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Stephen Delbridge
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The service for Driscoll Tree Service was outstanding. Michael came out to meet with me, explained the pros and cons of how to deal with my tree removal, and provided a clear quote for the service. The crew that came out to do the work was on-time, professional and did a great job. One of the trees they had to remove was tall and in a spot where they couldn't get any heavy equipment to it, but they were able to take it down in pieces without damaging my landscaping or fence. If you are looking for a professional and competent tree service,  I definitely recommend calling Driscoll Tree Service.

Ryan Hunt
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Driscoll Tree Service and its team are professional, friendly, and excellent at tree removal. Their prices are the best. We had them remove a completely dead tree and a super large branch. For both experiences, they came out fast and did an Incredible job. Highly recommend.

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Tips to Avoid a Tree Service Scam

Tree care and maintenance are essential parts of responsible homeownership, but finding a reputable tree service provider can be a daunting task. With all the companies out there, it is easy for unsuspecting homeowners to hire unscrupulous contractors, causing costly and unsatisfactory services. At the Driscoll Tree Service, we recommend the following helpful tips to help you avoid scams and hire a professional tree care company.

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Ask for Insurance Policies

When hiring a tree service provider, ask for proof of coverage. Legitimate companies should carry liability insurance and workers’ compensation insurance. Liability insurance protects you in case of property damage caused during the job, while workers’ compensation insurance covers the arborists during injuries. If a company cannot provide proof of insurance, this is a major red flag, and you may be responsible for any accidents or damages that occur on your property.

Better Business Bureau (BBB)

Another reliable way to assess a service provider’s credibility is to check their rating and accreditation with the Better Business Bureau (BBB). The BBB allocates ratings based on factors such as customer complaints and business practices. A tree care company with a high BBB rating is likely trustworthy. In addition, read through customer reviews and complaints on the BBB website to understand the company’s reputation.

Check the Company’s Reputation

Besides the BBB, research a service provider’s reputation thoroughly. Ask for references from past customers and contact them to inquire about their experiences with the company. You can also look for online reviews on platforms like Google, Yelp, or Angie’s List. Pay attention to recurring issues such as overcharging, incomplete work, or unprofessional behavior. A solid and positive reputation is a good sign of a reliable tree service.

Beware of Pricing

While it’s natural to look for cost-effective services, be cautious of service providers offering significantly lower prices than their competitors. In the tree care industry, meager prices can be a sign of a scam. Skilled arborists invest in proper equipment, training, and insurance, contributing to the overall cost of service. However, a quote that seems too good to be true probably is! A ridiculously low quote may show the contractors are cutting corners or engaging in unethical practices.

Get Multiple Estimates

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A crucial step in avoiding a tree service scam is to gather multiple estimates from different companies. By obtaining multiple quotes, you can compare the services offered and their associated costs. This helps you get a more accurate understanding of the market rate for the work you need and enables you to identify outliers in pricing or unrealistic promises. Whether a complex tree removal or a pruning project, we provide a precise, written estimate that outlines the scope of work, costs, and any potential additional charges.

Regarding tree maintenance services, ensuring you choose a trustworthy and reliable provider is essential. Scams and unscrupulous contractors can cost you financially and compromise the overall well-being of your trees. By following these tips and being vigilant, you can protect yourself from scammers and the subsequent financial pitfalls. Contact us at the Driscoll Tree Service and talk to our certified tree experts. We provide various services, including tree removal, pruning, and trimming, ensuring safety and optimum health.

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