5 Reasons to Hire a Professional Stump Grinding Service

Many property owners don’t consider their tree stumps to be a pressing concern. Sure, they might be inconvenient or unsightly, but they aren’t really posing any dangers.

The truth is that stumps can cause more damage to your yard than you might realize. When left unattended, they can become a breeding ground for pests. Since insects such as termites, carpenter ants, beetles, and other wood-boring insects are naturally attracted to tree stumps, they perceive stumps as a dwelling to settle and occupy.

In addition to possible insect infestations, lingering stumps can spread disease to other trees that might still be standing. For these reasons, we encourage you to consider having your stump ground, and we’re here to list the reasons why it’s best to consult a professional for the job.

Grounding down the stump yourself isn’t much of an option when considering the equipment and attention to specific detail that is required—not to mention it’s an inherently hazardous process. So, without further delay, here are five solid reasons to hire a professional stump grinding service.

1. Enjoy Peace of Mind

When you hire a professional to oversee your stump grinding project, little effort is expected of you. Here at Brents Tree Service, we can attest that stump grinding is a labor-intensive job requiring high-powered equipment. When the job is left to our team, we’ll handle everything from preparation and machine operation to cleanup. We only ask that you guide us to the stump location and permit us to complete the job on your property.

With our service, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing your yard will no longer be at risk of pest infestation. Just as importantly, you won't need to worry about a job half done or done incorrectly, and, best of all, you won't need to worry about doing it yourself.

2. Keep Your Safety in Check

When it comes to tree and stump removal, the hazards are clear. The machine we use to grind stumps efficiently turns whole trees into mulch using a high-volume grinder. Utilizing sharp and powerful blades to cut the wood apart, the device is dangerous if not operated correctly. Additionally, large chunks of wood fly in all directions during the grinding process, posing a risk to anyone nearby. Without proper protective efforts during the process, your property could be damaged, and you could incur injury.

Using a stump grinder safely and correctly requires previous learning and experience, which is why we put our arborists through extensive training before operating it independently. They follow stringent safety protocols to mitigate the risk of hazards and are always outfitted from head to toe in PPE. They ensure you don't need to worry about your safety but can instead watch the process from the comfort of your home.

3. Money Savings

Stump grinding requires costly equipment and material to ensure the stump is ground between four and six inches below the ground—the recommended depth for stump grinding. If you don't have these tools on hand—which most people don't—you’ll be on the hook to purchase or rent one. Adding to that, you’ll need to rent a mobile dumpster to haul all the excess debris resulting from the grinding process. When you calculate the total cost, it will undoubtedly exceed the flat rate of hiring a professional.

Additionally, if you aren’t a professional arborist, chances are you have little to no experience operating the grinding machine. When you factor in all these requirements, it’s easy to see the high cost of doing it yourself versus hiring a professional.

4. Time Savings

Time is valuable, especially when you have many obligations and a busy schedule. There’s a great deal of value in outsourcing projects we aren’t skilled at, and stump grinding is no exception.

Stump grinding is no simple task and takes time to complete safely and correctly. Depending on the size of the tree, the stump's roots can be spread throughout your yard and deep underground. Even worse, your stump can be infested with pests or diseased, making the grinding process particularly difficult. Any impeding elements surrounding the stump, such as gravel and rock, will need to be removed for the grinder to work correctly without damaging it, causing delays in the job. All these potential time-consuming complications are why hiring a professional is a sure way to save time for other pursuits.

5. You Don't Need to Worry About Equipment

If the thought of large, high-powered equipment intimidates you, you're not alone. Stump grinding equipment is cumbersome and requires training to operate it safely. What’s more, rocks, dirt, and other debris around the stump will need to be removed, requiring wheelbarrows and high-quality shovels to expedite the process. Furthermore, when it comes to executing the project safely, you’ll need to wear PPE, which you may not currently have.

Considering all tools and equipment needed, you might find yourself stressed when determining which products to purchase or rent and finding the best deal. In contrast, when you hire a professional, they’ll be equipped with every tool and equipment, along with an understanding of how to apply them to make the stump grinding process as efficient and safe as possible. Here at Brents Tree Service, we have an entire inventory of equipment from the highest brands, ensuring we complete the job flawlessly and in record time.

Are You Looking to Hire a Professional Stump Grinder?

If you're on the fence about hiring a professional, we hope our reasons above helped you discover the benefits of hiring one.

Brents Tree Service is a licensed, bonded, insured tree service company offering premium stump grinding services. Our professionals are trained to remove stumps safely and efficiently by using effective techniques and machinery. We have decades of collective experience working on some of the most enormous stumps, many of which present complex issues such as disease and pest infestation. No matter how problematic your stump is, we can assure you that our team will tackle it seamlessly. If you would like to learn more about our service, we welcome you to get in touch with us at (512) 310-8789.