Beware of Unlicensed Tree Service Companies

It’s not uncommon for people to be coaxed into using unlicensed “professionals.” With clever wording, open-ended promises, and enticingly low service fees, unlicensed contractors are able to lure naive individuals in. Unlicensed tree companies should be avoided at all costs for the following reasons:

Licensed tree service experts hold themselves to a certain standard. Their contracting license illustrates their devotion and understanding of a particular trade. While unlicensed contractors may be knowledgeable, those who work with licensed professionals can rest assured their tree service needs will be addressed with professionalism and expertise.

When you allow unlicensed contractors to work on your property, that information needs to be disclosed should you ever decide to sell your home. If a potential owner has concerns about the way a tree was pruned, topped, etc., that responsibility now falls to the homeowner as unlicensed professionals aren’t required to iron out issues after they’ve done the job.

Overall, hiring an unlicensed tree service company is a complete gamble. Not only are they not held accountable for property mishaps or injuries to their workers, homeowners may have to take ownership for third party setbacks as well. For instance, if a tree is improperly pruned and a branch falls on your neighbor’s car, it is now up to you to handle that situation.

Hiring a licensed professional promises a safe, efficient, responsible way to care for your trees.

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