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Common Questions About Storm Damage

9/18/2020 (Permalink)

Aftermath of a Storm Ever wondered what to do in the aftermath of a storm? You're not alone!

When confronted with a natural disaster, it’s important to prepare for the aftermath of the storm. Extreme, tempestuous weather can cause major damage to your home. As trusted restoration professionals, SERVPRO of Southern Staten Island is ready to answer your questions about how to deal with storm damage.

What Type of Damage Can I Expect?

Each storm and disaster is different in it’s severity and scope. There is no real way to predict the impact of a storm on a home. The most common types of damage include water damage and structural damage to the home, from flooding or fallen debris on the home. The heavy wind that often comes from storms can break windows or pull doors off the hinges. When a door or window is blown away, it allows for water to enter the home, causing severe damage that requires water restoration.

What Do I Do Now That the Storm is Over?

You must react quickly if your home has suffered any type of damage after a storm has subsided. The first step is to locate a contractor who provides restoration services. Your home is susceptible to further structural damage, mold, and more if you do not act quickly and have an expert restore the damage quickly. If any windows and/or doors have been removed, be sure to put them back in place or find a suitable solution until you can properly replace the units. 

Roof Damage? Restoration Professionals will put a tarp on a broken roof to ensure that the property is safe. Keep in mind: you will also need to contact your insurance provider to start the claims process. Take plenty of pictures of the area to aid your claim.

What Happens During Restoration?

The process of restoration is unique to different situations, Storm Damage Restoration being no different. SERVPRO of Southern Staten Island uses professional-grade equipment to quickly remove any excess water and effectively dry out the area. If applicable, our professionals will use further steps to get rid of unwanted odors and sanitize the space. Our professionals will remove damaged drywall, re-install flooring, clean all surfaces, and perform any other needed tasks to ensure that the home is back to its original state.

Storms can be debilitating to homes which is why it is important to pick a reputable cleanup and restoration company. Be sure to put your home in safe hands, with the help of the team at SERVPRO of Southern Staten Island. Give us a call at (718) 979-4100.

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