It is important to call a reputable company that has experience in emergency situations and in dealing with insurance companies. Hiring a licensed and insured tree company is a necessity, since emergency tree removals tend to be more hazardous than typical tree removals. Let’s face it — most tree projects don’t require safely cutting and discarding the trunk of a massive tree that has crashed through a roof and is currently hanging out in someone’s living room. Different protocols need to be undertaken, which experienced tree companies know and can execute as safely as possible.
In an emergency tree situation, never choose a tree service company that requires an upfront payment. These types of tree removals can be extremely difficult. And shamefully, it is not unheard of for a tree contractor to give up and walk away from a job. You shouldn’t be required to pay for the job until it is completed. That way you can trust that even when the job gets tough, your tree trimmers will press on and do what it takes to get the job done.
Emergency tree removals tend to be more expensive than other tree projects. This is due to multiple reasons. Emergencies require quick and immediate action, so scheduled jobs need to be moved around in order to accommodate a more pressing job. Occasionally, tree emergency calls come in the middle of the night, and depending the the urgency of the situation, we may come out to assess the scene immediately. Then if the removal needs prompt action, our removal crew will reassemble during the night hours, if necessary, to start the job. Otherwise, jobs that have high-alert status will be performed at the very start of the day. Another factor that leads to higher pricing involves the more hazardous nature of the project. The higher the risk, the higher the cost. Certain scenarios also require the use of heavy machinery, such as cranes, which adds the to the final quote of the job.