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3 Tips for Recovering From Storm Damage

11/13/2019 (Permalink)

Broken window Broken window due to a storm in Unity Village, MO

When a serious storm is in the forecast, the potential for property damage is always present. Do you know what to do in the wake of an extreme weather event? Here are some storm tips to minimize the destruction and get back to normal after a storm hits your Unity Village, MO, property.

Types of Storm Damage

Storms can bring countless types of damage, from hail devastation to broken windows. Some of the most common and destructive forms of storm damage include:

  • Wind destruction
  • Flood problems
  • Electrical issues from lightning strikes

Any of these types of damage can result in extensive property destruction and considerable expense, especially if you don’t know how to handle the aftermath.

Contact Your Insurer

It may seem obvious, but many homeowners wait too long to contact their insurance providers after a storm. Getting in touch with your insurer to describe the wreckage as soon as possible can help you get a claim filed quickly. It can also prevent taking any steps that could void a claim so make the call as soon as you can.

Take Pictures

When you fail to document affected items with images, you run the risk of underestimating just how much damage was done. So whether it’s on a camera or with your phone, taking pictures is one of the most important storm tips you can follow.

Secure Your Property

The only thing worse than sustaining damage in a storm is getting new damage on top of that. Invest in tarps to cover roof holes, board up broken windows with plywood or take any other steps necessary to prevent new wind or water damage getting inside your home.
What you do after a storm can be just as important as what you do before it. Use these storm tips in the initial wake of a storm and contact the right insurance agent and water cleanup companies to get your property back in tip-top condition.

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