Between the mild winters and ample sunshine, Landrum is generally a beautiful place to call home. During spring and summer though, Landrum can get a lot of storms. South Carolina averages between 40 and 80 inches of precipitation per year thanks to rainstorms and the occasional tornado. These storms can cause terrible flood damage to your home. If your home has experienced Landrum storm damage, here are the first steps you should take.
Keep Your Family Safe
Before anything else, you must make sure that you and your family stay safe. House Logic has some great tips for protecting your family after storm damage. They advise turning off electricity as soon as possible to avoid electric shock. They also caution readers to throw away any food that may have come in contact with the floodwater. Be sure to keep everyone as far away from standing water as possible. Small children may be fascinated by the water inside your home. Explain that this water is not safe. The floodwater in your home may be full bacteria and all sorts of other contaminants that could harm your family. If possible, you may even want to evacuate the house.
Call The Insurance Company
House Logic notes that you should call your insurance company as soon as possible after a damaging storm. (They recommend keeping the insurance company’s phone number with the rest of your emergency supplies.) You may want to take pictures of the damage, and your insurance provider may want to see the damage before you begin repairs.
Minimize The Damage
Though it’s possible to clean your own home after storm damage, it’s best and safest to call a professional. A cleanup and repair service will know how to make your home as clean and safe as possible. They will know how to spot damage and health hazards you may have missed. Unnoticed damage can lead to more issues over time. These issues include long-term structural damage and mold. A trained professional can give you added assurance that your family and home stay safe after Landrum storm damage.
Warren Cleaning and Restoration
If you need a professional cleaning company to help you restore your home after a storm, call Warren Cleaning and Restoration. As a family-owned company, we are dedicated to keeping your family safe from storm damage. We respond quickly and compassionately. If you need our 30-minute emergency response, use the quick contact form on our website or call us today at 1-828-595-4776.