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Damages Your Home Could Sustain in a Disaster
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.
How to Protect Your Home from North Idaho Disasters
Homes in Northern Idaho can be susceptible to damage caused by the state’s temperamental weather. In late spring and early summer, thunderstorms sweep through the area. With strong winds and heavy rains, floods, broken windows, and falling trees pose a threat to your safety. Hot, dry summers can also yield lightning storms that can quickly cause wildfires. If you want to avoid having to pay the time and money for disaster cleanup services, then you’ll want to take extra measures now to help protect your home from disasters.
Protection from Floods
There are many ways to keep your home and valuables safe during flood conditions. Several disaster relief organizations and home improvement shops can provide you with sandbags. Place them around your doors, windows, and other points of entry. They can stop both water and loosened soil from getting into your home. You can also call a home restoration company to add extra sealants to these areas and check for any weak points in your home’s structure that could possibly lead to flooding.
Prevention of water in your home is ideal, but if you can’t stop the water from getting in, there are some steps you can take to minimize the impact of the water damage. You can install or upgrade a sub-pump in your basement to help redirect water as soon as it gets in. To protect your valuables, be sure to store items in plastic bins and keep them as high off the ground as possible. If your home is prone to flooding, you may want to consider storing your valuables in another part of the house altogether.
Protection from High Winds
Floods can be frustrating to deal with but aren’t necessarily as dangerous or harmful as high winds. Not only can trees near your house fall, but any loose debris can be swept against your house, breaking windows, doors, roofs, and sidings. If you know a strong storm is going to be passing your home, consider taping and boarding up your doors and windows. You’ll still have to deal with the broken glass after, but this can prevent things getting into your home in the meantime.
Protection from Fire
Unfortunately, there’s not as much that can be done to protect your home against fires. The best way to protect your home is to stay aware of the conditions. Also, store any valuables in fire safety boxes, and listen to the advice of local authorities. Fire situations can change and grow quickly, so being aware is key.
If you want to protect your North Idaho home from disasters (or need disaster cleanup services after a storm or fire), then call Insight Restoration at (208) 427-2825. Our team can help with disaster prevention and cleanup. We are available 24/7 to respond to any emergency situation at any time.