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What You Need to Know About Storm Damage & How SERVPRO® Can Help

1/5/2023 (Permalink)

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Storm damage can cause significant destruction to your home or business. Whether it's a roof leak, storm-driven water damage, flooding from rivers and streams, wind damage, or hail storm destruction, SERVPRO® is ready to help you recover quickly and safely. We have the experience and expertise to handle any storm water damage emergency – no matter how big or small. Our technicians are highly trained in restoring storm-damaged properties back to their preloss condition as quickly as possible. We use state-of-the-art technology and equipment that allows us to identify hidden moisture that often goes undetected by other restoration companies. With our advanced drying techniques, we can minimize the disruption caused by storm damage while helping you get your life back on track fast!

Common Examples of Storm Damage, Flood Damage and the Challenges They Pose

Storm damage can present itself in many forms, with signs that may vary depending on the type of storm and its strength. Common storm water damage includes roof leaks, flooding from rivers and streams, wind damage, hail storm destruction, and more. All of these types of storm damage can cause significant disruption to homes or businesses, leading to property damage, financial losses, and emotional distress.

Roof leaks can lead to heavy water infiltration into the interior of a building and are one of the most difficult storm-related damages to detect. If unchecked for too long, this can result in further structural damage or mold growth throughout the home. Flooding from rivers and streams is another challenging type of storm damage. This requires careful assessment to determine the extent of the flooding, as well as proper disinfection techniques to ensure that all affected areas are free from contamination due to flood waters. Wind damage can cause significant destruction if it reaches high speeds - anything above 50 mph is classed as a storm. It can rip off roofs, devastating gardens, and outdoor living spaces alike. Hail storm destruction is also very destructive as it not only causes direct physical damage but also accelerates wear over time - particularly when it comes to roofs, windowsills, siding, decks etc.

The importance of a separate flood insurance policy

Having a flood insurance policy is an important way to protect your home or business from storm damage. Flooding from rivers and streams, storm-driven water, hail storm destruction, and other forms of storm damage can cause significant disruption and financial losses if not properly covered by insurance. A separate flood insurance policy provides coverage for damage that may occur due to flooding on your property, including the cost of repairs or replacements needed as a result of storm damage. In addition, it can also provide coverage for temporary living expenses in case you need to evacuate during a major storm event. With this additional protection in place, you'll have peace of mind knowing that any costs related to storm damages are taken care off. If you do not currently have flood insurance, contact your local insurance agent or insurance company. Please be aware that the standard homeowners insurance policy generally does not cover damage related to floods. The most common policy is an add-on from the National Flood Insurance Program. It's important to have the right coverage.

Navigating Insurance Company Claims for a storm event and their repairs

Navigating insurance claims for storm damage repairs can be a daunting task. Storms, such as those caused by heavy rainfall, burst pipe, flooding from rivers and streams, wind damage and hail storm destruction can wreak havoc on your home or business and cause significant disruption to your life. Fortunately, SERVPRO® is here to help you through the process of filing an insurance claim for storm damage repairs. Our technicians are highly trained in navigating the complexities of flood damage restoration and have extensive experience working with insurance companies to ensure that all necessary repairs are covered under your flood insurance. We understand how overwhelming it can be when dealing with flood damage so we strive to make the process as stress-free as possible while helping you get back on track quickly!

The Benefits of Professional Restoration Services After Heavy Storms

When storm damage occurs, it's important to act quickly in order to minimize the risk of further damage and disruption. Professional storm damage restoration services provided by SERVPRO® provide a comprehensive solution that can restore your home or business to its pre-storm condition. Our storm damage restoration services include assessment, cleanup, and removal of storm debris, structural drying and dehumidification using industrial equipment, air purification, and sanitization, mold remediation as well as painting and other cosmetic repairs. Whether it is broken water lines, flash flooding, heavy rains, or sump pump failure, SERVPRO® has you under control. SERVPRO® will also work with your National Flood Insurance Program's guidelines to cover your water damage claim.

How to Minimizing storm damage in Your Home or Business

Storm damage can be minimized by taking proactive steps to protect your home or business from storm events. Firstly, it is important to check that your roof and gutters are regularly cleaned and maintained in order to ensure they are free of any debris which can cause blockages during heavy rain. Secondly, ground water runoff or stormwater runoff should be checked regularly to make sure water is flowing into a proper drainage system they are clear of any obstructions that could cause flood damage. Thirdly, you should inspect the exterior walls, windows, and doors of your property for any cracks or weaknesses which can allow wind driven rain to enter the property. Fourthly, it is best practice to elevate your furniture and other items off the ground if possible as this will help reduce the risk of water damage in case of water seeping into your structure. Fifthly, installing storm shutters and window guards is another great way to ensure storm waters stay out and also prevent objects from being thrown against glass windows during heavy winds. Finally, it is a good idea to create a storm preparedness kit with essential supplies such as flashlights, first aid kits, bottled drinking water, canned food and blankets so that you have everything you need in case you need to evacuate quickly due to storm damage. Taking these proactive steps will help minimize storm damage and ensure that your property remains safe and secure during storm events.

SERVPRO® - Get the professional help to restore your home or business

SERVPRO® provides storm damage restoration services to help restore your home or business after storm damage. Our team of highly trained professionals will assess the storm damage and provide you with a full range of storm damage restoration services including debris removal and structural drying, as well as repairs for roof repairs and leaks, water extraction, air purification and sanitization, mold remediation, paint and cosmetic repairs.

Our technicians understand how overwhelming it can be to experience storm damage so they strive to make the process stress-free while quickly restoring your property back to its pre-storm condition. We have the expertise and technology needed to put you back on track quickly and efficiently so that you can get back to living life without disruption. Our storm damage restoration services are available 24/7 so if you need assistance with storm related issues such as wind-driven rain entering your property or flash flooding, simply call our emergency hotline at 916-966-2601 and we’ll be there right away!

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