With Hurricane Laura making landfall recently, there have been a lot of homes and businesses that have suffered damage to their property as the result of the storm. While hurricanes are nothing new to this part of the country, it’s important to make sure that we are taking the time to remember how to keep our homes and property safe from storm damage. At Green Remodeling & Restoration Services, we specialize in helping home and business owners restore their property following hurricanes, storms, flooding, and more. If your home has experienced storm damage recently, be sure to follow these Hurricane Damage Restoration tips.

Take Pictures Before Cleaning Up

If your property has experienced hurricane damage, it may be tempting to get right to work repairing the damage, but the first thing that you should do is document all of the damage. Go through methodically taking pictures of everything that you can so that you have documentation for your home insurance company. Without documentation for what you had to repair, you may receive less financial assistance for the repairs.

Remove Whatever Water You Can

Once you’ve documented the full extent of the damage, you should get started removing water even while you’re waiting for a water damage restoration specialist to arrive. The longer that water sits, the more potential there is for greater water damage and mold growth. Depending on the temperature and humidity levels, mold and mildew can start growing within a day or two of the damage so it’s important to act fast.

Get Help From a Storm Damage Restoration Specialist

While you can do your part to remove standing water from your home in order to prevent excessive secondary damage, it’s important to contact a storm damage restoration specialist immediately. A storm damage restoration will be able to bring in the necessary equipment and manpower necessary to remove all of the standing water, remove damaged building materials, remediate mold, and help with the reconstruction and restoration process for your property.

Apply for Government Aid If You Can

While insurance and your rainy day fund can help pay for hurricane damage restoration, there are other methods of receiving financial assistance in the form of hurricane relief funds from the State and Federal government through agencies like FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Hurricane relief aid can help alleviate the financial burden or rebuilding after large natural disasters.

Contact Green Remodeling & Restoration Services

Rebuilding after a storm can be difficult, but you don’t have to do it alone. The experts at Green Remodeling & Restoration Services are here to help you with your storm, water, and fire damage restoration needs. Our team of restoration specialists has the necessary experience and expertise to restore your home to the condition that it was in before the storm. Contact us today to schedule an appointment regarding your storm damage restoration needs.