There are a lot of things to consider when it comes to getting a commercial snow plowing service. The most obvious factor in determining cost is the size of your property, but what other things go into snow plowing and removal that you might not have thought about? If you’ve decided to go with a professional service, below are some things you can keep in mind that could save you a lot of money in the long run.
The size of your parking lot
This is a matter of how much ground you cover, and this is probably the part that you’re going to get plowed. The fact of the matter is that a greater surface area means more places for snow to fall. This translates directly into time and therefore expense. If there’s more snow over a large area, it will take longer to plow.
You can save money by placing reflectors or snow markers in your parking lot. If your contractor is clear on where the boundaries of your parking lot are before they get to work, it will be more cost effective.
How you want the snow treated
There are typically two ways to treat parking lot snow to make it walkable: salt or sand. The application of these materials might cost extra, and there would be a charge for any available alternatives, as well.
There are a couple of ways to schedule when you want the snow on your lot plowed. Typically, you can either wait until a specific amount of snow falls or wait until the snow stops before having it removed. On one hand, if a snow removal company needs to come out every time a few inches of snow fall, the charges could add up. On the other, this might be more cost effective for the service provider, because there would be less snow to move and therefore less labor involved.
Removing the snow
Basic snow plowing is usually the act of pushing snow to the edges of the parking lot, but otherwise keeping it on the property. With this option, you run the risk of losing usable parking spaces in front of your business. If you’re interested in having the snow gone, whether by melting it or hauling it away, there could be a charge for that service.
Setting up a contract
It’s more economical to arrange a contract with a service provider than just calling them when you need them. Command7 can help you. We use patented technology and processes to ensure you receive property maintenance services when you need it. Plus, we can help you put together a snow management plan for the winter, so you have all the resources you need to protect your property and patrons. To learn more about our snow removal service, call 855-214-2168 or fill out our contact form.
Learn more about snow removal for your property in our article, Improve Curb Appeal with Snow Removal & 24/7 Monitoring.