It’s that time of year when we start to get even more claims for damage to artificial grass. This creates headaches for contractors, insurers and customers alike.
The reality is that artificial grass is becoming more and more popular, although I am not sure why!The problem is that the synthetic green carpet is not as robust as a normal lawn – it rips easily and is not simple to repair. However, these lawns are often bordered by real trees and hedges that need maintenance.
Here are our tips to help you avoid damage and claims:
- Amend your terms of business so you state: ‘We are not liable for damage caused to artificial grass’.
- Make sure you have somewhere to rest your tools that’s NOT on the grass. Artificial grass burns and marks very easily. Put a hot chainsaw down or spill some petrol and a claim awaits.
- Use battery powered tools for these jobs.
- Place boards on the landing areas to protect them.
Can you plan the job differently to avoid damaging artificial grass? Or should you just avoid these jobs altogether?
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