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How to Handle the Aftermath of a Storm Damage

5/26/2020 (Permalink)

External damage to a building following a storm SERVPRO of La Mirada-Whittier Does Restoration Services for Flooded Properties

It’s difficult to repair your home or business after it’s damaged by water or storm floods. Fortunately, you can take action to repair your property and get back on your feet in less time. Here are our tips on what to do after your property has undergone storm damage.

Avoid Staying in the Property

The structure of your property might not be as strong as it used to be. Avoid living or staying in the property after it has been damaged. Have a professional check it to assess the damage.

Contact the Insurance Company

Make sure to contact your insurance provider as soon as possible. The sooner you inform them of your property damage, the sooner they can begin to assess the damage and process your claim. Also, be sure to keep receipts if you’re staying at a hotel should such expenses be covered by your insurance company. 

Avoid Permanent Fixes until Your Insurance Claim is Officially Good to Go

This is to ensure the expense for your repair will be covered by the insurance company.

Make Sure the Repair Company is Reputable

Some contractors might go door-to-door after a storm disaster to offer their services. While urgent repair is important, you first need to make sure the repair company offers quality service and has a great reputation.

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