What Do You Do in the Event of Severe Home Damage?
No matter where you live in the United States there is some sort of natural disaster that could occur that would damage your home. If you live in any coastal region along an ocean or lake you may experience flooding from storms and high tides. If you live along a river you can experience extensive flooding from crested rivers. Regions along the Atlantic eastern coast and along the Gulf of Mexico coast are susceptible to hurricanes. If you live in the Midwest, you may be part of tornado alley. Arizona and other desert areas experience dust storms. The western portion of the United States often experiences wild fires. The west coast, Alaska and Hawaii can fall victim to earthquakes and these can sometimes cause tsunami waves.
When you take time to consider all of these potential natural disasters it may leave you wondering about the stability of your home. Many things can happen that would damage the ability for you to reside in your residence until professional restoration services are able to bring your home back to its former glory. Aside from natural disasters, home owners are still at risk of a water main breaking or any type of flood caused by rain. Water in a home can cause mold. Fires can also happen to any house at any time due to human error or electrical malfunctions. Smoke damage can make a home uninhabitable.
Restoration and remediation companies are in existence in cities all across the United States. These companies can help both businesses and homes with any type of restoration service they may need. In the event of water damage, suction tubes and pumps are used to pump out any free-standing water. Large industrial fans are brought in to thoroughly dry the space. Once the area is assessed, the restoration company will let the owners know if further work needs to be performed. In some cases, dry wall and flooring will need to be removed and replaced due to the risk of mold.
There are several ways to go about finding a restoration company. It is highly recommended to have a few numbers handy for local restoration companies. If you live or own a business in areas that frequently are hit by natural disasters, you will need a few contacts handy in case of an emergency situation. If you do not live in an area that is more susceptible to natural disasters, you will most likely be fine with only one or two restoration companies’ information on hand. You can do a basic search on the internet to acquire a few companies’ names and information. Many restoration companies also offer a “click here” for live chat with a customer service specialist option.
Check customer reviews and feedback and select the companies with the highest percentage of satisfied customers. You can also ask your insurance agent if they recommend any local restoration companies. In many cases a restoration company and an insurance company will work hand in hand to restore your home or business. You can also reach out to other business associates, neighbors, friends or family members to find out if they have any local recommendations.