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How To Handle Tornado Storm Damage in Cape Coral

1/11/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How To Handle Tornado Storm Damage in Cape Coral If a Tornado Touches Down, Call SERVPRO for Help

Cape Coral Tornado Damaged Property Can Be Restored by SERVPRO

Cape Coral storm damage following from a hurricane or tornado can result in extensive water damage to a house or condo. Wind damage is usually the most adverse condition that homeowners will incur. Additionally, tornadoes can cause significant water damage to a residential property. In many cases, homeowners aren't sure how to start the cleanup process once a tornado has adversely impacted their living space. If this is your challenge, SERVPRO suggests the following tips to get your home back in order safely and efficiently.

Evaluate Your Safety. SAFETY FIRST.
Because water can begin to seep into the walls of your home, there is always a possibility that the water will damage the electrical system of your structure. Shock or an electrocution hazard is a potential. Additionally, any damage done to your roof from the high winds could allow for falling debris. Be aware of slip and fall hazards. If you have any hesitation about returning to investigate the damage to your property, don't. Call in professional help.

Remove Standing Water
A tornado can leave behind high volume of waters making it impossible or impractical for you to try to remove it yourself. Instead, you should contact a professional water removal company like SERVPRO for water extraction. These technicians possess extensive experience in storm damage remediation. We will use industrial grade water pumps, truck-mounted and portable, wet vacs, and sump pumps for the heavy lifting, and then, air movers and dehumidifiers for the final drying out process.

Contact Your Insurance Company
Standard homeowner insurance policies cover for a tornado, but not flood damage. Water intrusion, not by ground flooding, should be covered. Contact your agent to dispatch an insurance adjuster to survey and document the damage. SERVPRO is probably at, or near, the top of the preferred vendor list. We can immediately send out a professional to assess and inspect the tornado caused storm damage to your Cape Coral residence. We can write up an inventory list, called the Contents Claim Inventory Service--CCIS. This reports a room by room categorization of salvageable, non-salvageable, and questionable materials and possessions. We can work with you and your insurance agent to begin immediate storm damage restoration services. We will gladly help you with your insurance claim and minimize costs and repair times. You should not feel the need to wait for help in salvaging your home. By calling SERVPRO, and signing off on our "Service Authorization Form," and pay your deductible or deposit, we can get started. We are not an insurance company, but our goal is to preserve and protect your property from addition water or storm-related damages.

SERVPRO of Cape Coral will assign crews to do whatever is necessary to restore your storm damaged Cape Coral property. We can tarp and board up exposed structural areas, for safety and to safeguard against vandalism. Our IICRC-certified crew members will restore and repair, where possible, rather than replace building materials and personal property. We will work diligently to make "Like it never even happened."

We're Highly Trained Storm Damage Specialists

 As water and storm damage specialists, SERVPRO of Cape Coral has the experience and advanced training that enables us to restore your property quickly. We use scientific drying principles and provide validation and documentation that your property is dry and the job is complete. We're Faster to Any Size Disaster.  Tornadoes and storms don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. Call 24/7 for immediate help in Cape Coral, North Ft. Myers, or  Naples. (239) 573-5911