High Winds Down Trees
The damage a storm can cause is unsettling for many homeowners. A storm with strong winds and heavy rain can cause tremendous damage to homes that may cause homeowners to react quickly. The days that follow after a huge storm are the most crucial in returning to normalcy. Here are a few tips for homeowners that will help them transition back into their normal day to day lives.
- Remember, stay safe: Avoid power lines and large pools of water. With large pools of standing water mold may and can appear. It would do homeowners good to have professionals come out to access any damages before returning to their homes.
- Document the damage and contact your insurance company: It’s always helpful to have pictures secured of your home before an impending storm. After the storm if your home is safe to enter document any damages and contact your insurance company immediately, they will help you act fast and stop any further damages that may occur.
- Plan, plan, plan: Once you are aware that a storm is coming to your area have a full proof plan that will keep you and your family safe. Have an evacuation plan in motion that you and your family have practiced. Have a safe place where you and your family can go, an expense plan and a plan to get your families life back on track.
During this time of need, make SERVPRO of Southwest Portland your first call to help you and your local insurance agent assess the damage. We will work for you to restore your property and your life to make it "Like it never even happened."