Do you want to know what to look for from a lot mowing service? In this article we will give you six things to look for when shopping around for an acreage lawn mowing company. If you have further questions after reading the article, feel free to call us at Keith’s Tractor Mowing at (817) 991-4318.
Now let’s get to those criteria to look for in from professional commercial tractor mowing services.
Ask around! Call around! Any city of any size will have quite a few lot mowing services in business. Go check out HOAs and ask who does their mowing work. Check with the city and ask who they hire. Check with businesses and even farms. It will not take you long to acquire a list of trustworthy mowing companies. Word travels fast through a business community. A good reputation will rise to the top while you are doing your due diligence.
LICENSED AND INSURED
This is important so pay attention: only hire a mowing company which is licensed and insured. Our company, Keith’s Tractor Mowing, carries $1,000,000 general liability insurance. That is more than enough to cover the cost of any accident which may occur while we are on the job. You will want to be protected against damage, licensing and insurance is your protection. There are quite a few mowing services doing business “under the radar” without licensing and insurance; stay clear of them even though they may be less expensive.
CONTRACT OR NO CONTRACT?
Many lot mowing services will try to get you to sign a long-term contract. Hold off on that until you see what kind of job they do. Sign on for a “trial period”’ of a month or so. Their true colors should shine through within a month and then you can sign a contract if you feel you need to do so.
How well does the company take care of their equipment? A professional will realize that good equipment means a good job done, and they take pride in maintaining their equipment and tools. Look for good equipment without rust and shining with loving care.
Ask around about customer service. You are the customer and you deserve excellent service. Ask for references and follow-up by actually calling those references. It will save you money in the long run by making those phone calls early on.
You know the old saying “ if it’s too good to be true it probably is?” Beware of bargain basement pricing. We get it, we all want to save money, but in a professional field like lot mowing, there are certain expenses which cannot be avoided in order to do a quality job. Anyone bidding way below the rest of the market should be approached with caution. Go with the market average in pricing and toss out quotes which are far too low or far too high.
If you follow those six guidelines when looking for a quality lot mowing service, chances are excellent you will find one at a reasonable price which does an excellent job for you.
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