Storm damage is a tricky thing to navigate because, unlike other disastrous things that can happen to your home, disastrous things are happening to lots of homes in the area. If you are subject to storm damage in some form, be it a flood from a torrential downpour, hurricane-force winds stripping your roof bald, or a downed tree that has decided to make itself right at home on your roofline, there are some steps you’ll need to take after the storm damage to get the problem taken care of. Here are a few things you can do after storm damage to make the cleanup process easier.
First things first, get yourself on the radar of a disaster cleanup crew like Spangler Restoration. Many companies like ours will work directly with your insurance so that the cleanup can start as soon as possible, especially in emergency cases like storm damage.
Second, do what you can to prevent further issues, while always taking safety precautions first. This can mean things like boarding up windows, turning off the water supply to your home if a pipe has burst, and covering areas with tarps for more protection.
Finally, make sure you document everything. Photos taken with your phone or a camera when it’s safe are great for insurance purposes, and make sure to keep your receipts for tarps, boards, hotel expenses, etc. as they often can be applied to your insurance claim.
If you live in an area prone to storm damage, be sure to familiarize yourself with your homeowners’ policy and have a company like Spangler Restoration in mind to call should you need us!