What to Do After Storm Damage
The first step is going to be assessing the damage. It’s important to be careful and safe. Things like downed powerlines and electrical work can still have power and be very dangerous. You should also be careful of broken glass, nails, or any other sort of harmful debris. Waiting until it’s not dark out to assess and avoiding standing water is a good way to evade contact with dangerous materials or electrical currents. Be sure to take pictures of all the damage you see including on your roof, outside, and inside of your home or structure. If you think your home is too dangerous to stay in, book a hotel or stay with friends or family.
Next, contact your insurance provider and file a claim. They will most likely ask for the photos you took so they too can assess the damage. You may be entitled to compensation, so documenting what you have lost is important.
Now it’s time to call SERVPRO! SERVPRO can take over on these next steps. We will communicate continuously with your insurance provider to make sure that you are covered. Then we can begin the reconstruction and clean up of your home or business. We always use care and caution while working on any restoration project, while also working efficiently and quickly so you can go back to your normal, everyday life as soon as possible.