Storms are commonplace in many areas of the United States and certain times of the year bring a flurry of activity. Unfortunately, the aftermath can be costly, not to mention dangerous. For instance, monsoon season in the desert, or hurricanes in the coastal regions, can lead to fallen trees and other storm-damaged landscape. After a massive storm, it is best to leave the landscape cleanup to professionals. Below are a few steps you should take to protect your commercial property after a storm.
Identify Possible Dangers
Following a big storm, the property should be assessed to identify possible hazards. Practice extreme caution when viewing the property, as trees can appear stable when they are not and broken limbs could be hanging from trees. Don’t attempt to fix any of the damage on your own. Instead, contact a trained landscape professional to help.
Order Emergency Tree Removal, If Needed
Storm-damaged trees can wreak havoc on your property. They can harm building structures, landscape and even parking lots. Many companies, including Command7, can help you with emergency tree removal and ensure the cleanup is handled safely. The provider can also inspect the property for other hazardous conditions that may have gone unseen.
Check for Drainage Problems
A storm can lead to problems with site drainage, especially if there was heavy rain. If you are unsure the extent of the damage and if there are subsequent drainage problems, contact a professional.
Get Rid of Standing Water
Torrential rain can cause all sorts of flooding and standing water problems. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, standing water can cause health risks, such as infectious diseases, injuries and chemical hazards. Standing water should be removed from the property and should be done by someone trained to handle such situations.
Prevent Damage & Get Help When You Need It
There are also ways you can prevent extensive storm damage to your landscape, which should be discussed with a commercial landscape company. If you are already facing cleanup after a storm and need emergency tree removal or another related service, Command7 can help you. We are simply a phone call away at 855-214-2168. You can also fill out our contact form to receive more information on our services.