Before hiring a tree service company, one has to consider a number of factors. Any tree service company that you put into consideration should have both the liability and workers compensation insurance. One can request a tree service’s certificate insurance from their respective agencies and have them sent to you. This is to ensure that none of them is a fraudulent certificate. Property damage or injury risks is the main purpose for requesting an insurance certificate. 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 the company is another factor that one should keep in their mind. 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. For one to know if a company is of good reputation, one should be able to gather more positive reviews than negative ones. A company should be at least a member of one reputable trade association. A company should be accredited to the Better Business Bureau (BBB) especially if you have an expensive project at hand. This guarantees an official reputation and rating of the company without any biasness.
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. This will lead to better work and the job should be completed in the expected time. 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. A worker can either get injured or be unable to complete the job due to work overload. In addition to this, a great tree service company should have state of the art equipment. 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.
For one to avoid expensive companies or cheap ones that do not seem to add value, one can check the form of payment in which they prefer. Most of the cheap companies do not insure their employees and drive around looking for jobs not forgetting that they demand a cash only kind of offer. Expensive companies also have a habit of raising their standards and overcharging for small jobs. Settle for companies that are neither too cheap nor expensive. These companies also accept any form of payment from cheques to credit cards or cash.