Selecting a Street Cleaning Service
If you’re in need of effective street cleaning services, you probably have a lot of questions as to necessary permits, costs, safety, and other considerations. Below is a guide to help you find the right street cleaning service provider provided by A & G The Road Cleaners in the interest of promoting sound and ethical business practices in the street cleaning industry.
Make sure that they have proper safety equipment on all sweepers or other trucks. Including flashing lights, flags, and slow-moving-vehicle triangles must be on-board. Make sure any vehicle on your jobsite has this safety equipment needed for any situation; most of this equipment is required by regulatory bodies.
Provide your contractor with the proper construction signage to warn traffic that there is a construction zone and construction equipment is operating in the area. This can help calm traffic, and ensures your defense in court if someone enters the construction area without permission.
Consider acquiring sweeper services at your construction site before a MOL inspector requires it. The service will be less expensive due to prior planning, and it will provide positive public relations to nearby neighbors of your project.
Taking water from a hydrant or a meter without municipal permission is a crime. Don’t expect a reputable cleaning contractor to do so. Make the necessary arrangements with the local municipality for metered water.
Prior to tendering sweeping services provide contractors with any necessary information surrounding the job, including prevailing wage requirements, insurance requirements, contractor’s license requirement, and any provincial or other regulations concerning air quality, etc.
Be sure you are aware of all licenses required for street cleaning, as well as air quality guidelines. Regulations are in a constant state of change. It’s important to stay current.
When you evaluate a street cleaning contractor, make sure they have knowledgeable staff available to you around the clock. Confirm that they have replacement equipment in stock in case of breakdown. Verify that all drivers are properly trained.
If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.