Snow Plow News explores some simple tips for snow contractors to help them prepare for snow and ice removal operations and lead to a more successful snow season.
March 8, 2023 | Emma Tyborski
Contractors like to be ready for when the snow and ice hit, so here are some simple snow contractor tips to help you prepare for and manage snow and ice removal operations:
1. Plan Ahead: Create a snow removal plan before the winter season starts. This includes identifying priority areas for snow removal and developing a schedule for plowing and de-icing.
2. Stay Prepared: Keep your snow and ice removal equipment ready and maintained. Make sure you have enough salt or de-icing agents on hand to handle winter weather conditions.
3. Stay Informed: Monitor weather forecasts regularly with a reliable weather service, so you can anticipate any snow or ice storms and plan accordingly.
4. Safety First: Always prioritize safety when removing snow and ice. Clear walkways and steps, and use salt or de-icing agents to prevent slips and falls. Make sure your equipment is in good working condition, and provide training for your staff to operate the equipment safely.
5. Communicate with Clients: Keep your clients informed about your snow removal schedule and any potential delays. Communicate clearly about your pricing, expectations, and what services you will provide.
6. Use Technology: Utilize technology to improve your snow removal operations. For example, you can use snowplow tracking software to monitor your plow routes and provide real-time updates to clients.
7. Keep Records: Keep track of the time spent on each job, equipment maintenance, and other important details related to your snow removal operations. This can help you optimize your operations and pricing.
By following these simple tips, you can prepare for and manage snow and ice removal operations more effectively and efficiently. Keeping these tips in mind will also help you to have a successful snow season.