What to Look for When Hiring a Tree Removal Company
Having a tree removed from your property can be a seamless experience when you hire a professional, but can be a daunting task if you don’t. For most people, the largest investment you ever make will be your home so taking care of your property is critical. There are several things you can do to make sure you hire someone who will take care of and treat your property the same way you would.
The first step is to check for proper licensing and insurance, you want to make sure you hire a professional tree care company. Once you receive proof of insurance you can call the insurance provider to make sure that the insurance is up to date and includes working at height. A company that has liability insurance will be held liable to cover all damage to your home or property.
The second step is to do your homework on the company. The internet holds a lot of information which can come in handy when you’re trying to learn about a prospect company. Go through the reviews the company has and read several to understand how the company operates and treats its customers. If they have a social media this is a great way to get a look into their daily operations and see how they work. Remember they are going to be working on YOUR property so spend some time making sure you are hiring the right company.
The third step would be to ask about the equipment that will be used and how they plan to complete the work. A well-established tree service will be able to walk you through step by step while getting your free estimate on how they plan to complete the work at hand. They also will explain how each piece of equipment will be used to help speed up the process, make it safer for the employees and make sure they do the work with no damage to your property. A bucket truck is used to lift a person into the tree so they can gain access to the entire canopy allowing them to maneuver and remove the tree in a precise order. Once pieces are lowered to the ground a mini skid will come in, grab the branches and drag them to the chipper and feel them in. If your tree has little to no access or is overhanging your home a crane may be brought in to safely lift the pieces up and away from your house. You may be thinking this sounds like a lot of equipment which will increase the price of my tree removal. A tree service invests in this equipment to keep their employees safe and greatly increase their production which in turn makes the tree removal more affordable for the homeowner.
Tree removal is not a process that is taken lightly, it takes years of experience paired with the right equipment to get it done correctly. Taking these few steps will help to make sure that your tree removal process goes seamlessly and will restore your property to a safe and beautiful state!