Like other businesses, there are fraud and scams in the tree service business. If you are not experienced, you may find it hard to hire a qualified arborist. In this post, we will provide you with some tips that may help find a good tree care professional. Consider the following things when you are looking for an arborist.
Your tree service provider must have workers compensation insurance and appropriate liability insurance. The insurance agency should send the certificates to you. And if the certificates are not from the agency, they may be fraudulent. You will be liable if the company does not have insurance in case of an accident.
Better Business Bureau
Make sure that the company you are dealing with is accredited with the Better Business Bureau. This accreditation indicates that the company provides good service. It is also important to find out the rating of the company.
Make sure that the company you are dealing with has enough reputation. Check out the online reviews and see if they are positive. Also check out if the company is associated with other trade associations. And see if other clients have complained against the company. If your project is expensive and you need extra assurance, do not hesitate to ask for references.
Is it too cheap or too expensive?
Do not make the mistake of choosing the cheapest service. Inexperienced companies usually provide services at a very low price. Companies without certifications and insurances also charge less.
And do not hire a company if you find the price too high. Always make sure that the price is reasonable. Do your research and do not give in to the sweet words of a salesman.
When you compare multiple estimates, you should understand what they are really offering. Wisely compare the company’s professionalism, service, presentation and knowledge with those of others. Do not compare apples to oranges.
Beware of door-to-door contractors
Door-to-door contractors are often con artists and they try to prey on homeowners. Seniors are often their victims. You will not have to worry about fraud and scams if you simply avoid them. Do not hurry. Take your time and choose good contractors.
Pay the company when you are satisfied
If you are not satisfied with the work, request the company to further work on the project. In some cases, tree service providers ask money in advance and then never return. When you make payments, make sure the project is 100% complete. Do not let the company befool you.
Hopefully the tips above will help you find a good tree care professional.