What to Look for in a Grounds Maintenance and Snow Contractor

December 09, 2016

Hiring good contractors is often an uphill battle for any Facility Manager. Knowing what to look for in advance when hiring Grounds Maintenance and winter contractors can save time and money.
Sub-standard contractors can leave your grassed areas looking shabby and unkempt when mowing is performed on an irregular or erratic schedule. Improper grass maintenance can also allow for insect damage and unsightly weeds
Snow that hasn’t been quickly removed can turn carparks into ice rinks. When people and cars start slipping and sliding, exposure to building and property management increases due to higher risk of injury on the property. The last thing a Facility Manager wants is for a tenant or employee to be injured because of an unsafe lot. As with lawn care, substandard snow and ice removal contractors are unprepared when the white stuff starts falling.
Tired of disorganized, haphazard, and unresponsive grounds maintenance and snow management services? It’s time to contact a reputable, responsive grounds and winter Maintenance Company. Here’s how partnering with a professional outdoor grounds maintenance contractor can solve your facility management headaches.

Grounds Maintenance Services
A well-trained, organized, and responsive, professional grounds maintenance company will provide a number of different services to keep your grounds looking picture-perfect.
Basic Services – Whether its grass cutting, tree pruning, spring and fall clean up, or weed control, professional grounds maintenance services will work proactively to keep your grounds neat and well-maintained.
Additional Services – Grounds Maintenance isn’t only about grass cutting. It should also include services like annual plantings, mulching, plant care (insecticide and fungicide), tree removal, stump grinding, and turf renovation.

Snow Removal
A proactive snow removal contractor should be able to anticipate snowfall and make certain that your carparks and roads are clear and safe. Here’s how that can be accomplished:
Weather watch and communication – Your winter maintenance company should always be aware of incoming inclement weather conditions, and be ready to react. Whether by monitoring weather reports, mobile snow patrols, or GPS routing, snow & ice removal should be the main priority of your service.
Proactive measures – Snow removal companies should be working proactively to reduce safety and convenience hazards by pre-treating carparks and roads, strategically placing grit storage bins.

Sidewalk de-icing and shovelling – Walks and entries are just as important as carparks and roads. A winter management company will maintain these vital areas to ensure they are clear and safe during a snow event. On-site grit containers should also be available for continued clearing of walks and entries.

We’re here for you!

If you’re not happy with your current grounds maintenance and snow removal service, Envirocare can help. Our grounds maintenance and snow removal professionals are armed with the highest quality mowers, tractors, snow plows, and salt spreaders. We will make the maintenance of your property’s outdoor grounds is our first priority.

If you’re ready for high-quality, timely, proactive, and professional grounds maintenance and snow & ice removal services, then why not contact us here at Envirocare? Call us on 0800 028 3329 or drop us an email info@envirocarems.co.uk.


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