What to Do After the Storm When Your Home Is Damaged | SERVPRO® of East Mecklenburg/Matthews
It’s hard to think about your home being damaged by severe weather, but it happens to millions of Americans every year.
In places like Matthews, where strong spring and summer thunderstorms and tornadoes are always a risk, you need to know the first steps to take if your home suffers storm damage.
This type of damage isn’t always preventable, but there are things you can do afterward to make the recovery process easier for you and your family.
Our team members have years of experience dealing with storm damage and restoration, so we know the things homeowners can do to make the process easier.
Do This If Your Home Is Damaged During a Storm
Learn the steps you should take if your home is damaged by a storm now so that you can be prepared later if you ever need the information.
If you have natural gas, turn it off. This step is important because damaged natural gas lines and gas leaks are hazardous. You can potentially lessen the damage to your home, property and the surrounding areas by turning off your natural gas if your home is damaged.
If you can, open your windows and start running fans. This will help stop water damage from worsening during the cleanup process.
Use caution and follow emergency guidelines. Be sure you’re careful if you’re cleaning up the damage, and don’t enter areas the authorities have asked people to stay away from. Even if your home is damaged, you and your family must stay safe.
Document the damage. This is the type of information your insurance company will need to help you file a claim.
If a fire, flood or any other cause damage to your home, you can always count on us for restoration assistance. We are available 24⁄7 in the event of an emergency. Contact us at any time to learn more about our restoration services and how we can help you.