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Wherever you live, serious storms and weather events pose a risk to your home. When the weather gets rough and trees are felled on your property, the outcome can be serious. In the area, homeowners must be aware and prepared for any tree-related damage. After all, every year brings its share of surprises for our lawns.
When trees fall, they can pose serious damage to your physical property or cause dangerous obstructions to roads or passageways. Whenever something like this happens, it is critical that you act quickly to remove debris and clean your property in a safe and comprehensive way. Below is a quick guide for how to act when trees come falling down.
1. Assess The Situation
Before anything else, be sure to assess the situation for the safety of you and others in the surrounding area. If a tree or branch has impacted power lines, your property, or is positioned in a hazardous way, your first task is to find a safe place to stay. You’ll want to get away from the physical hazard. If the tree actually falls into the interior of your home or makes impact with it, be sure to empty the home and call up an emergency tree service right away. They will be able to help with assessing the situation. Always remember to prioritize safety.
2. Call Up Your Insurance Company
When a tree causes property damage, it is possible your insurance company is willing to cover the costs of repair and removal. Call up your agent to ask if the types of damages you face are covered by your policy. This will depend on the details of your contract, as not all companies treat storm damage equally. If covered, figure out what they will be able to do for you.
Most likely, the insurer’s decision will depend on whether there were obvious risk factors. For example, old or weak trees pose a more obvious risk to the home-owner, and they may not be willing to fully cover the resulting damages. Take your time, do your research, and have a conversation with your company to figure out what they can help with. If it looks like storm damage falls outside your policy, you don’t necessarily need to worry. Many emergency tree service companies provide rates that can be afforded with normal household savings.
3. Call Up An Emergency Tree Service
Your next call should be to an emergency tree service. These professionals will be able to safely and effectively remove the tree and any debris. Do not try to remove the tree yourself, as this can be dangerous to your property and to yourself by risk of injury. Professional tree service companies have specialized equipment that is designed to do the job. These include chainsaws and wood chippers, both of which require experience and training to operate. The good news is that these tools are very effective and can quickly remove the debris.
Whatever the situation, the emergency tree service will already have the right tools for the job. Typical tools include bucket trucks, grapple trucks, chainsaws, and wood chippers. Each job requires a different set of tools, and tree removal professionals will be able to assess the situation and make the right call.
Again, you should always consult with a tree service if a tree falls anywhere on your property. This is a job for a professional. Though a professional tree service can effectively and safely remove all debris, it would be quite dangerous for an inexperienced homeowner to try removing trees on their own. Thankfully, S&P Tree Service of Dallas, TX, is happy to help you with any of your emergency tree service needs. S&P’s experienced professionals have the skills and tools needed to remove challenging logs, tall branches, and massive debris. S&P can even turn tree debris into a pile of mulch.
Though some removal projects are relatively routine, others require extremely careful precision. This is often the case when trees make direct impact with structures on your property. An emergency tree removal service has the ability to navigate bucket trucks into the impact area and carefully remove the debris while minimizing any damage to structures or property.
4. Cleaning Up
Even after the tree itself and the debris are removed, an emergency tree service can also help clean up the spot by removing the remaining stump if that is what you prefer. Many homeowners prefer this solution because a stump can be an eyesore in your lawn. Thankfully, a tree service can actually grind up the stump. This benefit is more than aesthetic. Stumps can rot over time and become a magnet for unwanted pests. If your stump is close to your home, this is an especially serious concern. S&P Tree Service is able to grind the stump down to ground level, ensuring a clean and presentable lawn.
When weather events cause storm damage to your property, S&P has got you covered. Our emergency tree service professionals have years of experience and the skills needed to get your property back to its pristine state. Don’t be stressed by the mess. If you follow these steps and consult with professionals, we will make sure you and your family are safe while we undertake this careful and important work. Successful tree removal is our business. Our equipment, skilled technicians, and dedication to quality service are here for your benefit. Though the task is challenging and dangerous, it is what we’re trained to do.
Give us a call at S&P Tree Service of Dallas, TX, for any emergency tree service needs and we’ll make sure your home and property stay safe and sound.