Barts Tree Service has already been out removing hazardous trees that clients were worried about hitting their houses with the hurricane coming our way. We wound up removing 19 trees across Danbury, Ridgfield, Wilton, Brookfield and Weston all day Saturday and Sunday before the storm.
It looks like we might see gusts up into the 80mph range and large amounts of rain which obviously could lead to many downed trees from soil saturation and uprooting to wind damage which could be significant since there are still many trees with damage from the last two storms.
All 5 of our trucks are loaded up with equipment to respond to any emergency tree removals during or after the storm and will be on call 24 hours a day. We have vast amount of experience removing trees from buildings and working with insurance companies.
During a storm like Sandy we administer a triage system with 3 priority levels
1) Tree on/in the dwelling – we will remove the tree from your structure and generally leave debris yard. Then we tarp the damaged area so as to stop the flow of water from coming in and causing more damage. Then we come back later to chip and remove all the debris.
2) Opening access way to dwelling and/or clearing way for electrical service. Here we will open up your driveway or walkways so there is safe access to the house and if the electrical service was downed or ripped of the dwelling we clear the way so it can be reattached. (Note if your service is pulled down CL&P will just cut your lines and then re-attach once you have cleared the way and fixed the electrical service). With this in mind we also have two electricians who usually follow us during the day and put electrical services back on the houses once we clear everything out of the way so that when power comes back on you don’t have to wait.
3) General storm cleanup. This is where were are doing all the chipping and removal of logs and debris from your yard or business
Be safe and stay indoors during the storm, watch for hanging limbs when going outside and never go near hazardous wires.
Call us at 203-240-1302 for any hurricane emergency tree removals or hurricane storm damage removal. Additionally we offer free hazard assessment after the storm.