Emergency Tree Service & Storm Damage

Pinecrest Tree Services provides 24-hour emergency tree service for storm damage, including instances where trees fall on houses, cars, sheds, or other structures. In the Philadelphia, PA area, it’s common for trees to topple onto buildings during wind or winter storms due to heavy snow and strong winds combined with wet, saturated grounds. Fallen trees can result in significant damage, and we’re here to help in such emergencies.

Storm Damage And Emergency Tree Removal

When a tree falls onto a house, the first priority for residents should be ensuring everyone’s safety. Large trees can crash through homes and even land on interior floors. If anyone is injured, call 911 immediately. Once everyone is safe, contact your insurance company to inform them of the situation, as homeowner’s insurance typically covers major damages like storm damage. Your insurance provider will likely recommend a local tree service from their preferred vendor list. Contact the tree service promptly for a free estimate on removing the storm-damaged tree. It’s advisable to choose companies with their own cranes and operators, such as Pinecrest Tree Services, which specializes in emergency tree service and employs experienced staff to handle hazardous work.

Quick Response To Emergencies

When you call Pinecrest Tree Services for emergency tree removal, an estimator should arrive at your door within an hour. They will assess the situation and determine what’s needed to remove the storm-damaged tree. Emergency tree service can be hazardous, particularly in wet conditions during or after a storm. At Pinecrest, we advise against removing trees from houses in the dark, as it can be dangerous even with high-density spotlights. It’s best to receive an estimate immediately and schedule the work for the following morning.

If rain is causing flooding inside the house, homeowners can usually find ways to minimize or stop the water intrusion. Tarping a roof in wet, rainy conditions at night is also unsafe. Our estimators will discuss the emergency job details with you and may recommend staying in a hotel for a night or longer if the damage is extensive. Insurance typically covers these expenses.

Using A Crane For Emergency Tree Removal

Cranes are incredibly useful for removing trees from houses. Pinecrest owns a crane and employs a full-time crane operator who works alongside our tree crews daily. It’s crucial for crew members to collaborate closely, especially during high-stakes situations like removing large trees from houses. Crane operators and tree climbers must communicate effectively to coordinate each cut and lift. At Pinecrest Tree Services, our crews and operators have honed their emergency tree service skills through extensive experience in wind and winter storms, having removed hundreds of trees from houses.

After the tree has been removed, a restoration company typically steps in to provide further services, such as installing a tarp to cover any holes in the roof. While we sometimes offer this service, we recommend having it done by a restoration company and can provide reliable references. We’re also happy to coordinate with them on behalf of our customers.

What Does The Insurance Company Usually Cover?

Insurance companies typically cover the costs of removing trees that have fallen onto a structure, from the uprooted root ball to the property line, within property boundaries. They often ask for itemized estimates from emergency tree services to separate the costs of tree removal from the house and wood hauling. However, if a tree doesn’t hit a structure, insurance companies generally don’t get involved and aren’t responsible for covering the expenses. This depends on the specific insurance company and the homeowner’s policy for their dwelling.

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