The next step in dealing with storm damageis to document the damage to your home. You can video record or photograph the destruction and create an itemized list of lost and damaged items. Depending on your policy, you may need to research the replacement costs for items before you can receive your settlement. If you must make immediate repairs to make your home livable, an emergency restoration contractor can help with assessing damage and cleaning up.
Repairs made prior to your insurance company’s inspection must meet the criteria for making your dwelling safe and to prevent further damage. This might include things like removing trees or tarping a roof. Use extreme caution when climbing ladders, walking in a damaged building, interacting with wiring, and cutting trees. If you’re in doubt of the safety of a situation, ensure a professional does the work instead of attempting it yourself. Keep any receipts for purchases relating to your storm damage to include with your claim information.
SERVPRO of North Arlington is here for all of your restoration needs.