Steps to Recovery After Devastating Hurricane Damage in Fort Walton Beach
Hurricanes Gordon and Distant Florence Are Reminders to Be Prepared for Tropical Storms and Seek SERVPRO for Cleanup and Restoration
While you might not have been prepared for the devastating damage that Hurricane Gordon could do to your Fort Walton Beach home or business, now that the storm has subsided, it is one of the only things on your mind. As you work towards what comes next, many homeowners and business owners struggle with the steps towards restoring their properties and getting things back to the way they were before.
There is an extensive list of steps that you should take towards getting your Fort Walton Beach property professionally restored and repaired to preloss conditions whenever possible. However, even before you sought out the services of our dedicated and experienced SERVPRO team, there are some considerations that you should make to both keep your family safe and to help speed up the restoration process.
The first of these considerations is what your home insurance provider expects of you at this time. While there were many homes and properties affected by this severe weather system, your insurance provider can give you direction and answers to your responsibilities as well as what they need to get the claims process started. In many cases, professional restoration work relies on insurance claims as opposed to demanding payment out of the owner’s pockets. SERVPRO works with you and your insurance adjuster always in your best interest.
Your insurance company might require you to provide some documentation of the damages that your home has sustained from the storm, and often you can do some of this on your own. Unless you are sure about the structural integrity and stability of your property, evidence and damage cataloging is often best left to trained professionals like our SERVPRO estimators. We get uniquely trained in safety precautions and equipment, helping to minimize conditions getting worse as well as knowing what insurance companies need regarding damage documentation.
To help preserve your possessions, even as we pump out the water and dry your home, we can perform a pack-out of some possessions to clean, dry, and preserve off-site. We have a meticulous system for safely packaging, documenting the contents with tags and barcodes, and then return them when your home is ready.
There are few things more unsettling than seeing your home or business after a hurricane has passed through the area. The effects of this storm can seem overwhelming to overcome, but with the experience and equipment of our SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach technicians, it can return to preloss condition, if at all possible. Give us a call 24/7 at (850) 863-2552.
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