Wouldn’t it be nice if you could look upon your snow shovel with a sense of nostalgia instead of the dread otherwise associated with all the time you could spend sweating in the cold while shoveling the driveway, walkways and parking areas of your Lake Geneva home or office? Actually, it’s not necessarily a forlorn wish; you can look upon shoveling snow as an activity you’ve replaced with something more … relaxing and enjoyable.
What’s the secret to throwing away that old snow shovel? It’s really no secret at all. You probably see your Lake Geneva neighbors using this approach every winter. The only question is, “What are you waiting for?”
How do you know when your neighbors are opting for the alternative to shoveling their own Lake Geneva walks, drives and parking areas? You know because you see someone else, someone in a truck with a plow, over at the neighbor’s house removing that snow for the neighbor. In other words, your neighbor has wisely chosen to let someone else clear their driveway of snow, to clear their walks and parking areas of snow.
Once you’ve made the decision to look into hiring a snow removal company the key is to hire the right snow removal company. Snow removal companies are not all the same. In fact, there is a dramatic difference between the snow removal companies you can trust and those less reliable.
The problem is that It’s far too easy for someone to slap a snowplow on the front of their pickup truck and then set out to make some extra cash, along with their full-time job, by plowing a few driveways. You want to hire a professional snow removal company – a company that makes its living and reputation clearing the snow from customer’s drives and walkways.
What else should you consider when you decide that someone else can remove the snow from your Lake Geneva driveway, walkways and parking areas? Here are some other considerations:
What kind of equipment does the snow removal company have?
- How much experience do the drivers have plowing snow?
- Are they insured (this is a biggie)?
- Do they have a strong reputation for doing good work removing snow?
The truth is that, when the snow really starts to fall, when a blizzard hits, that’s when a snow removal company is tested. Will their equipment stand up to the strain? Does their equipment support snow removal to the extent that drivers can keep up? Did that guy, or gal, who slapped a plow on his pickup truck bite off more than they could chew? When 10 or 12 inches of snow falls, it’ll sort out the men from the boys and the ladies from the girls.
Experience and equipment will help drivers to stay out of trouble, too. If someone is plowing snow but doesn’t have a clue, there’s a good chance they could damage your property or hurt someone. This brings back the question of insurance. Accidents happen. With a qualified snow removal company, those accidents are less likely to happen – far less likely. But, even with an experienced snow removal company, having insurance is a way to make sure, if something does happen, you won’t be left holding the bag.
The lesson is that you can hang up your snow shovel with confidence if you hire a qualified snow removal company to clear the snow from your Lake Geneva home or office. Have you ever wondered if that snow shovel would make a good lamp?