It takes work to choose the appropriate contractor, whether you’re doing a kitchen makeover, building your dream house or getting proposals for tree trimming at your home or commercial property. It is always a good idea to get quotes from a few companies before deciding on one, but how do you choose which one to hire? It is tempting to choose the cheapest option available. However, like many other things, many times you get what you pay for when it comes to tree work. It’s not enough to choose the lowest bidder when hiring a tree company—making sure the work will be done safely, properly and at a reasonable cost is the goal
In addition, it is important to make sure that each offer covers the exact scope of work. When evaluating pricing, it’s not always easy to be sure that each bid is “apples for apples.”In today’s article, we’ll discuss the key issues that may arise if the lowest price is the only factor in deciding who gets a contract for tree trimming services.
Poor Craftmanship & Management Costs:
To improve their gross margin, tree companies that submit much cheaper bids on RFPs will often take shortcuts. Poor quality work, disregard for security precautions, and sloppy execution can be the result of certain low-cost contractors. An unprofessional team might damage the property owner’s landscaping or negatively impact the health of the trees.
Hidden fees and costs might cancel out low bids:
A provider that offers a bid significantly lower than the competition is usually unlikely to be trusted. Even if a contractor submits the lowest price, they may try to recoup some of their costs by charging more than expected for extra supplies and service equipment. In some cases, “unexpected or hidden” expenses might force property owners and managers to pay more than the highest bid.
Property owners have a higher risk of legal action:
Cheap contractors typically aren’t adequately insured against worker’s compensation claims or professional liability lawsuits, and lack required licensing. If injury or property damage occurs during the job, the owner has a substantially higher liability risk due to the lack of adequate insurance coverage. If a severe accident, loss, or injury occurs, the cost of insurance claims and any litigation may easily outweigh the savings from hiring the lowest bidder.
Perhaps the bidder is not reliable:
There’s a chance that the low bidder isn’t a qualified contractor for the tree trimming. Instead, they are working illegally, using low prices to complete projects quickly without appropriately performing the scope of work, which can have disastrous consequences if someone gets hurt, if they abandon the job before it’s finished, if they do poor quality work, or if they don’t complete the project in the time frame promised.
These so-called “contractors” bring disgrace to the whole industry. Please verify that the company you hire has the necessary skillsets and is dedicated to doing work at a high standard.
Wrapping It Up:
Choosing the most reasonable tree services reduces the likelihood of unforeseen tree-trimming problems and increases the completed job’s longevity and quality. In addition to taking great delight in the superior quality of our work, we at Embark Services also take great pride in our transparent pricing and commitment to completing projects on time and on budget.