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What To Do Immediately After A Storm

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If your home or business has been hit by a severe storm, then you now have to find the best way to clean up and recover what might have been lost during the storm or hurricane. To do so safely follow the following instructions.

1. Don’t return to the site too early

Might you feel a draw to go back to your property and assess the damage as quickly as possible, that is not always the best possible idea. Instead, you should wait until local authorities say that it is safe to return. When you go back bring something to cover your eyes, some safety boots, heavy work glass, and even hard hats or helmets. These will help keep you safe.

2. Get professionals to survey your property

Before you can switch on your electrical power, get a qualified professional to check all of your utilities and evaluate the risks in your property. If your property flooded completely then the electric circuit might be damaged and turning it on could cause further risks. This is why you need to get professionals to check the condition of your property and the structural damage it might have sustained.

3. Contact your insurance representative

You should ensure that you have contacted your insurance representative as soon as the damage to your property has been assessed. This will help you get through the claims process much faster and it can help you start the recovery efforts in your home.

4. Begin cleaning and restoring everything

As soon as all of the assessments have been completed it is time to start cleaning and restoring as much of your home and items as you can. Always make sure to safely dispose of combustible or other dangerous materials in your cleaning process.