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When Storm Damage Hits Your Home | SERVPRO of Westfield

9/19/2023 (Permalink)

Dramatic night shot of a home with visible roof damage from a recently storm and fallen debris Summer storms affecting your property? Call SERVPRO of Westfield to restore your space in no time!

Severe storms can be unpredictable. Even when you have time to prepare for one, it can come in faster and stronger than predicted and leave behind more damage than you ever thought possible.

Texas weather brings plenty of severe threats, especially when the temperature begins to rise in the spring and the summer. Severe thunderstorms, flooding rain and even the remnants of coastal storms have affected Westfield and the surrounding neighborhoods.

We know that our warm climate means being prepared for severe weather in order to mitigate as much damage as possible, but it is also crucial to understand how to respond when storm damage hits your home in order to make your recovery process as smooth as possible.

Immediately After the Storm

In the moments just after a storm has hit, it is important to continue to stay aware of lingering threats such as lightning, heavy rain or hail. You also need to be prepared for the potential of more severe weather. Keep a weather radio handy, and make sure you can safely get back to your shelter if another warning is issued.

As things continue to quiet down, spend some time reaching out to those you love to ensure their safety and let them know of your own. If cell service isn’t available, texting may still work. If you can safely leave your shelter, go and check on those around you.

Don’t go into buildings that have been damaged, but instead clear out any debris you can for people to safely exit damaged buildings. Clear debris out of the road as you are able as well in order to allow for emergency personnel to safely navigate their way in.

Once you have ensured that everyone around you is safe, begin documenting your personal damage and call SERVPRO of Westfield. Not only are we locally owned and operated right around the corner from you, but we are available day and night so we can start your recovery right away.

As More Time Passes

As time clears and the dust begins to settle, the depth of the work required will become clear. Don’t let your guard down, though. Stay vigilant of your surroundings as you watch for nails, loose boards and additional severe weather. Wear protective clothing and keep something that can alert you of weather warnings nearby.

Start taking steps to prevent any additional damage, including sealing up your home from the elements. This will be our team’s first priority when they reach your property. We can tarp your roof or seal broken windows, as well as remove any standing water and start drying out anything that may have gotten wet. We will make it our goal to save as much of your property as possible.

At SERVPRO®, we work directly with your insurance company so that your claim process is as smooth as the rest of your recovery. As the full extent of what has happened to your home becomes evident, you may need to seek a temporary place to stay while work proceeds.

Throughout the whole process, the calmer you can stay, the easier things will be. This is challenging, as living through a storm is scary and seeing your home damaged can be utterly devastating. But with a team of professionals working at your home around the clock, you can rest assured that life will be as it should be in no time.

If a storm leaves your home damaged, contact us for fast recovery. We’re here 247 when you need us.

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