Tips for Post-Storm Recovery in the Summertime | SERVPRO of Pewaukee & Sussex
The summer season is great here in the Pewaukee area for many reasons, but severe storms sometimes aren’t one of them. While we may be grateful for the rain if our lawns and gardens are suffering, strong winds and hail can really do a number on our homes.
Strong thunderstorms can easily develop and roll across the state during those hot and humid days during the summer. When the sun shines in the morning, it increases our chances of experiencing a severe storm with high wind, heavy rain and damaging hail. Even the occasional tornado is known to happen from time to time around the Pewaukee area.
Your family’s safety should always be your top priority during these types of situations, so keep an eye on the sky and head inside as soon as the weather starts to turn.
Once the storm has blown through, it’s time to inspect your property for damages. Check out our helpful tips for recovering after a storm below to help you stay on track and stay safe.
Don’t run outside quite yet! Another storm could be on the horizon, so stay sky-aware and stay close to home until you are certain the threat has passed. Keep your weather radio or phone handy to listen for updates or another storm alert.
If there was anyone in your family or household that was not home when the storm hit, take this time to connect with them to make sure they are safe. Sending off a quick text can bring everyone some peace of mind.
You should also check on your neighbors when you have a chance. The path of storms can be very unpredictable and cause varying degrees of damage in a single neighborhood. Just be cautious moving around any homes or buildings with visible damage.
Once everyone is safe and accounted for, it’s time to start some damage control. Take photos of whatever damage you find and call SERVPRO of Pewaukee & Sussex right away for immediate assistance.
If your home has been damaged in any way, be extremely cautious walking around your home and property. Some damage can be severe enough to affect your home’s structural integrity, while loose boards and shattered glass can be hazards all on their own. Keep your cell phone close by and make sure someone knows where you are at all times.
If it is still raining or is really windy, you might need to start securing your home before we even get there. Laying tarps and covering broken windows can help protect your possessions from further damage. We will do this step as well when we arrive but the more you do right away, the better it will be for everyone involved.
We are proud to be able to work directly with your insurance company while simultaneously working on drying and restoring your home. This ensures that your claim is being processed correctly, and you are getting the most accurate damage reports in real time.
We know that suffering home damage during a storm can be scary and overwhelming, but we are here to make sure that your space is returned to exactly the way it was before the storm and we will keep working until you are 100% satisfied with the final product.
If a storm leaves your home damaged, contact us for fast recovery. We’re here 24⁄7 when you need us.