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Must-Do Tasks After Suffering Storm Damage | SERVPRO of Evergreen Park/South Chicago City

2/17/2024 (Permalink)

Home storm damage, Roof damage from tree that fell over during hurricane storm Did your home suffer damage from an unexpected storm?SERVPRO of Evergreen Park/South Chicago City has your back. Call us today!

We all may think that we have all the time in the world to prepare for thunderstorms in our community. While we are grateful that our forecasts and local authorities are able to give us advanced notice of incoming weather, we truly don’t know what is in store for us until the storm has arrived. 

What may have been predicted as a moderate thunderstorm could quickly intensify and bring serious rain, intense wind and large hail. Even a tornado or straight-line winds could impact your home without much warning.

These types of situations are always unexpected, so using caution when walking around your home can help you stay safer before, during and after a storm. 

After the Storm Passes

Once the first storm cell passes over your home, don’t be too quick to jump out of your safe sheltering location. We all know that another storm cell could be right on the horizon. Walk about carefully, carrying your phone and weather radio with you.

If any family members were out of the home when the storm arrived, check in with them right away to ensure their safety. You should also take this time to check on your neighbors. Storms can follow distinct paths and while your home may have been spared, your neighbors might not have been.

Once everyone is safe and the whole storm system has moved on, it’s time to now survey your home and get started on the restoration process. Take pictures of whatever damage you uncover and give us a call right away so we can get started on your restoration. 

While You Wait for Us

Our team is proudly locally owned and operated, which means we will be at your home fast and ready to work as soon as you call us! However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take steps to minimize more damage while you wait for us to arrive. 

If your roof was damaged and it is still raining, lay tarps over the damage or over your possessions to keep them dry, and board up any windows that were broken. We will do this more extensively when we arrive, but taking these steps right away will never hurt!

Once we arrive, we will get to work on your repairs. Storms can cause water damage, structural damage and even fire damage if your home was the unfortunate victim of a lightning strike. 

We will work quickly but carefully to ensure every part of your home is addressed and your repairs are taken care of. Our goal is to return your home to its pre-storm condition as quickly and as efficiently as possible. 

We can be at your home faster after a storm disaster. Contact SERVPRO of Evergreen Park/South Chicago City right away. 

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