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Local SERVPRO Teams Prove to be an All Encompassing Storm Solution Service!

7/17/2022 (Permalink)

Restoration equipment loading up for Leon County serving.  Tallahassee SERVPRO team prepares for storm solutions for residents with storm damage.

It’s obvious why our services are even more crucial during hurricane season, but it’s not just our emergency services in fire, water, mold categories that make our team your best “go to.” With years of serving theTallahassee community after storm damages are suffered, we know the leaders in related services too, and we are committed to being a resource for all storm damage needs.

One of the inevitable steps you will need to take- post- storm is picture documentation of accidental damages. Homeowners insurance generally covers thunderstorms with winds, roof damage, tree collapse, hail and more. Still, some policies have exclusions that can make it very challenging to get the coverage you need to get your life back to good. It is important that you read the fine lines in the policy you decide on and discuss it in detail with your selling agent without worrying about being a hassle- it’s their job after all. In addition, natural disasters are often NOT covered and separate flood insurance is needed. The National Flood Insurance Program is your best bet to finalize coverage for your loved ones and home.

Storm damage restoration is a process- one our teams have mastered. The first priority is for us to ensure your safety by checking for house damage. Looking for any fallen power line, standing ware or electrical issues is what we tackle first. Once we do that, we are able to take care of the services that we specialize in and walk you through the services that our preferred partners can execute.Plumbing is a common example of just that. Checking pipes inside and outside the home, closing the valves to sinks and toilets, and even shutting the water off completely are some of the post storm plumbing priorities that we can assist in getting serviced for you. Additionally, checking for sewage backups is a step that must be handled by our partners as well.

Service from the inside out and the downside UP is standard after heavy storms- making our roofing partnerships crucial in the emergency service process. Checking the roof for missing shingles is a simple job but a dangerous one still. It’s important you don’t add to the tragedy by risking injury or your life in trying to check for damages. Our team has the skills to do so, and our partner has the skill sets to remedy any detected damage as well. You are not alone.

Another major area of common damage and great danger is electrical malfunction. Appliances that are exposed to water, must be disconnected from the power source and cleared by a professional before using again. Keeping the power off is an important precaution that pays off in the safety of your loved ones big time. The exterior breaker boxes are usually sealed tight to keep water out, but a big enough storm can seep through even that. A good rule of thumb is to avoid metal fences all together and to steer clear of any fallen or dangling utility wires. Do not try to remedy these issues alone. A professional must be called in. 

In general, the best plan to handle all post-storm damages is to call in a professional company like ours. It is sad, but cannot be denied, that many companies try to take advantage of vulnerable situations such as the above, but a few tips can help you avoid falling into the trap. 

  • Try to work with local or known contractors for storm damage restoration, as you can verify credibility best. 
  • Make sure you don’t step into the upfront payment scam- pay with a check or a credit card.
  • Be alert and look out for any contractor who tries to pressure you. If an offer is only good “now or never,” find someone else.
  • Demand the delivery of written estimates for all proposed work that include proposed scopes and prices.

These simple tips can make it easier to avoid making a bad situation worse, and calling our team in is the most sure-fire way to make the recovery process as quick and painless as possible. 

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