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Adjusting prices when there is severe weather

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Blmtlandscapes, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. Blmtlandscapes

    Blmtlandscapes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 116

    What do you guys do if you win a bid for commercial or high end residential but shortly after there is severe weather such as an ice storm that adds a lot of branches and debris making the spring cleanup a lot harder. Is there a clause in your contracts that covers extra work during extreme circumstances, do you contact the person who approved your bid and explain to them there will be an increased price? thanks
  2. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,746

    We state it in our contracts, that any natural act of "GOD" and or Nature that is out of our control, will be subject to price increases. Excess limbs and twigs or misc. trash will be charged accordingly and fees will apply. The customer is notified before the work is done for the extra costs.
    We offer an incentive to all customers who will help us keep their lawn clean....

    IRRITECH LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 999

    Yes, and no
  4. openbook

    openbook LawnSite Member
    Messages: 215

    That's a good point. What about customers who don't do any tree pruning and you are always picking up dead branches?
  5. meicher806

    meicher806 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 385

    yup thats what we have

    start charging them, they will pay, or they will pick them up, or they will have you prune the trees. Make sure you notify them of any new charges, before hand

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