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snow drifts & city plow trucks

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by qualitycut1, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. qualitycut1

    qualitycut1 Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    fairly new to this business.are we required to deal with snow drifts and the stuff at the edge of the d/w from the city plows or is it something we wait for the customers to call us to go do.
  2. Snowaway

    Snowaway Senior Member
    Messages: 248

    I wait for them to call. It would suck to have to drive around looking / waiting for berms. This seems to work good for me, of course I live in Alaska and people are used to having to deal with the snow. If I am driving by and I see a berm I will push it out for free. If they call me I will charge a nomanal fee.
  3. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    Depends on how good of service you want to give and if you want annoying customers calling and annoying you.

    Personally I clean up the drifts without being called. I know it's hard to know when the plow trucks come by. You cna usually ballpark it based on how busy of a street the house / lot is on. i.e busy streets plowed first, subdivisions could be the as late as the next day in a big storm.
  4. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    I clean them up and don't bill. Alot easier to do before the cars pack it down into a frozen block.
  5. theguynextdoor

    theguynextdoor Senior Member
    Messages: 307

    50 of my 70 residentials are in my neighborhood, so its easy for me to know when the plows come by. They are all seasonals so I monitor drifting and city plows regularly for free. I also know which driveways tend to get drifts up to 2 feet deep and which ones don't get any at all.