What to do after a storm
You can reduce some of the damage caused by a storm by following this checklist:
- Check your home for any damage
Not all storms have damage or at least damage you can see immediately, checking your home’s condition will help give you a clearer picture of the extent of the damage left by the storm if any.
- Assess the potential damage
Some homes are more susceptible to damage than others; just like storms don’t discriminate, they just happen. Your roof is a vulnerable spot; some common signs of roof damage are: split seams, dented, broken or missing shingles, holes in the roof, leaks in your ceiling. Some other areas would include doors, windows, and frames.
- Get in touch with your insurance provider
HELP is on the way! Document the damage and loss that has been caused by the storm. Take photos before moving or beginning cleaning up efforts. Also, remember to hold on to all and any receipts. Once all information is put together your insurance agent will determine your coverage.
- Only attend to the damage you are capable of handling.
Not all damage from the storm is extensive, you may be able to restore what little damage exists with a few repairs before seeking professionals.
- Choose the right contractor
Once you have done all that…make sure you do your research and hire a professional, trustworthy, cleaning & restoration service company. It’s essential that your house is once again a habitable, healthy, living environment.
While storms can wreak catastrophic damages upon a home or commercial buildings, promptly addressing the storm damage—first, to make emergency patches and then to take care of longer-term restoration—will go a long way in getting your home or business back to normal.
SERVPRO is the leading storm damage restoration company that has served the Quad Cities for 54 years. They can handle all aspects of the restoration process, from water removal to debris cleanup.
For more information about storm damage cleanup and restoration call us!
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