When natural disasters affect your home or business, the results can be catastrophic. Wind, water and debris can destroy property and cause potential water, fire and mold damages. OTM Restoration understands how distressing storm damage can be and provides a range of services to remediate your property and get you back to normal as soon as possible. We are prepared and equipped to be there for you in the aftermath of a storm. Our Disaster Recovery team is ready to assist in restoring your property as quickly as possible. We have the manpower and experience to properly deal with these situations. Our OTM Restoration team members have assisted over 3,000 families restore their properties during Hurricane Matthew and Hurricane Irma along the east coast.
What Kinds Of Storm Damage Restoration Services Do I Need?
Due to their unpredictable nature, storm damage restoration can include many different kinds of repairs or emergency action. From downed trees to property exposure, broken glass, lightning fires, debris cleanup and mold growth, OTM Restoration is available 24/7 to help with all your storm damage repair needs. Deciphering the storm damage cleanup process can be confusing and it is imperative to be thorough and not miss any details. During a storm, roofing and siding can become damaged or even removed completely. If your home or business’ structure has been compromised, you may need temporary, weather-proof structural protection to prevent further damage from the elements and to protect what remains of the property and its contents during rebuilding. Flood waters or heavy rains entering exposed structures can lead to potential mold growth, which only takes 48 hours to develop. Lightning can also start fires, requiring fire damage restoration and debris removal will be certain.
Post Storm Services:
- Water Extraction
- Drying and Dehumidification
- Roof Tarping/ Shrink Wrap
- Removal of affected materials
- Damage Control
The uncertain aftereffects of storms can inflict varying levels of damage to your home or business. Whether you are in need of moderate to complete storm repair needs, OTM Restoration is on call 24/7 to begin recovery on your storm affected property. We understand your desire to return back to normalcy after the ordeal of a natural disaster and we will work as quickly as possible to do so.
What You Should Do Right After A Storm
Natural storms can come on quickly and suddenly and can inflict a wide range of damages. Some potential dangers may not even manifest until after the storm is over. Even if your home or business may have been largely spared from damages, it can be confusing and uncertain to sort out what to do once the storm has passed, especially if you’ve never experienced one before. There are also certain precautions that should be taken in order to avoid inflicting any further damage to your property or your loved ones or employees.
Do Not Use Wet Electrics
This may seem obvious but it is incredibly important not to forget. You may need to wait for an electrician or other certified professional to check out your power’s main breaker and declare that it is safe to use. If you were not able to shut off the power before a storm, exercise the most caution when attempting to shut off the power after the storm. Never wade into waters that are touching the breaker and try to use a non conductive reaching device, such as a long piece of wood to shut off the main.
Avoid Power Lines
A storm might damage power lines and cause them to become a hazard. Be sure to avoid power lines that may be hanging. Contact a local power company to come out and make the area safer if need be. This can protect against electrocution and other forms of property damage. Be prompt about contacting a power company to have this taken care of without delay.
Protect Against Infection From Injuries
The chances of suffering an injury is much greater directly following a storm. Many injuries and wounds are caused by damaged property and infection can follow quickly. It is not uncommon to want to assess any damage to your community or area but standing water can mysteriously house jagged objects, sinkholes or other compromising situations that are best avoided. Flood water or standing water can also be contaminated with chemicals or sewage. If injuries do occur, it is best to get first aid assistance as soon as possible to guard against infection.
Drink Clean Water
Even when there is water all around, it is important to find safe sources of drinking water. Water may need to be boiled to prepare it for drinking or bottled water may need to be utilized. Be sure to pay attention to local reports on the safety of drinking water before using for baby formula, brushing teeth, making ice, washing hands or preparing food. Water that is unsafe for drinking will have a distinct odor or perhaps be a strange color.
Guard Against Pests
Storms can cause large pools of stagnant water to form and it is common knowledge that these pools are breeding grounds for mosquitoes and other pests. Wear clothing that covers arms and legs entirely and use chemicals to protect against pests, like DEET during the interim.
Protect From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Because it can neither be seen nor smelled, carbon monoxide is an insidious hazard. It is caused by equipment that runs on burning fuel, like generators and camp stoves. Be sure to use these pieces of equipment in well-ventilated areas, For best results, keep them outside. If this gas builds up in your home, it can cause death.
Take Care of Mental Health
When recovering from an ofttimes tragic event like a natural storm, it is natural to experience strong emotions. It is important to have a strong support network that can help with coping with the emotional damage as well as the physical damage. It is important to build a strong sense of community and have people on whom it is safe to rely.
Understandably, after a natural storm and storm damage, you will want to resume back to your normal life and fix any damage to your property as soon as possible. Depending on the severity of damage, a storm damage restoration company may be a worthwhile option to help professionally clean up, make any necessary repairs or complete any remediation that may have been incurred. And it is most important to remain safe and keep loved ones and employees out of harm’s way on the road to storm recovery.
OTM Restoration In Miami Florida
On The Map Restoration of South Florida is committed to helping our customers with a safe and complete property restoration experience. Disasters can strike residential or commercial properties at any time, causing chaos at home and work. We understand the stress that follows and are devoted to helping our clients through any disaster. We’ll readily restore your property back to pre-loss conditions, transforming it before your very eyes. Most importantly, we take into consideration what our customers are going through during the recovery process. We’ll be there for you, every step of the way.
True to our name, OTM (On the Map) is exceptionally well-renowned in the South Florida community. Our customers turn to us to convert their home or business back to normal after they have suffered significant damage. We take the time to understand your needs and promptly work with you to resolve your situation in a timely manner. No matter if it’s day or night; our round the clock team members are here to help. Specializing in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial properties after fire, smoke, or water damage, OTM also mitigates mold and mildew from your home or business.
For more info or to schedule a consultation contact us today at 305-671-3226