No doubt hiring a professional Tree Stump Removal service is going to cost you much more than doing it yourself but it’s not just about getting rid of the stump quickly – It’s about ensuring that every single part of that tree is removed and leaves no trace or root structure behind afterwards- something that would be almost impossible if trying to do this DIY style!
Is the tree service company licensed?
It is extremely important that the tree stump removal company you hire is licensed. When a company is licensed, it means that they have met high industry standards. It also means that they are trustworthy and reliable. To be licensed, the company must provide proof of liability insurance, worker’s compensation insurance, property damage insurance, and bonding. The stump grinding company should also provide proof of these insurance policies before hiring them. They should have liability and workman’s compensation insurance. Additionally, they should have property damage insurance and bonding. It is important to check with the insurance company to make sure the policies are current.
Are their technicians trained?
The first step is to determine whether the tree stump removal company has trained technicians. You should avoid companies that send untrained workers to remove trees. Untrained workers are more likely to damage your property. They might not have the equipment needed for the job. Also, the company may not have insurance to protect you and your home from damages. You may also need a permit to remove a tree. Some municipalities require permits for large tree removals. A reputable company will know the ins and outs of tree removal in your area. The stump grinding company will also obtain the necessary permits on your behalf. The company should also have a license to operate in the state. All states require licenses for tree care companies. The company should have no problem showing you their license. To further verify their legitimacy, you should visit their website. The website should have an address and phone number listed. It should also have pictures of their equipment, along with testimonials from past customers. However, you must take this information with a grain of salt. Testimonials and pictures could be fabricated by the company. Therefore, you need to read reviews from other customers. Check with the Better Business Bureau to see if the company has been accredited. The BBB will rate the company based on how well it does business.
Will they provide references?
When you envision the perfect day, everything is perfect. However, things don’t go perfectly all the time. Fortunately, though, you can rely on a tree services company to make sure your event is picture-perfect. However, before you hire stump removal services, ask some questions to make sure the company is reliable. Ask if the service has liability insurance. They should have worker’s compensation insurance too. Ask if the service is a member of any professional organizations. They should at least have certification from ISA (International Society of Arboriculture), TCIA (Tree Care Industry Association), and NOFA (Northeast Organic Farmers Association). Ask if they have a bond as well. Ask for references as well. Talk to previous customers. If the service will not provide references, look for another company.
What type of equipment do they use?
Tree stumps are unsightly and take up yard space. It’s best to remove them as soon as possible. However, it’s almost impossible to remove them yourself. Hiring a tree service is the best option. Before hiring a service, inspect the work they’ve previously done. Do they use the proper equipment to remove the stump? In addition, ask the tree service if they can remove the stump completely. The tree stump should be removed from the roots. Puncturing the stump will not kill the root. Additionally, ask if they use chemicals during the removal process. Chemicals can poison nearby plants. The stump should also be removed with as little damage to the surrounding grass as possible. You should also make sure the removal service has insurance and a license to operate.
More than digging holes.
We often see stump removal companies leave the job only partially finished. Often leaving large holds where the stump had been removed. We also see stump removal chemicals used in order to try a less expensive DIY option but consider the risk of chemicals with children and pests. Typically there is a low success rate with these chemicals. Save yourself the time, trouble, and risk of less professional and safe options and hire a safe tree stump removal company.