What to Know about Downed Tree DisposalWhen a tree falls on your property, you first worry about any physical damage to your house or car. Whether that occurs or not, you have to take steps to clean up the mess (aka downed tree disposal). But, you don’t want to make any mistakes along the way. (All that will do is add to your level of frustration and stress.)
Removing a tree is a large decision that should not be taken lightly. Dead or dying trees should be removed for health, safety and aesthetic purposes. However, in certain instances live trees also should be removed when they interfere with other trees, buildings, driveways and utility wires. But think twice, as it takes years and often decades to replace a tree once removed. —Tree Help.comAs for fallen tree disposal, you’ll need to have a plan for it. After all, you can rely on the local trash collection service. However, you can always call out a junk removal company in Bradenton to handle it for you, so you don’t have to worry about doing it on your own.
Bradenton Downed Tree DisposalNow, when it comes to downed tree disposal, you’ll need more than just a saw, eye protection, dust mask, heavy boots, and work gloves. (Though you will need those items for the actual work.) Here’s how to deal with a downed tree:
- Document the scene well. The first order of business in dealing with a downed tree is to document the scene and document it well. Take plenty of photos and notes detailing the scene. This documentation will come in handy if you need to file an insurance claim or may enter into a lawsuit against another property owner.
- Contact your homeowners insurance company. If the tree is on your property, regardless of where it’s fallen, you’ll need to contact your homeowners insurance company. Supply your insurance company with all the information, including your documentation.
- Take proactive steps to protect your property. In situations where a tree falls on your home, your duty is to prevent further damage. Most homeowners insurance policies require you to take all steps to prevent further damage because the policy won’t cover subsequent damage.
- Ensure the area around the tree is safe. If you need to cut the fallen tree up to dispose of it, be sure the area is safe for working. Power lines and other hazards pose a real safety concern and it’s best to leave it up to professionals.
- Cut the tree up into small sections. If you are able to cut the tree up, form a plan of attack. It also helps to have at least one set of helping hands when cutting up a downed tree, not only for convenience, but also to make it less laborious.