How to Handle a Tree Falling onto Your Property

How to Handle a Tree Falling onto Your Property

Hopefully, none of us will ever have to deal with a tree falling on top of our homes this year.

Maryland summer storms can bring high winds, intense rain, and lightning – any of which can cause trees to fall on your property. Hopefully, none of us will ever have to deal with a tree falling on top of our homes this year, but it is better to be safe than sorry to know what to do in case it happens. Knowing which immediate steps to take and acting quickly to implement your plan can help save your family and possibly protect your house from some severe damage. Read on to learn more!

Immediately Evacuate Your House

Make sure that you’ve got an evacuation plan set up, so everyone in your house knows how to leave as safely and quickly as possible. Practice this plan with your family before a storm can cause any damage. Putting together a “go bag” of different emergency supplies, including copies of key documents, cash, keys, and other indispensable items, will ensure that you’ve got everything you need to leave your house until the danger passes by.

Call 911

Even if a fallen tree or branch seems tiny, do not try to deal with the issue alone. First, don’t climb onto your roof, especially while a storm is happening. Working on the roof is dangerous, even for the smartest roof experts. Rain can make the roofs slippery and hazardous, and storm winds are usually very strong. Climbing on the roof also puts you at risk of falling and being struck down by lightning. A branch or tree landing on the roof could also compromise its integrity and increase the potential danger that it might collapse. Once you and your family have left, call emergency services to let them know what happened. They’ll then advise you further on what you should be doing, and they might send out a fire crew to ensure that your home is safe. They might even check to see if there is any danger of a fire or electrical issue by checking power lines and connections.

Call a Local Landscaping and Roofing Contractor

It is a smart idea to have a trustworthy landscaper or roofing contractor picked out ahead of time in case this kind of emergency occurs. If you do not, you might grab the first roofer you could find, which might be a huge mistake.

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Posted: June 9, 2022

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