Violent storms with strong winds, an advanced insect infestation, poor soil conditions, rot, and old age — there are several reasons why a tree or large branch may fall, and it can be hard to predict when they will fall. Accordingly, it’s important to know what steps to take in the unfortunate event a tree falls on your home. Below, our Gainesville restoration experts outline what you should do if a tree falls on your house!
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If a tree falls on your home, the first thing you should do is evacuate everyone and pets from the home. If you are aware of an upcoming storm or hurricane, create and review an “emergency evacuation plan” with your family before the storm’s arrival. Once everyone is outside or at a neighbor’s home, and all are accounted for, focus on contacting help.
Even if the tree or tree limb on your house seems easy to remove, do not attempt to remove it yourself. Instead, once the home has been evacuated, you should call 911 and tell them your situation. The authorities will advise you on what steps to take and will likely dispatch a fire crew or public utility team to ensure your home is safe, and there are no risks of a fire caused by electrical problems.
Home and umbrella insurance policies usually cover at least some damage caused by storm debris and the cost of removing the fallen tree. Your insurance company will tell you how to proceed after you report the damage. Additionally, they may recommend or send out a roofer to cover any exposed areas or board up broken windows to prevent further water damage. Throughout the entire process, you should make sure to document damages through pictures and video for your insurance company, as this can help you receive adequate compensation.
Once the home is cleared as safe, reach out to an experienced contractor to begin the process of reconstructing your home. If your home has suffered damage due to a fallen tree, the team with Maven Construction Group can help! Our trusted contractors in Gainesville specialize in restoration and reconstruction projects, offering comprehensive storm damage restoration and roof repair services! Contact Maven Restoration Group today to learn more or schedule our services!
Locally owned and operated in Gainesville, FL, Maven Construction Group is a licensed general contractor, Angie’s List Certified Contractor, and is accredited and A-rated by the Better Business Bureau. Maven has delivered the best damage restoration and reconstruction services in North Central Florida for more than 15 years.Certified General Contractor Lic # CGC1519003 Certified Mold Remediation Lic # MRSR2344