1. Snow Removal Contracts: Include pre and post-season inspections
When the snow finally melts and visibly damaged curbs are revealed, you might suspect the
snow plow. But was it caused by your snow removal contractor this year, or last year?
Did the fence over by the garbage bins always lean like that, or was too much snow piled there
by your previous snow remover, not the one who started mid-way through January?
When you have pre and post-season inspections included in your commercial snow removal
contract, damage to the property—including curbs and fences—is captured in a timely way so
both property owner and contractor can be confident in who should be held responsible.
Things can happen through the several months of plowing, but an experienced snow removal
company will likely only proceed with a contract if a pre-season inspection is done. During that
inspection, they’ll take time to review the sitemap and nuances of the parking lot and your
business to identify ways to help ensure damage doesn’t occur.
Often, simple solutions such as putting up snow stakes and agreeing on ideal snow pile
locations can make all the difference.
At the end of a long winter and many plow services, it’ll be a relief to both parties to have a
thorough post-season inspection indicating any new damage that needs to be addressed and