Storm Damage Repair and Reconstruction Services Arkansas
Dealing with the damage that a storm leaves behind can leave any home or business feeling overwhelmed and stressed. The elements of rain, hail, wind, and even tornadoes can break windows, flood properties, and destroy roofs leaving a property owner wondering where to begin. Luckily, there are companies and organizations that can help a home or business recover in the aftermath of these situations. When this occurs, you need the help of professionals to get your home, and your life back on track after such a disaster.
First, it is important to document and assess the damage that has occurred to your property. Documenting the damage is vital so that you can receive reimbursements for storm damage repairs and recovery. You can start by snapping some photos of the damage and take some notes while assessing your situation. It is important to note even the small things such as damage to shingles, broken windows, and any water damage that has occurred to the home. Be careful not to approach any wet or damaged electrical outlets or any breaker panels. If the storm was widespread, government officials may request a damage assessment to report the information to the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA).
Safety always comes first. Check for any damages that may pose any additional threats to residents on the property or to any technicians that will be working to restore it. An example would be to mark a damaged tree that looks like it could possibly fall. You should confirm that your entire family, including pets, is safe and accounted for. Also, it may be a good idea to stay in touch with friends and family outside of the affected area so that they are ensured that everyone is safe. Once you have done that, attempt to secure any items that you deem irreplaceable such as precious family heirlooms or important documents and photographs. Stay updated with local emergency officials concerning the safety of drinking water as well as any local road closures.
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From there, it is time to start looking for a reputable and seasoned restoration company to come in and begin the extensive cleanup process. Make sure that you contact repair services that have the proper abilities for the damages your property has rendered. For example, call a roofing company if your shingles have been damaged. If the damage is more general, including busted windows, roofs, and trees, a general contractor such as Disaster Pros of Arkansas, should be contacted. It is always a possibility that if many other properties were affected that these contractors may be very busy. If you are unsure of who to call, contact your local emergency officials for any recommendations. In extreme situations, volunteers may be present to provide further assistance in making a property safe and secure.
When large scale disasters hit, this often brings scammers into the area who try to benefit off of the suffering of others. If you need any work done to your property, make sure that the repair work is done by licensed local contractors. Avoid any contractors that suddenly appear in the area after the storm has hit. More often than not, these companies will not be around if any problems occur with the repair work.
We all know that the aftermath of storm damage is extremely stressful, devastating, and usually unexpected for families and their homes. Keep a close eye on family members and any children that may feel insecure after the storm. You should always keep estimates and receipts on hand for any storm damage repairs that have been done to your property. This information will be needed for your insurance company as part of the claim process. Also, document the work that was done by the repair contractors and maintain a list of any DIY (Do It Yourself) storm damage repairs. It is always a good idea to document any lost wages or emergency housing costs that occurred during the storm damage repair process.
If you have recently undergone storm damage and are in need of assistance, call Disaster Pros of Arkansas today. We are a FEMA approved contractor who maintains an “A” rating with the Better Business Bureau due to our dedication to excellence and customer satisfaction. We are fully equipped to handle any commercial, industrial, or residential property that has been afflicted by minor or major storm damages.
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