The Timeline for Recovering After a Summer Storm | SERVPRO of Alamo Heights
We all may think we will have plenty of time to prepare for thunderstorms, thanks to advances in forecasts and weather technology, but it is still possible to be surprised by a popup storm at any time in the summer season. These types of storms can easily cause widespread damage in a short amount of time.
We are most vulnerable to heavy thunderstorms that bring wind and rain, and flash flooding conditions can appear in the blink of an eye around here. Understanding your flood risk and having a plan is always recommended for residents of Alamo Heights.
In addition to your preparations, be sure your safety remains your top priority. Keep your family inside and away from windows and head to your safe shelter location right away to ride out the storm.
When the coast is clear and you are able to head outside to survey the damage, follow these steps for a safe and seamless path to recovery.
Once the storm is gone, remember that it may have just been part of a larger system that is still headed your way. Stay sky-aware and be ready to head back inside at a moment’s notice. Keep your weather radio on and your cell phone handy just in case.
If any household members or loved ones were out and about during the storm, connect with them to make sure they are safe. Cell service may be spotty after a storm, so be patient and send a quick text when you are able.
You should also check on your neighbors if you have any close by. While your home may have only suffered minor damage, your neighbors may have experienced more significant damage or are in danger if something like a tree or big limb fell on their house.
Once everyone has been deemed safe and accounted for, now it is time to survey your home and property for damage. Take pictures of whatever you see and be sure to call SERVPRO® of Alamo Heights right away. We will get started on your restoration process as soon as you call us.
We know that the longer you wait to address any issues, the worse the damage can become. Move about cautiously as you take photos of the damage and secure your home as loose nails, broken windows or damaged walls may make it harder to even dangerous to get around.
Securing your home to prevent further damage is also recommended. We will take care of this for you when we arrive, but laying down tarps or boarding up windows can help you avoid more damage to your fragile possessions in the meantime.
Every storm damage recovery situation is different, but we are trained to handle whatever repairs your specific situation requires. We will even work alongside your insurance company to make the most out of your claim.
Remember, we are here to help for whatever storm damage disaster you find yourself in. The strongest wind or the heaviest rain may wreak havoc on your home, but we are here to make sure that it becomes only a distant memory as quickly as possible.
If a storm leaves your home damaged, contact us for fast recovery. We’re here 24⁄7 when you need us.