February 15, 2010 · Filed Under Events and News 

Reminder: City will pick up tree debris for free

After a storm, residents may need services for things such as electrical work, roofing repair or tree trimming and removal. While there are many reputable individuals and companies in the area that provide these services, it is not uncommon for unscrupulous people to capitalize on that demand even though they may not be qualified to do the job.

The City of Fort Worth offers the following tips when hiring a service provider:

  • Make sure they are part of an established business in the community or nearby area.
  • Have them provide you with evidence that they are actually working for the company, rather than moonlighting.
  • Ask whether they have appropriate insurance.
  • Ideally, they should be members of a professional association and be certified to perform the service they are offering.
  • If possible, get more than one estimate to ensure that the price offered is competitive with that offered by others for the same services.
  • Have a clear understanding of the work that is to be performed and the price.
  • Don’t be pressured into making a decision. Take the time to find a qualified professional.

Also, be sure you don’t pay for services you don’t need. If you are doing the work yourself, the City of Fort Worth offers three free ways to dispose of yard debris and other bulky waste.

If you are paying someone to haul away your debris, they should take it to the City landfill or compost area and provide you with a landfill ticket before you pay for the service.

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