When you have a property with trees, shrubs, and bushed on it, you are responsible for all their care. Depending on the size of your yard and the number of trees and bushes on it, you might think that you can maintain it yourself, or get away without taking care of them. However, there will come a time that you will need to hire a tree service company to help you look after your trees. Whether that is with tree care services, tree removal services, trimming services, or any of the other many services tree service companies offer. The longer you procrastinate getting this professional tree care, you will find the more services you will require. This can entail complete removal of your trees, if they are dead or badly damaged. Perhaps a crazy storm ripped through your area and destroyed your trees, would you know what to do after? It is possible that you might think that you can handle the task on your own, but this can be a risky venture. It is in your best interest to call your local tree services company for help. This way, you can get your damaged tree removed professionally, without putting yourself at risk and damaging your property further. They will handle everything and remove your tree properly.
We obviously never want this to happen to you, but mother nature can have other plans. It is good for you to be prepared and know what to do after these events take place. If you have any big trees near your house, there is a higher chance of it being uprooted and falling on your house during a bad storm. This is an instance when you will need professional assistance in order to get this job done properly and safely.
You might find that there are certain challenges when seeking a good tree service company for the first time. There are certain things that you should know about any company you are considering hiring. Five Star Tree Services is here to help you know what to look for in a reputable company before you hire them.
Get in Touch with Your Insurance
The very first thing you need to do is call your insurance provider. You will need to make sure that your insurance will cover tree damage to your property or house (or both). They will come and assess how bad the damage is and if it is covered.
After you have established with your insurance company if they cover tree damages, now you can start your search for a tree service company to look after your tree removal. Even though the work might look easy, you need to remember that it is actually more complicated. This is why you are looking for a knowledgeable and experienced tree services company in the first place. Screen companies carefully in order to weed out the bad ones. You only want the best in the business and in your area.
One thing you can do before calling around for companies is talk to your neighbors and see who they have used recently and if they would recommend them for your work. If they know one they liked, contact the company and meet them in person in order to discuss your needs and what services you require from them.
Get an Estimate
It can be important to shop around for tree service companies. You should be looking to get at least three companies quotes for the work you require. In doing so, you can compare and see what the average cost of the service is that you need. You can also compare what exactly the services entail and if companies offer additional things within their service that other companies do not offer. When you are interviewing people from each company, make sure you ask any questions that come to mind. The more questions answered, the better you will understand what the company can do for you. This way, you will be able to make the best-informed decision possible before you officially hire a company. A company that is trustworthy will be able to answer any and all of your questions without any problems.
Always remember that you are not obligated to go with a service you were inquiring about and given an estimate for. You are able to choose what company you go with, regardless if they have given you an estimate. This is just a preliminary step and no work has actually been done for you, at this point. If you find you are feeling pressured into going with a certain company, get rid of them from your choices. When you have made a final decision about which company you would like to go with, give them a call to tell them you are moving forward with their services. Haggling can also be an option if you feel that they are charging you too much.
Check for Tree Service Company Insurance and Licensing Information
Before hiring a tree service company, one of the things you need to ask them is to show you their licensing and insurance. In no way do you ever want to hire a company that is not licensed or insured. This means that they are not legally registered and if there was a problem that occurred during their service, your county office won’t recognize them as a company, your insurance might not recognize them as a company, or if they get injured on your property doing work, there are legal issues on both your parts that will come up. Any company that is fully licensed as a tree service provider proves that they are a legitimate business and are trustworthy.
When a tree service has insurance, this means that they are covered for both general liability and workers compensation. It is critical that the company you hire has insurance because if anything were to happen on our property they would be covered. If the company does not have insurance and someone gets hurt, you are the one that will be held liable for their injury. Going with a company with insurance is a way to protect yourself against any obligations if something bad happened. Always, always, always, ask a company for their most recent copy of their insurance policy before hiring them.
How Five Star Tree Service Can Help
You can rest assured with Five Star Tree Services. We are the best tree care service in the GTA and have been for over a decade. We will be able to answer any and all questions you have and are able to present you with the best pricing around. We are fully licensed and completely insured. We also have a highly knowledgeable team that will be able to help you with all your tree needs! If you require Affordable Tree Removal Services in Richmond Hill, give us a call today at (416) 990-3355 to get your free estimate! You can also learn more about us and our services on our website!