Go look in your backyard. What do you see?
Are you looking at a beautiful oasis of healthy trees, thriving shrubs and bushes, and blossoming flowers? Or are you looking at dead tree limbs, broken branches, and leaves scattered everywhere?
If it is the first scenario, good for you! If you answered ‘yes’ to the second scenario, then it may be time for you to hire a tree removal service.
But before you do, you want to make sure that you ask the right questions before hiring just anyone to do the job! Here are the questions that you want to ask before hiring.
Are Your Arborists Certified?
While an uncertified arborist may be able to do the job, this may not be the best route to go. They may not have the right tools, the right training, or even all of the knowledge they should know in order to do the best job possible.
The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) ensures that an arborist is specially trained to provide the proper care to your trees. Not only is an ISA Certified Arborist an expert in the field, but they also have ongoing training to keep them up-to-date on the knowledge that they need to know.
At Arbor-Tech Tree Service, we guarantee that we have the best ISA-certified arborists in the area. They have met all the requirements to be eligible for the exam as well as their practical work experience in arboriculture.
Do You Have Proof of Insurance?
Asking for insurance can easily slip your mind, but it is very important if you do not want to be on the hook for any damage to your property or to the workers who are working on your property if something were to happen.
For instance, if an arborist accidentally cut their hand or arm during the tree trimming service, having insurance would mean that you do not have to worry about any expenses or liability. If they do not have insurance, you would be liable for the expenses.
Before hiring any tree trimming service company, be sure to ask for proof of insurance. This will save you headaches down the road.
How Long Do You Honor a Quote?
When looking for an arborist that can come take care of your yard, you do not want to just look at one and then call it good. You should take the time to ask around to get quotes from multiple services. You want to ensure you are hiring someone that can do the job well but also not break the bank.
When you do this, though, you want to make sure you know how long the company will honor the quote they give you. Be sure to ask that before assuming it will be that price for a few weeks while you decide who to go with.
What Experience Does Your Company Have?
While experience isn’t the end-all-be-all, it is an important thing to ask when looking for an arborist. You want to make sure that the company you hire can do what you are asking, and you really want to make sure that they can do a good job doing it.
You should ask the company how long they have been in business, how long they have been in your specific area, if they are a chain or a small business, and the history of the company.
These questions will ensure you work with a company that has enough experience for your yard.
Do You Have Client Testimonials?
In addition to asking the company what type of experience they have and how long they have been in the field, you can ask for testimonials to solidify the experience they are telling you about. These testimonials will tell you a lot about the service of the company, and whether you should use them or not.
They should be able to provide you with client testimonials from past clients they have worked for. If they do not provide these, that is a red flag.
What Equipment Will You Be Using?
Tree service companies can use some pretty heavy equipment.
This question is important for two reasons. It can help you determine how to prepare your yard for their arrival, and it will allow you to know if they are professionals in terms of the tree services they offer.
An important thing to note: If you know where your electrical underground lines are, you should make the company aware. If not, this should be a discussion you have with the tree removal company before they come with their heavy equipment.
You may also want to put plywood over your lawn to protect the grass for when they come for tree removal services. Tree trimming, on the other hand, should not require as much equipment.
Questions to Ask Before Hiring Tree Removal Services
Tree removal is no joke. While you may think you can go out there and do it yourself, there are things you have to know to keep yourself and the tree safe. That’s why hiring a professional tree trimming service is the right way to go.
At Arbor-Tech Tree Service, we have years of experience and ISA-certified professionals who know what they are doing. Whether you need tree removal, tree trimming, or something that has to do with tree health, we have you covered.
Contact us today so that we can make your yard healthy and beautiful again!