Storms can be scary whether you are outside walking, driving, or inside your home. But the scariest part of a storm is the damage that it can cause. There is a wide variety of types of storm damage that can occur. From wind damage to fallen branches to flooding, the aftereffects of a storm can seem devastating. Luckily, storm damage does not have to stick around for long. During the confusing and frustrating period that occurs after a storm, completing the following steps will help you feel more at ease and help you return your home to its best condition.
#1: Take A Deep Breath
The first thing you need to do if your home has experienced severe storm damage is to take a deep breath and survey your surroundings. Your physical health (and your family’s) could be at risk due to flooding, toxins in the flood water, power lines touching your home, etc. You’ll need to find a temporary place to live while you are preparing a plan of action for restoring your home. Staying calm is also important for your mental health. Protecting your physical health is important but it is also vital to keep your mental health preserved during this time. So remind yourself that this is temporary and that there are solutions for your situation.
#2: Inspect Your Ceiling And Roof
Once you and your family are in a safe space for the time being, it is important to run inspections around your home. First, start with your ceiling and roof to see if there is any water damage or how much water damage has occurred. It might be a good idea to wear a hard hat if you are entering your home after water damage has happened. That way you can safely inspect your roof and ceiling without injury.
Check along the edges of the ceiling and around light fixtures specifically and go into your attic with a light for an even more thorough inspection. Lastly, get up onto your roof and make sure that your roof tiles or shingles are all in place and in good condition. You may also be able to do a visual inspection of your roof from the ground. The ceiling and roof are the most important parts of your home to check because, without them, more water damage could occur in an instant.
#3: Check For Damage Around The House
After you have checked your roof and ceiling for any water damage, go and check for damage in other parts of the house. Inspect your gutters, windows, and walls for signs of water or wind damage. Once you have recorded the damage that you can see, it is time to get in touch with people who can help you deal with this damage.
#4: Contact Your Insurance/Damage Repair Services
Once you have made an assessment of what kind of damages your home has after a storm, it is time to call your insurance company. You will need to report a claim and find out how much of the damage will be covered by your insurance. After you have contacted your insurance, you will want to get in touch with storm repair services. Storm repairs services can help remove water from your home, repair drywall and other surfaces, and help you get back into your home faster than you could imagine.
Do You Need Storm Damage Services?
If you have ever been caught in a storm, you know how frightening and out-of-control storms can feel. Unfortunately, we at Liberty Restoration cannot control the weather, but we can help with the aftermath of a storm! We have premium storm damage services available that can help you restore your home to its original condition. We are experienced with all sorts of different types of storm damage including water damage, mold, wind damage, fire damage, smoke damage, and fallen trees or power lines. If your home has recently been damaged due to a storm, then please contact us at Liberty Restoration today. Feel free to reach out for more information.