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5 Action Steps to Take When a Tree Falls on Your Property

7/20/2022 (Permalink)

Fallen tree damage to an Atlanta home The storm damage team at SERVPRO is available 24/7 for emergency services!

When a tree falls on your property, it can cause extensive damage.

The professionals at SERVPRO of Downtown Atlanta are handling hundreds of calls a month on a regular basis. However, the calls always increase after a storm passes through Atlanta. During this time, we will receive an influx of calls regarding flooding, roof leaks, and fallen tree damage.

Fallen trees can damage property in several ways. The tree itself can cause damage, as well as the branches and leaves. Fallen trees and limbs can cause extensive damage to a property, such as causing broken windows and roof tiles and water damage from the rain.

We put together the following blog post so that an Atlanta property owner knows what to do when a tree falls on their property.

What is fallen tree damage?

As we stated earlier, a tree that has fallen can cause significant damage to your home. But what exactly is this type of damage? Fallen tree damage is physical damage caused by a tree that has fallen on your property. Fallen tree damage can include the tree itself and any branches or leaves that broke off.

The damage caused by a fallen tree can be minor, such as a few broken shingles. But it can also be significant, such as a large hole in your roof or a broken window. Fallen tree damage can also lead to water damage, as rain can enter your home through the damaged areas.

Is fallen tree damage covered by insurance?

Your property insurance should cover damages affected by a fallen tree. However, there are some reasons for the denial of a property damage claim. Therefore, it's always best to check with your insurance company to see if they will cover the damage caused by a fallen tree. 

The five steps to take when a tree falls on your property

We have put together the following five steps for property owners to take when a tree falls on their property:

Step 1. Assess the damages: The first thing you will want to do is assess the damages. You will want to look at the damage to your home and any damage to vehicles or other property. During this time, you will also want to ensure that area is clear of any debris.

Step 2. Call your insurance company: Once you have assessed the damages, you will want to call your insurance company. They will be able to help you file a claim and get the repair process started.

Step 3. Document the damages: Be sure to take pictures or videos of the damages. Your insurance adjuster will use your documentation to support your insurance claim.

Step 4. Call a professional restoration company: It's essential to call a professional restoration company, to remove the tree and repair the damage. The right team of professionals should have the experience and equipment to handle any size job.

Step 5. Make temporary repairs: Once the restoration company has removed the tree and ensured that the area is safe, you can start making quick repairs by covering any holes in your roof with a tarp or boarding up broken windows.

How can the professionals at SERVPRO of Downtown Atlanta help restore fallen tree damage?

The professionals at SERVPRO of Downtown Atlanta have experience handling all types of fallen tree damage. We have the knowledge and equipment to quickly remove the tree and restore your property back to its pre-storm condition.

When you choose to hire us for storm damage restoration, you will receive:

  • A storm damage assessment
  • 24/7 emergency services
  • A thorough insurance estimate
  • A team of IICRC certified and experienced restoration professionals

If you experience fallen tree damage, give us a call today or fill out the form on our contact page!

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