Storm damage restoration is an essential service offered to quickly repair and restore what has been damaged during a severe natural event. It is essentially the procedure of restoring a damaged property s overall condition. It can also be a lengthy and dangerous procedure that yields the absolute best results when conducted by a highly skilled, experienced professional. This procedure should only be undertaken by someone who has years of experience in this area.
Ensuring safety precautions are followed, is of utmost importance when storm damage restoration is attempted. All loose or flammable materials must be removed from the area and all utility mains should be turned off and unplugged. Local safety codes will vary but in general any gas, electricity or plumbing that is in use must be disconnected. All people must be evacuated and all pets and other household pets should be secured in the home.
Storm damage restoration may also include the complete cleaning and drying out of the structure. All carpeting, upholstery and furnishings must be thoroughly cleaned and dried out. All water in the affected areas must be drained and all gutters must be closed and no water supply can be restored until the flood damage is completely removed. Once all debris is cleaned and all surfaces have been dried, the foundation should be inspected for any remaining damage. Foundation repair should be undertaken as soon as possible, if at all possible. This will also mean that any necessary extensions, columns and/or roofing must also be checked and replaced in the best possible condition.
A thorough inspection of the interior of the home and building is absolutely necessary when conducting storm damage restoration. Wet carpets, furniture, drapes and curtains could contain mildew and mold, which are all potential contaminants that could grow in the home after a disaster. It’s important to work with a company that has the expertise in dealing with all forms of dampness and mold issues. The company will be able to determine what needs to be done with each area to make it safe for living during a disaster. If a natural disaster isn’t experienced, but the same type of crisis occurs, the same steps will need to be taken to make the home livable once again.
Storm water is not just sprayed on the exterior of a structure. Even the air inside a home can be contaminated with mold spores. Once air is reintroduced into the home after a flood, there is a good chance for the spores to grow again. Storm restoration requires a professional restoration process that includes cleaning and drying out all infected areas and then treating all surfaces with an anti-microbial solution to kill any remaining mold spores.
Storms can be very damaging, but there are many companies that specialize in flood damage restoration and mold remediation. They can carefully clean affected areas to restore a home to its pre-loss condition while also preventing future infestations. This way, mold and mildew in the home will not have the time to grow and spread.