Picking up the Pieces

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Picking up the Pieces

My husband and I enjoy dining at our favorite restaurants on Friday nights. Unfortunately, my spouse and I weren’t able to visit one of our favorite eateries last Friday evening. Early in the afternoon last Friday, the weather around our home became threatening. Dangerous lightening pierced the skies. Rain fell at staggering rates. For over an hour, we experienced some frightening weather. After the storm passed, we ventured outside to survey the damage. One of my husband’s beloved pine trees split into two pieces during the storm. We were devastated. If you’ve recently suffered storm damage at your home, consider consulting with a damage contractor. On this blog, you will discover the most common services damage contractors provide.

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Storms like tornadoes and floods can wreak havoc on your homes. Long after they have blown past or receded, you are left to deal with an aftermath that, at first glance, looks impossible to clean up. 

However, you are not alone in the process of getting your house back to normal. You can reach out and hire professional storm restoration specialists to deal with the huge messes that natural disasters like tornadoes, thunderstorms, and other storms can inflict on your home.

Drying Out Standing Water

Storm restoration specialists do not shy away from standing water that is left in your home. Your first instinct might be to get as far away from it as possible. However, the storm restoration specialists that you hire have the equipment and resources needed to deal with it effectively.

They come to your home with everything that is needed to clean up and get rid of the water that the storms have left standing in your home. They use tools like shop vacuums, industrial-size fans, sump pumps, and large mops and brooms. They can dry out and sop up water in a matter of days, if not hours, and get your home ready for the next step of cleaning up after a storm.

Removing All Soaked Home Furnishings and Materials

The next phase of cleaning up your home after a disaster typically involves removing soaked furnishings and materials. The storm restoration specialists that you hire can pull out soaked carpeting, tear out drenched walls and ceiling, and remove sopping wet upholstered furnishings, such as couches and drapes, for you. They spare you from having to come into contact with wet fixtures that can be full of mold or mildew and are, in general, unpleasant to deal with after a storm.

Once your home is dried out and has the wet materials and furnishings removed, it can then be readied for the next phase of cleaning. The storm restoration specialists can put in new drywall and plywood to repair and replace damaged structures like walls and ceilings. They can provide a basic foundation upon which you can restore the rest of your house.

Storm restoration specialists have the training and equipment to deal with the aftermath of a natural disaster. They can dry out standing water left by a thunderstorm or flood. They can also remove drenched fixtures and replace damaged materials like plywood and drywall.