Remember These Steps If You Have Storm Damage
When severe storms occur, the property damage that most often occurs is from water. While storm-related water damage can be planned for, it sometimes happens regardless. The following are some steps to remember if your home suffers this type of damage.
1. Know Your Home
The more familiar you are with your property, the quicker you will be able to accurately identify the source of water, and can take steps to stop the flow. Even better, use this time before a storm hits to fix any problem areas that you are aware of.
2. Contact Your Insurance Company
You have homeowners insurance for a reason. This is a time when you should call your provider to make a claim and find out exactly what your policy covers.
3. Be Proactive
Storm-related water damage is never good, but with a quick response, the extent of the damage can be contained. You must act quickly though, as the damage will become worse by the minute or hour. This may drive the cost of remediation up. Waiting too long to call your insurance company could make filing a claim harder as well.
4. Save Your Possessions If Possible
- Unplug any electrical devices from the wall
- If safe to do so, move any valuable or sentimental items away from the water source
5. Call SERVPRO of Greenwich ASAP
We will work with your insurance company to get your home to preloss condition. The sooner you call, the easier that will be for everyone involved.
It is important to contact a damage restoration professional as soon as you notice any property damage. If you’re in need of restoration for water, fire, or mold damage, call on the premier restoration company in Fairfield County to help. SERVPRO of Greenwich has over 30 years of experience working with people who have had damage to their property. If you have any type of damage, call us immediately at 203.324.1642.