Emergency Tree Service & Storm Damage
In the event of an emergency such as a tree on a house, car, shed or other structure, Knox Evergreen offers 24 hour emergency tree service for storm damage. A tree fallen onto a house is a very common occurrence in a wind storm or hurricane, especially in our East Tennessee area. Storms are a common occurrence. When brute force winds come along with wet saturated grounds, trees are bound to fall over. Uprooted trees can cause serious damage.
Storm Damage & Emergency Tree Removal
The first thing a resident should do when a tree falls onto their house, is make sure everyone in the house and around is safe. Trees can come crashing down and smash into houses actually landing right on the interior floor if the tree is large enough. Next, a call to the insurance company to inform them of what happened is necessary. By the way, this is one reason why residents have home owners insurance – to cover major damages to their homes such as storm damage. The insurance company will usually recommend a local tree service from their preferred vendor list. Call the tree company right away to receive a free estimate to remove the storm damaged tree from the house. It is best to use companies with their own cranes and operators like Knox Evergreen. Who also specialize in emergency tree service and have experienced personnel to handle the dangerous work.
Quick Response to Emergencies
Upon receiving an emergency tree removal phone call,Knox Evergreen should have an estimator at your door within the hour. The estimator will be able to determine the nature of the job and what it will take to remove the storm damaged tree. Emergency tree service is very dangerous, especially in slick and wet conditions just after or during a storm. Here at Knox Evergreen, we do not recommend taking trees off houses when its dark outside. We have been doing this for to long and understand that to many things can go wrong in the dark – even with high density spot lights. The best thing to do, is receive the estimate right away, and contract the work to be performed the very next morning early. Usually, if rain is pouring into the house, home owners can find ways to decrease or stop the flooding into the house. It is also not safe to tarp a roof in wet, rainy conditions in the dark. Our estimators will go over the details of the emergency job with you and possibly recommend staying in a hotel for the night, or multiple nights if the damage is severe. Insurance usually covers these costs.
Using a Crane for Emergency Tree Removal
Cranes come in very handy for removing trees off houses. Knox Evergreen owns it’s own crane and has a full time crane operator that work with our tree crews every day. It is very important that crew members work together regularly for the tip of the iceberg moments like taking huge trees off houses. Crane operators and tree climbers must have excellent communication skills with each other to coordinate each piece and cut to be lifted off the house. Our crews and operators at Knox Evergreen have emergency tree service down to a science.
Once the tree has been removed, usually a restoration company is the next to perform service. The restoration company can install a tarp to cover the hole in the roof. Sometimes, we provide this service but we recommend this be done by the restoration company, and we have good references. We can also coordinate with them to have this done for our customers.
What does the Insurance Company usually cover?
Insurance companies will cover trees that fall onto a structure and removing the tree back to the uprooted root ball to the property line. Everything is done within property line boundaries. The insurance companies will request that the emergency tree service estimate be itemized to separate the cost of removing the tree from the house, and hauling the wood. If a tree does not hit a structure at all, then the insurance company generally does not get involved in the process, and is not responsible for footing the bill. It really depends on the insurance company and policy a home owner has on their dwelling.