Assessing Your Storm Damage in a Safe Way | SERVPRO of Conway & Faulkner Counties
The storm season can be a tricky one to navigate at times. Some storms are predicted days in advance and give us time to prepare, while others can develop quickly and take us by surprise. In either case, strong storms have the potential to leave behind serious destruction in a matter of minutes.
Taking steps to prepare can reduce your risk of the more serious damage, but sometimes that’s not always possible around here. Tornadoes can pop up quickly at any time between now and early fall and strong thunderstorms can bring rain, hail and wind that whips across the Conway area.
Safety should always be your top priority no matter what type of storm situation is brewing, so be sure to keep everyone inside and away from windows until the threat has passed. After the coast is clear, be cautious moving about your home.
Taking these steps below can help you navigate any damage situation safely and more efficiently.
Remember that even though the first storm system has passed, you may not be in the clear. Storms can come in waves and the second round can be just as intense, if not even more intense, as the first one. Keep your weather radio near and be sure your safe shelter location is ready at a moment’s notice.
Contact your loved ones as soon as the storm is over to ensure everyone’s safety, especially if a member of your family was out of the house during the storm.
Once your family has been deemed safe, go check on your neighbors. Be cautious moving around any damaged building, but checking on them can help everyone seek safety in an emergency.
Take as many photos of your damage as possible. This will help us document the damage and create our recovery plan for you, but it will also help us navigate your insurance claim process more efficiently. After that, call SERVPRO® of Conway & Faulkner Counties to get the restoration process started.
It is important that you prioritize safety as you walk around your damaged home. Loose nails, boards and other hazards could be sticking out and could injure you. If you are assessing the damage yourself, be sure to carry your cell phone with you in case you run into any trouble.
Do what you can to prevent further damage while you are waiting for us to arrive. We pride ourselves in being quick, but laying tarps or boarding up windows on your own if it is still actively raining can help you avoid more significant damage.
Our restoration team works directly with your insurance company to make sure your claim is being handled correctly, and we can also help you navigate the relocation process if you need to live off site while your restoration occurs.
Storm damage can be devastating, but rest assured that SERVPRO of Conway & Faulkner Counties will help you recover right away.
If a storm leaves your home damaged, contact us for fast recovery. We’re here 24⁄7 when you need us.