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Clearing Out Debris After a Storm

August 3, 2017.

Mother Nature is nothing if not unpredictable, particularly when it comes to inclement weather. Storms can wreak havoc with everything from travel to the electrical grid while they’re in progress, but the real trouble is often discovered when the storm ends.

If a difficult storm moves through your property, uprooting trees and leaving a path of destruction in its wake, it’s important to address the situation as quickly as possible. The longer your home or place of business is left in disrepair, the more problems you can expect to arise.

Staying Safe While Clearing Out Debris

When your property is strewn with fallen branches, downed trees, and other post-storm debris, it’s actually quite dangerous. As you walk the property taking pictures to document damage for insurance purposes, keep a sharp eye out for hazards like downed power lines. Never attempt to clearing out debris away from a power line, and be sure to contact your electrical service provider to report downed or damaged lines.

Before attempting to clear storm debris, make sure you’re wearing the appropriate protective attire. Preventing injuries to your eyes, hands, and other parts of the body can be as simple as choosing the right clothing and goggles from the outset.

While it’s normal to be anxious to return your property to its former glory as quickly as possible, take some time to make sure you’re not leaping headlong into a big and potentially dangerous job. If you’re not familiar with power tools, for instance, now is not the time to try out a chainsaw.

There will also be a substantial amount of waste to haul away, something you almost certainly won’t be able to do in one trip, even with a full-size truck. It’s not uncommon for municipal authorities to offer limited pick-up services in the days immediately following a dangerous storm, but there are often restrictions on what will be collected. If you have a large amount of damage, or your property was damaged by a relatively minor storm that didn’t require municipal attention, you’re responsible for disposal.

Getting Rid of Storm Waste Quickly and Efficiently

Assuming you have the time and the ability to collect all the scattered waste and garbage strewn across your property by a storm, you’ll still need a place to dispose of everything.

You may be surprised by just how much of your storm-related waste is reusable or recyclable. Because we at Jiffy Junk place such a high premium on doing the right thing for the environment, our technicians will ensure these items never end up in a landfill. We’ll come to your home or place of business to clear away debris, clean up the grounds, and get things back to normal as quickly as possible.

Our service providers are committed to keeping you safe while getting your property back to normal in record time. We’ll leave you with a clean slate, so you can start planting new trees, shrubs and flowers. Get your curb appeal and your home’s safety back with a single phone call to Jiffy Junk. Call today: 844-543-3966.

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