Storm damage restoration is cleaning, repairing and replacing property damaged by severe weather. Storm damage restoration services are commonly needed after extreme weather events such as tornadoes, hurricanes, and flooding.
However, storm damage restoration may be necessary whenever a property owner suffers extensive and unexpected damage caused by any weather event. A property can have extensive water damage from even a typical spring rainstorm. Or a wind gust can cause a tree to fall on your home, causing extensive damage to your home’s exterior and the interior. It can spark a fire and devastate the entire home.
Unexpected Storm Damage
Sometimes the weather forecast gives property owners time to prepare for a storm. In such cases, the property owner can take steps to minimize damage. Depending on the weather event, the property owner can board up windows, secure lawn furniture, turn off outdoor water services, equip a generator, and so forth. However, unexpected storms can catch property owners by surprise and wreak havoc. As noted above, even a minor weather event can cause major devastation.
How a Storm Damage Restoration Service Helps
A professional restoration service can help you in any situation. They are available in emergencies and are able to deal with any dangerous condition caused by the storm. The extent of damage varies widely and often includes unexpected damage.
Remove Immediate Dangers and Secure the Property
A storm damage restoration service will send an emergency unit to take care of any immediate dangerous condition on the property. This may include immediate water removal, boarding up windows and doors, tarping the roof, disconnecting dangerous electrical and gas lines, and any other action appropriate to the type of damage.
Provide Emergency Relief to Property Owners
The property owner will need to contact the insurance company to discuss filing a claim and the extent of coverage. After the initial claim is filed, a storm damage restoration service can relieve the stress on the property owner by handling necessary communication and coordination with the insurance company on behalf of the property owner.
Restore Power, Pack, Clean, and Remove Personal Property
Damage caused by extreme weather and flooding does extensive damage to the exterior of your home or building, and it often causes damage to the interior and to personal property and appliances inside.
Your restoration contractor can help you with the interior also. Once the conditions are safe inside the structure, your restoration contractor can arrange for power to be restored. With power restored, the work to repair and rebuild can begin.
The first step is to remove all personal property. The restoration service will dispose of any property that cannot be salvaged, including damaged appliances and mechanical equipment. The restoration staff can then clean and restore any property that can be salvaged, pack it up, and move it to a temporary storage location until the repairs to the structure are completed.
Provides a Blank Canvas
If the damage to the structure is significant, consider it an opportunity to re-design and improve upon the previous structure. Working with the construction experts from your restoration service, you will be able to upgrade what was there before. For example, you can improve the old floor plan or build a larger space, install updated and customized features, reconfigure the lay-out, and so forth. This opportunity to remodel and improve upon what you had before may be the silver lining that helps you recover from the otherwise traumatic experience.
Brings Home Back to Life
Once personal property has been safely stored and a new design is final, your restoration service can begin reconstructing and restoring the structure. Depending on the type of damage you had, your restoration contractor will need to demolish and dispose of damaged materials, wet flooring, carpeting, drywall, and other ruined fixtures. Mold remediation, sanitizing, and deodorizing remaining surfaces is likely to be necessary.
As soon as the initial phase of reconstruction is out of the way, rebuilding can begin. You can watch as your restoration contractor brings your home back to life.
Protection Against Future Storm Damage
An important service provided by a storm damage restoration service is that their designs can incorporate features that will allow you to protect your property and yourself by mitigating the potential for future storm damage. Their designs may include smart smoke detectors and alarms, hurricane-proof windows and doors, updated wiring, updated appliances, elevated foundation, upgraded roofing materials, improved drainage, and so on.
Work with the Storm Damage Restoration Experts at Monumental Contractors
When you have experienced loss due to storm damage, it can be a stressful time. The restoration experts at Monumental General Contractors are leaders in the storm and water damage restoration industry. They have significant hands-on experience and advanced training in repairing and restoring homes. They provide exceptional customer service in helping property owners through the experience by providing 24-hour emergency services and handling many of the insurance, clean-up, and reconstruction details for you.
Whether you are in the process of trying to recover from a loss, or you are interested in remodeling and upgrading the safety features of your home, contact the restoration experts at Monumental General Contractors for more information.