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What to Do After Storm Damage in Phoenix

9/18/2019 (Permalink)

The monsoon season typically leaves behind lots of damages to both commercial and residential buildings and knowing what to do after storm damage occurs is not always that clear. Getting the storm damage repairs addressed is stressful and time consuming, however there are a few things you can do that can expedite the process and get the repairs completed effectively and efficiently, not to mention affordably.

3 Steps to Repairing Storm Damage

Taking inventory of the storm damage needing repairs is your first step. Something a lot of Phoenix property and homeowners don’t always remember is that most insurance companies cover damages from the storm over the entire property, not just the structure on the property. Not all insurance companies support this, but it’s better to document all damages just in case yours does.

Document any damages from the storm to the outside of the entire house like the walls, windows, doors, gutters, roof, any major structural elements of the building. Look around the entire property including the front and back yards, the side yard, storage areas, garage and any equipment kept outside. Note and take pictures of any damages you find. Be sure to examine any damages to any power or gas lines and anything else that serves power and water to the building.

Once you’ve documented what needs to be repaired from the storm damage, call your insurance agent. More than likely the insurance company will take the time to open a claim, but all insurance companies run differently with different processes and policies that need to be adhered to in order to have a successful claim. You can save yourself some hassle by asking the following questions:

  1. What are all the terms of the insurance policy regarding storm damage repairs?
  2. What is the deductible on the storm damage repair and the caps?
  3. Does the insurance company have authorized vendors that you must contact, or are you able to contact your own storm damage repair company?

Finally, if the insurance policy allows you to reach out to your own storm damage repair company, call one you trust. A leader in the industry like SERVPRO of Phoenix who has a vast amount of experience repairing storm damage done to both the interior and exterior of properties. 

Taking Care of Your Storm Damage Repairs

We are licensed, bonded and certified and our techs are well trained and very empathetic to those experiencing all kinds of disasters. So after taking precautions to prevent future storm damage and you still fall victim, give us a call and we’ll be happy to help you out. Available 34/7 with an immediate response - 480-503-2090.

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