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What to do immediately after storm damage happens

9/26/2022 (Permalink)

Storm damage can occur at any time and can cause an immense amount of harm to your home. Heavy rains can cause flooding and heavy winds can cause roof damage as well as downed trees. Some post-storm damage can create safety and health risks as well, so having a strategy to deal with damage will help you to be ready to take the right steps after the storm. 

Take Precaution Heavy winds and rain can create physical hazards such as collapsed roofing, collapsed walls, window damage or standing water in the basement or home interior. This moisture can soak into building materials, carpeting and furniture, if not dried out quickly or properly this will create the perfect environment for mold growth, which can cause health issues. Beware of broken glass, exposed nails and other sharp objects on the property. Also, make sure to shut off the main gas line if you smell gas. Make sure to contact SERVPRO of North Calhoun County to help do basic tasks to secure your property and make it safe. If necessary, make arrangements for a place for you and your family to stay while your home and property is being restored.

Contact your Insurance Contact your insurance Agent to notify them of the damage to your home immediately.  If it is safe to move around your property take photographs of the damage so that you can have a record for your insurance company. This action will ensure you're fully compensated. The company will send out an adjuster to determine the extent of damage so that payments for repairs can be made. 

A storm related disaster may seem overwhelming, but these steps will help you to begin the process of restoring your home and your life to normal. At SERVPRO of North Calhoun County we provide 24-hour emergency disaster service. We specialize in restoration of homes and businesses that may have suffered small or large losses from water, fire, storm, flood or smoke. We're here to help make it "Like it never even happened".

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