Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Protect yourself during tree removal even if you aren't the one doing the job!


In today's world you need to protect yourself at all times and during tree removal is no different.  


Did you know when you hire a tree service, especially for dangerous jobs, such as tree removal, you should ask if they are fully insured and practice industry standard safety standards?  Hiring a company with a stellar safety record and that is fully insured will protect you as a homeowner.

Tree removal can be a dangerous process, depending on the age, size and location of the tree. Professional tree removers have the equipment and training necessary to get the job done safely and efficiently. But an established company also offers higher standards of business that protect homeowners and their property during the job. Discover how vital insurance is to this type of home improvement project.

Here's Why You Need to Hire a Fully Insured Tree Removal Services Contractor

Insurance covers several incidents that could occur during tree removal. For optimum coverage, ask any contractor you are considering if they carry these types of insurance:

* Liability - reputable tree service companies carry full liability coverage, meaning that any damage done to your property or the surrounding area during the course of operations will be covered. Although professionals have the skills and tools to get the job done without mishap, weather conditions and limb breakage could result in damage. Be sure to hire a contractor that is insured for liabilities.

* Vehicle - established tree removers use various types of vehicles and equipment on the job, including cranes for large tree removal, chippers and trucks of various sizes. Vehicle insurance covers any damage incurred by those vehicles and to those vehicles.

* Workman's Compensation - contractors need to have up to date workman's compensation insurance and should be able to provide proof of that coverage to their clients. This special type of insurance covers any harm to or injuries incurred by the employees while on the jobsite. Responsible employers carry workman's comp coverage to protect their staff and clients.

Other safety standards should also be followed during the course of operations. Both OSHA and ANSI provide tree service standards to direct safety procedures on the jobsite. Ask your tree removal contractor about compliance to ensure all safety measures are stated and followed on your property.

A professional tree service, like Trees "R" Us, Inc. in the greater Chicago area, will provide insurance information to every client, protecting you and your property throughout the course of the job.  Make sure you make the right choice when choosing a tree service.  Trees "R" Us, Inc. is has the right equipment, the right experience, and is the right choice.

Thanks for reading,
Nick

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