Storms are highly unpredictable and can leave behind sudden and catastrophic paths of disaster. Wind, water and debris can wreak havoc by downing or uprooting trees, breaking windows or flooding. The experts at Big Wave Restoration are familiar with the many facets of storm damage repair and all of the challenges it can present. If storm damage occurs to your home or business, our trained professionals are on call to provide complete storm damage restoration services. Big Wave Restoration will personalize a strategy and guide you through the process entirely so that you can get back to what’s important.
As with every kind of emergency restoration, acting fast is a priority. It doesn’t take long for further damage to occur if left unaddressed for too long. Due to the many and inconsistent kinds of damage that a storm can bring, it is worthwhile to trust in the professionals. After the storm has passed, there are many elements to consider and things that can be missed if one is not familiar. If a storm has caused damage to your home or business, Big Wave Restoration is always ready to help navigate you through the storm damage process successfully so that you can return back to what’s important.
How To Stay Safe After A Storm
When a natural storm affects your home or business, it can have devastating results. Wind, water and debris can tear roofs and buildings apart, shatter glass and down trees. While you may be understandably worried about your property, it is most important to remember to stay safe after a storm. It may only be natural to want to assess damage and try to proactively clean up any messes but certain precautions must be kept in mind when doing so. Even if you and your property have not been adversely affected, it is still imperative to be aware of the potential issues that could affect you and others.
Any pooled water should be avoided entirely, including walking and driving. Many times during storms, heavy rains can bring large amounts of water to an area. The added threat of high winds can then knock down power lines into standing water and the ground. This can serve to be a high potential risk for electrocution. It is also best to avoid any excess water as it is not certain what may be underneath. Sinkholes, bacteria or sharp objects can be disguised under the shallow depth and rear their harmful head when contact is made.
Fumes And Chemicals
To be on the safe side, always turn off the gas source in your home after a storm. Sometimes you may not be able to smell a leak, but you should be on the lookout for any damage to any gas lines, and shut it down just in case. If you smell anything that resembles rotten eggs or hears any strange hissing sounds coming from the area, evacuate immediately. Other things to look out for are cloudiness around the area of the gas source or possibly plants or flowers that are damaged or dying for no visible reason.
The filtration system for most homes and businesses is run by city electricity. If your power is out, do not use the water for drinking, cooking, or cleaning as the water that flows into the pipes may be unsafe if power is out for an extended period of time. An adequate supply of bottled water is suggested to have on hand to last through the storm and for some time after. Another option is water purifying tablets, which can be purchased online or in most local home improvement stores.
Steer Clear of Debris
After the storm, you will most likely encounter a lot of debris, such as broken glass, downed trees, electrical lines, types of wood, some of which may contain nails, and could be rusty. It’s a good idea not to take any chances around heavily destructed areas to avoid injury to yourself or others.
When To Return Home
If you had to leave your home due to the storm, you may be wondering when would be a good time to return. While it may be tempting to return, it’s best to follow your local city news station for updates on weather and power outage restorations or call your local utility company for up to date info. Keep in mind that it may take a while for the cleanup crews to take care of the debris, it is best to wait for the approval from your local sources for your safety and the safety of your loved ones and neighbors.
Some other important things to consider are reviewing insurance policies for homeowners and medical insurance and keeping them close by, purchasing a generator, and of course keeping plenty of extra supplies and water on hand. Depending on the severity of the storm, it may be some time before things return back to normal again and it is best to be prepared.
Big Wave Restoration In Tampa Florida
Big Wave Restoration specializes in all areas of emergency water, fire, mold, and storm damage restoration. We pride ourselves in offering the highest level of quality work. With a focus on personalized service, competitive rates and customer satisfaction, we’re always striving to meet and exceed expectations.
Owner Paul Pfleiderer was working with a large disaster restoration company for almost 8 years when he decided to pursue his dream of owning his own company. Being a family man with a wife and two small children he understands how a disaster can affect an entire family. Our goal is to get a client back to their normal life as quickly as possible after a disaster.