If you have been a victim of a storm with any hail, wind or storm related damage, taking the following actions can get you started to fixing your home or office as quickly as possible:
Ensure Your Family’s Safety
Wind, hail, and weather related damage can create extremely dangerous conditions in and around your home or office. Keep family, employees, and pets out of affected areas until they are inspected and determined to be safe. When venturing outdoors after a storm, be especially careful to check for downed power lines, broken glass, and fallen debris and tree branches. Never let children or pets near flood waters that may contain sewage and pollutants. Standing water may also hide downed power lines. Always contact your local power company if you have any questions regarding possible downed power lines.
Seek Professional Assistance to Determine the Extent of the Damage and Safety of Your Home or Office
The immense force of storm driven rain, hail, and winds can cause serious damage to the structure of your home or office building. Roofs and floors may be damaged and collapse. Electric, gas, and water lines may present hidden hazards. Let a damage restoration professional inspect the structure first and do not enter the building until they let you know it is safe to enter.
Act to Preserve and Protect Your Property
Most insurance companies require that you take action to preserve and protect your residential or commercial property. Depending on the severity of the storm damage, you may need to perform temporary repairs to secure and protect your property and prevent further damage. Your Total Restoration Services damage repair professional is familiar with insurance company requirements and will assist you in complying with any requirements for your insurance policy.
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