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3 Reasons to Make Home Repairs Quickly After a Storm

4/27/2020 (Permalink)

Warped wooden floor from water damage Warped wood damaged by flood waters in Las Vegas, NV

Here's What You Should Know

After a storm, you may want to wait until your flood insurance adjuster can visit your Las Vegas, NV, home. However, it’s okay and even advised to begin repairs before they arrive. There are a few reasons for this. Here’s what you should know.

1. Acting Quickly Can Prevent Additional Damage

Acting quickly is one way to avoid additional damages such as warped wood, soaked carpeting, damaged personal items, and even mold. Your insurance agent may recommend working with a local restoration service to help clean up and repair any flood damage, as these professionals can have the tools to do so quickly and safely. One of the first steps they may take is removing flood water from the home.

2. Some Repairs Can Start Early

While waiting for your flood insurance adjuster some repairs can start early. This is especially true if a restoration service is working on the home as they can document everything as they go. Some things you can start before the adjuster arrives include the removal of any flood water, and boarding or tarping over damaged areas to help prevent additional damage from occurring.

3. Long Term Problems Can Also Be Avoided

When you act quickly to make repairs you can help prevent possible long term problems that could arise from storm damage. Removing flood water quickly can help you avoid mold damage, as well as possible structural problems that can occur when the wood of the home has been soaked. The professionals working on your home restoration should know how to help you avoid long term issues such as these.

After experiencing storm damage in your home you should contact your flood insurance provider however, you don’t have to wait for them to visit before you can begin repairs. Especially if you're working with a preferred vendor. Making repairs as quickly as possible can help prevent additional damages and long term problems.

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