What Does A Normal Troy MI Snow Removal Contract Include?

What Does A Normal Troy MI Snow Removal Contract Include?

Every year Downriver Snow Plowing Pro’s provides Troy MI commercial snow removal services for retail facilities, homeowners associations, industrial and office buildings, and more. As one of the few good reputation snow removal companies in Michigan, we know all about the best practices and procedures for combating winter weather in a safe and timely manner. Here is a closer look at the main types of snow removal contracts in Southern Michigan and what is included in a typical snow removal contract.

Types Of Troy MI Snow Removal Contracts

There are three main types of snow removal contracts for commercial properties Downriver MI: per event, seasonal, and full-service.

Each Time It Snows

If you have a per event contract, you will only pay if snow falls. Our crews start plowing after the snow accumulates to an agreed-upon height, usually 2-4 inches. Some property managers like this because they do not pay for services they don’t receive, and it allows for an itemized statement at the end of each month, which they can then incorporate into an expense report.


Seasonal contracts are typically set for 2-3 years at fixed snow removal contract prices, which allow the law of averages to work in both the client and the snow contractor’s favor. If a particular winter has more snowfall than average, that will favor the client, while the snow contractor is more likely to benefit from a milder winter. There are a number of factors that impact snow removal contract prices.


A full-service contract is also set for 2-3 years, and it is really the Cadillac plan of snow and ice removal. Our full-service customers do not have to worry about anything for the season, and all of the best options listed below are included. This is great for retail properties that genuinely want a partner in fighting winter weather.

Retail property managers who need ice treatment around the clock like this option because they know they do not have to worry about anything — we have it covered. HOA’s love this option because it allows for the association to know exactly what its winter maintenance costs are going to be, which in turn allows for stable fees for its members.

Now that you know the three main types of Downriver MI commercial snow removal contracts, let’s take a look at what’s included in a typical snow removal contract.

Ice Removal Troy MI

Snow can cause slips and falls for people and loss of traction for vehicles traveling on your property, but the real threat in the winter is ice. The downside of a per event contract is that it may only allow for service when there is a certain amount of snow on the ground, while ice can form without any precipitation. At Downriver Snow Plowing Pro’s, we try to stress the importance of a Downriver commercial snow removal contract that makes sure your property is taken care of in all conditions, not just after a snowfall.

Common Options For Melting Ice

Pretreatment With Liquid Deicer

Foot traffic never really stops on some of the retail properties we service, which means that it’s very important that pavement is visible and clear of ice at all times. We battle ice using a variety of innovative methods. We’re on the forefront of using liquid deicer products that are less damaging to plants and buildings than salt, but just as effective at keeping ice from bonding with the pavement.

Salting Your Property

We use salt on our Troy MI commercial properties in addition to liquid deicer primarily because it tends to work faster. It’s especially useful in conditions where snow is rapidly falling, the client has chosen for us not to use liquid deicer, or there’s not enough time to pre-treat the entire property.

Troy MI Snow Removal — How And Where

The only thing most people know about Troy MI commercial snow removal is that plows are involved. Where the snow gets put, or other tools that are used to get rid of it, is another story. Here are some basic choices potential clients have concerning what happens to snow after it has been removed from vital areas of their property.

Snow Plowing And Shoveling

Troy MI Snow plowing is probably the first thing that comes to mind when people think about snow removal, but it’s not the only way to clear streets and sidewalks. There are some parts of your landscape where a snowplow can’t and shouldn’t go, so our crews shovel snow from walkable areas. This helps to ensure safe travel for all your customers or employess.

Troy MI Snow Banking

For those who don’t mind large piles of snow remaining on their property, we provide snow banking as well. It’s a more affordable option for properties that have a lot of extra space that’s not being used for other purposes. However, many people underestimate how long it can take for snow banks to melt naturally. It’s not uncommon for large piles to remain in parking lots into late spring and early summer. We suggest you avoid the possibility of Christmas in July and allow us to remove snow from your property completely.

How It Applies To Your Property

Making a Plan

After discussing your options with you, we will make a plan for your commercial property. That not only includes the features listed above, but it also takes into consideration where your property is located relative to our office and numerous salt storage facilities and the best route for clearing snow from your property (what’s the most efficient way to plow and how many people are needed to do it).

Contingency Plan of Action

Road blockages can appear, accidents happen, and eventually, the original plan for your property may not be feasible anymore. After we make an initial plan for removing snow and ice from your property, we’ll come up with a backup plan to put in place in case Murphy’s Law goes into effect.

The Downriver Snow Plowing Pro Team Has You Covered

For more than 10 years, our company has been delivering reliable, cost-effective snow and ice management services to commercial properties throughout Southern Michigan, and we’ll be doing the same this year and for many years to come after that. We’d love to talk to you about becoming your partner in battling snow and ice, whether it’s for this winter or the next five. If you need a Downriver MI snow removal solution this year, or would just like more information on snow removal contract prices or what’s included in a typical snow removal contract, please contact us.