What to Look for in a Snow Removal Contract
Now that you are searching for a snow removal contract, Alblaster would like you to be aware of some important things to look for. A poorly written contract not only puts you at risk of receiving poor service and poor performance, but it may also put you at risk for having to answer to injury claims. Consider the contract to be a pretty good indication of what the company itself is like. The more detailed and transparent the contract, the more reliable and easy it will be to work with them.
A Commercial Snow Removal Contract Should Be Clear and Complete
A good contract should be detailed. That way, nothing is assumed, and you’ll determine exactly, which is the property owner’s responsibility and which is the contractor’s responsibility. The contract should include a map of your property, an indication of exactly where the work will be performed and a full explanation of that work. The terms and conditions should include start and end dates.
At Alblaster, We Keep it Clear.
Our contracts are clear, complete and easy to understand.
- Priority Snow Removal & Salting Services
- No additional charges
- Automatic clearing of snow when you have between one to two inches.
- Automatic salting anytime there is an ice or snowfall warning.
- Guaranteed to be cleared by city regulations.
- Automatic salting after snow clearing.
- We proudly serve Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby, and Coquitlam
Know What You are Paying For
Not only should all of the costs in a snow removal contract be identified, but a detailing of the payment term options should be provided. The bottom line is to make sure you know what you are paying for. The contract should identify under what conditions services will be provided, what equipment will be used, and its purpose. This is important so that you don’t end up paying extra for services not included in the initial contract.
The contract should be easily understood and not be written in industry jargon. The use of confusing jargon is a sign that the company doesn’t want you to know that particular detail and may be looking for a way to hide those details that can allow them to add costs after the fact.
Make Sure You Are Covered
Ask for proof of insurance. Make sure an injury claim is the responsibility of the snow removal company. If they have no liability insurance or can’t pay a claim, you’ll be next on the hook. A contractor should be covered for at least $5 million in general liability insurance and WSIB coverage and provide clearance certificates for all workers. An agreement that does not include proof of liability insurance or WSIB coverage is inadequate, and you should not proceed with that company.
To Be Clear
Snow removal services are diverse in their experience and scope. A detailed and complete contract reveals a lot about them. If you have both eyes open, you should see if the contractor is providing an equitable deal for both parties. You should be able to tell that it is accurately representing the work to be performed. It should detail the pricing and scope of work and explain which work or equipment will be used and what is extra. It should specifically describe when and what services will be performed and under what conditions.
Alblaster wants to make sure you are covered for this season’s most essential service.