How to Select the Best Snow Contractor: A Guide for Commercial Property Managers

Most of us in the Landscaping industry know that you start preparing for winter well before the temperatures plummet. However, it can be easy to forget that the snow season is just around the corner when we’re still lounging poolside. 

If you own or manage a commercial property, you know that snow can be unpredictable and can cause potential damage and accidents if left unattended. It’s important to know what to look for in a snow provider so that you can get the most out of your snow removal services. Here are some key things to look for in a snow contractor to ensure your properties are safe and accessible this snow season. 

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Services Provided

Securing a reliable snow contractor begins with finding out the services that are provided. We don’t need any more surprises during the snow season, so make sure to ask clarifying questions so that your unique contract specifies your property’s desired scope of work. 

Important details to ask your potential snow removal provider:

  • What preventive measures do you take before the snow season begins?
  • Can your equipment remove snow and ice from parking lots, driveways, entrances, and sidewalks? 
  • Do you haul snow off-site? 
  • Do you provide salt, brine, or other de-icing solutions? 

At emi Landscaping, our commercial snow plowing and ice control package includes snow plowing, snow hauling, ice control, sidewalk clearing, salt applications, and brine applications

Starting Services

We start preparing for the snow season as early as Spring. This allows us time to get to know our client’s specific needs and to provide any answers or solutions to questions that may pop up before the snow season. We provide site inspections and clean-ups in anticipation of the temperatures dropping so snow can go as smoothly as possible. 

In the fall, we will start transferring our equipment on-site to provide efficient and effective snow and ice management services. We also make sure that all of our properties are staked for safety before a single snowflake falls.

Turnaround Time

How soon will your contractor show up? Most professional snow and ice management contractors have on-call crews 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Additionally, it is important to clarify with your provider if there is a certain amount of snowfall that needs to be acquired before services are set in motion.

At emi Landscaping we understand the need for a dependable business and offer snow services 24 hours a day. Depending on the site specifics, we offer snow equipment to be brought on-site starting in fall to ensure snow and ice management is timely and effective. Our snow professionals regularly monitor the forecast to always stay a step ahead. 

Insurance & Safety

One of the most important, but often overlooked aspects of snow removal services are verifying the property’s insurance. Employees should receive regular training on safely operating snow equipment. Due to the snow and icy conditions, it’s important to verify that the company is properly insured in case of any accidents.

At emi Landscaping, we take snow removal and ice management seriously. We provide our professional crews with additional in-season training and are active members of SIMA (Snow & Ice Management Association). 

Equipment Used

Due to the unstable weather in winter, it’s important that the equipment being used is of high quality and is regularly checked to ensure reliable performance. This guarantees the safety and quality of the work provided. Higher quality equipment ensures higher quality service.

emi Landscaping is proud to provide top-of-the-line equipment for all of your snow and ice needs. We understand that it’s not a one size fits all approach and utilize different high-quality equipment to service the small or large areas on your property. 

One of our favorite pieces of equipment used at emi is the BOSS Snowrator. This is a multi-faceted machine that can be used for plowing snow AND spraying brine. In turn, the Snowrator assists in our crew’s ability to produce quick and worthwhile results.

Choose the Best Commercial Snow Removal Contractor in Pennsylvania 

We all know how tedious winter can be. Selecting a highly skilled contractor with reliable services can keep your property easily accessible during the extremes of winter. At emi Landscaping, we have been servicing commercial properties for 35 years and have snow professionals available to you 24/7.

Contact emi Landscaping today so that we can ensure a safe and productive winter for your business together!