Florida homeowners know very well how devastating hurricanes can be. Though it’s still officially summer season today, it is very important to take hurricane preparedness steps before it’s too late. What are the things you need to prepare and take into consideration to ensure that your property is safe during a hurricane? Here are some tips to keep in mind:
1. Store enough food and water supplies.
Food and water are the most important things you need to have in your home at all times. In case of hurricanes, it would be best to have extra supplies because grocery shopping might be challenging or even impossible when the weather gets bad.
2. Prepare your first aid kit.
As always, you must have a first aid kit at home. Aside from bandages, alcohol, and other items you can use for minor injuries, make sure you also have enough medicines for fever and colds, cough, antibiotics, and others.
3. Secure your light and power sources including batteries, flashlights, power banks and more.
Power outages aren’t uncommon during hurricanes. Make sure there are enough batteries to power up your flashlights and at least a radio. Charge your cell phones and have a power bank on standby in case your battery runs out.
4. Do a routine maintenance check for the overall structure of your home.
Check the roof of your home, solar panels if you have any, and the rest of the structure of your house to ensure that it is strong and stable enough to last through a hurricane.
5. Make sure there are no hazard trees on your property.
A hazard tree could damage your home and injure you during a hurricane. Make sure hazard trees on your property are removed before the rainy season comes.
For dependable hurricane preparedness assistance, call Aardvark Tree Service today. We are available in New Smyrna Beach, Port Orange, Ormond Beach, Daytona Beach, and surrounding communities. You may reach us at 386-233-5069 to get a free quote and to schedule an appointment.
Tree maintenance is very important in all kinds of properties where there are trees – whether you own a commercial or residential property. Maintenance is not only beneficial for tree health but more importantly for the safety of the trees’ surroundings. However, there are many property owners who would put off maintenance for later because of the costs associated with the service. Fortunately, you can ask for a free tree service quote from most contractors.
It’s true and understandable that some tree maintenance jobs can cost quite a bit. These costs also vary depending on the condition of the tree and its location. For instance, hazard trees are more costly to maintain compared to healthy trees. A tree located very near the structure of your home is more expensive to remove or cut down compared to a tree in the middle of a large lawn with no obstructions.
The cost shouldn’t be a reason for you to put off your tree maintenance needs. Many times, we’ve seen property owners regret leaving a hazard tree behind until it fell down on the structure of their home, which cost them even more expensive repairs. It only gets worse when tree damage causes injury to homeowners, their family members or passersby.
To get a free tree service quote, you simply need to call a local tree company that services your area. Inform them of the actual service you need such as tree removal, tree trimming, tree pruning, and more. Let them know about the approximate size of the tree, condition, its location, and other important details you believe might affect the cost. This way, you won’t be surprised with additional fees the moment the tree service crew comes to your location.
For professional tree maintenance, call Aardvark Tree Service. We can give you the assurance that our team is highly trained and equipped to carry out any of your tree-related needs. We are available in Daytona Beach, Port Orange, Ormond Beach, New Smyrna Beach, and surrounding communities. You may reach us at 386-233-5069 for a free tree service quote.
Jon is a 20-year tree professional, and has a passion for serving Volusia County with the finest tree service in the market.