Service: How to Choose the Best Business for Your Trees This Winter

If you have trees on your property, it is imperative to manage your trees properly. Not only will this improve the appearance of your property, but it can also help to make your property a safer place.

When it is time to have work done on your trees, it is important to choose your tree professionals carefully. Remember, having tree work done can be dangerous, so you want individuals who have experience and will respect your property.

This quick guide will provide you with tips for finding the best tree service company. Let’s answer the question, “How do I choose the right tree service?”

Talk to Other Homeowners

One of the best ways to find a great tree service company is to talk with other homeowners who have had similar work done. Other homeowners will give you honest feedback about who they loved or who they didn’t. This is by and large the best type of getting recommendations and really the only way to get 100% honest information.

Get Three Quotes

You may feel like you are in a hurry to get your tree work done, but remember, it is always best to take your time and gather a few quotes before you hire someone. You should get at least three quotes from three companies before you make your choice. Getting different quotes will give you the chance to evaluate each company and ensure you are making a smart (and budget-wise) decision.

Look at More Than Just Price

It might be tempting to simply choose the company that quotes you the cheapest price, but the cheapest price does not always mean the best job. When it comes to tree work, remember, the work that is done can impact the safety of your property and the overall value of the property. You really can’t afford to have poor quality work done. Be sure to look at the company’s reputation as well as past projects.

Get It in Writing

You will want to get your quotes in writing. This is really important. It is not uncommon for someone to be given a quote and then be given a different price when it is time to start the work. Get your quotes in writing and, if necessary, have the parties sign the quote as well. A reputable company will provide their quotes in writing with a signature anyway, so if you are looking into a company that has not provided, this it might be a good sign that they are not reputable.

Check Certifications

Tree service is dangerous work that can impact people, structures, and even power lines. For these reasons, tree services are required to have certain certifications. You will want to check these certifications beforehand. If an uncertified service performs work on your property and there are negative consequences, you could be held liable. Always check certifications.

Ask Questions

You will want to ask the company questions concerning their insurance, safety policies, and equipment. Remember, you are having very dangerous work performed on your property. It is your responsibility to ensure that things are done properly and safely.