Are you licensed?
-This is arguably the most important question you should ask when looking for a snow plowing contractor. In fact, it is one of the most important questions to ask any contractor working in/on your home. This includes the neighborhood kid who might mow your lawn, the friend of a friend that cleans your house, or the handyman from the poster hanging in the gas station. And here’s why-
Using an unlicensed plow contractor is one of largest liabilities a homeowner or property manager can possibly have. If an unlicensed person working on your property gets hurt, you can be held financially liable, as they will now be considered your employee. Sounds scary doesn’t it? When hiring an unlicensed contractor for your snow removal, you have just hired an employee. Other than being required to have workers’ compensation insurance on your new employee, you are also required to pay taxes on their wages, and you are ultimately responsible for their quality of work. That means you have no recourse for poor quality work or damage to your property. Do yourself a favor, hire a licensed contractor!