Hurricane Irma is shaping up to be a potentially devastating storm that could leave unbelievable amounts of damage in its wake. While it is still too early to really tell what is going to happen by the time it reaches us, if it reaches us, it’s never too early to prepare. The best way to be prepared is to know what to do. Know what you need to survive the storm, know if your home is safe, and know what to do once the storm passes. If your home survives completely unscratched there will still be plenty of debris to deal with. You might have trimmed your own trees, but that doesn’t do much for the neighbor’s trees. So what do you do with those discarded branches that are filling up your normally well-maintained yard?
One thing to take into consideration is your own physical abilities. Smaller branches are simple to get rid off. A large branch or even a fallen tree, on the other hand, is going to weigh quite a bit. It might not even be able to be moved without cutting it up. If you are unsure if you can handle a branch or tree on your own, don’t try to do so. It can lead to injuries caused by straining yourself. Now you have to deal with an injured back and a tree full of branches. Even if you do have a way to cut up the wood, still be careful. Don’t push yourself too hard and be careful with how you chop up the branches and trees.
The best bet is to let someone with the right equipment and experience to get the job done right. Companies like Florida’s Tree Surgeons can come in and not only remove branches and fallen trees, they can grind them up and pack them up so they are completely off your property. The other benefit to this is you don’t have to use any of your resources to get the job done. You can hold onto your water instead of staying hydrated while outside working and you can save your gas and oil. Plus on top of all that the post-storm town is going to have some pretty uncomfortable weather. It could be extremely humid, or it could be flooded. Making it all the more dangerous to handle the job yourself.
Once the storm passes and you can access the damage to take steps forward, contact Florida’s Tree Surgeons at (386) 320-9133.