After the Storm
When you mention storm response, the first thing that comes to mind for most people is a devastating natural disaster such as a hurricane, tornado or epic flood event. But storms don’t have to be catastrophic to cause extensive damage. Here at SERVPRO of Southwest Mobile, we have seen spring storms wreak their own havoc on homes and businesses in the area. The stormy spring months of April and May often bring with them significant rainfall, strong winds and even the threat of tornadoes or hail damage. Much like the pop-up summer storms that are so prevalent here along the Gulf Coast, it is nearly impossible to prepare for these unexpected weather events. However; after the storm has passed, there are some steps you can take to ensure the restoration and repair process is as easy as possible. First, be sure to take photos of damage and contact your insurance agent as quickly as possible. If you have water in your home due to damaged interior or exterior plumbing, turn off the water supply as soon as you can safely do so to minimize further damage. Next, you want to call a qualified, certified professional restoration company like SERVPRO of Southwest Mobile as soon as possible to begin to mitigate the water loss. You may not be able to prevent damage, but having a plan of action in place can help reduce the costs and disruption of the repairs. If you ever experience storm damage, give us a call at 251-343-0534.