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Table of Contents
- Quick Guide – Who To Call in a Tree Emergency
- Why Choose Our Emergency Tree Removal Service?
- Power Companies in Western Pennsylvania
- Our Emergency Tree Service Explained
- Why Do Trees Fall In a Storm?
- Will My Insurance Cover the Cost of the Emergency Tree Service?
- What Can Be Done To Prevent a Tree Emergency?
- Dangerous Tree Removal
- Tree Emergency FAQs
It’s a Stormy Night ..Then it All Goes Dark
It’s getting dark and the rain is pounding on the windows of your home. You hear a crash outside. Then the lights go out. What do you do? Who do you call? We explain all starting with a quick reference guide on what to do and when and even whom to call.
When it’s their time to fall, trees can topple over in unexpected directions. Heaven forbid, some drop onto your property or vehicle; some fall on power lines and others on the road. Getting immediate attention is essential. Our emergency tree removal service can help, especially if a tree has fallen on or onto your home.
Quick Guide – Who To Call in a Tree Emergency
Usually, 3 events trigger a tree emergency. Here’s who to call for each event:
1. Tree Falls on Your Property
If your property has been damaged or your drive has been blocked by a fallen tree, our emergency tree removal service can deal with it quickly and safely.
Call us and ask for our Emergency Fallen Tree Service now. We are available 24 hours a day, 6 days a week (except Sunday). We’ll arrive swiftly, ready for work.
2. Tree Falls on
If a tree has become a hazard to personal safety, property, or road traffic, don’t delay and call 9-1-1.
The police have the processes and municipal contacts to resolve problems caused by trees that fall and obstruct public property.
3. Tree falls onto
Stay away from downed cables – they could still be carrying lethal, high voltage electricity. Report the hazard to the police.
Then call your power utility company to report the damage and/or power outage. They will want to repair the damage.
Call Your Utility Company (see list below)
Why Choose Our Emergency Tree Removal Service?
- Affordable, Reliable and Safe Emergency Tree Service
- Available 24 hours a day, every day except Sundays
- Heavy equipment to handle fallen trees of every size
- Fully insured Emergency Tree Removal Company
- All crew members undergo regular safety training
- FREE Quotations after phone assessment and/or inspection
More details of our Emergency Service can be found below.
Call Us Now. Just click on the red button below:Call Us: (724) 613-4144
Power Companies in Western Pennsylvania
|West Penn Power
Duquesne Light Company
|West Penn Power
Duquesne Light Company
|West Penn Power
South New Castle
|West Penn Power
Our Emergency Tree Service Explained
As soon as we receive your call, the crew at Beaver County Tree Service will assemble the crew in short order and then arrive quickly at your property. We’ll assess the scene and any hazards with care. We’ll then formulate and agree a plan of remedial action with you, the customer.
We’ll then execute our emergency tree removal service by removing your downed tree whilst minimizing further damage to your property.
Call Beaver County Tree Service now for fast attention. We won’t let the time of day nor the prevailing weather conditions stand in our way. Of-course, it might happen that the storm which affected your tree and property is widespread and has caused extensive damage in your community. If this is the case, we may have to schedule the work at your location to account for existing customer commitments.Call Us: (724) 613-4144
Why Do Trees Fall In a Storm?
Western Pennsylvania is no stranger to thunderstorms, tornadoes, heavy snowstorms and even the remnants of hurricanes and tropical storms. These weather events can all generate the strong winds that lead to tree damage and property damage.
Incredibly, there have been 388 tornadoes touch down in Pennsylvania since the year 2000 (Source: York Daily Record using data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – https://data.ydr.com/tornado-archive/ ). Property damage of more than $141 million is directly attributable to these tornadoes over the last 22 years. Given that the combined land area of Beaver, Butler, Lawrence, and Allegheny Counties is 5% of Pennsylvania’s total, only around 20 tornadoes have hit our service area since the year 2000. That’s one big tornado a year which is still frightening for our community. And there are plenty of other severe wind events take place here each year.
Will My Insurance Cover the Cost of the Emergency Tree Service?
It all depends on your homeowner’s insurance policy; and also whether you have adhered to the terms of such coverage.
Beaver County Tree Service is happy working with residents or business owners whether they are insured or not. If you do have the insurance coverage necessary for incidents such as a downed tree, then we’ll work with your insurer and bill them direct if possible. At best, this could mean you only pay a minimal amount such as your policy’s claims deductible or, potentially, nothing at all.
If required, we’ll document and photograph key stages in the emergency removal process for you to send to your insurance company for reimbursement of the cost of the work. Please mention this when we quote for the work, so we can plan ahead accordingly.
What Can Be Done To Prevent a Tree Emergency?
Even without strong winds, trees can fall because it’s diseased, dying, dead, or damaged. In this condition, they are a ticking time bomb because they can fall at the slightest provocation. But how can you tell whether that large tree close to your home has a hollow center? It’s not straightforward. You can get a rough idea with a rubber mallet but that won’t tell you the percentage of the hollow center. And even if it is hollow, it could still be strong enough to resist a storm or two.
Dangerous Tree Removal
Whilst we operate to perform a dangerous tree removal on your property, it may not be required. Instead, you may wish to request a Tree Risk Assessment to determine whether that tree that concerns you is going to remain standing for the next 5 years.
Another risk reduction approach is to request a tree pruning service. In this way, our crown reduction or crown thinning pruning technique can reduce the ‘sail effect’ or wind resistance of your tree. There are other health benefits too for your tree by letting in light and air to the center of your tree’s canopy.
After all, a stitch in time really does save nine.
Each of our main tree services we offer residents and business owners in Western Pennsylvania is listed below with a link to the relevant service page:
There’s a visual summary of all 6 tree services on our home page. Tell us about your tree/s using the green form below (via the green button). We’ll return to you quickly with the right help.Call Us: (724) 613-4144
Tree Emergency FAQs
What do you call a fallen tree?
There are several colloquial references to a tree that has fallen to the ground. These are: “a downed tree”, “a blowdown”, “a laid-down tree”, “a wind-thrown tree”, and “an uprooted tree”. Bear in mind that a tree may be dead but not fallen. These upright dead trees are called “snags” and can provide a very useful habitat for many kinds of vertebrate and invertebrate animals as they decompose slowly. These snags will eventually fall over in which case they become “logs”, also a great source of food and shelter for many creatures.
What is a Storm Cleanup?
Storm Clean Up doesn’t have to be an emergency type service but is usually in response to a far-reaching natural emergency or disaster. It involves any remediation work required after a severe weather or storm event usually in a defined geographical area. Usually, the municipality manages the Clean Up work in co-ordination with Federal authorities. Contractors and related companies such as Beaver County Tree Service contribute their equipment, expertise and services to ‘make good’ damaged property and infrastructure.
Who Cleans Up After a Natural Disaster?
There are usually 6 main entities who contribute to help a community recover from a natural disaster:
- Local and State Government Departments & Agencies
- Federal Emergency Agency (FEMA) may take the lead co-ordination and finance role depending on the severity of the disaster
- Contractors and related commercial businesses, subcontractors
- Voluntary groups and organizations
- Insurance Companies
- Property-owners are far from helpless and often undertake remedial work on their buildings with the help of local service companies.
How do you clean up after a tornado?
You clean up very carefully considering the hazards involved. Extreme caution is required after a tornado has swept through a community. The post-tornado clean-up of buildings and surrounding debris is dangerous and arduous work. Here are the 9 key stages to tornado clean-ups:
- Securing life and limb of the people affected is an absolute priority.
- Ensure the affected area is safe e.g. check for dangerous power lines and gas leaks and prevent looting.
- Secure structures to prevent further damage from water ingress etc.
- Remove fallen trees with Beaver County Tree Service’s Emergency Tree Removal Service.
- Remove large items of debris and broken glass from around building exteriors.
- Keep a record of damage and remediation work for subsequent insurance claims.
- Address internal damage to buildings adversely affected by the tornado event. Beware of sewage contamination and mold spores on damp surfaces. Specialist support may be required.
- Wear protective clothing and safety equipment during cleanup work.
- Dispose of all damaged and broken materials safely and with full regard to local environmental laws.