Attn: NJ Businesses. What’s Your Snow Removal Plan?

If It Doesn’t Exist, You’ll Want to Read This

The weather outside is frightful. But not in the way Frank Sinatra describes it in “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” We’re in the midst of spooky season, which means you might not be thinking about winter quite yet. But if you own a business in New Jersey, you know that preparation is everything. And one of the most important steps to take this time of year is making sure you have a snow removal plan in place. Otherwise, your business might be all snow and no go come winter.

At Castle Point, we offer 24-hour commercial snow removal services in Union County, Somerset County and throughout our service area. But because our winters are so unpredictable and so many businesses need this service, we highly recommend contacting us ahead of time. By the time winter actually arrives and the snow starts falling, we will be fully booked. This is why it’s so important to plan ahead and make arrangements with an on-call snow removal company before the season starts.

Don’t Hire Just Anyone With a Snowplow

Snow removal is about a lot more than clearing the parking lot. It’s about taking every measure to keep your employees and your customers safe. Not all snow removal companies are equal, and it’s important to choose a company that has the right equipment and, more importantly, the right mindset for doing a reliable job.

Here are the five most important things to make sure your snow removal company offers:

  1. Proper equipment
    This is something you never want to overlook. Ask your potential plower if the company uses quality, commercial-grade equipment that is in excellent condition. You might also want to ask if the company has backup machines in case one of the vehicles breaks down. Working with a ”Chuck-in-a-truck” company might sound great for the price, but you’ll be seriously disappointed if their one and only truck goes out of commission.
  2. Timely service
    Ask the company how quickly your lot will be cleared when a storm hits. It’s important to set these expectations beforehand so there are no surprises. Understand your position in line, so you can let your employees and customers know.
  3. A good reputation
    Online reviews exist for a reason: so you can choose the very best service amid a sea of options. Read reviews, talk to friends and make sure the business has a solid reputation before making a final decision.
  4. Thorough services
    Check each company’s list of services. Does it offer everything you need, including plowing, de-icing, salt spreading and walkway shoveling? Know which services you need—and which are offered—before signing on the dotted line.  
  5. Insurance
    Most commercial snow removal companies are insured. If a company isn’t, this should be an automatic dealbreaker. If the company accidentally damages your business or someone gets hurt on the job, you want to make sure you’re protected.

Let’s Get the Snow on the Road!

Don’t wait until the last minute to realize you have no game plan for snow removal. When we’re not perfecting lawns through our NJ landscape design services, we’re keeping businesses operational and safe through our 24-hour commercial snow removal service. We’d be happy to discuss your business needs and, if you’re not sure, advise which services are best suited for your property.

To get the conversation started, contact us online or call Castle Point Landscape Design at 908.512.2267 today.