Most of the jobs related to caring a tree are dangerous and requires to expertise of a professional in order to make sure that the tree remains healthy. If you know that you cannot handle tasks that require you to climb a tree, do not hesitate to call an arborist. Working in an elevated area should only be done by individuals who have undergone the appropriate training and knows the proper protection required because there are a lot of risks involved including homes, buildings, neighbouring fences, wildlife and wires. To make sure you are hiring the right tree care professional, here are some important questions you need to ask them.
- Before the project starts, ask if they are going to show you a copy of their latest certificate of insurance as well as provide a work contract? This is very important and should be asked first. Make sure that the professional you are hiring is insured and you have no liability when it comes to accidents, injuries or damages.
- What are the company’s credentials? It is ideal to hire a company that has been awarded a certificated by the International Society of Arboriculture or ISA or an accredited business by the Tree Care Industry Association or TCIA. There are also companies under the CTSP or Certified Tree Care Safety Professional. If the tree that needs to be serviced is close to electrical conductors, you should hire an arborist that has approved Line-Clearance.
- Will they provide you references? A company that has dealt with satisfied customers before will be happy to share a list in order for future customers to use as reference. The list should include recent clients, possibly a month or so and not years ago.
- Can they provide you with a detailed estimate of the task that needs to be done? Choose from the top three companies on your list and ask for a written estimate. This way you can easily compare which one is better.
- What methods are they going to use to get the job done and the equipment they are going to employ? When getting tree services in Perth, homeowners must know what equipment will be used to avoid conflicts. If they are going to use huge equipment then you must know to let them know where they can place them so as not to cause damage in your property and landscape.