3 Signs It's Time to Switch Your Snow Plow Contractor

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Winter is synonymous with cozy evenings, hot cocoa, and, of course, a blanket of snow enveloping the surroundings. While the snowy landscapes are a visual treat, they bring along the inevitable task of snow removal. For businesses and homeowners alike, a reliable snow plow contractor is a winter essential to ensure safe and accessible premises. However, how do you discern when your current snow plow contractor is no longer cutting it? Here are three unmistakable signs that it might be time to make a switch.

1. Inconsistent and Unreliable Service
  • Timeliness is Paramount: Snow removal is a time-sensitive task. A delay in clearing the snow can disrupt your daily routine, impede business operations, and pose potential safety risks. If your contractor consistently fails to provide services as scheduled or is frequently late, it's a glaring red flag.
  • Quality of Work: In addition to punctuality, the quality of snow removal should be up to par. Incomplete clearing, causing patches of snow and ice to linger, is not just unsightly but also hazardous. Consistent subpar performance is a clear indicator that it’s time to explore other options.
2. Lack of Professionalism and Communication
  • Transparent Communication: A professional contractor will keep you in the loop regarding service schedules, any delays, or issues. If your contractor is hard to get a hold of, doesn’t communicate changes, or fails to provide clear and concise information, it might be time to reconsider your choice.
  • Professional Conduct: Professionalism extends beyond just communication. How the contractor and their team conduct themselves, treat your property, and adhere to agreed-upon terms are vital aspects of a professional relationship. A lack of respect or adherence to guidelines signals a need for change.
3. Unjustifiable Price Hikes and Hidden Costs
  • Transparent Pricing: Your contract should clearly outline the pricing structure and any additional costs that might incur due to unforeseen circumstances. If you notice unexplained or unjustifiable price hikes, it’s a sign of potential unreliability.
  • Hidden Charges: Be wary of any hidden charges that were not part of the initial agreement. A trustworthy contractor will discuss and agree upon any additional charges upfront, ensuring no unpleasant surprises in your bill.

Next Steps

If you find yourself nodding in agreement with the signs mentioned above, it’s time to initiate the switch. Begin by researching potential contractors, reading reviews, and perhaps even seeking recommendations. Feel free to contact us for more information!

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Jon Bussey

Jon Bussey is a seasoned construction excavator operator with over a decade of experience in the field. With a passion for precision and a commitment to safety, Jon has earned a reputation as one of the best excavator operators in his region. He's worked on a wide range of projects, from small residential developments to large-scale commercial builds, and has tackled everything from digging foundations to clearing debris. Jon is known for his attention to detail and his ability to work efficiently under pressure. He takes pride in his work and enjoys the challenge of finding creative solutions to complex excavation problems. He's also a strong communicator and works closely with project managers and other contractors to ensure that everyone is on the same page. When he's not operating heavy machinery, Jon is a Franklin Police Officer and enjoys tinkering with engines and has a small collection of vintage motorcycles that he likes to restore in his spare time.