July 25, 2018 9:18 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Any time you have a service provider come to your home, you are taking a gamble on their skills, ability and professionalism. It can be stressful. Hire the wrong people and you could be stuck with a headache. It’s no different for tree services, and it’s certainly no less important to get the right team. Regardless if you have tree limbs hanging over your home or tree stumps that need grinding, having a professional team is essential.

You want a tree care service that performs excellent workmanship and is serious about safety. So, don’t just hire the first company that pops up on Google! Here are some things to check out in advance of hiring a tree service in Baton Rouge:

  • Timely and professional: Unlike service providers in some other industries that are notoriously unreliable, tree care companies should show up on time and not make you waste your day waiting for them. If they have scheduled an appointment to give you an estimate for the work, you’ll have a good sense of their punctuality and professionalism. Trust your gut at this stage. If the service seems off from the start, consider other options. Be sure to get your estimate in writing, and hold them to it. Unless there are changes you both agree on, they should honor their estimate.
  • Skilled and insured: It’s always best to have a tree service that is skilled, but being licensed and insured is just as important. While it’s nice to know that your tree trimmers have it together in terms of what they are doing, there should be some assurance that you won’t be held liable if someone is injured on your property. They should carry insurance for not only their workers, but your property as well. If they drop a limb through your roof, you shouldn’t be left having to pay for it.
  • Ask for referrals: The internet is a great place to learn more about a company, but it comes with a lot of static and questionable ratings. You shouldn’t be shy about asking a tree company for recent client references. If they are interested in your business, they will give you a couple names and numbers to follow up with. Ask about the service those clients received and any complaints they had about the work that was done.
  • Cleanup is key: Some companies will chop up a tree and leave you with a pile of leaves, branches and debris to deal with on your own. A good tree company will not only deliver on the trimming services, but the cleanup as well. If they are unwilling to haul away the debris, they probably aren’t a good fit for your job. Be sure to clarify in advance that they plan to remove the green waste when they leave.

Allan’s Tree Service is a full-service tree care provider, offering everything from trimming and pruning to tree planting. Our tree service in Baton Rouge approaches each and every job with safety and efficiency in mind. Contact us today with questions or for a free work estimate!

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