It’s a property owner’s worst nightmare — a storm has brought a tree down directly onto your house. The moment it happens, you’ll be overwhelmed with questions. “Is everyone all right?” “How bad is the damage?” “What on earth do I do now?”
To help you deal with that last question, here is a rundown of what to do when a tree falls on your house.
- Clear the area. The first thing you should do after a tree falls on your property is to keep people away from it. Roping off the area or placing road cones around the fallen tree should help prevent anyone from injuring themselves.
- Check for fallen power lines. A tree that falls on your property can do a lot of damage, especially to any power lines nearby. Before making any attempt to assess the damage to your property, make sure there aren’t any downed power lines in the area. If there are, stay as far away from them as you can and alert the power company as soon as possible.
- Notify your insurance company. Homeowners insurance is a smart investment that pays off for events such as a tree falling on your property. As soon as you know everyone is safe, contact your insurance provider and explain what happened. Chances are, it will contact a professional tree service. One benefit of working with Timber Warriors is that when an insurance company contacts us, we will send representatives to check on the damage within the hour. We understand how important it is to you to have a service that moves quickly at times like these.
If you’re lucky, knowing what to do if a tree falls on your house is something you’ll never have to experience. However, when it happens, you won’t want to be left with more questions than answers. Make sure that you’re prepared to deal with the unthinkable. Contact Timber Warriors or give us a call at 844-999-9246, and you’ll be in a much better position to get back to your regular life sooner rather than later.