Living in North Central Florida comes with the threat of seasonal hurricanes and regular storms. Some hurricanes warrant the evacuation of those in the projected path of the destructive natural force. However, hurricanes and storms that don’t warrant evacuating the region can still cause a substantial amount of damage and devastation to residential and commercial properties. Knowing what to do after a hurricane wreaks havoc as storm damage, water damage, roof damage, and other forms of damage can make a huge difference in what happens afterward.
Understanding what to do after a hurricane can help you prepare for the possibility of damage to your residential or commercial property and helps ensure you know what to do and who to call. Here, our Gainesville restoration experts discuss what to do after a hurricane. If you experience hurricane damage, including storm and wind damage, contact Maven Construction Group to request a quote for trusted, local storm damage reconstruction and restoration.
When inspecting your property, whether a business or a residence, for signs of damage from a hurricane, it’s important to prioritize your safety. Routinely check your local news to ensure your specific area is safe. Look for hazards, such as broken windows, sharp metal, and downed power lines. If you see a downed power line, stay at least 10 feet away, avoid standing in water, and contact your utility provider. Once you have confirmed your area is safe and noted all potential hazards, review and assess the damage to the exterior and interior of your property.
Taking pictures before you call your insurance company is often beneficial, and the pictures may be useful to the insurance adjuster. Inspect every inch of your home or business for signs of roof damage, such as leaks, dents, shingle problems, split seams, and holes in your roof. Inspect the property for other sources of damage like wind damage, which often occurs as cracks, holes, or breaks in windows and glass, and damage to siding, paint, and other exterior surfaces; our storm damage repair contractors for emergency water removal any time of day or night!
After a hurricane passes, it’s important to contact your insurance agent or insurer as soon as possible. Take a close look at your insurance policy and review the terms, noting what is and isn’t covered. Even if your policy covers certain forms or severity of damages from a storm, it might have stipulations about the maximum amount of compensation you can receive.
Our Gainesville, FL, contractors can help simplify the insurance claims process so you can focus on what’s most important. We have worked directly with insurance companies for over 15 years and know how to efficiently and effectively deliver accurate claims that are processed quickly and successfully. Don’t wait! Contact Maven Construction Group today to restore your home or business to its pre-hurricane condition.
Once you’ve assessed and documented all sources of hurricane damage, it’s time to begin the process of storm damage repair and preventative measures. If the hurricane damaged a portion of your residential or commercial structure or property, professional restoration services can help stop the damage from worsening, remediate the damage, and restore your property to its former functionality and aesthetic. Repairs should be performed as soon as possible after the damage has occurred.
Immediate repairs can help prevent the damage from worsening, but it can also help prevent more damage as weather, environmental factors, and contaminants now have access to your indoor spaces. Properties affected by water damage are likely to develop mold damage, which requires professional, thorough remediation and removal.
Experiencing a hurricane and the storm’s damage to your property and belongings can be highly stressful and traumatic. Our restoration experts provide comprehensive storm and wind damage cleanup and restoration services for residential and commercial structures in Gainesville and the surrounding regions. When you contact Maven Construction Group to handle your hurricane damage, you can have peace of mind knowing your property is in our expert hands.
We approach every restoration, remediation, and rebuilding project using a complete, three-step process that controls the damage, cleans up the site, and reconstructs and repairs any damaged areas, all while coordinating your claim with your insurance provider. No matter what needs to be done due to hurricane damage, we can accomplish it! No job is too small or large. Contact us today to get started.
Locally owned and operated in Gainesville, FL, Maven Construction Group is a licensed general contractor, Angie’s List Certified Contractor, and is accredited and A-rated by the Better Business Bureau. Maven has delivered the best damage restoration and reconstruction services in North Central Florida for more than 15 years.Certified General Contractor Lic # CGC1519003 Certified Mold Remediation Lic # MRSR2344