May 28, 2018

What to Do When a Tree Falls on Your Property

Having a tree land on your home or business can be extremely terrifying. Depending on the size of the tree, the sudden force of a trunk or heavy limb falling through your window or landing on your roof could result in injured loved ones and extensive property damage. In emergencies like these, it can be difficult not to overreact and panic. Unfortunately, many trees fall during storms, making it even more vital to keep your cool and stay calm. At 404-CUT-TREE, we provide tree services in Atlanta, Chamblee, Brookhaven, Doraville, Buckhead, Duluth, Johns Creek, Milton, Dunwoody, tucker, Roswell, Norcross, Sandy Springs and other metro area communities. We want our local property owners to stay safe and avoid unnecessary problems. Here are a few tips to help you get through a tree falling on your home.

Leave the Home as Soon as Possible

Get out of the house as soon as it is safe to do so. Anyone inside the home or property could be at risk for severe injury or even death due to fallen debris or electrocution from downed power lines or exposed wiring. Remember that shattered windows or holes in the roof will expose your home to outside elements, so if there’s time, try to take vital documents or valuable items with you.

Call Emergency Personnel for Help If Necessary 

Call 911 if you feel unsafe, are trapped inside the home or if there is a hurricane, flood or high winds present. They can help you get out of the house safely. Attempting to run out of the house in extreme weather could put you in even more danger, and driving your car or truck isn’t always a safe option. Make sure you’re following the local news on your phone or emergency radio.

Schedule a Tree Removal Service

After you’ve ensured your safety, and are aware of the condition of your home, it’s time to call a 404-CUT-TREE. A certified arborist or team of tree care specialists will utilize specialized equipment to remove the tree from your property safely, and without causing further damage. Don’t attempt to move the tree yourself, as you could be exposed to electrical dangers, or become vulnerable to personal injury.

Contact Your Insurance Company to Repair Property Damage

Next, you’ll want to notify your home insurance company, so you can begin the process of restoring your roof, windows and other vital structural components of your property. You’ll want to make sure your home isn’t exposed to elements for too long, otherwise you could invite pests, mold growth, water damage and other issues.

Need a Tree Removal Service in Atlanta, GA? Call 404-CUT-TREE Today

Have you endured extensive storm damage? Has a tree or heavy branch fallen on your home or commercial property? Then call the experts at 404-CUT-TREE and get the help you need right away. We will work hard to ensure the safety and wellbeing of your loved ones, and help you move forward with rebuilding your home. Contact our office for more information about our wide range of services or to schedule your next appointment.