If you are expanding your lawn service company and you don't want to spend a lot of money on new equipment, there are some things that you want to do to help keep the equipment that you have working, as well as to prevent other additional costs. You want to make sure that the expansion will work out before you spend any money on more equipment. Here are some of the things that you can do before the season starts and throughout the peak lawn care season.
Maintain Your Equipment Regularly
You want to maintain your equipment regularly to prevent unexpected issues and costly repairs. Before the season make sure all your equipment is cared for, and then make sure that you do it regularly throughout the season. Checking the oil and fluid levels, and equipment quality are things you should assign to your staff or do on your own weekly.
Negotiate Repair Contracts
When you are expanding your lawn company, you need to be sure that you can provide the services that you have promised all your clients, and that means you need equipment that works. You want to have a contact with a local landscape equipment repair company, so your machinery and equipment will be top priority when there is something damaged, and when you need those items to finish all of the jobs you have under contract.
Look at Lease or Rental Options
If you need some equipment that you don't think you'll have to use frequently, it may be a better option to rent the equipment or lease it, such as from Eastlake Rent-All Inc, instead of spending the money it would cost to buy. There are a lot of expenses with purchasing the tools, and you will know after the expansion if this is really a cost that you have to pay for.
You don't want to end up short equipment, so people can't finish the lawns that you have, or so people can't get their lawns mowed and cared for as often as they need it and expect it. You'll want to look at the amount of machines and tools you use now for all of the jobs that you have, and estimate what more you will need for the future jobs, and how you can change work schedules and other things. This way you can keep costs low, and find out what you really need to buy for the expansion in business.Share
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