quote you’ve been given to make a more educated decision.

For more information on commercial snow removal in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut services, Contact Premier Snow Management today.

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  • Avatar Jessica Reali ★★★★ a year ago
    I am an assistant to a facilities director of a large parking company. He asked me to find him a new snow provider mid season in 2018 when the company we were using started getting sloppy. I found Premier in a google search and called to … More get pricing. While they came in higher than what we had been paying, we went with it mainly because no one else wanted to add a new client in the middle of a snow season. It turned out to be a good decision. we pay a little more but the quality and professional operation of the company is on a higher level. They respond to all calls, show up when they say, and do a great job making sure our locations stay safe and accessible. Also, they give us weather reports with invoices which helps alot. I would recommend the service.
  • Avatar Kyle S ★★★★★ a year ago
    I am a property manager for a national property management firm. I used their services for the first time last season based on a recommendation of a colleague at one of my new properties where I was not already contracted. I was very satisfied … More with the services. They provided back up documentation with all invoices and I appreciated that I did not have to call every time I needed service. will be using them again this season at that property as well as 2 more where my contracts expired.
  • Avatar Steven Mason ★★★★ a year ago
    Been using Premier for a few seasons now and have been satisfied with the service. My previous snow company seemed to bill for a lot of services over and above what I contracted them for but I have not had that issue with Premier so far. … More They do 3 of my properties as of now, may be adding a 4th. They were slightly more expensive than other guy but the quality of work is better so I don't mind as much,
  • Avatar makenzie caruso ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    As a property manager for a fairly large condo complex, I always have my vendors lined up well in advance. Last winter, I had my snow vendor set to go as usual. Snow showed up, my vendor did not. In a panic, I reached out to Premier after … More seeing them listed on google. They not only were able to help me out , they were there quickly and gave me a fair price on what was an emergency call. I signed a contract with them the next day and will be using their services again this coming season.
  • Avatar East Coast Properties ★★★★★ 4 years ago
    We have been using Premier for a few years now on some of the commercial properties we manage. We were previously using 3 different companies but now have Premier handle them all. Makes it much easier for us and we have been very satisfied … More with services. Helpful office staff too.