Is storm season property maintenance something you can cover yourself, or is it better to call in a professional? Find out who should do what.

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What steps of storm season property maintenance are you better off taking care of yourself? As hurricane season comes closer, it becomes more and more important to make sure your property is as well set up for success as possible. That said, setting your property up for a safe hurricane season means knowing which steps of property maintenance are best left to a professional. Today, we’re covering what aspects of property care you can take care of yourself – and which ones are better left to licensed pros. Let’s go ahead and get started.

What You Can Do Yourself

The key to storm season property maintenance is consistency. In order to make sure your yard is in the best possible shape, be steadfast in your maintenance. Mow your lawn regularly (if you’re on hurricane watch, get this taken care of right away to avoid a potential mess if a storm does hit), get rid of any weeds, and sweep any stray tree branches or leaves away. Clear out your gutters now, before hurricane season is fully underway, and then one more time once the season has officially started.

When your county is placed on hurricane warning, it’s time to clear out your property. Bring any outdoor furniture, decorations, sculptures, or tools indoors. Board up your windows if you don’t have hurricane shutters, and make sure your garage doors and other openings are secured with sandbags.

What a Professional Should Do

Any job involving cutting off a part of your trees or shrubs is best left to a professional, especially if it’s being taken care of leading up to hurricane season. First and foremost, it’s a good idea to call in a professional property maintenance provider to do a pre-storm season inspection of your property. They’ll look to make sure all of your trees and shrubs are in good shape, as well as to ascertain that no trees on your property are diseased or decaying. If it turns out that your trees or shrubs do need to be pruned, it’s best left to a professional; they won’t just make sure that the pruning itself is as safe as possible, but they have the experience it takes to ensure that the prune makes your trees more stable in the long run.

If a tree on your property is exhibiting signs of disease or decay, it will unfortunately need to be removed. It’s crucial to make sure that tree removal happens before hurricane season: dead or diseased trees have very little structural stability. This makes them much more likely to come down in a hurricane than a healthy tree, causing potentially catastrophic damage in the process. Keep your property safe by having a professional come in to take down any dead or decaying trees with plenty of time to spare before hurricane season.

Storm season property maintenance is a team effort: while there’s plenty you can do to keep your property in great shape, some of the bigger jobs are better left to professionals. If you need a tree on your property to be inspected, pruned, or potentially removed, we’re here to help. Just click here to get a free quote on your property maintenance services.

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