Trees are extremely beautiful features on any property. As much as possible, all of us want trees in our yard. However, Mother Nature is simply unpredictable, and accidents can happen anytime, too. Even if you do your part in maintaining your garden and the landscape that surrounds your property, you may still end up with tree damage on your home.
If a tree falls down directly on the structure of your home, what exactly should you do? It is understandable something like this will certainly stress you out. The guide below will offer recommendations on how to deal with such an unfortunate event and hopefully this will help ease some of that stress.
1. Avoid panicking and try your best to focus on possible solutions more than just the problem itself.
You’re probably thinking how the advice above is so much easier said than done. But when you’re dealing with a tree that already fell over your home and damaged it, then you simply have no choice but to find a solution. Panicking and crying over it would do you no good. The problem is already there, so a solution must be found at the soonest time possible. By the way, you should have already checked by now on all family members including pets to ensure no one was hurt.
2. Do this with care: Unplug all electrical appliances and gadgets near the damaged area. If possible, turn off the main power source of your home until help comes.
At this point, you are not sure yet whether the tree has damaged the wiring in your house. If so, this can cause further damage to plugged-in appliances and other electronics. Worse, sparks may cause a house fire. If it’s possible, turn off the main switch of your house and call for help.
3. Call your insurance company to check if damages are covered by your current insurance policy.
While this can be done later, if you have the chance to do it now, do it. If finding your insurance policy right now would be challenging for you, considering the current situation in your household, then call your insurance company instead. They should be able to tell you whether the damage will be covered by your home insurance policy.
4. Call a local tree contractor.
Reach out to a local tree contractor for assistance in removing the tree from your home. Some property owners make the mistake of calling general contractors to do this job, only to regret it in the end. A tree contractor ideally has emergency services and would be able to remove the tree in a timely manner. They also have the necessary equipment to do so. Most importantly, they have the knowledge and expertise on how to remove this tree safely and without further damaging your home.
For tree removal such as when a tree fell down on your home, Aardvark Tree Service is the best company to call. Our team of professional tree experts is fully equipped with the necessary tools and equipment to get the job done in a safe and timely manner. We also keep our rates reasonable especially in unfortunate events like this. Our service areas cover Daytona Beach, Port Orange and New Smyrna Beach, as well as surrounding areas. Call us at 386-233-5069 for a free estimate
Tree pruning is the process when dead or sick tree branches are removed. Its main purpose is to protect the tree from damage, infections and other defects that may happen as they grow.
When you have trees in your backyard or garden, you know for sure by now that there’s some maintenance required to keep them beautiful. While trees are ideally strong and easy to care for, a little bit of help for them to stay healthy goes a long way. As they say, prevention is better than cure. The same goes with trees. If you keep them healthy now, it will save you from a whole lot of trouble in the future such as fallen trees on your property or a full tree removal procedure.
Among the most common maintenance procedures for trees are trimming and pruning. While these are very similar to each other, the main difference is that trimming is done with tools such as chainsaws and large axes while pruning is done by hand, commonly with pruning shears. Their benefits are also quite the same, but for this post, we will be focusing on tree pruning.
Here are some benefits of pruning your trees:
1. Promotes safety for your property and the people in it
Tree pruning may seem a little less tedious and complicated than trimming but it also does a lot in removing weak branches and twigs from trees. If a strong wind blows to the tree’s direction, you won’t have to worry about branches breaking windows or your car’s windshield.
2. Improves fruit and flower development
Because dead, weak and sick branches are removed from the tree, pruning encourages more flowers and fruits to grow - that is if the tree you have in your property is flower or fruit bearing.
3. Beautifies trees in your garden
Ever wondered how some trees look prettier than the ones in your garden or why they grow into a more attractive shape? That’s because they’re pruned to appear the way they are. Just like getting a haircut for humans, pruning refreshes and beautifies a tree even more than it was originally.
4. Improves the overall health of your tree
As earlier mentioned, if prevention is better than cure in humans, it’s pretty much the same with trees. If you have your trees pruned at least once every year, expect it to remain healthy and beautiful for many years to come.
Aardvark Tree Service is one of the best tree service companies in all of Volusia County. For many years now, our clients have always been very satisfied with the professional service we provide. Aside from tree trimming and pruning, we offer many other tree-related services with a guarantee of exceptional workmanship and reasonable rates. We service Port Orange, Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach and surrounding areas. We’d love to hear from you. Call us at 386-233-5069 for a free quote.
Hazard trees in your property can be very dangerous. Some homeowners put off removing these hazard trees for later with thoughts that it wouldn’t fall down just yet. Many who think this way end up with a tree over their car or roof, or the neighbor’s property. Worse when this tree hurts members of your family. While you have the chance, it is best to call tree experts to fix or remove a hazard tree.
A tree that has defects in its structure and is in danger of falling down are considered hazard trees. Those with branches or limbs that are already weak, trees that are sick or even dead may also be identified as hazard trees. You don’t have to be a tree expert to go through a thorough inspection of the trees in your property. A quick checkup can reveal whether a tree is potentially hazardous and must be treated or removed.
Some telling signs that a tree is hazardous are the following:
If any of these signs are present on a tree in your backyard, then it is certainly time to reach out to experts. Remember: prevention is always better than finding a solution when the problem is already there. If you could avoid tree accidents or damage to your property brought about hazard trees, then solve the problem even before it comes.
So what can a tree contractor do to a hazard tree?
First of all, if a hazard tree can still be saved, then the contractor would try to do so. Tree trimming, pruning or even fertilizing to promote healing may be possible options. However, immediate action must be done. For instance, if a sick tree is located very close to your home and storm season is coming soon, then it must be removed already. Of course, human life is top priority. If a tree poses danger to you and your family, then tree removal is necessary. A reliable tree contractor would also inspect other trees you have in your property so that future issues can be prevented as well.
Aardvark Tree Service has been in the business for many years now and we’ve dealt with too many to count hazard trees. We offer satisfaction-guaranteed services that are competitively priced. Our service areas include Port Orange, Daytona Beach and New Smyrna Beach as well as the surrounding cities. For a free estimate, call us at 386-233-5069.
It is always best to be prepared than to be sorry. Although we all heavily rely on weather forecasts should there be hurricanes getting ready to hit our area, there’s nothing much we can do once it has already hit us. Preparing for hurricane season is ideally done before it officially starts.
Hurricanes can bring so much damage to one’s property. It can bring very strong winds that would destruct even supposedly durable and might things on its way. One of the most common problems homeowners have after a hurricane — a tree has fallen down and damaged their property.
One of the best ways to ensure your family and your property’s safety during a hurricane is through preparation of the trees that surround your home. Here are some of the services you may need:
1. Tree Removal - If a tree is visibly weak or old, then it may have to be removed. Of course, we all love having trees in our property and we know about its many benefits. But hazard trees need to be removed as these are the ones that usually fall down when a hurricane strikes.
2. Tree Trimming - This is the process wherein overgrown branches are removed or trimmed down. Ideally done by professionals, tree trimming can even assist in your tree’s growth and overall health. When a tree is very strong and healthy, even dreadful hurricanes would struggle to bring it down. Furthermore, there won’t be any weak branches that would fall down and cause damage to your property.
Aardvark Tree Service offers the above mentioned assistance as well as hurricane preparedness packages that include a full check of your property. We make sure that all trees and landscaped areas in your home are in their best shape and position so that damages resulting from a hurricane may be prevented. Our services are available in Port Orange, Daytona Beach and New Smyrna Beach. Give us a call at 386-233-5069 for a free estimate.
Jon is a 20-year tree professional, and has a passion for serving Volusia County with the finest tree service in the market.