Are You Prepared For Your Tree Removal Service? | Weatherford, TX
Hiring a tree removal service is only the first step in having a tree removed from your yard. It is going to take a little bit more work on your part for your home to be ready for the day of the removal. Most homeowners believe that it is just a matter of waiting for the tree removal service team to show up at their doorstep and everything will be taken care of from that point forward. But, for your tree removal service team to be able to work efficiently with a minimum of damage to your home, there are certain things you should do before the day of your appointment. In this article we will cover everything you need to know about preparing for the day in which the tree removal service team does the job of cutting down and removing the tree. So, read on to find out how to prepare and then sit back and enjoy watching the show. Let’s get started.
Make Sure There’s Plenty of Space for Parking
On the day of your appointment, your tree removal service team will get to your home in several large vehicles, which include trucks, and a crane and wood chipper, if necessary. This means they will need plenty of space to park. Keep in mind that the farther away they have to park their vehicles, the longer it will take for them to fetch the tools they need as the removal of the tree progresses. If you don’t have enough space directly in front of your home, or in your driveway, it would help to talk to your immediate neighbors and ask them to allow the tree removal service team to park either in their driveways, or on the street in front of their home.
Make Sure You Clear Out the Area Where the Tree Is Located
A day or two before the tree removal service team is scheduled to arrive, make sure you remove everything in your yard, including any inflatable pools, furniture, decorations, planters and flower pots, toys, and anything else that can be safely moved, and which could be damaged in the course of the tree removal process. Remember that it is important to open up as much space as possible for the team to work, without having to skirt over and around any of your belongings.
Make Sure Your Yard Is Clean Right Before Your Scheduled Appointment
Before your tree removal team is scheduled to arrive, take a walk around your yard to make sure everything is clean and there is no animal waste, food, or trash in the area where the work will take place. This is one of the things homeowners tend to forget, but it is very important, especially when you have pets and children. Nothing is worse than working on removing a tree, only to step in or inadvertently grab your dog’s waste. A quick walk around your yard a few minutes before the team arrives will go a long way in avoiding a very embarrassing situation.
Prepare for Possible Outages
If the tree that will be removed is near power lines, or any utilities, such as cable TV or landline telephone wires, you should always be prepared for a possible outage. Accidents can happen, and it is best to be prepared for the worst case scenario, even if the whole removal process goes without a hitch. In any case, keep your utility company’s emergency number handy in case something does happen, to ensure the service will be restored soon after the removal procedure is over.
Tell Your Neighbors What to Expect
Being a good neighbor involves more than waving hello to your neighbor whenever you pick up your morning paper. The tree removal process can be very noisy, and there will be a lot of people and vehicles in your home. Letting your neighbors know what will be happening will allow them to prepare for it, especially if they have babies or elderly relatives that could be affected by the noise living in their home.
Talk to Your Contractor About the Stump
Oftentimes, homeowners forget that a tree that gets cut down leaves a stump. Depending on the actual size of your tree, there may not be enough time to remove the stump on the same day, especially if the tree removal team has not been informed of your decision prior to your appointment. Deciding what to do with the stump well in advance, will allow the team to plan their activities accordingly, in most cases being able to remove both the tree and the stump in a single visit. Waiting for the day of your appointment will result in having to prepare for a second visit, because they may not have the appropriate tools or equipment to handle the stump on the day of the removal of the tree. This is one of the most important ways to help you avoid another day of dealing with the noise and inconvenience that is involved in the removal of the tree and its stump. So, make sure you speak to the contractor about what you want to do about the stump on the day you schedule your tree removal appointment.
Being prepared for your tree removal service appointment is one of the easiest ways to ensure the whole process goes smoothly and without any unnecessary delays. This all helps to streamline the procedure, and helps the tree removal service team focus on the job at hand. At S&P Tree Service, we are always happy to help you remove an unwanted tree from your home or business. Our experienced and knowledgeable arborists are trained in the most current techniques for tree removal. So, when you are ready to remove a tree that has become a danger to your home, simply pick up your phone and give us a call right away!
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