I just moved into a home that has been up for several years. It was to my surprise that I went in the backyard and the one tree I had loved so much had been rotten and you could see the branches beginning to get weak and almost near falling.
This is a huge oak tree I am talking about, so you already know that these are monstrous trees that could kill you if one of their branches were to accidentally fall on top of you. What made it worse is that it has a tire swing on it that my kids just love. So it kinda broke my heart to have to get rid of the tree, but it was even more reason for me to find affordable tree service because I wouldn’t be able to forgive myself if something happened to my kids because of this tree.
So I looked in the Yellow Pages to find someone would could do the job and I found several different options. I didn’t want to necessarily hire a company, so I contemplated on individual contractors who have their own business and work by themselves or with a partner. I found what I believed to be a wonderful contractor for the job!
Wasn’t I Wrong
It took me a while to understand the importance of hiring a professional that is with a company. It wasn’t until I hired these contractors did I realize the risk it posed to not hire a person within a company. When I hired this contractor for tree removal, I automatically assumed he knew what he was doing.
I went outside moments before he started the process and saw the angle he was at. The tree branch he was cutting first was liable to hit my house and he wasn’t even paying enough attention to notice it. Even worse, there was a weak branch right above him and I had to yell to hit to come to me.
He did and moments later, the branch he had been right below before I called him over had fallen! I looked at him and told him that’s why I called him over because I saw the branch falling and it could have been fatal.
I know he was embarrassed and honestly, I do not blame him. If I were in his shoes — I would have been equally as embarrassed. Like how could you not notice something like that? You are suppose to be an expert!
Well, I didn’t tell him that because I know he had already felt bad. But I did relieve him from doing the tree and I went and looked for tree services elsewhere. I chose a company that I felt was adequate enough for the job and had insurance to make sure that both I and them were covered.
When I saw how they did the job, I knew I was going to go with a company for my next contractor because they have the right ideas in mind!