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Many people have trees in their backyards and some people neglect their trees because they are under the impression that the trees get everything they need from the ground. That is not always the case. Some trees can catch diseases like other plants that affect their root system or branches. Once a tree becomes too unhealthy to be cured with treatment then it is time to have a tree removed. Other times trees can become a safety concern when their branches hang directly over your house or the boundary wall. If you feel like it is time to get the tree removed in your backyard then it is best to hire a professional tree removal service provider to remove the tree for you. S&P Tree Service in Dallas, TX always recommends hiring a professional because it will save you a lot of time and stress. Here are a few things you can do in preparation for the tree removal service.
Locate a Tree Removal Service Provider
The first thing that you have to do is to find a tree removal service provider. It is recommended to do research on a few companies before choosing one to make sure that you are getting the best value for money. It is best to read online reviews if there are any. Be wary of companies that only have positive reviews on their website, there is a high chance that they delete the negative reviews. Once you have decided on a company then they will send out an arborist to come and inspect the tree and the property. This is very important because it will give the tree removal service providers the information they need to conduct the tree removal safely and effectively. Sometimes the arborist will recommend treatment for the tree instead of having it removed.
Confirm Insurance Compliance
This step should never be skipped when you are hiring a contractor, especially a tree removal service provider. It is crucial for your contractor to have insurance. They should provide you with proof of their liability policy. The liability policy protects your home and the contents within your home in case something goes wrong while the technicians remove the tree. Another form of insurance that contractors should have is workers’ compensation insurance. This type of insurance makes the company liable for any injuries that the workers may suffer from due to removing the tree. These two forms of insurance will save you a lot of money because you will not be liable for medical or legal fees thus it is critical to check whether the tree removal company has insurance.
Prepare the Property for Tree Removal
There are a few things that you can do once the service provider has done the inspection and confirmed the date for the removal of the trees on your property. It is advised to make sure that there will be enough parking for the crew members’ vehicles that they use to transport themselves as well as the equipment that they would need to remove the tree. In some cases, you might not have enough parking spaces so you will have to ask your neighbors if you could use their drive as well or you might have to ask your local municipality to use the street as parking. The general rule of thumb is that if you have space for three cars then you have enough space for the tree removal crew. It is advised to clean up your backyard a bit so that there are no obstacles that can get in the way while the service providers remove the tree. It is recommended to remove all potted plants and furniture that is close to the tree to avoid damage from falling branches.
Plan the Tree Removal Days
You should plan your days when you are scheduled for tree removal. Sometimes it can take a few days for the service providers to remove the tree. This can be an inconvenience especially if you have to take off from work to make sure that the tree removal service providers arrive and do what was agreed upon. It is best to discuss with your contractor beforehand what work will be done on what day. There are usually different groups of people that are involved in removing the tree. The one group will cut down the tree, the second group will remove the wood from your property and the third group will remove the stump and plant a new tree if that was agreed upon. If you know what the schedule is for the removal of the tree then you can plan accordingly and you can make sure that you are at home for when the crew members arrive and just before they leave at the end of the day.
The clean-up is the last step of the tree removal. It is in your best interest to inquire about what the cleanup procedures are like. Sometimes tree removal service providers will charge extra for clean up costs and it is best to discuss it with the contractors beforehand to make sure that there are no surprise costs at the end of the job. Sometimes you can ask the contractors to cut the wood up for you into smaller pieces so that you can have some firewood.
Since you have read more about the process of tree removal, you will feel a bit more confident when discussing tree removal with your chosen service provider. S&P Tree Service in Dallas, TX provides excellent tree removal services and their staff members are friendly and have your best interest at heart.
For effective and professional tree services contact S&P Tree Service in Dallas, TX today.