The fear and uncertainty caused by a natural disaster can make life difficult even for those who homes have been spared and whose families are safe. When your property is damaged as the result of a natural disaster, the confusion and uncertainty can stretch on for months after the fact.
Rebuilding after a natural disaster isn’t easy, but the right contractor can bring you peace of mind.
To make sure your home is truly safe after a natural disaster, you need expert advice. Only experienced professionals can evaluate your home and ensure it is completely safe for you to return. In many cases, threats to your health and property can go unnoticed until they have serious effects.
When rebuilding after a natural disaster, be sure to ask about the following:
1. Flood and Water Damage Remediation
Damage caused by water is often addressed first when rebuilding after a natural disaster. Once flood waters recede, it’s essential to examine the property from top to bottom. Walls may require rebuilding or reinforcement. Severe rainstorms can sometimes cause damage to your home’s foundation even if there was no large volume of standing water at any point.
2. Mold and Mildew
Moisture can introduce the conditions for mold and mildew virtually anywhere throughout a house. The longer an area remains moist, the more likely it is one of these conditions develops. They can be visible as green or dark growths or may be concealed within walls. To be sure all traces of mold are found and dealt with, a test of the air inside the home is essential.
3. Wind, Hail, and Debris-Related Damage
When severe weather strikes, your whole home relies on the strength of your roof. When the roof and windows remain secure, a modern building’s outer “envelope” can withstand tremendous pressure. On the other hand, if the roof is compromised, damage to the walls and floors can be devastating. Roof repair must be a priority, starting with a roof inspection as soon as possible after disaster.
Rebuilding after a natural disaster can leave you struggling with despair, but there is hope.
Connect with a trusted local contractor who is licensed, insured, and bonded to operate in your area. Experienced contractors can work with you to navigate insurance issues and put you on the right track. Your home can be safe, secure, and comfortable again.
To find out more, contact Restoration Builders today.
Before a disaster strikes, it’s important to follow some disaster prep steps to best protect yourself and your family.