Choosing the Right Tree Service Company
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 ensure that none of them is a fraudulent certificate. The main reason for going through this is to prevent any possible cases of injuries or damage of property. If any worker gets hurt while working on your property and you did not check for the respective certificate insurance, you are liable to paying for both the injuries that may occur and damage to your property.
The reputation of a company should be made a priority. Do some research in the local community or gather some reviews from their website to get a view on who you are working with. For one to know if a company is of good reputation, one should be able to gather more positive reviews than negative ones. 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). This guarantees an official reputation and rating of the company without any biasness.
When choosing a company, the number of employees is an important factor. The main reason for doing this is that the ratio of amount of work should match the ratio of the number of employees. The quality of service provided by the number of employees seems to be great when they are not overloaded with work. This also avoids any possible of fatal risks 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. Each tree service company should own top quality equipment to do the job. Make certain that your preferred tree service company has machinery such as chainsaws, chipper trucks among others and they should be well maintained or new.
The form of payment is another factor as one is able to differentiate cheap companies and expensive companies. 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. It is advisable to go for the median companies that are not either too cheap or very expensive. Most of these median companies do not have a preference for the method of payment whether it is through cheques, cash or credit cards.