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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

When Spring Storms Surge

3/25/2020 (Permalink)

Did you know that North Carolina is outside of the principle tornado area of the United States? While this certainly provides some relief to homeowners in our area, we are still at risk to receive 2-3 each year. These typically come around in the Springtime. 

Storm damage leaves you with different types of damages including water damages due to flooding, structure damages, roof leak, and roof damage. When you want to restore your home after a wind damage, it is important for you to seek services from companies that provide professional storm remediation.

Below are the steps that you could follow suffering a storm damage to ensure that you reduce the losses that result from flooding:

I. Emergency contact. The first step in professional storm restoration is contacting SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance & Granville Counties - your premier restoration company! We provide services on a 24/7 basis, so you will be able to contact us anytime. We will walk with you through each step of the way.

II. Focus on your health and safety. Storm disasters come with water damages and it is necessary to ensure that you switch off all power sources in your home or business. It is also important to note that storm remediation process begins immediately when our personnel arrives on the site. Restoration should begin immediately after the storm or after the water levels have gone down. You should also use a flood pump to get rid of the flood water and ground water that may be the source of water damage to your property. Block broken water pipes to limit water inflow and minor roof leaks fixed.

III. Documentation of storm damage: Documentation of all damages is important whether you have experienced damage from a storm, water leak, wind, or even a tornado or hurricane. This will will help you in filing insurance claims. 

IV. Contact your insurance company. You should also make sure that you contact your insurance agent to allow him or her conduct any required inspection on your damaged property. Contacting your insurance company should be made as quickly as possible to initiate the compensation process.

V. Consider looking into Federal Disaster Assistance: The federal government always seeks to help victims of wind damage and river flooding afford proper storm remediation. If you live in an area that has been declared as a disaster area, you can seek low-cost loans that may be provided by the federal government to facilitate home restoration services of your home such as repairs for a minor roof leak, management of water damage, wind damage, hurricane damage, hail damage, and roof damage.

VI. The home restoration process involves restoring your home to its initial state. It may involve window and door replacement, furniture and content replacement, home restoration of electric and water supplies, and debris removal. Hail damages often require a water restoration expert to help you carry out proper roof repairs where necessary. Water restoration processes also involve the use of air mover fans and dehumidifiers to get rid of moisture and possibly even water extraction to pump water out.

While storms often take us by surprise, having a plan in place to keep your family and belongings safe is a great way to be on top of things! 

SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties is proud to serve the area. Give us a call at 252-433-0005 when disaster strikes!

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