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What To Do If You Have Storm Damage

Storm Damage Preparation Newport News, Williamsburg, Yorktown Va

Oh no! It has just stormed and although there is no more lighting and thunder, sadly you’ve been left with something to remember the storm. Maybe a tree is laying across your yard, your basement is flooded, a window is in pieces, or any number of other problems that can result from storms. What do you do? It’s important to know what to do if you have storm damage, because doing the wrong thing can make damage much worse than it already is. Keep reading to know what you should do if you have storm damage!

  • Look out for sharp materials. You’re not going to help your home or your family if you end up hurting yourself! Before you try to take care of anything, make sure to wear proper shoes and clothing and watch out for hazards. If any power lines have fallen, make sure to give them plenty of space. Do not touch them!
  • Use a flashlight and not a candle if it’s dark. Try to avoid fire as there could be a gas leak after a storm, and you would not want to light up your neighborhood.
  • Take pictures. Take pictures of the damage. This will be helpful to share with your insurance agent and any contractors who will need to come out and repair the damage.
  • Choose a trustworthy contractor. Obviously, we would like to be that contractor! But whoever you choose, make sure that you trust them and that they will a good job. Don’t be afraid to ask for testimonials and references.
  • Don’t remove debris until the damage has been assessed by a professional. While you might be tempted to start cleaning everything up, it’s best for you to leave it to the professionals. Let them assess the situation to prevent any more damage from happening.

Really, the bottom line is to make sure that you don’t make the situation worse or mess with anything. It’s really best to leave it in the hands of professionals. If you have storm damage, the best thing to do is to call STAT Services. We will arrive on site with 90 minutes if it’s an emergency, and we can walk you through the situation. Don’t hesitate to give us a call! Keep our number handy!! To learn more about how we can help with storm damage, check out our page about Storm Damage.

Sources
Progressive: What To Do After Storm Damage

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