What To Do If You Have Storm Damage
Being in the Twin Cities means being far away from the South and getting slammed by storm activity like Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. However, it does act as a reminder how very real the threat of weather related events can be. The best thing that you can do is be prepared for a severe storm and ready to evacuate if necessary.
In the aftermath of a severe weather event, what you need to know is actions to take for the recovery process. The sooner you deal with the need for storm damage repairs, the less severe the damage may end up being. It’s when homeowners end up letting these repair needs linger that major problems end up resulting.
Depending on the season, we can be faced here with a variety of types of storm situations. From thunderstorms in the spring and summer to snow storms in the winter, nature continues to pose a threat. Yet, what matters the most is how you react and respond to the need to deal with the aftermath.
The Calm After The Storm
Once the storm is over and the damage has been done, now it is time to assess the mess that has been left behind. Here are some things that you should know about:
Above all else, your safety is the most important factor. Different types of storms pose different types of safety threats, however, there is always something present. Downed power lines, broken glass, whatever the case may be do not put yourself or your loved ones in harm’s way. When in doubt, wait for a professional to give you the all clear before going back into your home. If you notice the smell of gas leave the area immediately and notify the gas company.
Contact your insurance provider. There is usually a small window of opportunity to file an insurance claim, following a natural disaster. Fail to file in time and you could be paying for your repairs out of your own pocket. Notify your insurance company and document the contact so you have proof of when this first happened, to avoid any confusion in the future.
Find a contractor who offers storm damage repairs specifically. You need to partner with a company that specializes in storm damage repairs, in order to get the service that you need. In fact, the right contractor will be familiar with the process and be able to provide you with repairs, and even walk you through some of the steps you need for your insurance claim. The point is to make the entire experience as quick and painless as possible.
Some repairs are relatively easy, some are more complex. For instance, a tree branch may pull away a shingle or two, while hail damage may completely destroy your roof leading to the need for replacement and not just repairs. The good news is that if you find the right storm damage contractor, they will be able to correctly analyze the situation and address it accordingly.
Getting the Help That You Need
At Blackbrook Construction, we can take care of any level of service need, be it minor repairs or emergency replacement. No one wants to go through the inconvenience of storm damage to their home, but we can help assure that you are able to quickly pick the pieces back up and move on with your life. We realize the place that you and your family call home is a special one, and you want to be able to have it as good as new again.
That is where we come into the picture, and all you have to do is give us a call. We take great pride in being able to take care of storm damage repairs, and being a part of helping families in this community get their lives back on track. Get in touch with us immediately following any severe storm activity so we can offer your our professional assessment.