Do you have a tree that is dead or dying? Are you planning to get rid of it before it falls and causes serious damages and/or injuries? Having a dead or dying tree can be a frustrating thing, but it's also not something that you should tackle alone. While you might be considering cutting down the tree yourself, there are a number of reasons why this probably isn't the best idea. Some of the reasons why you should hire someone else to do the work for you are as follows.
Safety: If the tree is large enough to be a hazard to the surrounding area, it's large enough to also be a hazard when cutting it up and chopping it down. While the employees of tree removal services have been trained in how to safely dismantle a dead or dying tree, you do not possess this training or skill. Without it, you could inadvertently wind up causing the very damage that you seek to prevent. A slight miscalculation in weight or in securement could result in expensive damage to property or even possible death to anyone who happens to be below the tree. Instead of attempting this yourself, it's safer to allow tree professionals to do the task.
Money: In theory, you could simply go at the tree with a chainsaw. But, as previously mentioned, this would certainly not be a wise idea. In order to even attempt to do things safely, you'll need to buy or rent various pieces of safety equipment. Some of this equipment may be quite costly and/or difficult to obtain, especially things like cranes or cherry pickers. Once you add up the cost of getting everything that you need, you'll likely find that the fees of your local tree removal services are going to be less than you'd be paying if you did everything yourself.
Insurance: All good tree removal services are insured so that if there does happen to be an accident then both you and they are covered for the incident. But if you are working by yourself and do something like cause a large tree limb to crash through your roof, you'll be forced to make a claim on your own homeowner's insurance. Filing claims of any sort with your homeowner's insurance can raise your rates, and in some extreme instances, result in your insurance company refusing to insure your home in the future. To avoid having to deal with your insurance company in this manner, always get professional assistance.
For more information, reach out to companies like Complete Tree Service LLC.