Every year, Houston sees its fair share of stormy and windy weather, either from summer thunderstorms, tropical disturbances, or strong winter winds. After a storm, homeowners are often concerned about the stability and appearance of property, as well as personal safety, when limbs and trees fall due to high winds.
Unfortunately, disreputable and unscrupulous tree crews make an appearance after stormy weather to make a fast profit off property owners in need of immediate tree help. These dangerous and unprofessional tree crews may have their own truck, a few workers, and some equipment, but they are far from professional, safe, or reliable. In today’s blog post, we’ll look at the four signs of a disreputable tree company to help property owners avoid becoming a victim of unscrupulous tree crews.
Demanding Payment In Advance
Soliciting Tree Jobs Door-To-Door
Provide No Written Estimates or Work Orders
Disregard Safety Practices and Tree Care Standards
Disreputable tree crews and amateur workers offering their immediate services will typically not adhere to any OSHA safety standards, performing their work without safety goggles, tree harnesses, or cables and ropes to securely bring down large branches or tree trunks. They will also use unstable ladders and will work too close to power lines, jeopardizing their safety and health. In addition, these amateur tree crews will make recommendations for tree care services not endorsed by the tree care industry, such as tree topping. Tree topping is when the tree crown is cut down to keep limbs or branches from growing too tall, but severely harms the tree’s health.
Property owners do themselves and their property a major favor when they can avoid hiring disreputable and unprofessional tree crews to work on their property. When tree emergencies occur, Houston property owners can rely on Embark Services to safely and efficiently remove fallen trees and limbs with professionalism and reliability. Embark Services offers a full range of tree care and landscape services, including emergency tree services, tree pruning, tree removal, tree planting, landscape maintenance, debris removal, cabling and bracing, and tree evaluation. Contact Embark Services for more information on their outstanding tree care services, or go online to request a free consultation today!