Choosing The Right Tree Service
So you are in need of a tree service. You pick up your phone and Google “Tree services near me” and a long list of tree services appear. Which one do you chose? Here are some tips to help you choose a tree service that is right for you.
Reviews say a lot about a company or a product. It allows a personal insight into how a company cares for their customers. It allows the customer to review their services in return. There are Google Business Reviews, Facebook Business Reviews, and Website reviews that one must take into consideration. A great tree service will have consistent high reviews talking about their work ethic, price, and quality of service. Take your time and read the reviews. This will help save your time and money in the long run.
Questions You Need To Ask
So you find a company that you’re interested in and request a quote. A company representative should meet with you in person to inspect the proposed work. This is a great time to find out more information to help you have peace of mind in knowing you’ve made the right choice. Questions you should ask:
How long will it take? This is a simple question that will put the expectation of how fast the service will be provided. A lot of tree services have jobs lined up weeks in advance so there is a chance you will have a wait time before the the work can be completed. Having an estimated timeframe for when the work can begin and how long the job will take will give you a realistic expectation to anticipate. This exclude emergency services. If you ask for a wait time and the tree service does not give you a time frame, this is a red flag. There are a few bad apples out there that will fall through the cracks when it comes to reviews and services. Poor business practices and fake reviews do happen. Knowing what to expect can help prevent your money going to waste on services never completed.
Do you have insurance? The last thing you need is to have a tree fall on your home or automobile and you be left with a bill or an expensive legal battle. Every tree service should be licensed and insured. Here at A&R Tree Service, we provide our insurance with every quote given. Look for the expiration date on the insurance form to insure it is up to date. Making sure they are covered will ensure you will be too.
Can you give me a detailed estimate? Get written estimates from three equal companies to compare prices and understand the scope of the job. Knowing what equipment will be used and how your property will be taken care of is key. One tree service may be a thousand dollars less than another but what equipment are they using? You don’t want massive power equipment driving over your lawn and landscaping causing collateral damage unnecessarily. There are tools and equipment that will minimize damage to your property. Having that peace of mind in knowing that your property is protected goes a long way.
These are just a few questions you can ask to help choose the right tree service for you. If you have any questions about service, feel free to call or email us, here, at A&R Tree Service. Good luck on your search.