3 Reasons to Re-Evaluate Your Snow Plan
(04/28/2016) As spring begins to fill the air and another winter season winds down it is time to spend a few moments reflecting on the season and looking ahead to next.If you work in an established business, you understand the importance of a solid snow plan, and you probably already have one in place. Unfortunately, if you aren’t re-evaluating your commercial snow removal plan on a regular basis, you may be doing a disservice to your organization and your customers. Here are three big reasons why your company should be reviewing its annual snow removal plan:1. Your Brand MattersYes, snow can affect your brand’s image. If customers come to your location and there is no place to park, they feel unsafe, or if there is snow and ice covering the sidewalks due to sloppy service, they most likely aren’t going to be coming back during the next snow event. That negatively affects your bottom line, and your brand’s image. Your customer’s experience is one of your top priorities, and inclement weather should be no exception. Fortunately, with the right commercial snow removal contractor, you can reinforce your company’s good image by ensuring that your property is safe and hazard -free at all times. If your current snow removal company isn’t providing snow removal in a timely manner, you should definitely consider a company that will add that guarantee to an annual snow contract. 2. A Snow Removal Contractor Should Be Your Partner in Liability ReductionThe last thing you want is to be caught up in a lawsuit because someone fell on your property, especially in icy and snowy weather. A process-driven snow removal contractor will provide you with impeccable documentation of their services. This documentation can oftentimes mean the difference between winning and losing a lawsuit. Not to mention it can be the difference between a lawsuit ever being filed.More importantly, a good contractor will provide the services needed in a timely and consistent manner, as to reduce the possibility of an accident happening in the first place.3. Your Budget Is ImportantObviously, sticking to your proposed budget is important, but how you do that can be as important as getting it done. Established, stable, process driven mitigation companies have the resources both in machinery, and staff to offer billing styles that help protect your cashflow and guarantee consistent service at a consistent price. They can help you take the guesswork out of budgeting for snow and ice mitigation, and create a budget that is accurate and successful.