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Fallen Trees: What to Do

When a tree falls near your home or even worse, on your home, you need to know how to deal with it properly. Falling trees have the potential to be dangerous, even if you arrive after the tree has fallen. Below are some tips you will want to follow if you have this type of problem.

Proceed Carefully

When you notice that a tree has fallen, you will want to access the situation carefully and from a distance. There is a chance that the tree may have hit a power line, severed an underground cable, etc. If the tree falls onto your roof, it could still present a danger whether you are inside or outside of the house. Observe from a distance to see what type of damage has taken place.

If a tree has fallen in the yard, take photos. If the tree has fallen onto your house, get out of the house and then take photos from somewhere safe. You don’t want to get close to the tree in case there is a problem you can’t see, such as a downed power line. It’s always better to be safe rather than sorry. If there are any injuries, you should naturally call 911.

Contact a Professional

Don’t try to remove the tree on your own if there is any danger. Instead, you should call the professionals to come to your home and remove it. Send them photos of the tree to give them an idea of what to expect. They can remove the tree from your property including the stump.

Contact Insurance

You will also want to get in touch with your insurance company to let them know what happened on your property. Be detailed with the description of what happened. Most of the time, they will request photos of the tree and the damage that was caused.

Get the Home Repaired If Needed

If the home fell onto your home, you are likely going to need some repairs. These may be repairs to your roof, the walls, etc. Even if it doesn’t look like there is much damage, it’s a good idea to have the professionals at Stanley Exterior come to examine the property, including the roof, to see whether there are issues not apparent to the naked eye.

Fallen trees can be a real hassle. If they occurred because of a storm, it could take a bit longer to get the tree removed and your home repaired simply because so many other people could be dealing with similar issues. For this reason, you will want to act as soon as possible after the tree falls.

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