You want to hire the right tree service provider for your tree care needs. While you can find many companies offering tree services, you want to make sure that you hire the right one for the job. So how do you choose the right tree service company? What should you do to avoid tree service scams?
Consider the following points to get you started in the right direction.
Check insurance policies. The tree service company should have appropriate liability insurance and workers’ compensation coverage. You may ask the company to show you certificates of insurance as it ensures the company shoulders the cost of damage or accident during the work period. Otherwise, you will have to pay for property repairs and any injuries that may have happened due to the accident.
Service fee. Is it too cheap? We all like a bargain, but it probably is if a price appears too good to be true. There are factors why the tree services offered are at a lower price in many cases. Perhaps they have no experience, no proper insurance and certifications, or they only mean to complete part of the project.
Is it too expensive? Likewise, if a price seems too high, say no. Do not let a good sales pitch convince you that an unreasonable price is an excellent deal to get a small oak tree in your front yard removed.
Avoid door-to-door contractors. Do not do business with door-to-door contractors, especially for large-scale projects such as tree removal. Hiring them is not a good idea as they look to scam homeowners, notably seniors. Do not do business with them to avoid getting caught in a scam. It is always best to call for a professional tree service provider.