Would you like to know how to find the best tree service company in Virginia?
If you’re located in Arlington, Fairfax, Alexandria, Springfield, Herndon, or anywhere else in Northern Virginia, keep reading to learn everything you need to know to separate the best tree service companies from the rest.
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Here are 5 things to look for when hiring a tree removal service or tree care company so you can ensure that the job gets done right with no surprises.
Let’s start with the most important qualification of all—insurance.
Tree service can be dangerous and you never know what can happen. A gust of wind can transform a routine job into an emergency in an instant. A fully insured and licensed tree service will have the liability and workmen’s compensation insurance to cover emergencies like this.
Unfortunately, too many tree services don’t. If a tree service gets injured on your property without the proper insurance, you, the homeowner, are liable. Avoid this situation at all costs by asking for evidence of insurance before even getting a quote.
Be especially wary of tree services that seem like too good of a deal to be true. They are likely lowering their costs by not carrying insurance.
The Internet makes it easier than ever to check out a company’s reputation. Complaints can surface quickly thanks to online review sites and forums.
Do your research.
Look for BBB and Angie’s List ratings. Look at Yelp and Google +. Do a search the company’s name. Find out what people are saying about the tree service you’re looking at. No one’s online reputation is spotless, but if you see any sign of warning that the company you are looking at might not be the best, it’s likely they aren’t.
Tree services that have nothing to hide are commonly certified members of the Tree Care Industry Association and International Society of Arboriculture as well.
You’ll never know when you may need an emergency tree service. So while you are looking for a tree service for maintenance, removal or care, you may as well inquire about their emergency offerings as well.
The best tree service companies are available 24 hours a day to help in times of emergency. They should carry back ups of all of their most essential equipment so that they can always be there when you need them most.
You want to ensure that if a tree falls through your living room at 2:00 in the morning, that someone can be there to handle the situation before it gets any more dangerous.
The most passionate and effective tree service companies have to be eco-friendly. As certified arborists they should be keen to the way trees help the environment and run as sustainable of a business model as possible.
Ask a potential company what they are doing to help the environment. If they respond with answers like: making firewood, donating to local mills, and creating mulch, then you know you’re dealing with a tree service that takes its work seriously.
The dedication an arborist shows to the environment will correlate with the dedication they show to their customers.
The best tree services can remove a tree from your yard and leave no evidence that there was ever a tree there at all. In other words they have enough pride in their work that they ensure that all messes are cleaned up before they consider a job done.
Part of working cleanly means having the right equipment. Stump grinders and wood chippers make it easier to remove branches and limbs from your yard. The other part is just about having the dedication to a customer to leave their yard looking better than it was found.
Topnotch tree services, whether they are completing a full tree removal or just trimming and pruning, know that cleanup is an essential part of the service they provide.