Many people are unsure of the steps to take in the event a tree falls onto your home. Take these steps to keep your family and property safe.
If a tree falls on your house, the first thing to do is to make sure everyone in the house is safe and uninjured. If anyone is hurt, call for emergency medical services right away.
After ensuring everyone’s safety, take the following steps:
Call the authorities: Contact your local police or fire department to report the incident. They can assess the situation and take necessary steps to secure the area.
Contact your insurance company: If you have homeowner’s insurance, call your insurance company to report the damage. They will guide you through the process of filing a claim and getting the repairs done.
Document the damage: Take photos and videos of the damage to your house and any personal property that was damaged. This will help your insurance adjuster to assess the damage and expedite your claim.
Contact a tree removal professional: Hire a professional tree removal service to remove the fallen tree from your house. Do not try to remove the tree yourself, as it can be dangerous and cause further damage. Tree work in general is hazardous, but tree removal is especially dangerous. Successfully dropping a tree requires knowledge of tree physics, biology, dangerous tools, advanced cutting techniques, and more. Homeowners who attempt their own tree removal may be injured by falling limbs, inadequate equipment, or the tree itself.
Temporary repairs: If there are any holes or openings in your roof, cover them with tarps or plywood to prevent further damage from rain or wind.
Remember, safety should be your top priority. Do not attempt to enter the damaged area until it has been deemed safe by the authorities.
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