What to do When a Tree Falls
A tree falling on your home is scary and stressful, especially during a natural disaster. The TreeJob.com team has seen its fair share of home damage due to falling trees. Since Hurricane Camille in 1969, our team has helped customers work through the sometimes emotionally and physically taxing scenario of a tree damaging their home.
If this happened to you, would you know what steps to take? Here are four things you need to do if a tree falls on your home, as well as the 24/7 emergency services our team can provide if this happens to you:
First, you want to ensure that both you and any other individuals living within the home are safe. The second step is to preserve the safety of any part of your home that hasn’t been damaged. Start by calling 911 to have yourself and anyone else medically examined for any injuries. Additionally, you may also want to watch out for anything that can further compromise your safety. For example, do you smell any gas? If so, this could potentially point to a gas leak. It is wise to be alert to anything that can further cause harm.
Call Your Insurance Company
We recommend alerting your insurance company of this event and filing a claim to be reimbursed for the damage. We’ve seen situations where it took a considerable amount of time — sometimes weeks in the event of a significant natural disaster — to reach someone at an insurance company. Therefore, you want to begin the dialogue with your insurance professional as soon as possible.
Take Photos of the Damage
An excellent way to jump on the insurance process is to begin documenting the situation. Start taking pictures of the damage. It is best to ensure that the photos are as clear as possible. If needed, it may be wise to use a flashlight or even the light on your smartphone to capture the damage as clearly as you can. Additionally, taking video and pictures from various angles gives the insurance company multiple viewpoints of the damage, providing them with the perspective and information they need for your claim. Be as thorough as you can, and only take photos in a safe location.
Call TreeJob to Help with Tree Removal
Our team is not only prepared to help you safely remove the tree from your home and property at any time, but we can also help you walk through the complex process of filing your insurance claim, and receiving the maximum coverage for your policy. In the past, some individuals were not able to get the payment they were due because they didn’t choose a company to help with this part of the situation.
Our TreeJob.com team includes certified arborists on staff with decades of experience in tree removal. We also have certified insurance adjusters on staff who understand the information and documentation that insurance companies require to approve reimbursement for you. We know the correct way to write up a job to help you potentially receive the payout that you’re due, and we can also help you understand what is likely covered.
Our goal is to help relieve the stress of this situation and ensure that the job is complete when we leave your home. We can help relieve the stress of the tree removal and insurance process. If you’re concerned about a tree falling on your home or if you are in the midst of this situation, our team is ready to help. We know that disasters can happen at any time, which is why we have a team standing by 24/7 to facilitate tree removal services. Schedule a consultation with us today to get started.