So you want to hire a professional tree service to do some work around the yard. Maybe you have some broken limbs, an elevated tree, or you need a deleted tree. If you have never served a tree before and you do not know anyone personally, then you can get help in deciding which tree service will be the best for the job. How do you choose? Here are some important points when it comes to finding the perfect tree service.
Consider risks carefully before deciding who will work for your tree. Hire trained, certified and insured professionals to work. This is far more difficult and dangerous than most people realize. Do an internet search for “Tree Work Accident” and see what you get there. That will make you believer. But by well-equipped, experienced professionals, the tree can be done safely, efficiently and in fact at a good price. Take the opportunity to help your brothers and sisters with a new drive in the garage. Do not take the risk of injuring someone because you feel that you can save a buck and prevent a friend from doing the work of your tree.
Make sure the company is valid. Do they have a business license and are they insured? One can buy a chainsaw and place an advertisement in the paper, which calls itself a tree service. This is a good way to make money in favor. But the tree’s work is very dangerous and requires trained, skilled professionals, with proper safety gear, rigged gear, license and insurance.
Insurance – Ensure that the companies you are considering are present liability insurance and tell them that you want to see a copy of it. Some companies will tell you that they are insured when they are not really. If you worked without insurance by any company and had an accident, which caused damage or injuries, then you may have to face a long battle as the owner of the house. Property damage will not be covered and any person injured in your property may possibly be sued.
Business License – You can not take business insurance without a business license for the first time. Request a copy of the company’s business license
Look for safety gear. Company employees should at least use helmets with face shields or protective glass and steel tow boots. Mountaineers should be the latest in safety and climbing gear, including proper saddle, helmets, glasses, steel footwear, and arbirth climbing ropes. If someone shows you with the ladder then you should politely ask them to leave them. Tell them that you do not have the money right now. Tree services never use stairs and always use safety and manipulation gear, which are specially designed and manufactured, which keep in mind the hardness of the tree’s work. Reducing heavy pieces of wood leads to excessive friction and ropes and pulls are loaded with shock. The specially designed gear will keep workers safe, keep your home safe, and run smoothly.
Get estimate in writing. For your safety, make sure the estimate is in writing. Do not take words from anyone for this. A legitimate business will always keep its proposal in writing, no questions are asked.
Do not throw any money down. A tree service should never ask money from the front. No material is available for tree work – just manpower A home improvement contractor can demand money from the front so that the material can be purchased for the job, but there is no reason to ask for money for the service of the tree. There are many horror stories that start with customers giving money to someone to work for the tree and it goes down from there. You should not pay anything until the job is completed and you are fully satisfied with the job.
Compare apples to apples. Make sure the details match when you are getting estimates. If the company you are considering, fulfills all the above criteria, make sure that the work they are doing is clearly understood. Are they removing the brush or leaving it? What about big pieces? Will they just trample dead branches or the whole tree will be shaped? Will the stump be ground? Will the leaves and sprigs be grown at the end of the work or will it feel that when they are finished then the tornadoes came? Ask questions and make sure your expectations are clearly understood. Once again, do not forget to get everything in writing.
Be patient. Pricing can vary significantly from company to company. Some companies are well-equipped for some jobs and will try to compensate for other types of jobs by making them a higher bid. Sometimes a company is busy, sometimes they are slow. This also affects pricing. There are several factors that will affect pricing. Be patient, buy and talk. But please remember – tree work is not a commodity where only the price matters. Tree work is risky and the value of a dollar is to know that it is being done by a company, which is experienced, well-equipped and insured.
Check out the Better Business Bureau. Companies related to BBB are always held in high regard. BBB will keep track of any complaint against the company and will be responsible for improving the situation. Whatever companies do not take excellent care of their customers, they will quickly collect complaints on their records and if they are not resolved then they will be expelled from BBB. If you are considering a company that is not related to BBB, then you should at least find out why they are not members. Also check with a Consumer Protection Agency to find out if you have received any complaint against the company. Why does not a company choose to belong to BBB? This is a very good question.