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Warnings about Hiring Tree Services

»Posted by on Oct 2, 2017 in Tree Services | 0 comments

Definitely, an all-around handyman strolling around the town in a truck yelling out sales pitches with a chainsaw might not be appropriate for tasks demanding such a top-quality service. For risky work like this, the established control of suitable insurance of a tree service might well be the main consideration of the homeowner. Tree services include tree stump removal, tree limb removal, storm cleanup, and much more. Ask to see worker’s compensation and certificates of liability before hiring one.  

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Contact the insurance company to confirm the current policy details of the tree service.  

Be aware of tree service companies that ask advance payment or wish to start work without giving you a free quote of the cost. The truth is that homeowners must demand a written contract and estimate. It should include the breakdown of the cost. 

Always assert that the tree service climbs the tree using proper aerial lift or ropes instead of using climbing spikes if the task needs to be done on trees whose appearance and preservation are significant to you. A spike causes damages to the tree’s cambium. You must not also let someone talk you into cutting a tree that you care about.  

Also, find out how ready the tree service is to take suitable action in the occurrence that an accident happens. For example, a tree service removing branches directly situated over phone wires leading to your home must have knowledge in joining damaged wires together. Experienced and skilled professionals would control carefully the fall of branches using ropes to lessen the possibility of such damage. The risk is escalated to a whole new level with electrical wires. So, if a tree you are planning to cut is located near electric wires, make sure that the tree service knows how to handle it.  

In advance, you must know how much service you want for the company to do. Will they be removing the entire tree? Will they just be cutting its limbs? Several of these decisions might cost you fortune if you are landscaping on a low-budget. You could typically expect to spend around $1,500 or more to have a huge tree entirely removed from your yard, even though prices would depend on where you live. On the other hand, the cost of tree limb removal runs around $500 or less. 

References and Word of Mouth 

It does not hurt to ask people around you for some recommendations. By having conversations on the matter with neighbors, take advantage of word of mouth. There will be a great chance that you will hear about something if someone in the neighborhood experience bad while having a tree service.  

Equally, a tree service worth hiring would benefit from recommendations and word of mouth. They will also be glad to give you a list of contacts of local customers that were satisfied with their service. Do not be afraid to ask for references from tree services also, especially if you are dealing with a service that they can’t provide.  

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