What to Expect After Severe Weather Events
Major storms can be dangerous, and safety has to be your first priority. If your neighborhood has seen major problems, play it safe. If you suspect structural damage or more flooding, stay out until a professional says it’s safe. Spending a few nights away is a small thing compared to your health.
Once the disaster has passed, it’s vital to examine the impact and get started with cleanup and restoration. Below, read more about the problems different storm systems can cause and how to stay safe in different situations.
How much you get from insurance depends on policy specifics, the damage, your property’s condition and more.
First, you should document the damage to your structure to the best of your ability. Take a lot of photos and be sure to hang on to any receipts and documents having to do with maintenance work, supplies and major appliances that may have been damaged. Then, reach out to a restoration contractor and your insurance company. Your provider will send a claim representative or assessor. The best contractors can work directly with insurance companies to help you save money.
Storm Damage Scenarios
- Water Damage: Flood water can get into your building’s foundation, ruin drywall, carpet and framing, lead to mold growth and cause other problems.
- Tornado and Hurricane Damage: Circular winds can wreak havoc on your home or business, including catastrophic damage to siding, roofs, landscaping and more.
- Wind-related Property Damage: This can rip off siding, shingles and even whole roofs, lead to broken windows, wreak havoc on trees and electric systems and cause other problems.
- Hail Damage: This can cause shingle and siding damage, leading to long-term leaks and compounding damage.
- Winter Storms: Blizzards can collapse roofs, lead to broken trees and electricity poles, and cause other harm.
Find an Experienced Contractor
Danger is high after a storm, and a professional restoration service company can help you with repairs in a safe, efficient way. Call us today.