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Why You Need to Call a Professional Restoration Company to Repair Your Home After a Storm

2/18/2019 (Permalink)

If you have storm damage, call SERVPRO of Northeast Dallas

Storm Damage Comes in Many Forms

Recovering after a storm is always difficult. You have to deal with repairing all the storm damage.

Hurricane damage

Usually comes in the form of wind damage, river flooding, roof damage, roof leaks, and wind damage to your home. Trees can fall on your roof, and you may need roof repairs.

Ice Dams

Winter storms can bring ice damage, such as ice dams or ice damming. Ice damming is when ice builds up on your roof and in your gutters. This prevents snow from draining. This leads to roof damage such as roof leaks. You’ll need roof repairs for this too. Ice dams are the most common form of ice damage, together with frozen pipes.

Hail Damage

Hail damage is another common type of winter storm damage. If there is a lot of snow, it may melt and cause river flooding or just a lot of flooding from ground water. If there is flooding, you will need flood pumps to pump out all that flood water and ground water.

Your first step when returning home is looking after yourself. Make sure that you do not get injured by broken glass, exposed power lines, or other sharp and dangerous objects. If there is roof damage, do not go on the roof yourself to inspect it. If there is flood water or a lot of ground water in your basement, make sure it is not contaminated before you touch it. Also, if there is flooding, you need to turn off any electrical circuits before touching the flood water, because you do not want the ground water to have an electrical current.

Next, you should document the evidence. Whether you suffered from hurricane damage, ice damage, wind damage, storm damage, flooding, river flooding, hail damage, ice damming, roof damage, roof leaks, or any other kind of damage, documenting the damage is a good way to make sure that you get the compensation you deserve from the insurance companies. 

A very important step to take is to call a professional restoration company to do your storm remediation. You can not do the storm remediation. You do not have the equipment that is necessary, nor the expertise. You do not know how to do roof repairs or water restoration. You do not know how to repair frozen pipes or roof leaks.

The first thing that the restoration company will do is stop any further damage from occurring and cleaning up any damage that is already there. For example, if there was flooding or river flooding, the storm restoration company will use flood pumps to start the water restoration process.

Next, they will start the home restoration process. This means that if anything is damaged and can not be repaired, they will replace it. Some things do not need to be entirely replaced, and replacing parts of them may be sufficient. For example, if there is roof damage caused by hail damage or hurricane damage, or if there are frozen pipes that have burst, then they will do a roof repair job and repair whatever they can. They will then replace whatever they can not repair.

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