Do you have to pay extra for emergency snow removal? You’re not alone. It’s a very common question and many homeowners get caught in the web of doubt.
After all, they can’t just wait until the plow comes down their street to remove the snow: roads need to be cleared too, right? And if there’s an emergency road closure on your street, what will happen if your house is one of those that doesn’t get plowed for hours after it snows?
It can be overwhelming. But fear not! This guide will tell you how much additional coverage you need, how much additional snow removal service costs, and whether or not there are any discounts available.
Yes, There Is A Fee For Snow Removal
The exact amount depends on the size of your property and the time it takes to remove the snow.
The average cost of snow removal is $100 per hour. If you have a driveway or sidewalk that needs to be cleared, that can cost up to $500 per hour.
If you have more than one driveway, sidewalk, or patio area that needs snow removal, you may pay even more for that service.
Ask If Snow Removal Is Included In Your Lease Or Rental Agreement
If you own or rent an apartment or home, you may be wondering if you have to pay extra for emergency snow removal. The answer is yes. There are two ways to deal with snow: You can either call the landlord and ask him or her if he or she will remove the snow, or you can hire a snow removal company to do it for you.
If your lease or rental agreement says that your landlord has to remove the snow from the property, then he or she will be required to do so. If your landlord doesn’t remove the snow himself or herself, then he or she will have to pay someone else to do it.
This can be costly because renting equipment and paying employees is expensive!
The Fee Does Not Apply To Plowing And Salting Your Road
If you live in a city or town with an emergency snow removal contract with the local government, and your street falls under that contract, then the fee is not charged. However, if you live in a rural area where no such contract exists, then there will be an additional charge.
Factor In Extra Fees In Your Winter Budget
If you live in a community that has snow removal services, you may be able to get your driveway plowed for free. However, if you don’t live in the city or the suburbs and instead live in the country, there is a chance that you will have to pay extra for a plow service.