Winter is very much upon us. If you live in Toronto or anywhere near the Greater Toronto area, hiring snow removal services for your property may be on top of the list. However, with so many companies available, it can be difficult to decide on one.
In this guide, we will help you decide what things to consider when hiring snow removal services.
Begin Searching Early
Now that the snow season is here, it can be very difficult to get appointments if you haven’t booked much in advance. Typically, most snow removal services in Toronto get all booked up by the middle of October. After that, if you still haven’t booked an appointment, the snow removal company will only provide you service if you live within two to three houses of their nearest client.
Shop Around for Quotes
Snow removal will generate a significant cost so don’t be afraid to shop around for quotes. Find out how much a certain company charge for snow blowers or snow plows and compare it with others. Also, check out the companies’ response times and reputation.
You will find obvious signs why companies charge the amount they do for their services so make sure you don’t go for the cheapest option. You may not get the best quality, if you do so.
What Equipment Do They Use?
Check out what type of equipment will be used on your property. Different properties require different types of equipment. For example, for smaller narrower areas, single-stage snow blowers are a good choice. However, if you want to clear out large spaces like parking lots or your driveway, you may require larger snow plows.
Depending on your needs, the snow removal company should have the equipment that will give you the best results.
Although you shouldn’t expect a snow removal company to drop everything they are doing and come to your home as soon as you call them, a reasonable amount of response time is between 12 to 24 hours, depending on the weather and other circumstances. The best on-time services, however, will go to the client who has booked the contractor early on.
A good snow removal service in Toronto will stay in contact with you before and during a snow storm to keep you updated on their schedule. If your snow removal company keeps rescheduling, they can’t be relied upon to clear up the snow on time.
Customer reviews, especially those on Facebook, Yelp, and Google are the best ways to find out what people think of a snow removal company’s services. Make sure you hire a snow removal company that has a lot of positive reviews and 4- to 5-star ratings.
Experienced and Safe Employees
Working with power equipments like blowers, not to mention heavy snow plows and skid steers, can be risky, particularly when the machinery is working around the general public. So make sure the company you hire uses experienced employees who practice safely and responsibly and are constantly aware of any potential dangers. If not, you can get hit with a lawsuit because of an irresponsible snow removal contractor.
Just follow the simple tips above and you can easily find out which snow removal services in Toronto are good choices. At My Landscapers, we have over 14 years of landscaping experience, so make the smart choice and call us at (416)838-2229 for a free estimate.