Trees are a great asset to any property. As a rule, buyers pay more for a property with mature trees. However, to keep trees healthy, a person must know how to care for them.
Tree trimming services help property owners who need guidance in caring for their trees. However, a person must know the tree trimming services available and what they should look for in a company providing these services. The following guide will be helpful when this choice must be made.
Always start the search for a tree care company by talking to family and friends. Learn who they have used and would recommend. Coworkers are another great resource in narrowing down the list of available providers. Ask neighbors who have had tree work done which company they used and why.
With the list created during these conversations, visit the internet to learn more about each company and what it offers. While online, read reviews of the different providers to see what other people have to say about each company. By using multiple sources, a person can get a better picture of each provider and what they offer.
Only Work with Insured Companies
Never allow a tree service on the property to do work without verifying they have insurance and the policy remains in effect. No homeowner wants to find they are liable if someone is injured while completing tree work or their property has sustained damage and they are responsible for fixing it.
Ask the insurance company to share the certificates of insurance electronically. This allows the homeowner to retain a copy if any problems arise. They can show the company had a valid certificate when the work was completed.
Require Detailed Quotes
When a tree trimming company arrives at the home to provide an estimate, require them to put this estimate in writing. The estimate should include the price for the job and the project timeline.
However, homeowners need to have the company put additional details in writing. For example, who will remove the wood once the tree has been taken down and cut up? In addition, how will the tree be taken down?
A tree trimming service may take the tree down in sections or fell it all at once. The first option takes longer, but the second option is more likely to lead to damage to the property. The quote should provide information on how the tree will be removed.
Always speak with multiple providers before choosing one to work with. This helps the homeowner determine what a reasonable price for the project is. In addition, a homeowner may receive different information from various providers.
Although talking to several providers can lead to some confusion on the part of the homeowner, the process allows them to learn about the different options available. They then choose the one that makes the most sense for their particular situation.
Do It Yourself?
Tree trimming and removal tasks should always be left to professionals. Many things may go wrong during this project, and the average person may not know how to move forward with the work. This can lead to dangerous situations.
The only time a homeowner may want to attempt to take a tree down on their own is when it is small enough that no ladder is required to complete the work. When doing so, consider the area around the tree. Is there enough space to take it down safely? Finally, any tree with a diameter greater than ten inches should be removed by professionals.
With this guide, every homeowner can find a reliable tree trimming service. The right service for one property might not be appropriate for another. Ask questions and get everything in writing. If problems arise, documentation will be important.