Storm and flood damage can be devastating and happen when you least expect it. Calling a storm damage restoration specialist immediately is crucial.
Connected Restoration Water Damage Specialists are highly trained and certified in all aspects of water restoration. They have the experience, equipment, and expertise, to take on any magnitude of storm and flood damage. During the storm restoration process, our specialists monitor and document every detail while additionally updating the property owner every step of the way.
Storm Damage Restoration Process
When it comes to the water restoration process there are some simple guidelines to follow. Although every situation is different, there are a few basic guidelines we follow based on the IICRC national guidelines of water restoration.
- Step 1 – Emergency contact
- Step 2 – Damage evaluation and assessment
- Step 3 – Water removal and extraction from affected areas
- Step 4 – Assistance in filing insurance claims and paperwork
- Step 5 – Drying and dehumidification
- Step 6 – Sanitizing and cleaning of all areas
- Step 7 – Reconstruction of your property
- Step 8 – Direct billing to all insurance companies
Storm Damage Emergency Tips
- Remove excess water by mopping and blotting areas where water is visible.
- Remove wet upholstery and cushions and place in a fashion most suitable to airing out of materials.
- Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between all wet furniture and carpeting to stop the staining of your carpet.
- Turn air conditioners on or open all doors and windows depending on the time of year for maximum drying efficiency.
- Remove all colored rugs or upholstery from any wet carpeting to stop the spread of staining.
- Wipe water from all wood furniture as quickly as possible.
- Remove any and all valuable, or sentimental objects from the affected area as quickly as possible.
- DO NOT use your vacuum to clean up excess water.
- DO NOT turn on any ceiling fixtures in areas where ceilings are affected and absolutely keep out of rooms with wet or sagging ceilings.
- DO NOT leave wet fabrics or any valuable items in place.
Storm Damage Encounters
- Flooding from heavy rains
- Overflow from washes and reservoirs
- Roof leaks from wind driven rain
- Sewage back up from heavy rain/flooding