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What to Do If a Tree Falls on Your House

5/26/2017 (Permalink)

If a tree falls on your home, don’t hesitate to give us a call any time, day or night—we offer 24/7 services.

Many things can cause a tree to fall on your home—windstorms, tree decay, soil erosion, rain, and more. Unfortunately, fallen trees can cause a lot of damage and lead to dangerous situations. It’s important to act quickly in order to be safe and prevent as much damage as possible.

Preventative Care

Powerful storms can blow down even well-rooted trees; however, there are steps you can take to help prevent trees and branches from falling on your house during a storm.

  • Watch for and remove dead branches/trees
  • Keep an eye out for tree diseases and decay
  • Prune stray or weak branches properly
  • Strengthen forked trunks with cables or braces
  • Look out for leaning trees
  • Examine trees for cracks
  • Check out the roots for signs of fungi or decay

Evacuate the House

Until a professional can fully assess the situation, it’s important to leave the home. The tree could have fallen on a powerline, damaged wiring with the house, or caused structural damage to your home. Even if you don’t suspect the damage was too significant, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Do not attempt to remove fallen branches or trees from your property—especially during a storm. You could easily slip and fall off your roof, get blown off by a strong gust of wind, or even get hit by lightning.

Check Your Property for Electrocution Risks

When you leave the house, take a look at your property. Examine the fallen tree from a safe distance. Did it take a powerline down with it? Are there trees that have fallen against powerline poles? Have any powerlines fallen on your property? If the answer to any of these questions is yes—call 911.

Do not approach any fallen trees, poles, or wires.

Call SERVPRO® of South Everett

Once you’re safely out of the house, and (if necessary) have called 911, give us a call.

Safety and weather permitting, we’ll get the tree removed, assess the damage, and tarp up the roof to prevent further damage. If the storm is still going on, we’ll patch up the problem as much as we can and more fully assess the damage as soon as it is safe for our technicians to do so.

We offer a variety of services including water extraction and drying, small construction, window board up, and more. We work with homeowners to determine precisely what you want done. If you’d like, we’ll even call your insurance company on your behalf.

If a tree falls on your home, don’t hesitate to give us a call any time day or night—we offer 24/7 services. At SERVPRO® of South Everett we can make your home “Like it never even happened.” Call us at 425-367-4484.

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