5 Reasons to Hire Professional Portland Stump Grinding Services
Stumps are an eyesore for any yard, and they can be a pain to remove thanks to powerful roots that anchor them to the ground. Whether your stump is from an old tree or from one that was recently felled, you may be asking yourself, how can I get rid of it? Do you need to rent expensive equipment? Is it even worth doing yourself?
Here are five reasons why you should hire a Portland stump grinding service rather than doing the job yourself.
1. Peace of Mind
When you hire a professional Portland stump grinding service, you won’t need to manage the heavy lifting of your project (literally!). They have the right equipment on hand and know how to use it to get the job done right. Professionals will also clean the area up after grinding the stump, hauling away the woodchips and leaving you with a flat space. You can even receive a free estimate from some companies so you know what you’re getting.
2. Safety First
Stump grinding can be a dangerous process. The machine itself uses sharp blades and can cause damage to your yard, structures, or even people if not used safely. Learning to use a stump grinder properly comes with a learning curve for anyone who has never used one before, and measures will need to be taken to ensure the utmost safety.
When wood chips are sharp enough to pierce your skin and even light layers of clothing. If a grinder you have bought or are renting is faulty, it can cause personal harm if it malfunctions. Professionals will have high-quality equipment and the know-how and experience to use it. They will follow the proper safety procedures when removing a stump, ensuring the safety of your property and everyone involved.
3. Saving Money
In Portland, a stump grinding service will save you both money and a headache. If you don’t have the right equipment on hand—and most homeowners do not—you would have to either buy or rent a stump grinder and a dumpster to haul away the debris. This can be an expensive ordeal, not to mention a hassle. You should also have to factor in the cost of your time using the stump grinder, in addition to learning how to use one. And if there’s an issue, you may need to call in a professional stump grinding service anyway. By calling a tree removal company to start, you can ensure the job gets done right the first time and that you only pay once.
4. Saves You Preparation and Clean-Up Time
Removing a stump isn’t as simple as just grinding the stump. Depending on the size of the tree, the roots of the stump can spread out and around your yard. Not only will you need to keep the stump in mind, but your yard itself will need to be taken into account. Anything near the stump (like gravel) will also need to be removed in order for the grinder to work properly and to protect the grinder from any damage. And don’t forget to call before you dig. The stump may also need to be cut down slightly to make the grinder more efficient. Let the professionals handle this for you.
A professional Portland stump grinding service will also do the clean-up work for you, hauling away the equipment and debris.
5. You May Need More Equipment Than You Realize
If a stump is particularly cumbersome, you may need more than a grinder to remove it. Stumps can be just as stubborn as the trees they come from. Dirt around the stump may need to be removed and require shovels and wheelbarrows, or the stump may need to be chopped into with an ax or saw before it can be ground.
This means more money to spend if you don’t own these additional tools, and using tools like a saw or ax can be dangerous as well as labor-intensive. Professionals will know exactly what tools to use for the job and have the proper training to use them.
Some Additional Food for Thought
Stumps are an unsightly part of your yard and shouldn’t be left to stay in the ground for extended periods of time. Stumps can attract unwanted pests and insects and can continue to expand their roots even when the tree itself is gone. Depending on the tree, these roots can be strong enough to grow into concrete. Mowing around the stump can also be a pain to maneuver.
If the stump is intact and healthy enough, it can also potentially regrow. This can be a problem if you wanted to remove the tree in the first place. Depending on where the stump is located and how high it is above the grass, it can be dangerous for children to play around. A stump can trip a running child and cause injuries.
With all of this in mind, a Portland stump grinding service is the path to choose so you don’t have to worry about any of these problems.
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Mr. Tree is a licensed, bonded, and insured tree and stump removal service. Mr. Tree is OSHA approved and has experienced staff ready and capable of helping you with your tree care needs. Our professionals are trained to remove stumps and trees safely and efficiently with the latest techniques and equipment available. Mr. Tree even offers free estimates to gauge what you need to have done in your yard.
Mr. Tree has been helping Portland and other nearby communities since 2000. For more information, visit our website and find out what Mr. Tree can do for your trees.