Bowie MD Storm Damage Repair and Cleanup
Superstorm Sandy ravaged the east coast in October of 2012 and Bowie, Maryland, while not suffering as much damage as some other areas, certainly saw her share. Downed trees, flooding and lack of power left many people homeless and wondering where to begin when going about picking up the pieces. Certainly, something like Sandy isn’t common, but Bowie does receive its fair share of severe storms in the Northeast, including snowstorms. So while most damage from storms isn’t as widespread and severe as what Sandy did, for a homeowner, almost any storm damage can be devastating.
Damage from storms not only can make your day to day living uncomfortable, but if not taken care of promptly and correctly can lead to future and, possibly more severe damage. We all know that we need to take care of fallen trees, downed gutters, roof problems and broken windows. But some of those things can also cause problems that aren’t so obvious, like plumbing and electrical issues. If the storm has caused flooding to your home, you can’t simply pump the water out or wait for it to recede. Doing this can lead to future problems with mold and mildew, which can be dangerous to you and your family’s health.
Dealing with the insurance claims process, and your insurance company is just added stress when trying to repair your home after a storm. But there are some things you should always do that can help with that stress. First, keep a copy of your policy in something fireproof and waterproof in your home. Keep the original in a safe deposit box in your bank. If you can keep an additional copy at a relative’s house that would be great as well, because in case your home is damaged, you might not be able to find the copy at your home, and in cases of major power outage, you might not be able to get into your safe deposit box. With each copy of your policy, keep inventory photographs your all your belongs and the condition of your home either by digital or hard copy. Keeping both is best in case either gets damaged. Keeping receipts for the items is also recommended by your insurance company, as well as appraisals for things like valuable family heirlooms.
Emergency Tarps, Boardup and Tree Removal Services
You could try to save money by trying to take care of all the repairs yourself, but really unless you are an expert, this really isn’t the best way to go. Sure, you might be able to fix a broken window or re-screen a storm door, but hiring an expert is really the best course of action. Disaster Pros of Bowie, Maryland is an expert in storm damage repair with thirty years of experience. Our technicians are IICRC certified. “IICRC” stands for the “Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification.” IICRC certification is industry accepted as a standard for those with the proper training and expertise in their field. So our technicians have the expertise to assess your problem, as well as the tools and equipment to make the necessary repairs in a timely and cost effective manner. We offer a full range of services, including emergency roof tarping, emergency board up service, debris removal, water damage clean up, temporary utilities and content restoration for damaged personal possessions, at our off site content restoration facility. We will work with your insurance company, as well as help you file your claim if requested, which helps to take some of the burden off of you. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, providing emergency service. If you have suffered storm damage to your property, call the experts at Fire Water and Storm Pros today.
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