Services, costs and hiring best practices - proven tips for getting great Tree Service
When hiring and working with a Tree Service Professional, every homeowner needs to know: What services does a Tree Service Professional commonly provide? What is the best way to find good prospects? What should I look for when I interview the Tree Service Professional? And most importantly, how do I make sure that the Tree Service is done right?
Use the following information to understand your options, make good decisions and get quality work at a fair price.
Q How do I get good Tree Service work at a fair price?
A First, decide on ALL product / service options. Compile a list of work and quality requirements. Have at least 2 qualified pros complete detailed bids on the work. Use a written contract that ties payment to verifiable results.
Q What should I expect to pay for Tree Service?
A Most Tree Service work is quoted at a fixed price, for specific service(s) or deliverables. The underlying hourly rate for a Tree Service Professional ranges from $32 to $48 in most parts of the country. Usually, a minimum fee will be charged, which represents 1.5 - 2 hours of effort. In some cases, the quoted job price may be negotiable, particularly if other work is performed by the Tree Service Professional.
Q Do I need to use a licensed Tree Service Professional for my job?
A Tree Service is commonly performed without a professional license.
Q Should I use an insured Tree Service Professional for my project?
A Your Tree Service Professional should carry adequate liability insurance for work related damages. Your Tree Service Professional should also have workman's compensation insurance for job related injury or health risks.
Q Does my Tree Service Professional need to be bonded?
A A bond will protect the homeowner if the terms of the contract are not met by the Tree Service Professional. A bond is recommended for any work over $500. Make sure that your Tree Service Professional's bond is valid and that the bond limit will cover the cost of completing or re-doing the work, before any work begins.
A Tree Service Professional can handle a number of jobs, activities and problems. The list below summarizes common Tree Services. Follow the appropriate links below to learn more about cost, options and quality requirements:
Are you considering spending more than $250 with a Tree Service Professional? If so, it is important to find a Tree Service Professional matched to your quality and value expectations - and not simply hire someone that puts you at ease or wins your confidence.
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