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Storm Damage Restoration: 5 Steps to Get Started

8/25/2020 (Permalink)

After the storm, one of the first things you need to do is make your home habitable again. Look over the following steps to help you make the property safe for you and your family.

Work Safely

Wear protective gear along with safety glasses before you check the structure. Have the local officials indicated that it’s safe? Make sure you follow those instructions. Don’t start clearing your home of belongings until you get that go-signal from the local authorities.

Dry Your Belongings

Start taking furniture and items out of your home. Let them dry as soon as possible. You’ll want to do what you can to clear the water from your property as well.

Hire Pros

Pros have the knowledge and expertise to determine which items or belongings are worth saving and which ones are beyond any restoration efforts. They also know the best techniques and practices on how to dry items, which increase the chances of your items or belongings being restored to their pre-damaged state.

Repair or Replace?

When you hire pros, you can also answer the question: should you replace or repair? You’ll ask this a lot when you go over and inspect parts of your home with the restoration experts. They can tell you if repairs are still worth it or if you’ll only end up throwing money down the drain.

Remove the Dirt

Storm damage brings with it mud and dirt. This is exhausting to clear from your walls, floors, and other parts of your home. Hiring a storm damage restoration service that offers cleaning assistance is a tremendous help. You and your family will already be exhausted from dealing with the aftermath of the storm. Having pros come in and do this for you means you have fewer things to worry about, allowing you to focus on what you and your family need.

The Pros You Need

SERVPRO of South & West Spokane County is the best resource for you to help repair and restore your property after storm damage. Our storm damage team is IICRC certified and has all the latest in equipment and processes to make sure your work goes quickly and efficiently. Call us anytime 24/7 at 509-534-0566.

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