Mature landscaping is usually considered to be a valuable asset on residential property. Sometimes though, older and larger trees can cause more harm than good. If any of the following situations apply to your home or property, it's probably time to call a professional for tree removal or branch trimming.
1. Your Plumbing is Being Affected
Have you noticed that your plumbing is chronically acting up? Is your washing machine overflowing, or are you experiencing more than your fair share of bathroom clogs? The reason may be one or more of your trees. Tree roots can be very aggressive when seeking water sources. The plumbing leading from your house to your septic system or the town sewer system is a rich source of water. Roots can actually grow right into a plumbing line, blocking bathroom waste and used household water from exiting through your home's plumbing system. This can lead to burst pipes, water damage, hidden mold behind the walls of your home, and more.
2. Your Roof is Leaking
Roof shingles provide protection for your house from sun, wind and rain. If your roof has developed a leak, it could be due to overhanging branches. Branches can damage roof shingles, obstruct gutter, and make excessive shade, causing mold and mildew growth.Trees that are growing too close to your house should be removed or trimmed in order to prevent or eliminate a roof leak.
3. The Tree is Dead or Dying
Trees on your property that are dead or dying pose a real threat to your family's safety, as well as to the security of your home. You have no way of knowing the extent of interior condition of the tree, or when the is likely to fall. The danger is higher in winter, when heavy snow weighs down already weakened branches. There's a real possibility that such a tree could fall on your house, or that a branch could break off when someone is walking beneath the tree. If a tree on your property is dead or dying, it may not be enough just to trim the branches. Trees don't always recover once their root system perishes or the trunk has been infested with deadly parasites. A tree expert should be consulted to determine the best course of action in order to prevent damage from a dead or dying tree.
These are all serious home and property situations that may warrant tree removal or trimming. A tree expert, sometimes called an arborist, will be able to visit your property, assess the situation and advise you on the best steps to take. For more information, contact a business such as Treetime Inc.
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