Picking a quality tree care company does not have to be too difficult if you adhere to these tips and use the guidelines below. Tree care work can be expensive and dangerous. Consequentially, you need to utilize a business that is completely insured as well as fully qualified.
Fully Insured and Licensed
All quality tree service businesses will be licensed in the state of Hawaii. This does not completely ensure quality but it does lend itself to the fact that they are professional enough to obtain a business license. Additionally, a business license costs money, which further indicates the business is committed.
The right insurance is critical when using a tree service. Tree jobs are dangerous and accidents can occur. Companies should have two kinds of insurance: worker's compensation and umbrella liability coverage. Liability coverage safeguards the homeowner from any costs associated with property damage that could occur during the job. While it is unusual with quality businesses, damage to homes has occurred. An umbrella liability policy protected you against the cost to repair this damage. The other insurance requirement is worker's compensation. A tree care business must have this insurance to safeguard their clients against a claim by one of their employees if they are injured on the job. Absence these two insurance policies, you may be responsible for these costs under your home policy. Always request copies of both policies when you obtain an estimate.
Do not utilize a business that does not provide a documented quote. There have been situations where the tree service increases the price of the project after the work is finished; and without a written quote, you have no recourse to refute. Additionally, a written quote is necessary to aid you in evaluating the details of the quote as well as the exact scope of the project. Finally, a written quote will help you in comparing multiple estimates. When comparing bids, always verify the exact scope of work has been quoted so you are evaluating likes estimates.
Reviews and References
Always request 3 current references of previous clients. These references should be within the last few months so they are indicative of their current business operations. Family and friends are another great sources for past performance references, but they are not always available. Finally, survey Internet review sources such as Google, Yelp, and the BBB. Some of these online reviews can be fraudulent, however, in their totality, they will provide you with a general sense of the tree care company's quality.
Other criteria to consider are equipment and credentials. The tree care industry has a few noteworthy memberships and associations that most quality tree care businesses will belong to. These may include the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) and the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). These associations offer credential opportunities and on-going continuing education for quality, professional tree service companies.
One final piece of advice when employing the services of a tree contractor: never pay 100% upfront. If you do and are not happy with the work, you will have little recourse. Never pay more than 25% - 50% upfront, reserving the balance until the project is completed to your satisfaction.
Call Hawaii Tree Service to compare us to other island companies and see why we are the tree service Honolulu trusts. We offer complete tree care to include tree removals, tree trimming, stump grinding, and emergency service.
Many home projects are perfect for DIY, such as small re-modeling efforts and landscaping; however, tree trimming, especially on large, mature trees is not an ideal project for do-in-yourself. Any time both feet need to leave the ground, then the tree is too large for you to safely trim yourself. Below are just a few of the good reasons you should hire Hawaii Tree Service the next time you need your large trees trimmed.
We Have Years of Experience in Tree Care
Hawaii Tree Service is highly experienced and educated in the tree-related care, We understand that the rainy/winter season is the best time to trim trees. The cooler temps prevent tree sap from running when branches are trimmed. This almost eliminates sap bleeding and the stress that trimming a tree can cause. Insects are normally not active in the winter season minimizing tree infection and damage.
Our tree service experts are certified and trained by some of the top tree care associations in the world, such as the International Society of Arborists and the Tree Care Industry Association. These associations provide a litany of guidance and tree care information - something all of our team takes advantage of.
Efficient and Quick Service
Calling a professional tree trimmer ensures a rapid, effective and reliable process. Using our tree services, we use the best tools and equipment to get the job done right. We are also skilled in using bucket trucks, chainsaws, and wood chippers.
Our trimming services involve thinning tree limbs to help them stay clear of electrical lines and buildings as well as provide for more sunlight to penetrate the canopy. We also trim diseased, broken, or dead limbs. Also, we provide emergency tree trimming, notably after strong winds. With 19 years of experience, not only do we finish our tree service jobs perfectly, but we ensure everything is approached with safety and quality in mind.
Safety for Your Family
Employing a tree service company in Hawaii is the smartest, safest option when you need tree care work. We inspect and maintain all our equipment before every project. We also take all the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of the job site, reducing the risk of injuries and accidents to our crew members and to anyone around the job area. We always use the proper protective clothing and gear eliminate accidents and injury.
For safe and reliable tree trimming service, call us today at 808-201-6209. You can also complete our contact form to request a FREE tree service estimate. We serve Honolulu and the entire island of Oahu.