A common mistake after a storm is to contact your insurance company right away. Your first call should be to a reliable repair company. It will allow the repair company to inspect your property thoroughly. Having a complete report and inspection on hand before an insurance adjuster assesses the damage to your property will help you avoid areas that an insurance adjuster might miss. Because storm damage to homes and businesses can be catastrophic, it's essential to do proper liquidation.
Repairing and cleaning up after a storm can be a daunting task for non-professionals. Because storms not only bring heavy rain, they can also cause water damage like flooding. So the first step should be to remove the water from the room. You can use a sewage pump, a wet vacuum cleaner, or a mop to drain the water. Check whether the drainpipe is clogged with debris. If so, clear it in time.
Keep air circulating
Open doors, windows, and fans as much as possible to maintain good indoor ventilation. It's even better if you run a dehumidifier. Dehumidifiers facilitate the drying process and remove moisture from the air because prolonged exposure to water after a storm can cause mold, rot, and permanent damage.
After basically completing the drying work, it is necessary to confirm again whether there are water stains. It is recommended that you check ceilings around chimneys, roofs, appliances, and around the house's foundation. If there is water leakage, it should be dried and repaired immediately.
Repair broken doors and windows
Flying debris picked up by the wind could shatter windows and doors in homes. If you find cracks or partial damage on the window, immediately check the glass and surrounding window frames for stability. If a window is broken, carefully evaluate the cleaning area. Don't forget to clean up behind the furniture, inside the cushions, and on the table's surface for broken glass and replace it as soon as possible.
Cleaning and disinfection
Sewage and some chemicals after storms can bring all kinds of pollutants. So we must do an excellent job of disinfection. In cleaning floors, walls, and furniture, disinfect with a disinfectant, such as bleach.
Tarpaulin and wood
Covering your roof with a professional repair tarp and plugging storm-caused leaks with professional wood planks during post-storm repairs can save you a lot of money by lowering your overall repair costs and stress levels.