Hiring a tree service company means there are some factor one has to keep in mind before settling on one. First, check if every tree service company you are considering has both the liability and workers compensation insurance. A tree service’s certificate of insurance can be requested from the respective insurance agencies. This is to avoid any cases of fraudulent certificates that may dupe you. Property damage or injury risks is the main purpose for requesting an insurance certificate. Legally, without checking or knowledge of the company’s insurance, you are liable to pay for any damaged goods or injuries that may occur.
The reputation of a company should be made a priority. To get a good view of who you are working with, it is recommended that one should either do some research in the local community or gather reviews from their website. Reviews from a reputable country should have more pros than cons. Membership of a reputable trade association should be an added advantage for the considered company. If you have an expensive project at hand, make a point of checking if the company is accredited to Better Business Bureau (BBB). By checking on the Better Business Bureau website, one can obtain information such as the reputation of the tree service company or official ratings.
The number of employees is also a great deal when choosing a company. This is to make sure that the ratio of employees to the amount of work ratio is just right. The quality of service provided by the number of employees seems to be great when they are not overloaded with work. Avoidable fatal risks can be prevented right from the start by doing this. Take a single man for example trying to cut down an oak tree and maybe there are a lot of them. There is a higher chance that a worker will either get injured or unsatisfactorily complete the job. State of the art equipment is an added advantage for a tree service company. It is important to make sure that the company has chainsaws, chipper trucks et al and that they are either new or well maintained.
One can avoid cheap tree service companies or rather very expensive companies through the form of payment. Cheap companies will tend to drive around asking for a job and will only accept cash mostly because they do not have an insurance. Far from that, expensive companies overcharge for small jobs since they have raised their standards while a similar job could be done for much less. During the bids, go for the average kind of companies that are neither too cheap nor too expensive. Credit cards, cheques or cash payments can be used to pay for services rendered by these companies as they do not have a preference.