September 1, 2019
The aftermath of a hurricane and afternoon thunderstorm can have a significant impact for many for commercial businesses in Orlando and Tampa. High winds and all that rain can loosen and even remove the soil supporting the trees and root system, causing them to uproot.
When an emergency happens be prepared, contact Baker Commercial Landscaping for a free quote.
Baker Commercial Landscaping has been assisting residence of Central Florida with emergency storm clean up for decades, each crew has the necessary equipment to tackle any job.
Trees are susceptible to the harsh Florida weather. Strong winds can strip large branches, uproot trees from the ground and leave them twisted across the property. Certain trees are more susceptible than others to wind damage.
Inspecting Your Trees After a Storm
Look for leaning trees Just because a tree didn’t fall during a storm doesn’t mean it wasn’t damaged. Check your property for trees that are not fully upright. Leaning trees can be a big liability and need to be addressed right away.
Check for utility wires Keep an eye out for utility wires as you inspect your trees and property. High winds can break branches and loosen wires, which can be a hazardous condition when they come into contact with each other.
Broken branches can easily become a liability for employees, tenants, and guests. They can also be a source of great stress on the tree, leaving it vulnerable to health problems.
For those thinking about attempting to remove the tree themselves, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned, “Each year, approximately 36,000 people are treated in hospital emergency departments for injuries from using chain saws. The potential risk of injury increases after hurricanes and other natural disasters, when chain saws are widely used to remove fallen or partially fallen trees and tree branches.”
Businesses should also take some precautions with their exteriors during storm season in order to make sure you don’t have to be closed during critical business hours waiting on hurricane repairs to be made.