Sitting by the front window of your home during a snowfall, you procrastinate knowing that the chances you will be able to take your kids to hockey practice grow slimmer by the minute as snow accumulates on your driveway.
Suddenly you hear the snowplow grazing down the street, show flying to each side in sheets of white. The plow turns down your cul de sac and you think about running out to flag him down to clear my drive. But alas, you realize that the plow service has good and loyal customers of their Ottawa snow removal service and you know that your plowing needs will no doubt not be met by simply waving down a plow for help.
Good customer service – no matter what the service and including Ottawa snow removal – is about taking care of your customer’s needs quickly and effectively. Unfortunately you haven’t setup an Ottawa snow removal service. Avoid this by calling Zoryk’s for residential snow removal services. Don’t wait for the first snow and find yourself scrambling at the last minute and – perhaps – choosing the wrong Ottawa snow removal service.
Folks, the time is now for an Ottawa snow removal plan – and we have some tips for you when considering a residential snow removal company.
Look for experience: Each home is different and prices vary based on the amount of work. Consider the layout and size of the area requiring clearance and whether you ask for removal of snow from other areas, such as sidewalks or walkways. Ask how the jobs are scheduled and how to contact the plow in case of emergency!
Insurance is important: Who is responsible should your home or grounds suffer damage as a result of a plow? What type of coverage does the company provide in a addition to your homeowners insurance. Does your town require the company to have a permit or license? If, so do they have one? Zoryk’s does!
Get a written contract: Don’t settle for a phone conversation agreement. A company representative should come out to examine your property and make notes about services requested and potential obstacles. Is there a cancellation fee? Read all the terms and conditions of the contract before your sign.
Don’t pay in cash: Most snow plow contracts take two forms: pay per plowing or pay per season. If you choose a pay-per-season contract in a light snow season, the company is not obligated to refund any money. If you’re expected to pay all fees up front — consider it a red flag. Most contractors will split your fee into two or three payments — one at the beginning, middle and end of the season.
Don’t put off your snow removal plan until the first snow fall! Zoryk’s has over 12 years in the snow removal business. Our equipment is thoroughly serviced and repaired or replaced in the offseason to avoid downtime in winter. We are prepared for whatever winter throws at us!