Tree removal is a necessary part of lawn and yard care, particularly if a tree becomes unhealthy, sick, or rotted. Some trees are beyond saving. And so for the good of the plant life surrounding it, and for the health of everyone living near it, these diseased trees need to be removed. Proper tree removal is done by professionals. It is the safest and most efficient way to eliminate a tree. Hiring the certified arborists of Traverse City Roofings, for example, can help homeowners save a lot of time, money, and effort.
One thing that most homeowners want to know when hiring a tree removal expert for the first time is whether or not they should tip their tree removal guys. After all, tree trimming is a specialized service that employs trained arborists who are very skilled at their task.
Tipping is often associated with waiters and other service-oriented occupations like barbers, bartenders, and valets. But for many other specialty services, it is not customary to tip. Although this habit is predominantly an American phenomenon, it is practiced in a few other Western countries as well. The expected tip in the US is usually between 15 to 20 percent, which is on the highest end of the scale. Tipping is a way of saying “thank you”. It can also be used to reward good service. In the industry of hospitality, a tip is usually a way to supplement a low hourly wage.
But generally speaking, tree removal experts do not expect tips. The job may be labor intensive and far from glamorous, but most tree experts enjoy their work. Tree removal experts are usually paid hourly or by the job. Prices depend on how many trees they need to remove, how big the trees are, or whether the trees are healthy or not. Bigger and thicker trees are generally harder to remove. The same goes for healthy trees. Sick or rotting trees are easier to get rid of.
With all this in mind, it is not customary to tip your tree trimmers. As far as social norms go, it will depend on the homeowner if they find it necessary to tip—but some tree services providers might discourage it. In fact, the arborist might even be surprised to get the offer for some extra money.
Most of the time, a simple “thank you” will suffice. If a job seems harder than anticipated, with a stubborn tree trunk, or if a tree is in an area with a lot of surrounding structures, then it is fine for homeowners to think that a tip is necessary. But in difficult scenarios, the tree removal company might charge higher anyway, and they will inform the property owner of the price beforehand.
Traverse City Roofings is known for its upfront pricing and reliable customer service. They will assess the trees in question before giving the homeowner a quote. What makes this tree service provider very convenient is the fact that homeowners can get a free estimate within hours.
Contact Traverse City Roofings today and learn more about their many tree related services.