IN CASE OF EMERGENCY


Property loss of any type can leave you feeling helpless.  Fast action after a loss occurs can often help to minimize damage and stress.  The following tips may assist: 

Call your insurance company immediately after damage occurs so they can assist you in taking the necessary steps to deal with your loss. 

WATER DAMAGE:

  • Remove moisture with proper equipment and trained professionals to prevent microbial growth or mildew
  • Do not attempt to utilize any electronics, appliances or air-conditioning/heating units that may be affected by moisture until checked by a trained professional
  • Do not consume food items exposed to water
  • Move all pets to a clean environment

 

STRUCTURAL DRYING:

  • Have a professional locate the source of loss
  • Have a professional provide proper drying technology and techniques to prevent further damage
  • Have a professional repair any structural damage that may be necessary

 

FIRE/SMOKE DAMAGE:

  • Open windows to ventilate if possible
  • Move all pets to a clean environment
  • Do not attempt to utilize any electrical devices or appliances until they have been cleaned and checked by a professional
  • If electricity is down empty your refrigerator/freezer
  • Do not consume food items exposed to fire or smoke
  • Stay aware from rooms with sagging ceilings from retained water and wait for a professional to release the water

 

WIND DAMAGE:

  • Any damage to the roof must be properly covered or protected so that rain or snow cannot penetrate the structure
  • Have a professional assess the damages; assist with temporary repairs and debris removal.

 

CATASTROPHIC STORMS:

  • There are many variables that can occur in the event of catastrophic storms, make certain you and your family is safe, exercise patience as there may be many others in the same situation.
  • Have a professional assess and repair any damage that may be necessary

 

VEHICLE IMPACT OR VANDALISM:

  • Have a professional assess any damage to the structure and ensure the area is safe and secure.
  • Assess the need for boarding-up and debris removal and make certain a certified professional provides temporary repairs.