As a homeowner, experiencing a storm can be a stressful and overwhelming experience. In addition to ensuring the safety of yourself and your family, it is important to take action to protect your property as well. Here are five things you should do immediately after a storm:
Check for damage: After the storm has passed, it is important to check your home and property for any signs of damage. This includes checking your roof, windows, siding, and outdoor structures such as fences and sheds. If you notice any damage, take photos and document the extent of the damage. Don’t know what to look for? We can help with a FREE Inspection.
Make temporary repairs: If you notice any damage that requires immediate attention, such as a broken window or a hole in your roof, make temporary repairs to prevent further damage. Cover any holes with plastic or tarps, and secure any loose objects such as outdoor furniture or debris. As a full-service remodeling & restoration company, our storm response teams are always available to get you the immediate assistance you need to secure your home from further damage.
Hire a professional: If the damage is extensive or if you are unsure of how to make repairs, it is important to hire a professional contractor to assess the damage and make necessary repairs. Look for a reputable contractor with experience in storm damage restoration. Like us 🙂
Contact your insurance company: Contact your insurance company as soon as possible to report any damage to your property. They will provide you with instructions on how to proceed with filing a claim and what documentation they will need to process it. Of course, if you choose us, we can help with the insurance claim, handling most of the stress for you, and helping ensure you get the money you deserve.
Document everything: Throughout the entire process, it is important to document everything, including photos of the damage, receipts for any repairs or purchases, and any communication with your insurance company or contractor. This documentation will be helpful when filing your insurance claim and will ensure that you are properly compensated for any damages.
In summary, it is important to take action immediately after a storm to protect your home and property. By following these steps, you can ensure that the damage is properly documented and repaired, and that you receive the compensation you deserve from your insurance company.