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3 Reasons to Start Repairing Storm Damage Right Away

10/29/2020 (Permalink)

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Here Are Three Reasons To Mitigate Damage Right Away

 After sustaining damage to your home in Winchester, NV, after a storm, you might be wondering if you should hold off on repairs until you meet with a flood insurance adjuster. However, waiting to protect your home could cost you in the end.

1. Insurance Adjusters Will Be Busy
Depending on the size and scope of the storm in your area, insurance adjusters are likely to be overloaded and reviewing many more claims than usual. It might take days or weeks before you will be able to meet with an adjuster to assess the damage to your home. In the meantime, start making repairs and keep records of work done. Some steps you may need to take right away include:

  • Boarding up broken windows
  • Putting a tarp over your roof
  • Removing water

Your flood insurance company will want proof that you did as much as you could to limit further costly damage.

2. Documentation Is Most Important
You do not have to wait for an insurance adjuster to inspect your home before you begin repair work. You do, however, need to provide documentation of the work done. Take plenty of dated pictures and videos of the damage. If possible, find receipts for furniture, electronics and other big-ticket items that need fixed or replaced. Make temporary repairs and keep all receipts.

3. Further Damage Can Happen
Without prompt action, flood damage will set in quickly. Water will seep into attic insulation, drywall, carpets and flooring, and mold damage will begin within days. A storm remediation company can respond right away and begin the water extraction process, using special equipment designed to remove moisture from your structure. Taking steps immediately to mitigate damage will prevent costly replacement of building materials or possessions.
Don't wait for your flood insurance adjuster to begin taking care of your Winchester, NV, home after a storm. Take action right away to prevent damage so you can get back to normal as soon as possible.

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