Steps to Take After Storm Damage to Your Deerfield Beach Home
Preparing for heavy storms is crucial in Deerfield Beach especially during hurricane season. However, preparations can fall short and homes are devastated by significant storm damage. If your home is experiencing damage to its structure, flooding, or leaks, make sure to follow these tips until help arrives.
1. Stay Safe
Check for any safety hazards including broken glass or possible debris that has gotten into the house. Always be sure to take caution around electrical appliances and never attempt to unplug anything without a professional.
2. Assess Damage
After the area has been deemed safe, take note of the damage. While it takes a trained professional and equipment to completely establish the extent of damage, there is visible damage you can record. Make lists of valuables that have been affected for your insurance. Be sure to take pictures as part of the documentation process. Keeping track of all of your valuables also helps in the case that a restoration company needs to provide pack out services.
3. Make Temporary Repairs
If possible, cover any areas that may be worsening the storm damage. This can be boarding up windows or placing tarp on your roof, if it is safe to do.
4. Call for Help
Contact your insurance company and let them know of your situation as well as the potential damage. Your insurance company will work with you to put you in contact with professional damage restoration services.
If you are not provided with a preferred partner or referrals, call a company like SERVPRO of Deerfield Beach. Our team can direct you on next steps. We will ask you preliminary questions to better understand your situation before sending a crew out to assess your home and determine restoration needed.
Feelings of being overwhelmed or lost might occur at first but following these steps can help get you on track to restoring your home. Acting quickly is imperative to prevent any further loss. Recovering after a storm may take time, though SERVPRO of Deerfield Beach works to restore your home back to its preloss condition. . During this time it is most important to keep yourself and your family safe, while the professionals do what they can to make it “Like it never even happened.”