In Florida, we have our fair share of natural disasters. No matter how well we plan and prepare our home, the fact is that we live in a heavy storm and hurricane area. Sometimes what we do will not be enough and our homes and property will suffer from damage. We can prepare ourselves by having the knowledge of how to get our homes back to normal as quickly as possible. Let’s take a look at what you need to know in an emergency restoration situation.
Emergency Restoration Doesn’t Take a Holiday
When a disaster strikes it’s easy to feel helpless or powerless. That’s why our emergency restoration services are available 24/7. It’s important to assess the damage and get to work right away. It can be dangerous to try to do this on your own. The first and most important thing to do is to make sure everyone is safe. Once your family is in a safe location then it’s time to start the process of picking up the pieces.
You will need to call your insurance company right away. The faster the claim is started the faster it can start to process. We can work with your insurance company so you will have one less thing to worry about during this stressful time. If it is safe to do so and you have a camera available it is always a good idea to take pictures of the damage.
Keep Your Receipts
Depending on the type of disaster it may not be safe to enter your home. In the case of a fire, anything that was in your home won’t be safe until it’s been cleaned properly. The same goes for anything that has been in standing water for over 72 hours. It is then considered gray water and is unsafe. You will need to keep receipts of anything you purchase in order to survive until your home is livable again. These receipts can be used as part of your insurance claim. You should also include any living accommodations necessary during the emergency restoration process.
If any financial information such as debit or credit card information was lost then you will need to call your financial institutions. You can then arrange for new cards to be sent to you.
It Will Take Time
We start working on cleaning and restoring the damage to your home as soon as possible. Depending on the extent and type of damage it’s important to understand that it will take time to get your home safe for living again.
The first priority is clean up, it will do no good to fix the cosmetic issues when there is still water or smoke damage just under the surface. Once everything is clean then the restoration process will begin.
From a burst pipe that has flooded your home, to a fire or even a hurricane, disaster can strike at any time. Emergency Restoration is just that: an emergency. Extreme Carpet Care and Restoration is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are always ready to take your call and get on-site as quickly as possible. This is a stressful time and we aim to take as much of the stress off your shoulders as possible.