Having trees around your property is amazing because it makes you feel closer to nature. But trees are like humans too, and they need maintenance to be on its good shape. If you’re planting big trees near your house, then expect that the branches will touch our roof. This is not safe, no matter how we like the aesthetics it gives us. A falling branch is fatal especially that it can damage your property and even hurt people. Trees need trimming as much as we need hair grooming.
Trimming might sound easy to do, but it certainly isn’t when it comes to huge trees. This job should be left to professionals. There are small trees that you can prune yourself, but tall and huge trees should be a professional’s job already.
If you plan on hiring a tree professional, never forget to check the license certificates and other qualifications. The company can cause damages to the site if the employee they send is not licensed and well-trained to do the job. The company you’re going to have should have the legality to operate. You shouldn’t put everything and everyone at risk. Aside from checking the tree service costs, make sure the company has a license.
Ask for Insurance
Second, check the company’s insurance and the tools they use. If they can’t provide an insurance, then that’s a red flag. If they don’t have the complete tools and safety gears, then you shouldn’t let them work on your property. They might cause a damage and if they don’t have insurance you’re going to spend a lot more. Their workers should also have workman’s compensation in case they get into accident.
Look for Referrals
The third thing you should do is ask for referrals and recommendations. This is the best technique to hire the best one. Word-of-mouth still remains one of the best ways to look for companies that suit your needs. Ask everyone you know. Call the company and ask for contact numbers of their past client. If you do so, you will find out how the company treated their past clients.
Ask for Estimate
The fourth thing to do is ask for a written estimate. Doing so will ensure that the cost is an accurate estimation and that you will not spend much on extra charges that you did not agree on. You can collect three different estimates from different companies to check how they differ in their cost. If the cost is too cheap, that’s a red flag. If the cost is too expensive but the company doesn’t have the luxurious equipment, then that’s a red flag too.
Tools and Equipment
The last thing to do is inquire about the tools and equipment they have. The company should have the complete tools for the job, especially if they’re dealing with tree removal and cutting. Check the services they offer too. Not all companies offer all the tree services. For example, one company might not be able to give you the stump grinding service you need simply because they don’t have the tools.