When Disaster Strikes: What to do?

When Disaster Strikes: What to do?

Hurricanes and thunderstorms are typical in Florida. There is a time in the year that Floridians experience destructive thunderstorms and hurricanes that could cause huge damage in their properties. Now, it is the hurricane season and there have been many warnings and tips on how to survive the incoming storm. Hurricanes can bring flash floods, hard rains and water damage. Now the question is, are you prepared for the aftermath?

Here is the checklist on what you need to take care of after the hurricane has passed:

  1. Start at the roof and work your way down. I know the roof can be high and steep. You don’t have to climb up. All you got to do is check for leaks inside your home. Inspect your roof and ceilings for holes. If you don’t know how to do this, call an expert.
  2. Take a look at the electrical outlets. Exposed electrical outlets can cause accidents. Make sure all your electrical outlets are safe and secured. Make sure your hands aren’t wet and the place where your electrical outlets are is not wet. If you are unsure on what and how to do it, call an expert to do this for you.
  3. Check for water damage inside and outside of your property. Check for mold build up and any standing water inside your property to avoid accidents. Standing water is easy to spot and easy to clean. However, there are times that your indoors can also be flooded. Yes, you can do it yourself but there are also times that it is really tiring to do. You have to have the right equipment to do this. Call the experts, Service Master Restoration by PWF, to perform mold inspection, dehumidification and water removal in your property.
  4. Document all damages. All damages must be documented so that you can have an accurate report to your insurance company. Your insurance company can help you finance for the damages that the storm has caused. By doing this, you can have peace of mind and you don’t have to worry about the money. Always make sure to document the before and after photos so that your evidence will be intact.

These are just some of the things that you can do after the hurricane and it is always best to perform a routine check before the storm. You have to keep in mind that water and storm damage needs to be promptly addressed as it may lead to more serious damages, such as mold, mildew and irreparable structural repairs. Water damage restoration needs to be taken care of by professionals, not just for the proper restoration of your property, but also for your health.

Service Master Restoration by PWF is there to service you in Pinellas, Ocala, Gainesville, Lake City, Duval, Clay, and St. John. We also have an emergency response team and they are available 24 hours a day will respond to your needs 365 days a year 24/7. Call us anytime at these numbers:

Pinellas:            813-295-7797

Ocala:                352-292-8988

Gainesville:       352-441-3020

Lake City:          386-866-3349

Duval | Clay | St. John: 904-999-4481

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