The thought of having a tree falls on your home is frightening. No matter what the size of the tree, it can still cause injury to any of your loved ones and result in property damage if it lands on your roof. Sadly, many trees topple during storms, and it causes stress for homeowners as well as safety issues for them. Keeping your cool in an emergency like this is hard. You may not know what to do precisely when there's a tree on your roof, and it is so easy to panic. This is why it is essential to have your trees inspected by a tree professional before and after a storm hits to ensure you and your home are safe. We want to help you in this situation with these simple tips.
Leave the House as Soon as Possible
Don't stay inside your property for long. Leave the house as soon as you see it is safe. You and your loved ones could get hurt because of debris or get electrocuted due to exposed wiring from a downed power line. If your windows were broken, it would expose you to more danger, so it is best to leave while you still can. Don't forget to take all the necessary documents or items with you.
Call Emergency Personnel for Help If Necessary
If you are trapped inside your home or you feel unsafe, call 911 immediately. When a tree falls on your roof while there's a flood or high wind, it would not be safe to go out on your own. Trying to get out of the house on your own may not be the best idea because you don't know what to expect outside. There may be a hanging branch that you can't see from inside; that is why asking help from other personnel is necessary. Although it can be hard to stay patient in this situation, you have to wait patiently for help and avoid driving on your own during extreme weather. Keep yourself updated on what's going on by following the local news on your emergency radio or phone.
Schedule a Tree Removal Service
Once you are sure of your safety and you know the condition of your home and entire property, that's the time you should call a tree removal service. Don't attempt to clean up the area because there can be wirings that you don't notice that can harm you. A tree removal company will have the proper equipment necessary for removing the tree from your property, along with all the debris, and dangerous materials around.
Contact Your Insurance Company to Repair Property Damage
Make sure to contact your home insurance company for the repair of the damages in your property including your windows, roof, walls, and other parts of your house. Call them right away to begin the restoration process immediately. Don't let your home be exposed for too long because it can lead to other issues such as mold growth, pests, and water issues.
There are several types of tree services offered for your tree maintenance. These services are common not only in residential areas but also in commercial areas. Tree services are done to keep your tree healthy and to make them more appealing, but they can also be done to ensure you and your property's safety from the possible damage trees can bring. Here are two of the most common tree services offered by tree service companies:
Tree removal is not always recommended because as much as possible, saving your tree is the top priority of tree service companies. However, there are times when they can no longer be restored due to a disease. It can also be posing danger to you and your property that is why removing it is the best option to take. Dead trees can be easily uprooted during inclement weather that is why they should be removed right away.
If you do not know what tree service you need, consult professional and certified arborists to assist you.
Tree trimming can help a lot in keeping the health of your tree in check. This can be done due to a nearby electric line or a building or house. If the tree poses danger, then it should be trimmed to prevent bad things from happening. Also, thinning branches or limbs can help increase your tree's health.
The tree service company should inspect the tree before deciding what action to take for your tree. A professional tree service can determine the presence of fungus and do what is needed to prevent them from infecting the whole tree and the others near it.
The cost to remove a tree varies according the following variables. Each variable will be assessed by your tree service in Birmingham. Just know that tree company's rates may vary making the same tree a different price to remove depending on the company quote.
The larger and higher the tree, the more time consuming and difficult it will be to remove. Consequently, the amount of labor to remove a larger, taller tree will be more driving the price higher.
A tree out in the open, without any risk to potentially damage property structure, power lines, etc., will be easier to remove and require less, or even no, equipment. A tree near property structure and/or power lines will have to be removed more carefully driving up labor costs as well as potentially equipment costs, such as a bucket truck.
Single trunked trees are easier to removed than multi-trunk trees. This is because multi-trunked trees tend to lean around from the central axis of the tree making removal potentially more complex.
Dead or Alive
While not a significant factor, it can come into play if a dead tree is apt to break unnaturally as it is removed. Significant decay can sometime cause a tree to be hazardous to nearby property structures as well as our staff members thereby requiring us to take extra precautions when removing.
Generally tree removal will range from as little as $400 to potentially well over $2,000 for the most complex, difficult to remove trees. Tree removal Birmingham trusts has been our company's motto since our founding in 2002. Call us for a free, often same day, estimate for all your tree care needs.