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. A tree service’s certificate of insurance can be requested from the respective insurance agencies. This is a precaution to avoid cases of deceitful certificates. The main reason for going through this is to prevent any possible cases of injuries or damage of property. Legally, without checking or knowledge of the company’s insurance, you are liable to pay for any damaged goods or injuries that may occur.
The reputation of a company should be made a priority. 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. Membership of a reputable trade association should be an added advantage for the considered company. If you have an expensive project at hand, make a point of checking if the company is accredited to Better Business Bureau (BBB). This is the perfect way of checking the reputation of the company and get official ratings as well.
When choosing a company, the number of employees is an important factor. The main reason for doing this is that the ratio of amount of work should match the ratio of the number of employees. This will lead to better work and the job should be completed in the expected time. Also, it helps to know that you are not taking risks. A good example is a single individual trying to do a job that needs around a number of people. The job done will not be satisfactory and there are higher chances that the worker will get injured. State of the art equipment is an added advantage for a tree service company. It is important to make sure that the company has chainsaws, chipper trucks et al and that they are either new or well maintained.
One can avoid cheap tree service companies or rather very expensive companies through the form of payment. Cheap companies are have a high chance that they do not have insurance for their employees and always prefer 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.