How to avoid being ripped off by a Tree Lopper!
You’ve discovered that you require the services of a tree lopper but are unsure of what the job entails and have no idea of what a fair price to pay is. This is a typical conundrum for many of us.
There are many tree contractors in Western Australia that offer a quality service but on the other hand, there are also a number of tree contractors that rip the public off; they are uninsured and just as importantly unqualified. We want you to be aware of what to look out for.
Don’t fall into the trap of using a door knocking tree lopper who happens to be tapping on your door just before curb-side collection day. Dickies Trees has found that a there are some sole traders taking advantage of curbside collection and offering tree services without having the required equipment to complete the job safely and leaving the material on the street to be collected – as they don’t have the means to take the material away themselves.
These contractors pray on the elderly and in some cases ask for payment upfront and either don’t complete the job in full or never actually start.
If you’re looking for a tree surgeon than here are some tips on what to ask/request of the provider:
- Request that payment is made on the completion of the job and not before
- Check that the tree contractor can take away the debris on completion
- Request references
- Research how long the business has been operating for
- Ask to see proof of insurance
- Depending on the size of the job the tree contractor should provide a minimum of 2–3 workers so that the job is completed safely (not just sole operators).
We encourage you to think about quality over quantity. Our crews are often called out to fix jobs leaving the customer more out of pocket than originally planned. Dickies Trees offer the highest standard of service and take full responsibility for any faults and we never commit to a job before reviewing the task at hand.
If you’ve got a tree that’s being a little tricky then call Dickies Trees on 9249 4077.
And whack it on the head with a Dickie!