The Calm After the Storm
The storm has passed, but unfortunately, you’ve been left with some damage to your home and/or property. Here’s a quick checklist that will help you stay organized if you’re unsure where to begin.
Most immediately, you’ll want to make sure that everyone in your home is safe and that you call 911 without delay if anyone is injured.
Contact Your Insurance Company
Most homeowners’ insurance companies have a 24-hour customer service line where claims can be reported. It’s important to report damage to your home without delay so your insurance company can schedule an adjuster to inspect the damage. This is especially important if the storm damaged many neighborhoods in your community because your insurance company may have a backlog of claims.
Document, Document, Document!
Videos or clear, labeled photos of the damage will be extremely helpful to your insurance company when they begin to assess the damage. Consider taking some property photos now so that you’ll have before and after shots in the unfortunate case of storm damage. You’ll also want to catalog any items that were damaged, including personal items. If you have the model or serial numbers for big-ticket items like televisions or computers, make sure to include that on the inventory list. A thorough inventory of damaged items can ensure you recover the most from your homeowners’ claim.
Contact a Home Restoration Company
The professionals at SERVPRO specialize in roof-tarping and board-up techniques that will help mitigate further damage to your home while waiting on your claims adjuster to document the damage. Restoration professionals can also provide clean-up services after a storm.
Here at SERVPRO we always want to help you put your best foot forward to avoid any fire, water, or mold damage. In the event that you do experience fire, water, or mold damage, we’re here to help!
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