Our team at Warren Restoration understands that you care about your home or business, and that any damage to your property can be devastating. However, we also know that the best way to prevent the damage from getting worse is to be prepared for the possibility and have a clear idea of what steps to take next. In this article, we’ll go over what you should do if your property suffers storm damage.
- Assess and Document the Damage- The first thing that you should do after your home suffers storm damage is assess the extent and severity of that damage. Once the storm has passed and it’s safe to go outside, check your exterior walls and roof to see if they are intact. In addition, you should take pictures of your exterior to document its condition for your insurance company. In fact, if you have advanced notice of the storm, it’s a good idea to photograph your home before the storm hits so that you can show the extent of any damage that does occur.
- Call Your Insurance Company- The next thing you should do after suffering storm damage is to call your insurance company and start filing a claim. Your homeowners insurance is there to pay for the repairs and cleanup after a disaster like this, so get that ball rolling as early as possible to minimize your out-of-pocket expenses.
- Call a Restoration Company- The third thing that you should do when you suffer storm damage is call a restoration company. Our team has the right experience to take care of any type of damage and restore your home to its former glory, so don’t hesitate to give us a call.
Has your home recently suffered through a rough storm? If so, you may need storm damage repair. You may be tempted to start cleaning up and repairing the damage yourself. However, you should consider hiring a professional before you jump the gun, and here’s why.
- Assist Your Insurance Claim – If you’ve never dealt with storm damage, it may be overwhelming to think of where to start with your insurance claim. Did you know that many home restoration companies can assist you with your insurance claim? Restoration companies are used to working hand in hand with insurance companies so they can shed some insight on your insurance claim timeline and process.
- Professional Assessment – Are you unsure if your home is unsafe in the result of storm damage? When you hire a professional, you can expect a thorough assessment that will determine what your main areas of damage are and the severity of each one. This assessment also allows the technicians to determine what tools are needed and how to go about the repairs safely.
- Quick & Efficient Repair – Unless you are experienced with storm damage repair, a professional will likely do a better repair job than you will. Professionals know when the damage is unsafe and know the methods to go about repair without causing further damage to your home.
We hope these reasons will encourage you to hire a professional for your storm damage repair. If you have any questions regarding storm damage repair, and the services we provide, contact us today at Warren Restoration!
Are you in the need of mold removal? It’s important to address any and all mold as it can cause safety hazards for you and your loved ones. To help prepare, here are some tips to promote a successful mold removal day.
- Don’t Clean It – Mold typically looks like black dirt, and it may be tempting to scrub it off. Mold technicians often take samples and note the appearance to identify the type of mold, so scrubbing off the mold could interfere with the technician’s work.
- Air Quality Sample – Getting an air quality sample will tell you if any of the mold spores are airborne. Airborne mold can be hazardous to some people. An air quality sample will either give you peace of mind or indicate that you need extensive mold removal.
- Don’t Remove Anything from the Molded Area – You may assume that you will need to move all furniture and belongings away from the affected area to make way for the technicians. However, it’s better to leave everything untouched until the professionals arrive. This prevents mold spores from spreading.
- Take Pictures – It’s never a bad idea to take before and after pictures of the space in the case of damage occurring during the mold removal process.
- Find Temporary Living Arrangements – Mold removal may require you and your loved ones to relocate temporarily. Removal often requires chemicals that aren’t safe without personal protective equipment.
We hope these tips will help you prepare for your mold removal. If you have any questions regarding mold removal, and the services we provide, contact us today at Warren Restoration.
If you have been a victim of severe weather, vandalism, or an accident, you are already facing a stressful situation. You don’t need unanswered questions complicating matters. At Warren Restoration, we are a valuable resource for information and services to get you back on the road to normalcy. Our board-up services are designed to keep things from getting worse as a plan is being put in motion to restore your home or business after a flood, fire, or other disaster. Here are a few common questions we’ve been asked about our board-up services:
Will the board-up services cause additional damage to my property?
We do our best to avoid any additional damage, but rest assured that any holes resulting from affixing the boards will be remedied during the restoration process. When you consider the major damage that could occur without the board-up services, it is without a doubt the best option available.
How much do board-up services cost?
We will provide you a quote based on the number of openings (windows and doors) that need to be covered to keep your home or business safe and secure. If the storm damage is covered by your insurance coverage, they might also cover the board-up services. You should check with your insurance adjuster to see if the cost of board-up services can be included in your claim.
Do you also remove the boards after they are no longer needed?
Yes, we can return to remove the boards when danger of weather, broken glass, and illegal entry has passed and your restoration project is moving on to the next phase.
When water is clean, fresh and located where you want it, it can be a blessing to have within your home. However, water throughout your home where it is neither wanted nor intended is highly problematic and can lead to severe water damage issues. Here at Warren Restoration, we want to help ensure that your water damage is cleaned and taken care of speedily with the help of our experts. Here are a few things you should do when you encounter water damage.
- Ensure your safety, above all else. Water damage can come from many sources and range from a leaky sink to an overflowing river flooding your property. Above all else, ensure that you are safe should the water damage be severe.
- Don’t panic! It can be easy to worry or panic when you see flood waters in your home. Do your best to keep a level head and assess the situation before diving in, figuratively speaking.
- Quickly assess the source of the water with precautions. When it comes to water sources, you have clean water, grey water and black water. Clean water is from pipes or rain, grey water comes from sources like washing machines, and black water comes from sewage or serious flooding. Do not enter black or even large amounts of grey water, since these can be hazardous to your health.
- Find a water shutoff source, if any. If the source of your water damage is from a clean or gray water source, find the source of the shutoff. Sometimes this can be the shutoff valve for the water to the property.
- Call in an expert in water removal/cleanup. If you are able to stop the water or not, your first call should be to water damage cleanup experts like ours. Because we have emergency services, we can get to you any time of the day or night and start immediate cleanup.
- Call your insurance agents. Your next call should be to your insurance agents. Because insurance companies want to avoid as much damage as possible, they will most likely work with any reputable company that you call.
- Be cautious in removing wet items. If you have slow but steady flooding occurring, you might want to start removing items to save them for drying. Be cautious in doing so, however, since these items might not be salvageable and could be hazardous.
- Keep your receipts during the interim. If you are displaced by your flooding and cleanup process, be sure to keep your receipts for your insurance company. This can include receipts for lodging, food, office accommodations, etc.
If you have other questions about water damage, our team would be happy to help you. For more information, please give us a call today!