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Storm Damage and Trees: How to Protect and Recover Your Brighton Property


Tree Damage

Brighton residents are no strangers to severe weather, and the impact on trees and property can be significant. This blog will guide you through storm preparation, emergency tree services, property protection, and post-storm cleanup to help safeguard your Brighton home.


Storm Preparation:

1. Regular tree maintenance: Trim dead or weak branches to reduce the risk of falling limbs.

2. Inspect trees for signs of disease or instability.

3. Secure loose outdoor items that could become projectiles in high winds.

4. Create a emergency plan for your family and property.


Emergency Tree Services:

1. Keep contact information for local arborists and tree removal services handy.

2. Know when to call professionals for dangerous tree situations.

3. Understand the difference between emergency and non-emergency tree care.


Property Protection:

1. Install storm shutters or board up windows before severe weather hits.

2. Clear gutters and drains to prevent water damage.

3. Consider installing lightning rods for tall trees near structures.

4. Reinforce your roof and check for loose shingles or tiles.


Post-Storm Cleanup:

1. Assess damage carefully and prioritize safety.

2. Document damage for insurance purposes.

3. Remove debris systematically, starting with hazardous materials.

4. Consult with professionals for large-scale tree removal or property repairs.


By following these guidelines, Brighton property owners can minimize storm damage and recover more quickly from severe weather events. Remember, preparation is key to protecting your trees and property during storm season.


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