Want to Ensure You’re Hiring a Reputable Tree Company? Ask These 6 Questions First!
When Long Island homeowners and business owners are in need of tree service, there’s only one company they call: Green Light Tree Service. Offering more than 20 years of experience, their team of professionals is highly skilled and knowledgeable in all areas of tree care. Using proven techniques and the most advanced equipment, they’ll ensure that your trees – and your property – are properly taken care of. If you’re looking for a reputable arborist, look no further than Green Light Tree Service.
You don’t hire a mechanic, a plumber, an electrician or any other professional without making sure that they are the right person for the job, right? The same should be true when you hire a tree company. Whether you’re in need of tree trimming, tree removal, tree cutting, or any other maintenance for your evergreens or broad-leaves, you want to ensure you’re hiring a reputable company.
While there may be plenty of tree care companies on Long Island to choose from, they aren’t all the same. Choose the wrong company and you’ll likely suffer some serious consequences; damage to your property, being overcharged, and incomplete work are just a few things that come to mind. If you want to make sure that you are hiring the best tree company for your needs, ask the following questions before you schedule service.
Are you licensed?
If the company isn’t licensed, don’t even bother learning more about. Licensure proves that the company has ensured that all employees have been properly trained. You certainly don’t want to have anyone working with heavy-duty equipment or taking down large, towering trees and branches if they haven’t been fully trained. If you do hire an unlicensed organization, you can end up running some serious risks and potential legal troubles, too.
Are you insured?
If the company is licensed, the next thing you’ll want to find out is if they are insured. Tree care comes with a lot of risks, and those risks shouldn’t fall on your shoulders. Should you hire a company that isn’t insured, you could end up being liable for any property damage or personal injuries that occur.
A reputable tree care provider should carry liability insurance and workers’ compensation coverage, at the very least. These types of insurance will protect you from any injuries, damages, and lawsuits should anything go wrong and is the fault of the company.
What services do you offer?
It goes without saying that you want to make sure that the business you are considering offers the services you require. For example, you need to have a tree removed, you want to make sure that the company will do more than just take down the structure, but that they’ll fully remove all remnants, too. Make sure that the company discards of all the remnants and does stump removal, too. When you hire – and pay – for professional services, the last thing you want is to have a big mess to clean up; not to mention an unsightly (and dangerous) stump left behind.
How long have you been in business?
It’s definitely in your best interest to choose a well-established company that’s been around for a while. Not only will they have years of experience under their belts, but they’ll also have plenty of references that you can check with to confirm the quality of work that they provide. Additionally, they’ll likely get the job done faster and more efficiently.
Do you have references?
Which leads to the next question you should ask; do you have any references? A reputable company that’s been in business for multiple years will be more than happy to provide you with a list of past clients that they’ve worked with; in fact, they will probably offer their references before you even ask! Make sure you take the time to contact their references, too, so you can find out whether other property owners who have worked with the business were happy with the results they provided and would recommend hiring them.
What type of equipment will you be using?
A seasoned tree care company will have access to every tool that could be possibly needed for all of the services they provide. Chainsaws, hand saws, pole saws, pruners, various types of axes, loppers, trimmers, ropes, pulleys, cranes, winches, hoists, stump grinders; these are just some of the examples of the equipment that a reputable professional will have in their toolbox. Of course, they’ll also make sure that their team uses the proper safety equipment, including protective eyewear, earplugs, hard hats, gloves; etc.
In addition to finding out what type of equipment the company uses, find out how old it is and if it’s properly maintained. If they have all of the necessary tools but those tools are old and falling apart, they aren’t going to do much good, are they?
Green Light Tree Service: A Highly Trusted Long Island Tree Care Provider
The answers that Green Light Tree Service will provide to all of the aforementioned questions will certainly impress. They’ll also happily answer any other questions that you have, too. To speak with a representative, to learn more about the services they provide, or to schedule an appointment, call 631.923.3033 at your earliest convenience.
For tree care that’s a cut above the rest, look no further than Green Light Tree Service!