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4 Typical Steps In The Residential Storm Damage Restoration Process

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Every year, storms of all kinds blow through streets and neighborhoods and leave damage to the homes in their paths. Whether it is a basic wind storm with high-force winds, a hurricane with wind-hurled trees and rain, or a hail storm, these natural weather events can leave your home a mess. Acting quickly after a storm has subsided is the key to saving your property, so your first plan of action should always be to get in touch with a restoration service. Here is a brief look at the typical steps involved in the storm damage restoration process when you're working with a group of pros. 

1. Inspection of the Damage to the Home  

The restoration service will be doing a thorough inspection when they first arrive on your property. There are several things the professionals will need to know before hey even attempt to get started, such as: 

  • How much water damage has occurred and how much water needs to be removed
  • If there are hazards to contend with by entering the property for restoration purposes
  • what equipment and materials will be needed to save the home and restore it 

2. Removal of Water from the Property and Drying Moisture 

After the assessment is complete, the restoration professionals will be moving forward with perhaps the most important part of the process: removing the water from your home. From large vacuum systems and fans to portable heat systems, several types of equipment will be used to eradicate any moisture in the house. 

3. Cleaning Up Debris in and Around the Property 

While the water is being removed and the home is being dried out, the professionals will get to work removing any debris from the property. If there are downed trees and limbs, these will likely be removed, if there is debris in the house due to an opening in the roof or damage, this will be cleaned up as well. 

4. The Restoration Process Will Begin 

With the home cleaned up an dry, the full restoration process can begin. The restoration service will take a great deal of time to make sure they get the proper materials to get your home back to the condition it was in before the storm. For example, if a fallen tree damaged the roof, the professionals will be rebuilding the roof trusses and installing matching roofing materials to close up any holes or unsightly damages.