In the future, severe storms are more likely to become frequent. Clearing up storm damage can mean anything from removing water to clearing up major property damage. Let’s take a closer look at some of the questions we are frequently asked about storm damage.
How Do You Clean Up After Storm Damage?
Once the storm has passed, we start thinking about entering your home or property. When storm damage has been severe, we may not be able to reach your property quickly.
However, when we can get to your property, the first thing we do is to make sure it is structurally safe. You will notice we will hard hats and other protective equipment. At all times, we will wear sturdy boots and gloves – you never know what you find in debris.
Fire and damaged electrical wires are always an issue after storm damage. It is best to have fire extinguishers on standby in case of a fire.
First we start removing debris to assess the condition of the building. Once we have done that, the work can begin.
Should I Stay Home With a Storm Damage?
It depends on how badly your home has been affected by storm damage. If there is no electricity and water, we would recommend you leave your home until it is safe to return.
For us, it is also easier to work in a home where there is no occupant. We understand that you may be concerned about the contents of your home. Don’t worry, we always do the best we can to look after everything in your home.
Rapid Restoration Recovery Inc has many years of experience in cleaning up after storm damage. We don’t leave your home until we are happy we have done everything we can.
Is Storm Damage Covered By Insurance?
Most of the time, your home or other property is covered by insurance. Rapid Reconstruction Recovery Inc works with all major insurances.
We are certified General Contractors by the State of Florida. As such, we carry all of the relevant licenses and permits to carry out insurance work.
It is always important to check your policy and make sure you have cover for storm damage. As storms of the magnitude of Hurricane Ian are set to become more frequent, it is worth your while to pay a bit extra for better or premium cover. That way, you don’t have anything to worry about.
If you are not covered by insurance, public assistance is often available.
Should I Try Cleaning Storm Damage Myself?
it’s tempting to get stuck in and try to recover your home yourself.
Many do try to clean up their own homes. Clearing up your own home after storm damage is really only safe to do if the damage is very light. In the case of more severe storm damage, it is best to leave it to the professionals.
Not all storm damage is visible to the naked eye. Mud and flood waters are both common after a storm. Although they may look innocent enough, they often contain untreated water and other biohazards.
You should also watch our fallen debris. Broken glass is another major safety hazard after a storm. Personal injury is another risk you should consider as well.
Should I Stay in My Home During A Storm?
If the authorities have recommended you to leave your home, you should do so.
As storms are becoming more frequent, we recommend our clients to have a couple of bug-out bags packed. A bug-out bag should contain all of the essentials you need when you are away from your home.
Don’t forget that any pets may need their own bug-out bags. Having crates or cages available for pets is another good idea.
Rapid Restoration Recovery Inc has over a decade of experience in dealing with storm damage.
If there is anything we can help you with, or you would like to know, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We are always ready to help with a clear-up operation after storm damage. You can contact us by phone or on our website