Obviously, if you haven’t used a tree trimming service before, you will have questions. Before hiring any kind of professional service it’s good to know what their expertise involves and how they go about their business. No one wants any unpleasant surprises or disappointments, do they? We at Castillo Landscaping and Tree Service believe in being upfront and transparent in our business dealings. So, we would like to supply you with some questions you should ask a Los Angeles County tree trimming service. These should allay any doubts and give you peace of mind before you engage a company such as ours.
Are They an Established Firm?
What you don’t want is inexperienced people working on your property. You should ask how long they have been in business. Even small, but serious, businesses have websites. You can check out their reviews or check with the Better Business Bureau to verify your questions about how long they have been in business.
Licensed and Insured
Ask if they are licensed and insured. You don’t want to find yourself liable if one of the company employees has an accident. Also, you want to make sure that you are covered in case of damage to your property. The company should be able to produce both insurance policies and their license to operate.
Who is doing the Work?
Are the people you contact the actual people who are going to do the work? Sub-contractors may be involved and you don’t want that. Ask if they use sub-contractors. If the answer is affirmative, then ask for details of that company so you can check it out.
The Proper Equipment
Depending on the size of your trees and access to them the tree service workers may need to use special equipment. What you need to ask is if they have the correct equipment to do the work efficiently and safely. Also, understand how they propose to tackle the job.
Ask them how they will minimize damage to property. Trimming trees means cutting off branches, which will fall. It isn’t only your house, cars, or other structures that you need to worry about. Apart from people, there is also potential damage to your garden. You don’t want to trim your trees only to find that you need to repair your garden.
Costs of the Service
Of course, any time you hire an outside service to do anything for you a major concern is how much is it going to cost? An honest company will set an hourly rate that includes labor. It is usually a flat rate fee based on time, the number of workers involved, and the use of equipment. This is usually based on a free estimate. Ask if there are any add-ons or extras and if so, what for.
We at Castillo Landscaping and Tree Service hope this helps you. As a Los Angeles County tree trimming service we deal with these questions and others all the time. We endeavor to be honest and straightforward with our customers. If you have need of our services don’t hesitate to contact us through our website.