November 1, 2021

Why you should leave storm damage restoration to experts

Severe storms and hurricanes can affect parts of Louisiana and Florida at a moment’s notice. In fact, if you live in either of these two states, dealing with storm damage is simply part of life. When disaster does strike, it’s important to start the restoration process immediately with an experienced specialist, to prevent further damage to your property and to ensure your home is secure. Find out how a restoration specialist can give you peace of mind with advice from Swift Restoration.

Storm damage = water damage = mold damage

After storm damage, homeowners are sometimes tempted to repair their homes themselves to save a few bucks. To the untrained eye, some repairs may be superficial and seem easy to fix, however, replacing a few roof shingles or repairing a wall may not be the full extent of the damage; there could likely be unseen horrors lurking under the floor, walls, or roof.

Often storm damage goes hand-in-hand with water damage - which leads to mold damage. Left untreated, mold can spread rapidly through drywalls and floors causing damage to furnishings, as well as causing damage to the structure of the property itself. Mold could even affect your health.

Mold remediation
Mold damage incurred after storm damage to a property

Storm damage may affect:

  • The structure of the building
  • The integrity of the roof 
  • Damaged or missing roof shingles
  • Broken windows and doors
  • Drywall damage through water or mold

What is storm restoration?

A specialist restoration company will inspect your property and carry out urgent mitigation such as boarding up windows and doors, repairing roof shingles, and ensuring your home is secure. As storm restoration is such an involved process, it pays to get a specialist in from the start; often storm damage requires the removal of water using air movers and dehumidifiers. If your property has been affected by electrical damage and subsequent fire damage, specialized equipment is required to remove soot, odors, and smoke from the property.

Storm restoration services

Start the remediation process immediately to avoid further damage to your property through mold infestation, and to avoid incurring additional costs. If you’re worried about costs, don’t be. We'll speak with your insurance company or public adjuster to arrange for restoration costs to be paid, so that you can concentrate on making your house a home again. Call our advisors to book your free storm restoration inspection on 866-376-7831.

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