Taking Care of Your Property After a Storm | SERVPRO of Reno Southwest
Storms have the ability to appear quickly in the Reno area, whether it’s a quiet storm with some light rain or a severe weather situation that has us all running for our homes. In these cases, we can be surprised by storm damage that we certainly were not expecting.
We don’t often see tornadoes around here in the Reno area, but we are no strangers to strong wind, rain and the occasional hailstorm. Knowing what conditions are expected with each storm can help you better prepare as soon as the warning is issued.
Taking steps to prevent damage is always helpful, but oftentimes that is just not possible if the storm arrives fast and furious. Safety should always be your top priority, so getting inside and staying there should be your main goal.
If you discover storm damage after the storm has passed, what do you do? You call SERVPRO® of Reno Southwest, of course. Check out our tips for post-storm recovery below.
So the thunder is getting quieter and the rain has slowed to a trickle. Is the coast clear to go outside? Be extremely cautious heading outside or going anywhere after a storm, as a storm can come in waves and the next thundercloud may be on the horizon. Keep an eye on the sky as you move about, and keep your weather radio handy.
You should also take this time to contact your loved ones. Check on anyone that wasn’t home when the storm hit, and call or text anyone that lives alone.
You should also take the time to check on your neighbors. Storms can impact homes differently, and while you may be dealing with only minor damage, your neighbors might be in a worse situation.
Once everyone has been deemed safe and you determine that no one needs emergency services, head home and start taking pictures of any damages you see. This is also the time to call SERVPRO of Reno Southwest.
The longer you wait to address any issues, the worse the damage can become. Just use extreme caution when walking around your home as hazards could be lurking just out of sight like loose nails or shattered glass.
Do whatever you can to prevent further damage while you wait for us to show up. That might include laying tarps over your belongings or boarding up a window that was broken. We will handle this process more extensively when we arrive, but stopping the flow of water can help save your possessions from more damage in the meantime.
We stay in close contact with your insurance company while we work, so you can rest assured that we will take care of your home and make sure you are taken care of as well.
We know that suffering storm damage can be frustrating and often overwhelming, but we will work hard to help you overcome it as quickly as possible. We are always here for you!
If a storm leaves your home damaged, contact us for fast recovery. We’re here 24⁄7 when you need us.