There are several options available to you to find the snow removal company that suits you. If the company uses beacons (stakes) in your neighborhood, you can refer to them to see the density of customers using the same company on your street. Your neighbors can give you references or you can also broaden your Internet searches by typing ” snow removal in Winnipeg ” or in the Yellow Pages.
Request quotes from multiple snow plows
Online, over the phone or at their office and demand a written version with all the terms listed and details of the services.
TRAPS TO AVOID WHEN CHOOSING A SNOWPLOW
Company: Do not choose a company that does not have a storefront (for example only a PO box), that has little experience, few or no references, no municipal snow removal permit, no garage or team for the maintenance of machinery;
Customer Service: Do not stop your choice on a company that does not answer the phone, which filters its calls by means of a voice mailbox or which does not have a receptionist;
Contract: Avoid at all costs choosing a snow plow that gives you no contract, which only gives you a verbal commitment, an imprecise or incomplete contract. Which has escape clauses such as certain conditions apply , subject to change without notice ;
Payment: Never do business with a company that requires you to pay in cash without a receipt, with full prepayment;
Service: Beware of a snow plow that has only a low density of customers in your vicinity, or an unspecified first pass time also of a long distance between the starting point and you as it will be very difficult to obtain a good quality of service;
Precipitation: Several snow plows wait for the end of the precipitation to do the snow removal only once;
Damage to your property: Stay away from liability waivers, companies that do not use a report form or that do not have liability insurance;
Systems: Most snow plows do not use customer management or tractor tracking software;
Guarantees: no reimbursement;
Equipment: In order to have the best service possible, do not choose a contractor who has no replacement units, no mobile mechanical service unit or whose equipment is old and is no longer guaranteed by the manufacturer.
Check the reputation of the snow plow
Find out from your neighbors about the service they already use and do not hesitate to visit websites that allow you to see opinions on the various companies that offer the service in your area such as Google, Yellow Pages, Facebook , snow removal directory sites , etc.