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Steps to Take After a Storm | SERVPRO of Cudahy/St. Francis

9/18/2023 (Permalink)

Dramatic night shot of a home with visible roof damage from a recently storm and fallen debris Summer storms affecting your property? Call SERVPRO of Cudahy/St. Francis to restore your space in no time!

In the aftermath of a powerful storm, safety is everything. As things settles, a structured approach to recovery makes all the difference.

Here are some key steps to take after a storm to help you and your family return to normal life swiftly and seamlessly.

Documenting Damage for Insurance Claims

The aftermath of a storm often leaves behind a trail of destruction. For homeowners and property owners, documenting the extent of damage is crucial for filing insurance claims. Photographs and videos of the affected areas should be taken from multiple angles to provide a comprehensive view.

Make detailed notes about damaged items, structural issues and any potential safety hazards. Keep receipts of expenses related to immediate repairs, as these can be included in your insurance claim. The process doesn’t have to feel daunting, however! Our SERVPRO® team has extensive experience dealing with insurance providers and can answer any questions that might arise.

Keeping Communication Lines Open

In the wake of a severe storm, communication networks can become strained, and phone lines may be congested. In this instance, it’s better to rely on text messages or social media platforms to communicate with family, friends, and neighbors.

Texts are often more likely to go through in times when voice calls might fail. Utilizing social media platforms can also provide a way to update a larger group of people about your safety and any available resources, while saving emotional energy.

Checking on Your Neighbors

Community support is vital during times of crisis. After a storm, check on your neighbors, especially those who might need assistance due to age, disabilities or other vulnerabilities.

Establishing a sense of unity and cooperation can foster a safer and more resilient community. Sharing information about local resources and recovery efforts will help everyone get back on their feet faster.

###Contacting Professionals for Help

When faced with significant property damage, it’s wise to seek professional assistance. Our team at SERVPRO specializes in dealing with disasters of all kinds, including post-storm cleanup and restoration work. We can assess the extent of damage and implement efficient restoration procedures. Our experience and resources will help ensure that your property is restored to its pre-storm condition as quickly as possible.

Navigating the aftermath of a storm demands a methodical approach. By documenting damage, employing alternative communication methods, assisting neighbors and seeking professional help from our team at SERVPRO, recovery becomes more manageable and efficient. Remember, in dealing with a difficult situation, preparedness, unity and professional support are the cornerstones of a successful recovery.

If a storm leaves your home damaged, contact us for fast recovery.

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