Time and time again we see the damage of a fallen tree. Whether it’s on your property or neighboring property, it’s an unfortunate event that can be costly in both money and time. The best thing you can do is to be prepared for when these freak accidents happen.
Here are some tips for dealing with fallen trees.
Clear the area
The first thing that needs to be done when you have a fallen tree is to clear the area. Fallen trees often land on power lines and other items, so it’s important to make sure things are safe before attempting anything else. Never attempt to move the tree yourself! It’s best to call a professional company such as Orlando Tree Service.
Get Insurance Involved
Another important step is contacting your insurance company. If the tree fell on your property, your homeowner’s insurance should cover the damage. But you want to make sure you get an agent out there immediately. In most cases, your insurance will take care of everything for you and also provide you with a list of professionals they trust, like Orlando Tree Service.
Save Important Stuff
If there were valuable items underneath the tree or branches, try to salvage what you can if possible.
Call an arborist
Once you have made sure it is safe for you to be around the damaged tree, contact a professional. A certified arborist will be able to assist in assessing the damage so that they can help determine if it is salvageable or not and also what steps need to be taken next. If a large part of your tree has fallen and caused damage to your property, they will also be able to help with removing debris and any necessary clean-up.