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.