If you’ve recently had a tree fall on your home, let’s start by saying how sorry we are that this has happened to you and hope that nobody was hurt because of it. It’s not every day that a tree falls on your home, so it’s perfectly understandable that you have absolutely no idea what to do! In this post, we have all the answers for you. Here’s what to do if a tree has fallen on your home.
The first step is to stay calm. Although it’s a stressful situation, not much good is going to come from panicking about the fallen tree. Like all emergency situations, it’s important to keep a cool head.
For emergencies, call the SES
Calling the State Emergencies Service is the next step if the tree is causing an emergency. This could entail powerlines that have been affected or rain pouring into your home and causing further damage.
Video and photograph the damage
Get clear shots of all the damage caused by the fallen tree. This is so that you have evidence to give your insurance provider when they inevitably ask you. Your roofing expert will photograph the roof, but double check with them to be sure.
Call for further emergency assistance
If a tree falls on your roof, damaging it along with breaking a window or two, you need get them temporarily patched up immediately. Otherwise, weather conditions and pests will be able to penetrate your home and cause further damage. Calling a professional to roof tarp your home and board up your windows is a top priority if your home has been damaged in this manner.
Call your insurance company
The next step is to call your insurance company. They’ll process your claim and contract your repairs to an arborist, along with any other professionals required. If they let you choose your arborist, then contact the team at Heritage Tree Surgeons. They’ve handled many emergency arborist jobs and know exactly how to remove fallen trees on homes.
Understand your policy
Most insurance companies will require you to pay an excess before the provider pays for the repairs. If a tree on your property has damaged your neighbour’s property too, then they’re most likely the ones responsible for paying for their own damage: not you.
Heritage Tree Surgeons are Perth’s team of choice for emergency arborist jobs. Dealing with these situations on a regular basis, they have the right emergency techniques to minimise damage to your property and safely remove the fallen tree. Get in touch with the team at Heritage Tree Surgeons today.