Yes, we said it. Snow is an inevitable part of New England winters, and it’s never too early to start planning. While some enjoy grabbing the shovel and digging out after a storm, others prefer to leave the job to the professionals. Snow plowing in Needham, MA, and surrounding towns with Cataldo Landscaping makes life simple – whether residential or commercial!
However, hiring the right team for your winter storm needs can be overwhelming. Without the right equipment and level of experience and expertise, you may be facing damaged driveways and parking lots come springtime. In this article, we’re providing you with a few tips to consider when choosing the right team for your snow plowing needs.
Start early – aka November
Mother Nature loves to throw surprises our way, which is why it’s never too early to start preparing. By getting a head start, you’ll not only have peace of mind once the first storm hits, but you’ll also avoid potential waitlists.
As with anything you purchase, jumping at the first offer or price you receive is never the best idea. Even if the first price ends up being the best, doing your research is a must. By getting multiple estimates, you will have peace of mind knowing that you’ve made the best choice for your budget. If multiple offers come in the same, or close to other another, let the deciding factor lie upon references. Which lead us to our next tip –
Check out references
You wouldn’t hire a new employee without checking references. Why wouldn’t you do the same for someone working at your home or business? Essentially, your snow plowing company is like an employee – they need to be reliable, knowledgeable, good at what they do, and trustworthy.
Checking references is one of the best ways of finding out who you’re dealing with. A company unwilling to provide such information is one that requires caution. Beyond physical references given, do your research online as well.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions
Now that you’re in the know about pricing and companies, you’re ready to move onto the final stage – increasing your knowledge. You know that companies are pricing the same, or better, but understanding how they came to this number is just as crucial.
Depending on the length of your driveway or size of your parking lot, prices vary. Beyond size, other challenges such as hills, buildings, and snow placement are other considerables. Furthermore, some companies provide a flat rate based upon the amount of snow. Be sure to ask if there are additional charges for added inches, walkways, and ice treatment.
At Cataldo Landscaping, we’ve been the go-to company for snow plowing in Needham, MA, and surrounding towns for decades. Our team has the expertise and experience to handle any situation with the care you expect.
For more information and pricing, contact the team at Cataldo Landscaping today (781) 304-8900.