There's no shortage of tree care providers in the Northern California area - just open up the yellow pages. But it takes more than a chainsaw to do the job right. Choosing the wrong company can put your trees and yard, your pocketbook, your home and your family at risk. Here are a couple questions to ask when selecting a tree care professional:
You may not realize it, but if a company you hire doesn't have workers' compensation insurance, you're responsible for any injuries that happen on your property. Your homeowner's insurance won't cover injuries to hired help. But still an alarming number of so called “Professional” tree care providers operate day-to-day without the proper coverage.
- Do they have proof of insurance?