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Key Things To Consider When Doing Storm Damage Repair

9/14/2017 (Permalink)

Key Things To Consider When Doing Storm Damage Repair

There are several key things to consider when doing storm damage repair. Depending on the storm, damage such as frozen pipes and ice damage from ice storms and flooding caused by river flooding, ground water or flood water can occur. Frozen pipes are quite rare except in cold regions during the winter. Each type of storm damage needs be repaired differently, since each natural phenomenon requires different repair needs.

Things to consider when doing hurricane damage repair

The main type of hurricane damage results from flood water. Wind damage also leaves large amounts of debris in its wake. Because of rain, flooding and strong winds, areas hit by hurricanes require a great deal of damage repair. A storm restoration, home restoration and/or storm remediation specialist can assist is evaluating and arranging for repairs.

A list of things to consider before undergoing storm restoration from a hurricane are:

-Identify damaged areas to evaluate the level of home restoration required for storm remediation.
-Assess the damage and taking pictures for insurance companies
-Keep electrical appliances turned off
-Discard debris and dispose of damaged items before undergoing storm restoration
-Ensure storm remediation services are arranged by insurance companies
-Make sure that roof damage repairs are done roof repair experts

Things to consider when doing wind damage repair

The most damaging force of hurricane damage, aside from flood water that homes face is high and fast winds. Most homes are usually not able to withstand and sustain wind damage, let alone hail damage or heavy rain.

Contact a wind damage repair contractor who can provide services like:

-Wind damage repair
-Storm damage assessment
-Water damage repair, due to storm damage
-Emergency board up
-Tree debris removal

Evaluate the roof integrity for signs of roof damage and roof leaks, like cracks and tears before undergoing roof repair. Routine inspection of the gutters for decay and rust can help future roof repairs, before and after a roof sustains hurricane damage. A storm restoration specialist can assist in roof repair evaluation.

Other types of storm damage include hail damage, ice damage, ice damming, frozen pipes, frozen ground water or river flooding. Ice damage can be destructive to power lines and nearby trees. Ice damage, like frozen pipes and frozen ground water, can be a complicated process to repair, especially in regions with harsh winters. Most storms also cause roof damage, which can cause a roof leak. Hail damage and ice dams are the most common roof damage. However, hail damage is rare in most climates. Most storm remediation involves roof damage proofing. Home restoration also starts with roof repair and patching roof leaks.

Water restoration methods are dependent on the amount of water. Contact a professional water restoration specialist to properly restore water damaged property. To avoid water borne diseases caused by water damage and flood water from river flooding, it’s important that the home undergoes water restoration. River flooding also affects people who live along river basins and can require water restoration. Flooding can cause standing ground water, which may require a flood pump to remove. Although it may be possible to rent a flood pump to remove standing ground water it is best to call a professional first. Flood pumps, also known as sump pumps, are a regular tool of plumbing professionals in home restoration processes. Flood pumps can dispose of water from flooding to jump start the repair process.

In colder weather, ice damming from ice storms is caused as a result of an ice dam forming on the edge of a roof. This ice dam formation traps water on the roof causing a roof leak and possible destruction to gutters. Ice damming is dangerous because it can cause serious physical hazards as the ice melts. Be sure to safely remove large icicles and ice dams formed by ice damming to prevent injury.
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