Steps to follow after a storm
Watch out for any hazards such as glass, nails, and downed power lines. If you see a downed power line let the police and the utility company know. After a storm you may have to leave a message for both if they are overwhelmed with calls, but they will get the message. When inspecting at night use a flashlight instead of an open flame in case there are any exposed gas lines. If there is a smell shut off the main line, leave the area immediately and let the property authorities know.
Assess the Damages
Check to see if there are any holes in the roof, missing shingles, dents or cracked tile or concrete. Anything that is now damage and was not previous to the storm make sure to take photos for the insurance company.
If there is standing water, avoid it. You do not know where the water came from or if there is any electricity affecting it.
Avoid damaging anything any further
If there are any busted out windows, broken doors or open areas make sure to board up to avoid any further issues or vandalism.
Contact your insurance Provider
Contacting them as soon as you know there is damage will help to move the claim along sooner and get your damages approved by an adjuster soon.
Choose a contractor to do the work and repairs
SERVPRO is always available and will take care of the demolition and repairs to get you back into your home sooner.