Many homeowners enjoy having trees in their yards. Trees provide shade, add visual appeal, and increase property value. Unfortunately, these lovely parts of nature can cause major issues. When trees fall due to storms and high winds, they create hazardous situations. This is a common problem in Florida where hurricanes and storms are frequent. Heavy rain, hail, and snow can pull down limbs off the toughest of trees. Lighting can also strike a trunk and cause damage to the tree, causing it to break. Strong winds can rip tree bark, split tree forks, knock off limbs, and even uproot an entire tree. All of these forces can also spread debris around your property, flooding your yard with unsightly piles of leaves, branches, and more. If you have a fallen tree or other scattered debris on your property from a storm, it’s best to call professionals for removal help.
Fallen Tree Damage
If a tree has fallen on your private property, you are responsible for removing it. Fallen trees in public areas are maintained by local agencies. Depending on the location of your fallen tree, you may want it removed immediately. Broken trees leaning on a structure could cause major damage or bodily harm to those inside the building, so don’t leave a damaged tree pressing against your house or business for too long. Fallen branches and limbs can also take down important utility lines. This could leave you without electricity and internet. In this situation, you’d want to get the tree or tree parts removed to begin the next step of getting power back in your home. Even large, healthy trees can be uprooted if the wind or storm is strong enough. That is why we are always available – because we understand how time-sensitive tree removal services need to be. Call us immediately for help with tree clean-up after a storm.
Tree Clean-Up After a Storm
Even though a broken tree on your property is your responsibility, tree removal is not a DIY task. Inexperienced homeowners that attempt to remove fallen trees on their own risk injury and even death. Let’s look at the possible risks of removing a fallen tree by yourself:
- Electrocution. Trees near power lines can cause electrocution, even if you think the tree is far enough away from any power source. You could still be electrocuted even 10 feet away from a power line.
- Additional fallen trees. Trying to remove a tree that’s leaning against another tree is dangerous since the other tree could end up falling in the removal process.
- Heavy equipment. After a storm, the ground may be wet and slippery. Operating heavy equipment in this situation is threatening to your safety. Additionally, if you don’t have experience using heavy machinery, this task is especially dangerous.
- Additional costs. When you remove a tree on your own, you risk higher costs from further damage or injury. If an accident happens, property damage and medical costs can add up.
- Extra mess. Tree removal is a messy project, and you’ll have to clean up the mess it causes. This can include sawdust, leaves, and branches.
Experienced and trained tree professionals have the knowledge and equipment to safely clean up storm damage. When branches and storm debris are removed, they are usually fed through a chopper. The result is wood chips that are easier to transport than full branches. Large trees and tree parts may be hauled away on a log truck. A crane is used to help pick up fallen and leaning trees. If you think the tree damage from a storm isn’t bad enough to call for professional help, it is best to call anyway to ensure your safety. Even a small fallen tree can pose many threats. Our professionals at Tree Master, Inc. will safely remove any type of fallen tree from your home or business property.
Debris Clean-Up After a Storm
Storm debris can consist of tree parts, roofing or siding material, and other scattered vegetation such as shrubs and leaves. Debris from a storm can pose threats to you and your community, so it is important to have it removed as soon as possible. Some of these threats are:
Bodily injury. Fallen debris can cause you to slip and fall, resulting in bodily injuries. Your debris may also contain sharp objects that could harm you.
Mold. If left to sit for a while, piles of debris can begin to grow mold, which makes people sick.
Wildlife. Wild animals may start to find shelter in the debris. These animals can become dangerous and may be hard to remove from their new home.
Marine debris. Waste laying in your yard might be naturally removed by wind, but this can lead to trash in the ocean.
Instead of cleaning up the debris on your own which will take up your time and pose a risk to yourself, hire our professionals to clean up the mess for you. We understand how overwhelming the clean-up process can be after a natural disaster, and we’re here to help.
Contact Tree Master, Inc. Today!
Yard damage from storms can be extremely damaging and stressful. Our company, located in Jacksonville, Florida can help with any tree and debris after storm clean-up. Don’t worry about if the job is too big or too small. Keep yourself, your property, and others safe by contacting us after severe weather. Our experienced arborists will leave your yard looking clean and healthy.