Must-Ask Questions When Hiring a Snow Removal Contractor

Posted: Feb 25, 2020


Owning or managing a commercial property is a serious responsibility, and minimizing risk during the winter months should always be a top priority. Denver winters can be harsh, and because snowstorms can pop up in late April or even May, it is vital to have a reliable, dedicated contractor to take care of your property no matter when the snow hits.

Knowing the right questions to ask can make finding the right contractor easier. We have put together a list of great questions to ask when interviewing different contractors so that you can make the best decision for your property.

  1. Is your company licensed, insured, and bonded? What are your certifications?

    • ASCA, SIMA, and ISO SN9001:2016 are the leading certifications for snow and ice removal companies.
  2. What types of service contracts do you offer? How are the costs calculated?

  3. Does your company provide other services during the warmer months such as landscaping and grounds management? Can you be a single-source provider for year-round service?

  4. Will you provide a contact list of current clients to get their feedback on your services?

  5. How large are your crews and fleet of trucks/snow plows?

  6. What types of equipment do you use for commercial snow and ice management?

  7. What types of ice melt/de-icer do you use? How do you apply them?

  8. Does your company conduct sustainable snow and ice removal practices?

  9. What is your typical response time during a snow event?

  10. How high of a priority will my property be? How large of an area (I.e. how many properties) is a single crew responsible for during a snow event?

  11. Who will I be in contact with and how will I stay updated about progress during snow events?

  12. How often will you plow my property during a single snow event?

  13. After plowing, where will you pile the snow on our property? Can you haul the snow away if necessary?

If you are searching for reliable and experienced snow and ice removal services in the Denver metro area, Snow Management Services (SMS) could be the solution for you. We are more than happy to answer all of the above questions for you in regards to our high standards of service and what we can do for you. Our winter risk management service will assess your property’s specific needs and help to identify the right course of action for keeping your property snow- and ice-free through even the toughest Colorado winters.

We have been dedicated to providing our clients with excellent service for over 25 years and would love to be your go-to solution for snow removal, de-icing and winter risk management. Give us a call today at (303) 750-8867 or contact us online to get started!