This is guest post from a potential customer to help others in search of a quality tree service company....
I have a few trees to be cut within the next few weeks. To make sure I have the best tree cutters near me to do the job, I have compiled a list of 4 questions that I will be using as my guide on my journey to get the most qualified individuals to help me bring down the trees.
1. How much time will you need?
The time they should take to complete the job should be directly proportional to the complexity involved in cutting the trees.
If they promise an instant solution like they will call it by name and it falls, then I know I have to worry about their services. I will require them to assess and fully understand the job at stake before they can intervene with an estimate of the time they think it will take them to complete the job.
Additionally, spending a lot of time than necessary will also be a point to consider. This may mean they don’t really understand the tree cutting tasks, that’s why they want excess time to try and figure out how to get the job done.
Realistic time frames will help plan my day as I have to wait for them to complete the job before I can leave the house.
2. Are you insured and licensed? Can I have a copy of the two?
In the tree cutting industry insurance is very important. Before I hire qualified tree cutters near me, I must make sure there is a plan in place in case the tree lands on my house when its cut. This will make me relax knowing that any damages are covered by the insurance company.
Being licensed proves that they have what it takes to cut trees. It also means they have taken the required courses and have the relevant experiences. The two major licenses are the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA). If they have any one of these I know I got the best deal.
3. What does your package include?
The answer to these question must appear in written form. Since it’s my first time to scout for a tree cutter near me for my upcoming project, these professionals may take advantage of my naivety and offer me a half-baked package.
When providing the answer to this question, I expect them to specify what happens after they cut the trees. Will they chop it for me? Will they haul away the tree? Or will they leave the tree lying on the ground and expect me to handle it from there?
I understand each of these answers come with extra payments but it would be nice if I knew upfront what to expect from them.
4. Should I pay before service?
How will they charge me for the whole project? Will they require a down payment? Will I pay the full amount before or after they are done cutting the trees?
This questions will give me an idea of who am dealing with. Although paying the full amount is not an option for me, paying them a down payment after they are on site will be good for me.