Storms can cause severe damage to both residential and commercial properties across parts of the US. Storm damage can be incredibly devastating, leaving property uninhabitable and with property owners no choice but to vacate their homes. All this can have a big impact on your mental health, with stress levels going through the roof. Find out how to help lower the impact of storm damage with tips from restoration specialists, Swift Response.
Hurricanes, tornadoes, storms, flooding, and tropical storms are all common occurrences across Florida and Louisiana. Often these weather phenomena leave disaster in their wake, with homeowners facing the prospect of leaving their homes and losing their valued possessions. With climate change affecting our weather even more severely, it’s a good idea for property owners to create a plan of action should disaster strike.
Tip #1: Keep you and your family safe
Storm damage can often appear insignificant on the surface, however, there could be hidden dangers that may have affected the structure of your property. If you can, stay out of the property until it has been inspected by a restoration professional for safety and never attempt to use any electrical equipment as it could have been affected by water damage.
Tip #2: Act immediately
Call a restoration company or your insurance company as soon as you can. The sooner you act, the faster a technician can be onsite to assess the damage and carry out emergency mitigation repairs. This will ensure your property is secure and prevent further damage. Swift Restoration will assist you further by liaising directly with your insurance company, so you don’t have to. We’ll arrange for restoration costs to be paid, giving you complete peace of mind from the very beginning of the restoration.
Tip #3: Document evidence of damage
Where safe to do so, take photos and videos of your property as it could help your insurance claim go smoother and faster.
No one can control the weather so it’s always best to be prepared should the worst happen. Always keep your insurance details close to hand and keep a note of restoration companies in your area that can help. Remember that by acting swiftly following storm damage, you’ll be able to get the process of restoration started earlier so you can make your house a home again.