Are you about to hire an arborist to help you with your trees? If that’s the case, read on. In this article, we’ll discuss some of the most important questions to ask and things to keep in mind when hiring an arborist.
For those of you that don’t know, an arborist is a person who works with trees and common services include tree-lopping, tree-pruning, and tree-cutting, but also stump-grinding and tree-removal are common practices. An arborist also happens to have one of the most dangerous jobs in the world and many accidents do happen every year when those without the necessary experience or skills try their hands-on performing these tree-services. This is why it’s extremely important to choose the right arborist for the job and by reading this article you will have the best prerequisites in doing so.
But who am I to give you advice? I have been working at a Swedish tree-service company located northeast of Stockholm by the name of Trädfällning Norrtälje for many years, and in this time I have spoken to many previous clients who have had problems with arborists in the past. This is why I feel that I am very qualified to talk about this and help you hire the best possible arborist for your job.
So what’s there to be aware of when choosing an arborist and what questions should you be asking? By keeping in mind the following points you’ll be good on your way to getting your trees taken care of in a professional and safe manner.
Make sure your arborist has liability insurance that covers potential accidents
Before hiring an arborist it’s important to make sure that the arborist has liability insurance that covers potential accidents. Most likely, nothing is going to go wrong, but if it does, you can get yourself in big trouble if the arborist lacks good liability insurance. I would recommend that you always ask to see their insurance and what it covers before letting them perform any work. There are just too many arborists without proper liability insurances to take any chances with this.
Ask to see a certificate
It’s also important to hire a certified arborist. There are different types of certifications depending on in which country you live, so it’s always a good idea to first ask for a copy of their certificate and then proceeds to check the legitimacy of it.
What kind of reputation does the arborist have in your local community
Nowadays, it’s easier than ever to find opinions and reviews online from real people for any given local business in your area. See if you can find any reviews of the arborist online, they are most commonly found on the company’s own website, Facebook page or Yelp page. It might also be a good idea to ask your friends and family if they or someone they know have hired the arborist.
Ask what is included in the price
Before hiring an arborist, it’s very important to ask what’s actually included in the price. Some companies might include cleaning and removal of the tree and others won’t. If you don’t ask this question you might end up hiring a company that doesn’t include this and you will end up with a big mess in your backyard that could have been avoided. What you want is an arborist that will help you with your trees, while at the same time leaving your property in its previous state or even better.
I now hope that you have a better understanding of what questions to ask your arborist to make sure that you’re actually hiring a serious professional that can help you with your trees in a safe and efficient way. Best of luck!