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What to Look for in a Commercial Snow Removal Service

winter maintenanceYou can’t afford to take any chances with snow removal on your commercial property. With hundreds and possibly thousands of vehicles and pedestrians moving back and forth everyday on your grounds, the need for safety is imperative. You need commercial snow removal services that will be dependable and keep your staff and visitors safe.

Unfortunately, not all companies that offer snow removal do so with the same conviction. When choosing a snow removal company to handle your winter maintenance, it’s important to know what to look for to ensure you’re working with a qualified team.

Commercial Snow Removal Services

Knowing how important snow removal is to the safety of patrons on your commercial property, here are a few points to help determine the best winter maintenance company for your building.

Specialization

Removing snow from a commercial property takes more than a shovel and some gloves. It takes the proper machinery and know how to effectively conduct snow removal from any commercial property. You need to partner with a company who specializes in winter maintenance on commercial properties so they understand the specifics and nuances of what needs to be done.

Speed of Snow Removal/Response Time

If you live anywhere in Ontario, we don’t need to remind you how difficult it can be to drive or even walk in the snow. Not only can it be difficult, it can also be dangerous. For those reasons alone, you need a snow removal company who will respond immediately before the snow becomes a problem on your commercial property. You also want a company who can work quickly so as not to disrupt the flow of pedestrian and vehicular traffic moving in and out of your property.

24/7 Services

You can’t control when snow chooses to fall. The only thing you can do as a commercial property manager is to be prepared for the snowfall and react accordingly. That takes working with a dependable snow removal team who is ready to move at any time of day or night. If a snow removal company is not available 24/7, then they can’t have the best interest of your property or its patrons.

Tools, Technique, and Supplies

One thing to keep in mind is that Ontario endures long winters. Whichever company you choose must be able to have a sufficient amount of supplies—such as salt or other deicers—in order to last the five months of cold weather. They must also have the right equipment to move heavy loads of snow and do so in the least disruptive way possible.

Flexibility

Snow removal is just one aspect of overall winter maintenance. Other aspects of parking lot maintenance include dealing with cracks and potholes, as well as other problems that present themselves over the course of the winter. You want to partner with a company that will be able to provide several services for the maintenance of your commercial property year-round.

Cost Effective

As a commercial property manager, cost is always going to be an issue. As much as you want the very best winter maintenance services, you also want to hire someone with a fair price. Don’t settle on the first company that shows up in a Google search. Get quotes from different companies and compare and contrast with some of the other factors we’ve mentioned above.
Why Choose Lincoln Construction Group?

Winter maintenance has been a key part of our services at Lincoln Construction Group since our inception in 1977. We offer snow removal, snow ploughing, and deicing services for commercial properties in Ontario.

If you are a commercial property owner looking to improve your winter maintenance, contact Lincoln Construction Group today.