Summer Storms Can Cause Severe Damage to your Canal Fulton, Home
Today is the first day of Summer and in Canal Fulton, Ohio we always experience several severe storms throughout the season. It is important after you go through a nasty summer storm be sure to inspect your property carefully for any damage. If you find any destruction you want to fix any issue right away to save the most money and to stop any further damage. Severe storms can produce tornadoes or severe flooding that may make you evacuate your home or cause major destruction.
Here are 10 tips if you experience a severe storm:
- If you were ordered to evacuate, wait until local officials have declared the area safe to return home.
- Before you enter your home check for visible damage with extreme caution and wear protective clothing.
- Check your plumbing system. If there was a burst pipe, turn off your water right away.
- Do not drink or cook with tap water until it has been declared safe to do so.
- Throwaway perishable food it may be contaminated.
- Look for live electrical wires before turning on any lights or appliances.
- Before you report a claim to your insurance agent, have the Following information available: name and address, phone number, policy number, date the loss happened, description of events that led to the loss.
- Contractors frequently canvas storm damage neighborhoods shortly after an incident looking for work. To avoid becoming a victim of fraud, ask the contractor for proof of liability insurance, and never sign a document you do not fully understand!
- Take pictures and videos of the damage on the outside and inside of the home for insurance purposes. If you have written inventory and save receipts for your prize possessions, it will make the claims process much easier.
- In preparation for the next storm, make sure to create a detailed home inventory checklist. This will be helpful the next time you file an insurance claim.
SERVPRO Northwest Stark County is a reputable fire and water cleanup and restoration company for homes located in the Canton, Canal Fulton, and Massillion areas. Do not be taken by a storm chaser, give SERVPRO your locally owned and operated restoration company a call today at 330-497-4600.