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Picking Up the Pieces After a Flood

Dealing with serious flood damage at home is not the end of the world. And most importantly, it does not have to cost you an arm and a leg to get your home back into living condition again. In fact, you may find (like I did) that recovering from a flood gives you an opportunity to improve the look and feel of your home overall, and even to implement design options that increase the value of your property. I spent about a year fixing up my place after a pipe exploded while I was on vacation, and literally ruined everything inside from the flooring and walls, to my photos and important paperwork. So, I figured I could help others "pick up the pieces" and create a bigger ad better lifestyle at home by turning a flood situation into an opportunity, instead of dealing with it like a crisis.

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Preparing Your Property For Tree Trimmers

by Scott Gordon

If you are planning on having tree trimmers come to provide general yard maintenance, there are some things that you can do to prepare. Prepping your yard and understanding the needs of professional tree trimmers can make their job even more efficient. Here are four things that you can do to help tree trimmers stay on-task and meet your needs.

1. Keep Pets and Kids Inside

Having strangers on your property might be exciting for kids and pets, but safety should be considered. Keep them inside for the day if you can. If your child is interested in the work, have them take a look at equipment and ask questions at the beginning of the day or during a break. If you have pets that might get loose, consider boarding them for the day or taking them to a friend's home.

2. Warn Your Neighbors

Make sure that your neighbors know that you are getting work done and that tree trimmers will be present. This way, if errant branches happen to fall in their yard, they won't be alarmed if workers hop a fence to retrieve them. They should also know this if parking will be impacted in the neighborhood. Your neighbor might even want to coordinate a tree trimming for their yard at the same time.

3. Mind Your Etiquette

While tree trimmers will primarily be outside and out of the way, you can still be gracious. If you can, offer up a bathroom close to the yard that they can use. If it is a hot day, provide bottled water as well. Tree trimmers may come with a large truck to haul away branches, so be sure to work out parking ahead of time so that they have the room to get set up and haul away.

4. Clear the Way

It is a good idea to get any sporting equipment or patio furniture out of the way for trimmers. If you have outdoor toys cluttering your yard, they might get damaged. Don't set yourself up for disaster by having items left where they could get in the way. It is best to clear the way for tree trimmers well so that they don't have accidents or hurt themselves.

Tree trimmers are professionals and can usually get their work done in any situation, but anything that you can do to make this easier will help the project run more smoothly. Think ahead of time what you can do to streamline the process for professional tree trimmers. Keeping everyone safe and on-task can be easy to do with just a few precautions and general preparations. If you're looking for a tree trimming service, visit Trees Unlimited.

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