The Process of Restoring Storm-Damaged Buildings

Storms can be powerful to behold and repairing the damage they leave behind is a process to clean up, fix, and restore. At Atlantic Property Restoration, we are experienced with restoring storm-damaged buildings, returning them to their former glory and functionality. To help you better understand our process for storm-damage restoration, we’ve put together some information for you below.

What Steps Should Homeowners Take?

The first thing homeowners should do when restoring storm-damaged buildings is evacuate the building and not return until it is deemed safe again. After a storm, there can be risk of electrocution from damaged wires, breathing hazards, and sewage leakage from broken plumbing. You need to get out of the home, securing it the best you can to prevent further storm or animal damage, until a home restoration company has cleaned it and fixed any issues.

Next, you should contact a home restoration company. You want them to start working on your home as soon as possible, so you can minimize damage and fix any safety hazards. They should be willing to work with your insurance company, saving you the time and stress of contacting them yourself.

Once you have contacted a home restoration company, the process for you should begin to get easier. The home restoration company should stay in touch with you throughout the process and work quickly to make your home livable again.

Restoring Storm-Damaged Buildings

One of the first things we do before we begin any repair or restoration is to clean out the water from your home. Whether your home has been through a tornado, hurricane, flood, or fire, there will most likely be water. This could be directly from the storm, from firefighter hoses, or from broken pipes.

Standing water can lead to big complications, mainly mold and mildew, which can cause extensive, long-lasting damage. Mold and mildew can also lead to health issues, including breathing difficulty, pneumonia, coughing, and runny, red eyes. Be sure to air out your home and clear out any water-damaged furniture or items as best as you can.

Sanitizing, cleaning, and disinfecting your home comes next. A reputable restoration company will have lots of tools and experience with this, so they can efficiently and thoroughly bring your home back to its pre-storm state. They will ensure bacteria, mold, and mildew are cleaned from your home, so they can begin restoring the building.

Once the building is cleaned and disinfected, it’s time to fix any structural damage. This includes replacing or rebuilding any walls, foundations, windows, or other damaged components of your home. A good property restoration should stay in touch with you through the restoration process so you know whether their budget has changed or whether the timeline has been extended.

If you are in the market for a home restoration company, look no further than Atlantic Property Restoration. We have the experience you need and the reviews and recommendations to back it up.

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