Just like any other company, companies offering tree services are spread across every town and locality. When seeking their services, settling for the right company can be a hard task.
But not anymore. Below is a comprehensive list of factors that should point you towards the right company.
With every company, a past relationship history is very crucial. You should seek to establish past client engagements by the company in question.
As part of their reputation consider their payment options. As a rule of thumb, don’t pay a company before it delivers the services you require.
This will enable you to only pay for work actually done and an option to choose a different company if the work done is not satisfactory.
Although not generally the case, a company with years of service can be presumed to have a good reputation.
Another pointer to a good reputation is the number of professional employees the company has on its payroll.
The company should also provide proof of equipment’s they use. This will include cranes, chainsaws, safety equipment’s etc.
Their website will be a good place to assess their reputation. If it looks good with all the information provided, then, probably, they mean every word they say.
Don’t feel afraid to mingle with your neighbors and ask about the company in question. They may confirm or eliminate your fears.
>Where the company is located
In all quotes you receive from a tree company, is the traveling time and cost included? Choosing a company that is close to you will reduce the traveling cost and time which will positively reflect on the quote received from the company.
There are various modes of payment. For example using a credit card, cash, PayPal, etc. a professional company will give you choices to choose from. When a company only accepts cash payments, be cautious doing business with them as this may be because the company is not registered and paying through any other means will expose them.
Their pricing should also be considerable. Not so high and not so low. A company with worrying low rates may probably not do all the work. E.g it may cut a tree but the disposal or other works on the tree may not be included in the price.
The tree industry has standards that have to be followed. A reliable company will be well aware of these standards. Some of the contents of standards are safety and general work procedures. These are very important in the tree care industry as not complying with this standards may lead to the destruction of property and injury of persons.
>Insurance, License and Certifications.
This should probably be the first thing you should consider. An insured tree company will be able to pay you in case your property is damaged in the course of a service offering by the company. Certifications and appropriate licenses should not be ignored.
By following the above points faithfully, the task of choosing a tree company should not be a pain at all. Make sure you hold the company to other standards that you feel are important in your particular situation.