Month: April 2022
When any kind of disaster hits your home, it’s easy to feel uprooted and unsound. Our houses are meant to be a safe place, so when something threatens that safety, we’re likely to feel threatened ourselves. Thankfully, disaster cleanup services are available to help get our homes back to pre-loss conditions. Knowing what kinds of damages your home suffered after a disaster can help you sort through the cleanup and restoration process. A home inspection can help find these damages so your home can be restored.
Storms are particularly dangerous to homes, as their size, intensity, and path can change in an instant. Storms have lots of damage potential, and this damage can take many forms. Your home could suffer from:
– Broken Windows
– Collapsed Roofs
– Floods and Water Damage
– Electrical Outages and Shortages
– Broken Siding
Storms create damage that weakens the structural integrity of your home. Sometimes, a storm can leave your home uninhabitable during the restoration process. Thankfully, many insurance companies cover the costs associated with storm restoration. It’s also easier now than ever to predict when a storm is coming through and prepare your home to try and lessen the damages.
A fire in your home leads to disastrous damages. The flames themselves can leave scorch marks on your walls, damage your home’s structure, and destroy valuables. But fires leave behind even more damage than that. Smoke and soot can stick to your floors and walls, leaving behind a mess and negatively impacting your home’s air quality. Even if a fire is small and easily contained, you may need to temporarily stay somewhere else during repairs to avoid breathing in lingering smoke. There’s no way to predict a fire, but there are safety measures you can take to help protect your home if one occurs.
Mold is a stubborn side effect of water damage that can cause even more trouble for your house. Mold negatively affects your health, and it weakens the structural integrity of your home further. If left untreated, mold can also begin to attract pests and insects to your home. Because it grows in dark and damp places, mold can be hard to spot and even harder to get rid of. If your home suffers any kind of disaster, especially one that involves water damage, it’s best to have an inspection for mold to avoid further damage.
When your home suffers a disaster, you want a team on your side that can help you feel at ease during the restoration process. Insight Restoration provides top-quality disaster cleanup services to homes in the Northern Idaho area. We cover damages from storms to fires and everything in between. Our phone lines are open 24/7 to quickly respond to any disaster situation. Call us today at (208) 427-2962 to get your home back to its pre-loss condition.
After a storm blows through your town, your home could be left in bad shape. No matter the size of the storm, you may have to deal with flood damage, broken windows and siding, and even caved-in roofs. Storm damage is frustrating to deal with, and repairs could be extensive and costly. As with any home damage, taking quick action will help the restoration process move along smoothly. Knowing which steps to take after a storm can keep you calm and help your home return to its former condition.
After a storm, your safety and the safety of your family are the top priority. If living in your home after the damage isn’t an option, make sure you find a safe place to stay during repairs. If you are staying in your home during the restoration process, you’ll want to take measures to keep yourself and your home safe. Any broken windows or exposed holes in your walls should be tarped and boarded up to prevent intruders and further environmental hazards. Some repairs can take a while to fix up, so keeping your home and family safe is paramount during that time.
Get an Inspection
A storm can cause any number of damages to your home. You could suffer water damage, broken windows, ruined siding, and roof damage. Some of the damage may not be immediately visible. A home inspector can identify any hidden damage or potential future damage as a result of the storm. Most home repair companies will inspect your house before they begin work, so they know what to expect and will have the proper equipment necessary. You can have the inspection done before committing to the work, so you have ample time to save up money or get in touch with your insurance company.
Contact Your Insurance
Many insurance policies will cover most of the damage caused by a storm. If you’re uncertain about what your insurance covers, you can check your policy or call your adjuster to ask. Insurances usually reimburse you for the money you spend on repairs, so it’s a good idea to know what you’ll get back before you start the restoration. After getting your home inspected, you’ll have a time and money estimate for the repair work. You can submit this to your insurance company to get a pre-approval on your reimbursement.
Storms are scary and dangerous natural disasters that can leave your home in bad condition. Getting repairs for storm damage can be costly and time-consuming. Insight Restoration can help you get your house back to pre-loss condition in no time. Give us a call today at (208) 427-2534. Our phone lines are open 24/7 to respond to any emergency storm situation. Our trained and certified technicians are standing by, ready to jump into action and help restore your home after a storm.
Floods are a terrifying natural disaster that can cause huge amounts of damage to your home and health. Protecting your home against a flood can help you avoid the headaches and costs associated with flood damage repair. The best offense is, after all, a good defense. Thankfully, with modern technology, many floods can be predicted. But even if you don’t have the time to prepare, there are still methods you can employ to keep your home safe from a sudden flood.
Water left behind by floods can cause a lot of the damage associated with flooding. Water wears away at surfaces, creates mold, and can seriously affect your home’s supports and electrical systems. The best way to keep your home secure from a flood is to ensure there is a proper drainage system.
Drainage should be considered for both around and inside your home. Depending on the location of your house, you may need to install draining systems in your yard to help divert the water away from your house in the first place. As for the water that manages to get in, you can employ drains and sump pumps in your basement to help remove the water as soon as it enters.
Waterproofing your home will help prevent rainwater and smaller floods from getting in. In most cases, floods occur because there is a part of your house that isn’t able to repel it. You should have your windows and doors checked to ensure their seals are tight. It’s also possible that the cause is a more signficant issue, such as a crack or other damage in your foundation. Getting your home inspected, repaired, and properly waterproofed can help you prevent flood damage.
Sometimes, no number of proactive steps will be able to keep a flood out of your home. For this reason, it’s best to ensure that your valuables are stored in watertight containers and placed on shelves above the floor. Basements are the main storage area in most homes and the first location to flood. If you use your basement as an additional living area, consider placing furniture on blocks or removing the furniture if you know a flood could be possible. The less there is in your basement for the floodwaters to impact, the less damage you’ll have to worry about.
Floods are a force to be reckoned with. With the help of Insight Restoration, you can protect your home and save yourself time and money on flood damage repairs. Our team of highly trained and certified technicians is fully equipped to provide a variety of flood-prevention services. We’ll inspect your home for weak points, repair and restore any damages found, waterproof your doors and windows, and even install drainage systems as needed. Don’t let a possible flood ruin your home. Call us today at (208) 427-2962 to see how we can help you protect your home from a flood.