This cartoon is kind of funny and could be on a snow plowing flyer you might receive at your home or office. No one wants to be late for the office or have the kids miss their bus in the morning and be late for school, but if there is a large snowfall and the city plows have piled the snow at the end of your driveway, what are you going to do this winter. If you have your own snow blower it means that you need to get outside and clear the driveway before you go to work. It means getting up 20 minutes earlier and clearing the snow and hoping that the city snow plow does not come along just after you have cleaned your driveway of snow. Also you may smell from the fumes of the snow blower, so you may have to have a shower before you get dressed and go to work.
Snow Plowing Flyers Make Promises
While the city plows may still fill your driveway with snow just before you leave for work, at least you can have something written into your contract that specifies your driveway is to be cleared prior to 7 AM so that you can get out to work and the kids off to school on time.
If you decide to follow up on a flyer that appears in your mailbox, also check with neighbors to determine who they have used and whether they are reliable. Ask the contractor for recommendations and follow up with his customers to ensure they are satisfied. You may also want to ask for several quotes to confirm you are paying a reasonable price for the clearing of snow from driveway, steps and walk ways.
If you require specific services, make sure they are in the contract so that you do not miss anything or get a surprise when some service you were expecting is not delivered even though you had discussed it. If it is not on the contract then you probably will not receive the service unless you are very fortunate.
Our neighbors have used a snow clearing service for the past few years. They have received several competitive offers from a variety of companies this year and were wondering if they should change for the sake of a lower offer. We suggested that if they are happy with the service they have received in the past years, then they should probably stick with their current provider. If they are concerned about the price, they can always try negotiating a better price, but in the end you have to be prepared for them to say that their price is what it is. The worst that can happen is that they say no, while a positive answer can mean more service or a better price or both.
Use the snow plow flyers to compare prices and make your decision regarding which is the best deal for your snow plowing needs.