While nature is a source of beauty and relaxation, there’s no denying the fact that it can also be cruel and furious. Storms are one such natural disaster. Categorized by strong winds, severe weather and heavy rains, storms spare no one and can have a catastrophic impact on those in its way.
Storms are never the same, and their numbers are increasing as global climate changes. Below are some of the most common types of storms:
- TROPICAL STORMS
- TORRENTIAL RAIN
- ICE STORMS
As homeowners, we turn to weather forecasters to prepare us for severe weather. When bad weather does hit, it is important to be ready so that you, your loved ones, and your property suffer minimum possible damage.
Here are some tips to help you stay safe in the event of an unexpected storm:
KNOW YOUR ZONE:
Do you live in a storm-prone area? Some states are more prone to storms than others. These include North Carolina, Texas, Minnesota, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Kansas, Florida, and Louisiana. Stay updated with your local news and National Weather Service and learn how vulnerable your home may be to storms. You should also plan precautionary and safety measures for when nasty weather strikes.
KNOW YOUR EVACUATION ROUTE:
If you live in a storm-prone area or near a body of water that is likely to flood, make sure to always have an evacuation plan ready. Make sure everyone understands their role and what action to take in case of an emergency.
HOME SAFETY KIT:
A home safety kit will allow you to evacuate quickly in case of a storm. Your kit should include a portable battery powered radio, a first aid kit, non-perishable food, bottled water, extra clothes, shoes, important identification and contact information, important documents, a map, phone chargers, a flashlight, extra batteries, and a list of emergency phone numbers.
BUILD A SAFETY ROOM:
Make sure you establish a safe room that contains your safety kit and extra supplies. You never know when – or how long – you may have to stay there.
KEEP YOUR MEDICATIONS AND CASH
Store extra medications in a safe place. Keep in mind that some medicines are temperature sensitive while others should be kept away from water. It is also important to have cash available. When electricity takes down your banking systems and Internet, you’ll be glad to have currency available.
No matter how prepared you are, however, your property may still suffer damage after a storm. The wreckage left behind a storm cannot always be fixed yourself. For larger projects, seek out storm damage repair by a professional service like Bruggeman Builders. We have been offering remodeling, storm damage repair service, and roofing and siding repair from more than six decades. We promise to deliver premium quality service by our qualified, trained, and experienced professional team.
What makes us different from other restoration and remodeling companies providing storm damage repair service?
We at Bruggeman Builders:
- Are a team of professionally trained and experienced storm damage repair technicians. We understand the gravity of a storm’s impact, and are quick to identify and resolve the issue with the right set of tools. A storm can have a long-lasting effect on your property, but take comfort in knowing that you have professionals by your side.
- Are not just professionally storm damage storage service providers but also insurance restoration specialists. We can help your adjuster review insurance claims and offer the best replacement and repair solutions. We work closely with many insurance carriers and will make sure that your claim is processed quickly
- Will make sure that the insurance company compensates you as much as is allowed under the law. Our experts have up to date knowledge of building code requirements and insurance regulations. We promise to never let an insurance company take advantage of you and that you will receive all of what you are owed.
- Make use of latest estimation software to give you a line-by line estimate instead of just a final figure. You will be informed every step of the way; there will be no hidden costs.
Are you worried about how a snowstorm may affect your home’s structural integrity?
Is the insurance company refusing to give you the compensation you deserve for the damage done by the storm?
Get a free inspection from a Bruggeman Builders storm insurance restoration specialist today!