Tree felling is a serious business and should not be attempted on your own. Specialty tree-cutting services help you stay safe, use the right equipment, protect your property, and remove fallen trees. When you hire a professional company for tree removal in Waterloo, they will strategically plan where the tree will fall, bring tools and safety equipment that the average person does not usually have, and will follow safety practices while the tree falls.
Where Will the Tree Fall?
The first thing a professional service will do is predict the angle and direction of the tree’s fall. Technicians on site will make sure there are no structures such as patios, fences, gardens, garages, power lines, or electrical lights anywhere near the trajectory of the fall. They will also ensure that the tree falls within your property lines, working with surveyors and neighbourhood regulations where necessary.
Professionals also know how to accurately measure the tree’s vertical height and the amount of horizontal space the tree needs so it can land safely. If you try this yourself and are incorrect by even two inches, it could cause serious damage.
Equipment to Be Used
Most homeowners do not have the right tools when attempting tree removal in Waterloo. Instead of buying special tools that you may only use once and then have to store them indefinitely, a professional service can save you money and take care of all the equipment. You will not have to make multiple trips to the hardware store or use old, inefficient equipment that may not be up to code.
These are not easy to find at most retail stores, nor or they easy to operate. They have long poles, complicated strings, and awkward hinges. Trust someone with experience to maneuver tree saws safely, especially for branches that are near power lines or rooves.
It also takes special skills to use a stump grinder. There are many safety hazards that a certified tree removal expert has already assessed through experience and training. Grinders usually operate on diesel fuel or a generator, which may be an added expense when you try to go it alone.
Trucks and Trailers
The size of the job will determine the size of the truck and trailer needed. The last thing you want to do is rent a trailer that you think is big enough, only to find out you need something larger. This will delay your job and add stress. Tree removal professionals know how to estimate a job correctly and bring in the right truck.
Ensure Safety Equipment Is on Everyone
Just like with the special tools, you can save yourself time and money by not purchasing extra safety equipment that may only be used once. Hard hats, eye goggles, respirator masks, and steel-toed boots are normal expenses for an arborist business. These businesses also incur all the liability and risk if someone gets injured. If you do it yourself, injuries will be on your own insurance claim.
How to React When a Tree Falls
It is probably best to stay inside the house or be off the property altogether when the tree falls. Doing it yourself risks serious injury. Technicians who do this day in, and day out know how to predict the trajectory of the tree and clear the surrounding space safely.
Trust Martins Tree Cutting Services
There is a lot to think about when removing a tree. Doing it yourself incurs safety risks, unnecessary expenses and prolongs the job. Fortunately, we do all the planning and hard work for you. Get in touch with us today to request a quote and learn about how our arborists can help you.