Last month Timber Warriors responded to the mess a ‘door knocker’ left behind. The impostors felled a tree onto a home. Shortly after, Timber Warriors came in to relieve the homeowner of the disastrous situation.
The sad truths: this was not Timber Warriors’ first time cleaning up a ‘door knocker’s’ mess, and ‘door knockers’ are way more common than homeowners think.
You can help put an end to the ‘door knocker’ reign
- Be safe, correct, and professional – always. This way homeowners know what is unsafe, incorrect, and unprofessional when they see it.
- Make habit of showing arboriculture-related identifications and licenses while out bidding. This way homeowners will become accustomed to this and expect it in the future.
- Talk with your city officials; help them to understand the importance of having licensed-only crews working within city limits.
There are signs that suggest you may be in the presence of a ‘door knocker’
- If an estimate total is low and lacks detail, that could be a red flag. It is recommended that homeowners get estimates from three companies to help confirm or deny the presence of an impostor.
- The ‘crew’ says they are certified, licensed, and insured, but do not have the proof to back it up.
- The ‘crew’ asks for cash, payment up front, or for the check to be made out to an individual.
Read the full March Newsletter.