Dealing with wind and water damage from a severe storm can be very dangerous and challenging, and it is important to know how to stay safe. The effects of a hurricane or thunderstorm remain after the storm has passed, as branches may be at risk of falling over your property and your home may be filled with water. Continue reading for some tips on the best ways to deal with storm damage to keep your family safe.
What To Do After A Storm
You may feel safer after a bad storm is over, but you must stay on high alert to keep your family and house protected. Keep the radio on to listen for any instructions if a tornado or hurricane has affected your area. Do not leave your home until you’re told that it’s safe to do so, unless it has sustained structural damage. Stay far away from downed power lines, damaged trees, and dangling limbs, as they can fall at any moment. If there is water damage in your home or flooding in the streets, avoid stepping in the standing water. If you smell gas in your house, turn off the gas at the meter. Keep a fire extinguisher nearby, and test your battery-powered smoke and CO alarms to ensure they are working.
The cleanup process after a bad storm can also be very dangerous, especially if your home has some structural damage. Remove wet rugs and carpet from your floors, and keep your windows open and fans on if you have water damage in the house. It’s best to call a professional to help repair damages, as they can safely repair your roof, windows and doors, floors, and any other repairs that you need. At Smith and Son’s, we will also remove flooding water and board up restoration services to protect your property from further damage.
Dealing With Insurance Companies
After dealing with home damages, the last thing you want to do is sit on the phone with your insurance company for hours. Be sure to document your home before any repairs take place with photos, videos, and a list of damaged items. Next, read your homeowner insurance policy to have a good idea of what is covered and what isn’t before contacting your insurance company. Smith and Son’s works with property owners to complete property restoration services after emergencies- including contacting their insurance companies. We will work to advocate on your behalf and work with insurance professionals after a disaster.
Wind & Storm Damage Restoration from Smith & Son’s
If you are ready for expert wind and storm restoration services at any time of day or night, Smith & Son’s Contracting has the expertise, quality, and experience in the restoration and insurance industries you need. We don’t settle for less, and you shouldn’t either. For an exceptional job at an honest price throughout the Annapolis, Glen Burnie, Pasadena, Ellicott City, Severna Park, and Columbia areas, give us a call today at (410) 360-5252 or 1-800-246-3782 for 24/7 insurance home emergency service. You can also keep up with us on Facebook, Twitter, and contact us here.