Tips & Tricks to get storm ready
QLD is known for crazy weather phenomenons from severe cyclones to extreme bushfires and our friends at the QLD Government know it all when it comes to being ready for natural emergencies. Check out their website here https://getready.qld.gov.au/homepage/
If you're looking at what you can do to prepare at home here are a few key items to get you started;
General home maintenance
Keep your roof in good condition and check it regularly
Keep gutters and downpipes clear so water can drain away quickly
Trim trees and overhanging branches (be aware of any overhead powerlines)
Check and fix any corrosion, rotten timber, termite infestations and loose fittings
General home preparations
Ensure your home, contents and car insurance is current and adequate. Check your policy includes debris clean up and removal
Identify your strongest room to shelter in during severe storm or cyclone
Identify where and how to turn off the main supply for water, power and gas
Have items on hand, such as water storage containers, spare fuel for your vehicle (ensure you store it safely), camp stove and fuel for cooking without power
SO you've done an assessment of your property and you're worried about overhanging branches or a flimsy looking tree above your vehicle, house or business?
Then it's time to get a free risk assessment. We have many years experience in storm preparation and clean up so we know what to look for. Call Arborscene Tree Services today and we will come out and provide advice surrounding any of your problem trees.
During a storm or major weather event warning – please refer to the QLD Government webpage for storm ready tips including securing loose yard equipment and having an emergency plan/kit.
Please remember that mature trees also need maintenance to ensure the safety of your property, people and animals.