5 Reasons Why You Mustn’t Perform a Tree Stump Grinding Job without Experience.

It’s said that ‘DIY’ is seemingly in every Kiwi’s DNA. Our team at StumpBusters is inclined to agree! We often get asked if stump grinding is able to be done without our level of expertise, equipment, and understanding of safe stump removal practices. As it turns out, there are quite a few things to consider.

1: Grinding a Stump requires a complete understanding of safe stump removal and equipment operation.

Your life depends on your ability to stay out of harm’s reach. Equipment used for grinding stumps is very capable of both the severe injury and death of its operator. In addition, stump grinding tools and machines will slice apart many objects it may contact, including utility wires and some electrical conduit. This could mean the risk of electrocution is present. One careless moment could lead to a life-changing, debilitating outcome. Having safe stump removal policy in place, our knowledgeable team interfaces with local bodies and other firms to gain a complete understanding of the environment.

2: Renting a DIY stump grinder is cost prohibitive.

Stump Grinder Hire in Auckland? It can cost quite a bit to rent stump grinding equipment. Renting a DIY stump grinder will run into the hundreds of dollars per day, notwithstanding costs of a trailer rental, gas to transport and run the grinder, and even an extra helping hand. Because of our investment into the best equipment for grinding, StumpBusters is often less expensive to just hire our incredible team of stump grinding experts.

3: Stump Removal Specialists will get rid of the waste for you

You wouldn’t believe the sheer volume of mess that stump removal leaves behind! Large amounts of wood and debris remain after grinding that is unable to be disposed of in a household rubbish collection. Hiring a specialist ‘green waste’ company can be expensive, but StumpBusters can make the cleanup and disposal process easy – our dedicated shredder equipment will make quick work of any leftover waste to save you time and money.

4. Stump Grinding is a time-consuming process for the uninitiated.

The time it takes to get rid of a stump for someone who’s inexperienced is considerable when compared with our professional teams that are grinding stumps daily. The process could take days, when you factor in the time it takes to rent the grinding tools and learning how to operate them safely. The actual process of grinding stumps, and then cleaning up what could be a great volume of leftover waste also lengthens the time to completion. Comparatively a professional tree stump grinding team can take care of even the most difficult job in just a few hours. It really is a no-brainer.

5. DIY stump grinding information and products may cause more damage than good.

A very popular DIY grinding product is the use of chemicals to quicken the decay of a stump. Often sold through garden centers, these noxious chemicals break down the cell walls of the roots. What seems like a great idea to reduce the effort and time spent grinding is not so. For one, established root systems can intertwine with other trees. Having these chemicals present in your soil can spread to other root systems and irreparably damage living trees. By hiring a stumpgrinding professional, what you’re getting is the skilled, time-efficient usage of commercial stump grinding tools to act far faster than any chemical product.

Of course, at StumpBusters, we provide a professional, affordable grinding service for Auckland, Waikato, and Thames. Being aware of the difficulties of DIY stump grinding is important, and as the experts, don’t recommend it for most people. If you would like to get in touch for a free, no-obligation quote from stumpgrinding professionals, contact us. We’re more than happy to help.