A reputable discount tree service should be licensed, bonded and insured to provide safe service. A tree service should offer a guarantee on workmanship and the tree services they provide should be documented in their contract with the customer. BBB business reviews can help you determine a company’s reliability and quality.
Find out what customers say about their tree service by doing a thorough review of their website, their pricing and customer satisfaction surveys. Find out if the customer service representative will return your calls or give you information if the customer is unsatisfied with the tree service or is not happy with the tree service at all. The company should be willing to answer any questions that you have for them and provide you with a written warranty if they are going to use wood from your tree.
If you find that a company does not have a business license and does not have business insurance, it is important that you stay away from them because they may not have a very good reputation in your community. If you find a company that has this, then it may not hurt you to give them a call and see what they can do for you. You may get the company to come out and inspect your tree and give you estimates of how much the tree will cost.
Tree removal companies may advertise that they can remove trees quickly. If the tree service company promises fast tree removal and you have no way of seeing what they do when removing the tree, then you should avoid their company. You may get a better price if you are not looking at the tree at all but only the ground where the tree is.
Make sure the tree service you hire is able to provide a detailed inspection before and after the tree removal. They should also provide you with a list of any damaged parts of the tree so that you can do a thorough inspection on your own. If the tree service has a list of damaged parts on their website and you are looking at a part you need repaired, make sure you contact them right away. If they refuse to answer any of your questions, then it may be a sign that you are being ripped off.
The last thing you want is to use a tree service and be told later that the tree service did not properly handle the tree and did not clean it properly. There are many issues with trees and tree removal and not having these simple tasks done properly can lead to more damage. If you do not have all of the tools you need for the job done right away, you may not be able to take care of the tree properly or even if you know how to.