Storm Weather and How to Prepare for Restoration
Storm weather can be unpredictable and can cause significant damage to your home or business. High winds, heavy rain, hail, and lightning strikes can all wreak havoc on your property, leaving you with the need for restoration services. At SERVPRO of Sooland, we understand how stressful it can be to deal with the aftermath of a storm. That's why we've put together this guide on how to prepare for storm weather and what to do if you need restoration services.
Preparation is Key
The best way to deal with storm damage is to prevent it from happening in the first place. Here are some tips on how to prepare for storm weather:
Keep your gutters clean: Clogged gutters can cause water to overflow and damage your roof, walls, and foundation.
Trim trees and shrubs: Trim any branches or shrubs that are close to your home or business. Strong winds can knock them down and cause damage.
Check your roof: Inspect your roof for loose or damaged shingles. If you notice any issues, have them repaired before a storm hits.
Secure outdoor items: Bring in any outdoor furniture, toys, or decorations that could be blown away by strong winds.
Install storm shutters: If you live in an area prone to hurricanes or tornadoes, consider installing storm shutters to protect your windows.
What to Do After the Storm
If your home or business has suffered storm damage, it's important to act quickly to minimize the damage. Here are some steps to take:
Assess the damage: Once it's safe to go outside, inspect your property for any damage. Take photos of the damage for insurance purposes.
Call SERVPRO of Sooland: Contact our restoration experts as soon as possible. We can help assess the damage and begin the restoration process.
Stay safe: Don't attempt to enter your home or business if there is standing water or if the structure has been compromised.
Document the damage: Make a list of any damaged items, and take photos or video of the damage.
Contact your insurance company: Notify your insurance company of the damage and provide them with the documentation you've collected.
Let SERVPRO of Sooland Help with Restoration
At SERVPRO of Sooland, we have the experience and expertise to restore your home or business to its pre-storm condition. Our team of restoration experts will work quickly to mitigate the damage and get your property back to normal as soon as possible. We offer a range of restoration services, including water damage restoration, fire damage restoration, and mold remediation.
Don't wait until it's too late. Prepare your home or business for storm weather, and call SERVPRO of Sooland if you need restoration services. Contact us today to learn more about our restoration services or to schedule a consultation 712-274-2416.