Top 5 Questions to ask When Hiring Professional Tree Care Services

By: albertaarb - May 30, 2013

Everyone wants to have his or her trees maintained, but this project is tasking and even dangerous, requiring a professional tree care service to keep your trees healthy. The trick is simple: Unless you have all the requisite knowledge and equipment, you should call a professional tree care service provider to handle this project. Since this job involves working at a height, you need to have training and adequate protection due to numerous risks.

Questions to ask When Hiring Professional Tree Care Services

Getting the worth of your money requires homeowners to ask top 5 questions when hiring professional tree care services.

Is Your Tree Removal Company Insured?

You want to be sure the expert is fully insured to carry out the job. This will help you protect yourself from liabilities due to damages and injuries or any form of accidents that may occur. Since the expert is exposed to numerous risks such as slip, fall, animal or snakebites and electrical shocks, requires you to ensure he is insured to avoid paying for his injuries.

What are Your Credentials?

Many homeowners shy from asking this vital question only to regret hiring unqualified professionals. It is recommended to make sure the professional has state and college certification and is a member of a tree care Association, Accredited Business Association, or International Society of Arboriculture. If they will be working on a project near an electrical line, you want to make sure that they are accredited line clearance arborists. This way you will be guaranteed of quality service as well as being free from any kind of liability.

Do you Have the Necessary Equipment?

As you plan to trim or care for your trees, you don't want massive power equipment that will damage your landscape, including your beautiful lawn. These professionals should indicate they are qualified to care for your delicate sprinkler systems if they are going to over your sprinkler heads. It is wise to take photographs of the landscape before they commence the job so you can trace any collateral damage after the work is done.

Can you Provide a List of References?

A professional contractor whose work is good should be free to share its recent clients. Ensure to get recent clients, not old customers.

Can the Company Provide Written Estimates? 

Written estimates are authentic business documents, which binds the contractor. Thus, free estimates can protect you from excessive fees and help in comparing several companies.

If you are in need of professional tree care services, we at Alberta Arborists provide affordable solutions for your entire tree and shrub care needs. Call us at 780.448.0584 for free estimates.

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