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How To Save Your Home From Further Loss After Roof Storm Damage

8/17/2020 (Permalink)

Roof damage needs a tarp to cover open areas A roof tarp will help keep you home safe from further damages

A damaged roof can leave your home susceptible to further damages. Contact SERVPRO to repair the storm damage with their water removal and remediation efforts.

Water damage can happen in a split second from extreme weather events and regular weather events. Our SERVPRO team has seen the smallest storms causing considerable damage to homes that were not well prepared for a storm. Each time a home roof endures damages, there is potential for long-term problems if not appropriately addressed.

Addressing the storm damage quickly is essential to avoid long-term damage to your home in Atlanta.

Record Keeping 

If the roof to your home has recently known that you can call your insurance company, your insurance coverage is likely to take care of the expenses.

When an insurance company gets involved, the proper documentation must be occurring. Adequate documentation will start before any restoration services occur. Our SERVPRO technicians document the loss by taking images inside and outside the structure. Insurance companies know these images by the term "preloss images." On the contrary, "post-loss images" are images that we take after the restoration work is complete. The SERVPRO technicians also know to document the project process; these images include equipment placing. Lastly, documentation of the contents' full inventory is going to be necessary. SERVPRO will indicate which items in your home are salvageable and unsalvageable.

We had heard stories about other restoration companies failing to document a loss properly, which led to a problem when the insurer did not cover the full cost. 

Contamination remnants 

A damaged roof can involve stormwater and leave properties with a massive amount of flooding within the home. SERVPRO will use disinfectants and other cleaning agents to help deal with the contents that were damaged by the stormwater. The SERVPRO technicians are trained to find hidden water damage within the corners of the home to avoid mold growth. Our SERVPRO technicians have a comprehensive understanding of the water restoration and repairs process. We know which materials can be sanitized and which ones need to be removed and trashed. 

Storm Damaged Materials We Remove 

In the event of storm damage, we will remove all porous materials such as carpets, pad, drywall, and insulation directly affected by the storm.  

Storm Damaged Materials We Clean 

Our SERVPRO techs will clean hard surfaces such as tiles, concrete, or metal surfaces with industry certified disinfectants and anti-microbial agents to remove all unwanted microbes.

Hidden moisture

As mentioned above, when your home has a damaged roof, it becomes susceptible to water damage that can hide in cavities and other hidden locations. When water damage is left unaddressed, your home will be left with a musty odor, structure deterioration, and mold growth. In all of our SERVPRO technician's tool bags, you will find advanced moisture detection equipment such as thermal cameras and moisture meters with probes to identify hidden moisture pockets. 

When SERVPRO of Downtown Atlanta gets the call that a homeowner has a damaged roof, we make sure to make that customer a priority. Unattended roof damage can cause further problems in the future. When you call SERVPRO, we will first assess the damages, take pictures, and the tarp the roof to avoid any other damages. 

Call us at (404) 835-0200.

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