Checkatrade to promote 24-hour emergency call-out to local tree surgeons

Online trade directory Checkatrade is now offering a new 24/7 rapid response trade service called Checkatrade Now, with tree surgery among the services offered.

Image:  Stephen Craven (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Image: Stephen Craven (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Tree surgery is one of 11 trades covered by the trial scheme, currently being trialled in Hampshire before a national roll-out - the others being alarms & security, central heating, double glazing, drains, electrical, locksmith, pest control, plumbing, roofing and water mains.

Richard Harpin, chief executive and founder of Homeserve, which owns Checkatrade, said: "We’re constantly looking for ways to help our members and we believe that Checkatrade Now will provide an additional stream of opportunities by offering a quick, simple and effective method to gain more work and help those customers in need of an urgent but professionally done job."

Registration to the additional service is currently free in the test area, "but this may change once the service is rolled out", according to the Checkatrade website.

Tree surgery is among the top 10 services consumers search for according to the online platform, which has 30,000 trade members and 1.5million consumer searches on its site every month.

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