September 17, 2019
September is National Preparedness Month and in the wake of Hurricane Dorian recently hitting the Bahamas and the East Coast of the United States, we want to provide information on how to be prepared this hurricane season.
Catastrophic weather events, like hurricanes, can have damaging effects on homes. Beginning the cleanup and restoration process can be time-consuming and taxing, but requires careful attention. To avoid further damage, begin the restoration process promptly after the storm. Knowing the proper steps to take, and working with the right emergency service professionals can speed up the cleanup and restoration process and get you back into your home quicker.
In the event of an adverse weather event, we’ve compiled these tips to help you prepare for a large storm or hurricane and to help you begin your restoration process to affected areas.
If your site is safe enough to enter, walk around and take pictures and notes of all the damage. Be sure to contact your insurance company to help you with this process. Be sure to avoid areas with standing water as this can pose a threat to your safety.
The emergency service pros know exactly what to look for and how to fix it. They’ll be able to help get your home back to the state it was prior to the event and may even be able to make improvements to protect against future severe weather events.
Depending on the information you learn from your contractor/insurance agent/water damage restoration company, it may be wise (or even vital) to find a temporary home, while flood damage repairs are in process. You and your family’s health and well-being comes first.
Due to flooding, your home may have water damage. This could result in mold remediation. Mold is hazardous and is toxic to the human body. We strongly recommend leaving this job to a disaster restoration team, who are equipped with the proper safety products, such as personal protection, dust barrier poles to separate rooms, tarps to cover holes, and much more. Their water damage restoration services include handling water removal, dehumidification and
If at any point you do need to enter your home during this time, be sure to wear the proper safety protection to ensure your health isn’t at risk. This includes protective wear (like Tyvek suits), masks, and shoe protection.
We hope you find these restoration and safety tips helpful in preparing for a large storm and getting back on your feet. Be sure to explore Trimaco’s products specific to disaster and flood restoration. Please feel free to leave other helpful prep/cleanup suggestions below.