We do every winter, and it comes as no surprise. Our sidewalks, driveways, and decks fill up with layer after layer of snow, and we put on to brave the cold and head outside to move it out of the way. Until heated pavement becomes the standard, our only option is to remove it by ourselves or by the help of the professionals using snow removal.
Affordable lawn care uses the most modern and up-to-date equipment that allows them to provide prompt and efficient service to our clients. They’re seasoned trained staff is ready to handle any kinds of snow or maintenance emergency.
Tips for A Snow Removal Service
- Start early.
It’s never too soon to start for snow removal. People suggest starting the search as soon as it’s on your mind. If your lawn care provider offers snow removal, it’s worth asking about it well before snow season arrives. If you wait until there’s snow in the forecast, and you might find yourself last on the list to get plowed.
- Get multiple estimates.
Check with more than one company to compare prices and services. It’s important to ask enough questions for you to understand exactly the services the estimate covers. Does the company only remove snow, or do they also treat ice? Do they clear sidewalks, including public ones? Every service is different, and asking questions is the only way to get the full picture of what to expect, which ALC can provide.
- Ask for references.
Take time to call a few reference names to learn more about the snow removal service. Visit with neighbors to discover companies that already work in your neighborhood. Ask about reliability, the timing of snow removal, and any potential issues they might have encountered in dealing with particular snow removal companies.
- Understand pricing.
Some companies charge one set price for the season — no matter how often they push snow at your home. Others base prices on snowfall totals, charging one fee up to certain snow depth and adding extra fees for each inch of snow over. Companies may or may not charge extra for treating ice and sidewalks. Be sure to ask about payment options.
- Ask about personnel.
Ask if the firm uses subcontractors. Sub-contractors often focus on speed and doing as much as they can as quickly as they can. They’re after today’s paycheck, not your long-term business. You also want to be sure they have enough people available to cover long shifts that follow snowstorms.
- Check out equipment.
As you discover where a company is willing to deal with snow (driveway, public sidewalk, entry walk, etc.), don’t forget to ask about the equipment that does the work. Vitally This is important if you’re paying hourly then workers show up with snow shovels. Make sure they have the right kind of trucks that can navigate unplowed streets to get to your house.
- Define the process.
Review the basics of what to expect when the snow flies. Do you need to call the company, so they know to come? During a Heavy snowstorm, will they clear your driveway more than once? When they plow, where does the snow go? Work out a plan ahead of time about where snow should pile. Avoid pushing snow into city streets, where it can block a neighbor’s driveway after municipal plows come through. Some companies offer to mark your driveway edges and any potentially tricky spots with staked reflectors to help guide plow drivers.
- Explore liability.
Make sure the company carries liability insurance in case there’s any damage to your property so it’s not something many part-timers can afford to carry.
- Sign a contract.
A reputable snow removal service typically offers a written contract. Take time to read it and ask questions until you understand it completely. Be sure to ask what happens if you move or decide to cancel your contract. Make sure you understand your obligations.
Affordable lawn care services
- Commercial Snow Removal
They offer full commercial snow removal and ice control services for our local customers. They provide complete snow and ice management services; ice control, salting, sanding, snow hauling, snow plowing, sidewalk clearing, and total snow removal. They provide 24-hour snow plowing, removal, and relocation services throughout the entire winter season.
- Ice B’ Gone Magic
ICE B’ Gone Magic Salt is a highly efficient, environmentally friendly deicer. It is effective down to -35 degrees. With this, you can expect to “burn off” up to 2″ of snow with no plowing. ICE B’ Gone Magic Salt also exhibits a residual effect, making it last longer than ordinary deicers. ICE B’ Gone Magic Salt’s effectiveness allows you to use 30-50 % less product when compared to Rock Salt. Magic Salt is biodegradable, environmentally friendly, pet-friendly, and less corrosive than traditional treatments. ICE B’ Gone Magic Salt can be supplied in bulk or by treating your salt stockpile!
- Railroad Track Maintenance
Looking for a railroad track contractor? They’re a full-service railroad contractor with over 20 years of experience in track maintenance. They have completed thousands of projects in conjunction with local railroads.
At ALC Companies, they’re fleet of tandem trucks that are available for commercial projects hauling materials including fill, rock, gravel, sand & asphalt.
- Land Clearing and Brush Removal
They offer a wide variety of custom land clearing and brush mulching services for both commercial and residential clients.
- Dust Control Services
Dust leads to pollution, health problems, and is a general nuisance for residents & employees who live and work along gravel roads. With a proactive dust control solution, you save resources and time as unpaved roads will need to be re-graveled 7-14 years sooner than unpaved roads not treated with calcium chloride. Additionally, your treatments will become more and more effective year over year, saving you more time and money for the more consecutive years you apply calcium chloride treatments.
- Professional Lawn Care
ALC Companies, Inc. is a premier, full-service lawn care provider. They use only the highest quality products and top commercial equipment to ensure your location looks picture perfect every time.
They have been providing quality commercial snow removal and lawn care for local businesses since 1997. Over the years they have expanded they’re service to include railroad track maintenance, trucking, dust control, land clearing & brush removal as well as a distributor of Ice B’ Gone deicer!
They use the most modern and up-to-date equipment which allows us to provide prompt and efficient service to our clients.
So are you tired of the hassle of dealing with the same problems all over again? Affordable Lawn Care Companies provide commercial snow plowing and snow removal for local businesses ranging from shopping centers to small office buildings. They provide complete snow and ice management services; snow plowing and hauling, ice control, salting, sidewalk clearing, and total snow removal along with full-service lawn maintenance.
ALC Companies, Inc. also provides railroad maintenance services for a variety of clients. They are Rail safe certified and fully insured for any project.
They also provide land clearing and brush removal services, as well as dust control & trucking services, and monitor all our contracted sites 24 hours a day before, during, and after snow and ice events.