No matter how much we prepare and protect our home or business during hurricane season, there will always be areas of our property that remain vulnerable to damages from hurricane-force winds and heavy rainfall. For example, our trees can be severely damaged or completely uprooted because of hurricane-force winds and torrential rainfall. Tree damage can have a significant financial impact to property owners, through the loss of valuable shade, decreased property value, increased utility bills, and even damages to nearby properties and structures.
Hurricane season lasts from June 1 to November 30, but during that time most Houstonians only hear about personal preparations for hurricane season, such as stocking up on water, non-perishable foods, flashlights, first aid kits, and other equipment needed in case of power outages. Hurricane experts might also suggest boarding up windows and doors to prevent further property damage, but few actually mention preparing the exterior property for hurricane season, besides bringing in pets and small plants.
Trees in the greater Houston area face a plethora of threats and dangers to their immediate and long-term health. While some tree threats are due to a lack of routine maintenance or poor workmanship from amateur tree crews, a majority of tree threats come directly from Mother Nature. In today's blog post, we take an in-depth look at one of the natural causes of tree damage, which is flooding. We also discuss methods for protecting trees or minimizing tree damages from devastating floodwaters.
June marks the beginning of the annual Atlantic and Gulf Coast hurricane season. Although hurricane preparation is usually directed towards residents and homeowners, business owners should also begin watching tropical activity for any signs of an imminent storm or hurricane in our area. Although we cannot completely prevent hurricane-force winds and heavy rainfall from impacting our businesses and commercial properties, there are some proactive steps business owners can take to minimize damage and protect their commercial property.
Hurricane season is rapidly approaching the Gulf Coast region, and with this comes the threat of dangerous hurricanes and tropical storms. These powerful storms can lead to torrential rains, coastal flooding, and high winds that are capable of destroying trees, cars, homes, and businesses. Although homeowners and business owners take precautions to board up windows and secure doorways in the event of an approaching storm, many people disregard taking proactive steps with their trees.
A devastating storm system recently pummeled the greater Houston area, resulting in a deluge of record-setting rainfall in a very short period and leaving behind thousands of flooded businesses and homes. While some businesses have the financial means and insurance coverage to recover quickly and reopen, others may take much longer because of the extent of the damages caused by heavy rainfall, flood damages, and even tree damage.
A person only needs to be in Houston a short period of time to discover that the city's weather can change in an instant, from hot and humid to cool and dry in just a matter of minutes. In addition to frequent weather changes, Houston is also vulnerable to drought, hurricanes, tropical storms, and other severe weather conditions. With a hurricane season that runs through November 30th, Houstonians have several more months of watching the tropics for signs of approaching severe weather.
Owning a residential or commercial property is an important investment, so property owners are often eager to protect their property health, beauty and value, especially for properties with shade trees. Cabling and Bracing is a tree care service that preserves tree health and helps property owners realize tremendous financial savings on a long-term basis. In today's blog post, we'll explain the Cabling and Bracing process, and three ways it can save property owners money.
June 1 is the official start of hurricane season, which means meteorologists and weather channels will be closely monitoring the tropics for any signs of storms or hurricane activity. Although technology allows us to know well in advance of approaching storms or hurricanes, it is critical for Houstonians to take proactive steps now to help protect themselves, relatives, and property from any kind of hurricane damage.