STORM DAMAGE RESTORATION: Do’s and Don’ts
Heavy rain and strong winds from storms can wreak havoc and impact almost everything in your house, including floors to garage. No matter how durable your roof is, I will most likely suffer form of damage during a severe storm. Knowing the right steps to take post-storm damage can make a big difference in different aspects ranging from an insurance claim to assuring safety for yourself, your family member and even your pets. The recovery from a storm can be challenging and time consuming, and right knowledge can make the work smoother and quicker while also preparing you for the next storm.
To mitigate storm damage, here are steps you should take as well as something you need to avoid.
Don’ts of Storm Damage Restoration
- Vacuuming standing water
Most people used vacuum cleaners to remove standing water. Normal vacuum cleaners are not designed to clean – up the water and other liquids. Trying to force this strategy could lead to electrocution and other liquids.
- Don’t attempt to fix Leaks.
No matter minor they seem. Unauthorized repairs can lower the total insurance payout,
- Do not use electrical appliances
Using electrical appliances including vacuums, humidifiers, and fans, should be avoided.
Do’s of Storm Damage Restoration
- Inspect to assess the damage
Perform a post –storm review to find the extent of damage. An initial inspection and evidence collection can be smart move to make before talking to your insurance agent.
Take photos and videos as needed to make sure even mild damages to your property. Have an understanding of your insurance policy before talking to an insurance agent can help you to avoid unnecessary negotiations.
- Call certified restoration professionals
Storm damage can cause serious damage to your property, and the waste and chemical dominated water have to be removed as soon as possible to prevent further damages.
If you experience damage to your home or business during sever weather or storm events, you can depend on SERVPRO of Ventura. For comprehensive 24/7 residential and commercial restoration and cleanup services, you can count on the experience of our team. Call us SERVPRO of Ventura at (805) 656-3911.