How to Respond to Flooding Damage Caused By a Hurricane

//How to Respond to Flooding Damage Caused By a Hurricane

When faced with emergency water damage cleanup or fire/smoke damage to your property in Oakland Park, who do you call? What should you do?  Many property owners call their insurance company since they purchased insurance to protect their home, so why not get their advice on how best to minimize the damages? 

But who should be the very first call (after emergency services) you should make in the event of: 

  • Water damage  
  • Mold removal  
  • Fire damage  
  • Wind damage 
  • Storms and major events

Tri-County All Restoration is the largest restoration company in South Florida, with the most experienced expert team and equipment available to help in any emergency situation, 24 hours a day.  We help commercial clients as well, and know that if your business suffers damage or loss nothing is more important that getting you back to business efficiently and quickly.  Our high ratings come from an uncompromising standard of excellence, and the ease of numerous services through one point of contact– which really makes dealing with our professional team and your insurance provider easy and convenient. 

Be Prepared For Hurricane Season: Call Tri-County All Restoration In Advance! 

With hurricane season in full effect, something to do ahead of time is to review your insurance policy limits and coverage. For example, many insurance companies are putting a limitation (“cap”) on the amount they will pay in the event of a water damage mitigation loss in your property. 

Living in South Florida, we experience tropical storms that roll in quickly, some that sit over us for a few days, and others that pack a strong wind gust along with constant rain. Sometimes, our homes are not prepared to handle the unforgiving rain that finds a way to penetrate through a roof! Here is your five step process in the event of a hurricane, and the only part you play is a simple phone call to Tri-County: 

Step number one – You call us 

Step number tw–let us identify the issue  

Step number three – let us plan an expert course of action  

Step number four– let us file with insurance  

Step number five – let us rebuild and restore even better than before 

With Tri-County All Restorations in South Florida one call does it all! What that means to you as a happy customer, is that we can assist you with our resources to minimize the damage on any storm related problems or water intrusion. We can quickly tarp your roof to protect the property from further damage, we perform emergency water extractions 24 hours a day 7 days a week and can dry out wet building materials with our state of the art and updated commercial drying equipment and techniques. Don’t pay a dime—we will bill your insurance company directly. Our staff is trained on the use of thermal imaging cameras and moisture meters, and certified by the IICRC.  

Lastly, here is how YOU can Be Prepared! Do you know the hurricane season tips to adequately prepare your family and home for the impending weather?

Don’t wait until that hurricane comes your way, rather prepare ahead of time with these hurricane season tips: 

  • Keep supplies handyDedicate storage for a three-day supply of water, dried or canned foods, and other essentials. Not sure what you need? Consult the FEMA’s emergency supply list. Having the right supplies is among the top hurricane season tips. 
  • Unplug electronics: Yes even if you have a surge protector.
    This is the best protection against surge-related damage. 
  • Check for leaksCheck your doors, windows, and walls, such as areas where cables and pipes enter, for openings that will allow water to penetrate. 
  • Prepare for long-term outages: Knows the time to consider purchasing a generator. It doesn’t have to be the pricey, whole-house version. Even one that’s big enough to run a refrigerator and plug in a few essentials can really make life easier. Consider what you can’t live without if you were to be without electricity for a few days – such as a sump pump or well pump – and select a model that best fits your needs. 
  • Trim trees and shrubberyTrim back any branches touching your house especially If they rub your roof- they could pull parts of it off in a storm. Keep trees well pruned to allow wind to pass through with minimal damage and debris. Consider re-grading around trees to strengthen the ground and give roots something to cling to. 
  • Clean your gutters: This could prevent potential roof damage and flooding inside your home. 
  • Clear clutter: Less is more. Prevent items from flying off to the land of Oz. Get rid of items you are no longer using, which can turn into projectiles. Bring lightweight outdoor items such as patio furniture, plants, toys, and trashcans inside. 
  • Secure your home: It is highly recommended you install window shutters (not the pretty ones – the ones that protect your glass), roof clips (to hold your roof on – it is NOT too heavy to fly away), and garage door braces (to keep your garage door from blowing away). Anchor fuel tanks as well. Ensure all items are professionally installed. 
  • Verify insurance coverageAvoid the troublesome wind and water debate after a tragedy. Check your homeowner’s policy and purchase additional flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program to ensure you have adequate protection if necessary. 

By | 2019-10-01T04:40:19+00:00 September 7th, 2019|Flood Restoration Services|Comments Off on How to Respond to Flooding Damage Caused By a Hurricane

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