Emergency Tree Removal: Help When You Need It The Most
In emergency situations, it’s natural to feel panicked, frustrated, and confused. If your tree has fallen onto your house, a million questions are likely to be flying through your mind. How to remove the fallen tree on my house? Who can I call right now that can take of my fallen tree? Is there an emergency tree service company near me that can immediately come out and help me?
If you’re currently in an emergency situation, the best thing to do is, first, try to take a deep breath – and then look for an expert tree service company. Finding tree service experts that you can trust to efficiently get the work done and do what’s best for you, your family, and your property, will take a load off your shoulder and allow you to better process the situation. On the other hand, dealing with trees without the proper safety equipment or expertise can add more danger and risk to the situation, so it’s best to trust in your local tree service company and their Certified Arborists.
Tree service emergencies can be frightening, but we’re here for you, 24/7. Continue reading to find out more about emergency tree services and what you can do right now.
5 Steps To Handling Storm Damage & Emergency Tree Removal Services
- Take a deep breath.
- Inspect Your Property & Trees For Damage: Look For warning signs such as:
- Fallen trees on houses, cars, and large structures.
- Wires in contact with tree branches.
- Partially attached limbs hung up in the high branches that could fall.
- Cracked Stems.
- Hollow or decayed areas on the trunk or main limbs.
- Assess your inspection. If property damage has occurred or if you feel that you, your family, and your property are unsafe, call your emergency tree service company immediately.
- At RTEC Treecare, our Certified Arborists and team of tree service experts are available 24/7 for emergency tree services. You can call us at 703-573-3029 for your emergency tree removal service needs.
- Contact Your Local Fire Department. If a tree does fall on your house to make sure the property is safe to enter and that the fallen limbs have not knocked loose electrical wiring or natural gas piping which could create a hazard.
- Never Touch Any Type Of Down Wires!
How Much Do Emergency Tree Removals Cost?
The cost of emergency tree removal services is largely attributed to the size of your tree. Generally speaking, the cost to remove a tree is lower for smaller trees and higher for larger trees.
The location of your tree, nearby power lines, tree condition, additional services such as stump grinding and removal, and more can also add to total cost of your emergency tree removal service.
As a Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) accredited company, we invest in state-of-the-art training, technology, and tools, to provide you with the expert tree services you and your family need, especially in times of emergency. You can count on us to guide you through the emergency tree removal process so you can rest safely and assured.
What Is RTEC Treecare’s Emergency Tree Removal Service Protocol?
At RTEC Treecare, we provide 24 hour emergency services, including: fallen tree removal services, fallen tree removal cleanup services, and storm damage tree services.
As the expert tree service company, we have performed hundreds of emergency tree removals and understand your frustration and immediate needs in these situations. In the event of a tree removal emergency, we have knowledgeable Certified Arborists and tree service experts available to help you along the way.
During a hectic storm, things can move very quickly. Because of this, we have a storm emergency protocol that ensures safe practices during these stressful events and makes sure you receive the best service possible.
Our first priority in these situations is your safety. We get to work immediately to stabilize the tree and make sure it is safe for you and your family and that no further damage will occur to your home. Once the tree is stabilized, we work to remove it from the home safely, dispose of the tree, and clean up the debris. In the aftermath, we will also help you work with your insurance company.
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“RTEC was recommended by a smaller competitor which did not have the heavy equipment needed. RTEC handled an emergency situation in a professional and timely manner. Excellent quality.“
-Steve, B. | McLean, VA
“RTEC was outstanding in response to our emergency. When our tree was knocked over in a storm, our insurance company recommended RTEC. RTEC contacted us within minutes, and within 24 hours they had removed the tree and cleared our neighbor’s driveway. I strongly recommend RTEC.“
– Bill, F. | Lorton, VA
“We’ve used RTEC for both an emergency service (when a tree fell through our shed) and a planned pruning a few months later. We’ve worked with two arborists, Ben and Andy, and they were both very friendly, patient and professional. They listened to what we wanted to accomplish, made recommendations and answered our questions. Follow up and scheduling were fast and easy. Hannah in the office is fantastic. She is polite, efficient and friendly. She was great dealing with our insurance company on the emergency service, which I’m sure wasn’t easy! I haven’t been home during either service, but the crew did a great job and cleaned up really well on both occasions. I’m sure we’ll use RTEC again!“
– Erin, R S. | VA
An Emergency Tree Removal Story From One Of Our Customers:
“We had a tree fall on our house (through one wall + substantial damage to the roof, including 6 large holes) on late afternoon July 3rd. I called RTEC because they had done a great job pruning our trees in the past. The receptionist tracked down a manager and he was at our house within 30 minutes of the call.
He assessed the situation in a thunderstorm and arranged to have a crew out at first light. It was a very treacherous situation, our house is on a steep hill and it was a very large tree that pierced one wall and was dangling from the roof in front of several windows. To make it trickier the limbs were intertwined with the roof trusses. They worked non-stop for 6.5 hours on July 4th to surgically extract the tree without doing any further damage to the house or to the plants or HVAC units below.
They returned after the weekend to clean up the debris and remove 6 other trees that fell. They also coordinated with the insurance company, which was a big relief given all the other things we had to worry about. Absolutely fantastic customer service, very professional pleasure to work with them. Highly recommend!!”
-Steve J. | McLean, VA
The best way to protect your property now and moving forward is by proactively caring for and maintaining your trees. As our Certified Arborists like to say, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” By making small but meaningful steps, you can proactively protect your family and property from future storm damage, fallen tree, or other related tree service emergencies.
To support trees in the Northern VA, MD, and DC areas, we provide a variety of additional tree services outside of emergency tree work. For example, if there are any dead branches, if you suspect dead trees on your property, or if you see a need for branch removals, we’re here to help. We also provide tree trimming and general tree care support, which will boost your tree and landscape’s health for years to come.
For 24hr Emergency Tree Removal Services call our office now at 703.573.3029