Picture this: The morning after winter’s first storm, you’re rushing to work. No worries, your trusty snow removal service showed up bright and early and already cleared your driveway. Meanwhile your poor neighbors have to lug their old shovel or snow blower out of the garage … if they can even find the garage.

All kidding aside, the question is how do you choose a reliable, well-equipped snow removal service? And how do you make sure it’s the best one for your needs?

Your snow removal needs

First, know yourself and what’s important to you. What exactly do you need?

- Snow removal vs. snow plowing. Plowing simply moves the snow out of your way (and hopefully not onto your neighbor’s lawn), while snow removal includes the additional step of hauling the snow away. The cost of snow removal will obviously be higher, since it requires more equipment and manpower. However, it eliminates those ugly piles of snow in your yard.

- Areas of your property to be serviced. For most homeowners, a clear, accessible driveway is top priority. Many American municipalities also require you to remove snow from the public sidewalk abutting your land - at the risk of a citation, should you fail to comply. Additional areas you might want taken care of include outdoor stairs, walkways and the roof of your home.

- Special needs. You may want snow removal service at off hours to accommodate your work schedule. Or perhaps someone in your household has a mobility challenge, making extra-clear pathways a priority.

- Income premises. Maybe you’re not looking for snow removal for your own home, but instead for a rental property or a commercial building. You’ll want a reliable snow removal service capable of getting the job done with minimal oversight on your part.

Know the signs of a great snow removal service

A great snow removal service actually has a lot in common with all topnotch home improvement contractors. They’re reliable, efficient and well-equipped. They can show you an up-to-date business license and proof of liability insurance, plus workers’ comp for their employees.  

Get the full article at https://www.networx.com/article/best-snow-removal-service.

Laura Firszt writes for networx.com.