A storm damage restoration business should always be called in if major things begin to go horribly wrong. There are two main aspects to consider when storm damage restoration is discussed. One is the structure of the building and the other is the contents of that building. Both are vital and can be severely impacted by the loss of any of these. The amount of restoration work that is required will depend on the total loss of the building. Most professional restoration firms will also be able to give you a fully verified estimate for the total property damage incurred.
The second part of the restoration process is addressing the issues of mold and water damage. Mold is not only a health hazard but also does extensive damage to the structure of a building. It is particularly important to deal with mold that has begun to grow after the damage. Mold spores will travel through the air in a dusty environment and will end up finding their way into all of the nooks and crannies of a damaged home or office.
Hail can often be an incredible source of property damage during severe weather. Hail can break down walls and windows causing a considerable amount of water damage. Many people wonder how hail can contribute to fires and what impact it has on the structure of a building.
Storm damage restoration can also take place on top of any roof repair. Many homes and businesses suffer the impact of ice and snow that has broken through the roof. In order to safely assess whether or not your roof needs repairs, you must inspect the inside and outside of the structure. You may notice some obvious damage such as broken or missing shingles or pipes.
A qualified damage restoration professional will look closely at any visible damage that you might have missed. It is important to note that there are two types of hail – light and heavy. Heavy hailstones can end up being much more destructive than light hailstones. Heavy hailstones tend to be larger in size and therefore wind up larger pieces of broken glass or wind up in the air much quicker than light hailstones.
If you have sustained any property damage from a storm, it is important that you contact your insurance companies right away for a replacement value claim. In most cases, insurance companies will provide replacement value price guarantees until your funds are depleted. In addition to contacting your insurance companies right away, you should also contact your local or city emergency response teams. Many cities and towns have public phone numbers where individuals can call after receiving a storm warning. Many times these emergency response teams will provide immediate assistance and even temporary shelter until the extent of the damage has been assessed and clean up can begin. Following the path of a storm is one of the best ways to avoid secondary damage.