how to know you’re hiring a quality company. In the lawn care business, it’s even more complex because of how spread out the industry is. This leads to considerable variance among companies. Some will be excellent. Some will be horrendous.
So how can you tell the difference? Here are a few tips:
Looking On The Bright Side of Businesses
Go through online reviews, but realize that all companies will have some negative things said about them. What you want to look for is the overall vibe that you get. Obviously, a company that has scores of negative reviews and sensible accounts of inadequacy, you can safely trust that they offer questionable service. Moreover, ask your neighbors which provider they use and what they think of them. It could be as easy as that.
5 Key Takeaways on the Road to Dominating Experts
License and Insurance
First, if they’re licensed and insured, then you know they’ve devoted their life’s work to professionalism. Second – and more importantly – if they get hurt on your property, you could be liable. And that’s not it. Should their mower huck a rock through your window, their policy won’t cover the damage.
Professional or Trade Associations
Being a member of a trade organization is a sign that a provider is committed to their craft. That includes a commitment to ongoing learning and upholding standards of the lawn care industry.
Look for a company that employs an office manager or owner-operator who consistently responds on time and reasonably, one who is easily reachable through email or social media, and makes use of lawn care scheduling and billing software. In the end, this can actually save you tons of time and stress.
If you mow your own lawn, you’d probably change your blade once or twice yearly. Outstanding lawn care companies generally sharpen or change blades everyday or every other day. ask them how long their blades must work before they are sharpened or changed. It should be no more than ten hours.
In this industry, it’s ordinary to require lengthy contracts, so you shouldn’t be surprised if your lawn care company does. Just ask if they’ll let you go without one. Or at least, ask if they’ll give you a free trial. Good companies will say yes.
Lastly, you need to know that sometimes, companies just don’t have enough operational capacity and they break down and disappear just like that. Read online reviews to know companies are stable or not that stable to be reliable. Ask your neighbors and friends what they know about a certain provider you’re considering. Better yet, just ask for client references from the provider and make sure to call them.