Storm Damage Restoration
While storms might sound very frightening, in most cases they will pass without incident and there’s nothing really to be afraid of. In some rare cases, though, storms can cause problems and might result in severe damage to your property. In these situations, you will likely find yourself needing storm damage restoration. Read on and we’ll take a look at what this entails and at what you need to know.
What is Storm Damage Restoration?
Storm damage will usually mean damage caused by strong winds. In some cases, though, storm damage can also be the result of heavy rain, of hail, snow, and sleet and even of lightning. Thus, storm damage restoration might actually involve fire damage restoration, water damage restoration and a variety of other services combined.
When looking for storm damage restoration services, you should always look around to try and find a company that will offer a comprehensive range of different services and repairs so that you can get your home entirely repaired by one company.
You should also always look for emergency storm damage restoration. This means that the company will be able to come out quickly on short notice and at any time of day or day of the week. This is incredibly important because storm damage can often leave your property exposed and under continued pressure.
What Does Storm Damage Restoration Entail?
Before work begins, storm damage restoration companies will need to assess the extent of the damage. This way, they can come up with a suitable plan of action to approach the damage caused and they can give you an accurate quote and time frame for the work that they’re going to be doing. While some storm damage is dramatic and obvious, other damage can run deeper and be harder to spot. In these cases, you need a professional company that knows where to look and that can use probes and sensors to find areas affected by smoke and moisture.
When the storm damage restoration company starts on your property, the first thing they will often do is to remove debris that may a) be preventing them from getting to other parts of your building and b) be presenting a hazard. If your roof has fallen in or bricks have collapsed into your rooms, then these will need to be cleared before anything else can be done.
At the same time, storm damage restoration companies will provide you with immediate relief by repairing holes in your walls and ceiling, by fixing pipes and reinforcing weakened structural walls. In other words, they will act quickly in order to ensure that your property isn’t going to deteriorate further and this way they can prevent the damage from becoming more expensive with time. The number one priority will usually be to ensure the integrity of the building.
From here, storm damage restoration can involve a number of different processes and services. These include:
Water Damage Restoration
If you have had a lot of rain come into your home, or if you have pools of water on the floor from burst pipes or water mains, then you will need this water cleaned up quickly. Not only can standing water be very unhygienic if it is contaminated but it can also lead to the formation of mold – often within a 24-hour time frame.
Storm damage restoration companies then will often remove standing water by using submersible pumps. From here, they will then be able to dry the affected surfaces and to sanitize them. Dehumidifiers and other tools can then be used to dry out moisture from the air.
Fire Damage Restoration
Storm damage restoration may include fire damage restoration if the property has been hit by lightning, or if there has been a gas explosion for instance. In these cases, it will be necessary to clean away soot and smoke and to rid the property of any bad odors. From here, the walls can be repainted, carpets can be reinstalled etc.
One of the most common types of storm damage is damage to the roof. Strong winds can blow tiles off of sloped roofs, while heavy rain can cause flat roofs to sink and thus cause leaks and seepage. Meanwhile, large amounts of snow can fall and damage pipes and even the property underneath. Storm damage repair will not only seal the roof but reinstall tiles and reinforce the strength of the roofing.
Gutters will also often need to be repaired. These can be ripped away from walls by strong wind or can become blocked or damaged by heavy rain, causing water to spill out over the sides and run down the sides of the building/pool at the bottom.
Cleaning Services and Remodeling
Storm damage can result in all kinds of damage from broken windows to ruined carpets. Storm damage restoration then should entail professional carpet cleaning, window installation, carpet installation, cleaning, washing painting and more.
Ultimately, the end objective of a storm damage restoration company is to leave your property as clean and tidy as it was before the storm so that you can go back to living there normally without worrying about health or security issues. They should save you money and time in the process and prevent the damage from extending further.
Preparing for a Storm
Better than storm damage restoration, of course, is to avoid storm damage entirely. To do this, you should regularly maintain all your windows and doors and you should regularly look out for signs of cracks and leaks that could potentially be the ‘weak link’ in the case of a storm.
Keep an eye on weather warnings and make sure that all windows and doors are closed during storms. If you evacuate your building, turn off the gas, water, and electricity to minimize damage.
Most important of all though is simply to have the number of a storm damage restoration company to hand and to keep your home and your belongings within it fully insured at all times.
When you are in need of a storm damage restoration company, call Secure Restoration. We are proud to serve the entire Gulf Coast and Eastern Seaboard regions during times of major disasters and catastrophe. Our home office proudly serves Lake Worth, FL – Greenacres, FL – Wellington, FL – Palm Beach, FL – West Palm Beach, FL – Royal Palm Beach, FL – Riviera Beach, FL – Palm Beach Gardens, FL – Jupiter, FL – Jupiter Island, FL – Hobe Sound, FL – Stuart, FL – Palm City, FL – Okeechobee, FL – Jensen Beach, FL – Port St Lucie, FL – St Lucie West, FL – Ft Pierce, FL – Vero Beach, FL – Sebastian, FL and Melbourne, FL with all storm damage restoration needs. If your commercial property or residence is in need of restoration, whether from storm damage, water damage, fire damage or mold, we will work to restore it to its former glory. We have helped many property owners, associations and homeowners renovate and repair their properties after a disaster has struck. You can count on us for prompt, efficient, and effective service. Call Secure Restoration today.