If you’ve lived on the east coast long enough, you’ve likely dealt with severe storms, flooding, hurricanes, or all three.
Disaster events can affect entire cities and have a direct impact on the lives of thousands of people.
Our business is a necessity. If it weren’t for the fickle mood of Mother Nature, we wouldn’t have a job to do.
Part of our job is educating people on the important measures to take during a disaster situation.
We want to make sure that you’re safe; we can worry about restoring your King of Prussia, PA, property after.
Here are some safety measures that should be taken during a disaster situation such as severe weather, storming, or flooding.
When you hear instructions from the emergency broadcasting system, do exactly what they say and don’t deviate from the plan.
They may instruct you to stay at the home or to evacuate; if you’re instructed to evacuate, do so immediately and don’t hesitate.
When you’re safe and the storm has passed, you can begin the disaster restoration process.
Take Precautionary Measures (If Time Allows)
If the storm is impending but not quite near, you should take precautionary steps to help mitigate the potential damage to your home.
Some important precautions you can take for an impending severe weather include:
- Packing a supply kit – This can include items like flashlights, batteries, non-perishable foods, gallon containers of water, cash, and first-aid supplies.
- Checking your gutters – You’ll want to make sure that your gutters are clear and secure so water flows through them properly. This can help avoid potential water damage to your home.
- Reinforcing your home – Do what you can to retrofit and reinforce susceptible areas of your home like windows and doors.
Begin the Disaster Restoration Process Post-Storm
Once the storm has subsided and it’s safe to either return to your home or inspect the damage to your home, you’ll want to document any damage for insurance purposes.
Be careful, however, as severe storms can cause structural damage to your home. Make sure the foundation of the home isn’t compromised before entering.
After you’re sure it’s safe to move around the house, use a digital camera or your phone to take pictures of damaged areas. Don’t move anything or attempt to clean up because your insurance company will want an accurate depiction of the damage for the claim.
After you’ve contacted your insurer, your next step will be to call a disaster restoration company for quick response services that will bring your home back from its state of loss as soon as possible.
Our team is available around the clock every single day of the year. Contact us at (610) 626-9002 and the disaster restoration process for your King of Prussia, PA, home will begin in a few short hours.