My wife and I were worried that one of the giant oak trees in our yard was going to fall on the house.
It was right before the hurricane season and the worst time for tree branches to cause damage. I decided to call a tree trimming company that works locally. The crew had great reviews on yahoo and google and the tree trimmers came with a great review from one of my coworkers. They guys came on a Wednesday morning to cut down the tree. We were going to have them remove a single branch, but they suggested removing the entire tree which was mostly dead. The guys were working all day, but after lunch they seemed less enthusiastic and tired. The guy cutting the tree was up toward the top using the saw, but no one was watching. Suddenly, the branch broke loose and slammed right down on the backside of my house. It smashed through the garage and right into the HVAC unit. I was indoors when the HVAC unit was hit. I heard a loud bang and the lights flickered and the AC went out. I was so angry with the tree trimmers. I called my insurance company and their insurance company. The damage was repaired, but I had a lot of inconvenience. It took weeks to fix all of the damages and I am still fighting with them to pay for the HVAC system that was only two years old. They paid me used prices for the system, when it was still under warranty. I’m still trying to get the rest of the money.