TORNADO & HURRICANE REPAIRS
THE FIRST 24 HOURS ARE CRITICAL IN DISASTER RESTORATION
- You will be approached by various businesses from public adjusters to restoration companies.
- During this time, you may feel overwhelmed or pressured to make a quick decision. YOU DO NOT!
- In your contract with your insurance company you have the “Right to Choose a Contractor of Your Choice”
You do, however, have the obligation to prevent further damage to your property. Select a professional restoration company to ensure the property is secure.
An apartment building after a tornado.
A PROFESSIONAL RESTORATION COMPANY WILL:
- Secure the property by boarding up any windows or doors that have been damaged
- Place a tarp on your roof if a hole was cut to properly ventilate the building
- Remove any standing water from the property or water damaged materials
At National Restoration we will not pressure you, but we want you to know we are here for you. We will perform these services and protect your property as if it were ours. We have years of experience with various types of disasters and can answer any question you may have.
A FAST RESPONSE FROM NATIONAL IS CRUCIAL
By calling National Restoration and getting us out to resolve the problem right away, you can greatly reduce the repair cost as well as possible health risks. We have a team of technicians that will stabilize the damage and stop it from getting worse. The process of restoring your property is Quick and Painless.
RESTORING YOUR PROPERTY
At National Restoration, we can save or restore your property. We have the ability to restore everything from furniture and appliances to electronic equipment. Our professionally trained estimators are quick to assess the damage and put together a cost effective scope to help us restore your property as fast as possible.
- Shut off water source if possible
- Remove as much water as possible by mopping & blotting the saturated area
- Wipe furniture to remove excess water
- Place aluminum foil between legs & wet carpet
- Prop up wet furniture cushions for even drying
- Lift drapes off flooring, loop through a coat hanger & hang on curtain rod
- Remove wet area rugs
- Turn on air conditioner if damage occurs in summer
- Move valuable paintings, art objects & photos to a safe, dry place
- Remove damp books from shelves & lay them out to dry
- Open closet doors, furniture drawers to aid in drying
- Remove any wet fabrics & dry immediately
- Hang leather goods to dry separately at room temperature
- Use a vacuum to remove the excess water
- Use electrical appliances while standing on wet flooring or carpets
- Go into any room with standing water if the electricity is on
- Lift tacked down carpet without professional help as this could cause damage or shrinkage
- Go into any room where the ceiling is sagging
- Wait to call for professional help. The longer you wait the more damage will occur
LEAVING YOUR HOME
- Contact your local police departments to let them know the site will be unoccupied.
- In most cases it may be necessary to board up openings to discourage trespassers.
- Beginning immediately, save receipts for any money you spend. These receipts are important in showing the insurance company what money you have spent related to your fire loss and also for verifying losses claimed on your income tax.
IF IT’S SAFE, LOCATE THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:
- Identification, Birth Certificates & Information
- Insurance Information
- Valuables, such as credit cards, bank books, cash & jewelry
PEOPLE/ENTITIES YOU SHOULD NOTIFY
- Your Insurance Agent/Company
- Your Mortgage Company
- Your Customers
- Your Staff
- Your Child’s School
- Your Post Office
- Any Delivery Services
- Your Fire & Police departments
- Your Utility Companies
- Do not throw away any damaged goods until after an inventory is made.
- It is always recommended that you have a professional company help you with inventory. You could cost yourself thousands of dollars if the inventory is not presented properly.
We can provide a tarp service after a fire or after a storm. There are several reasons why a person should tarp their property:
- After a fire, the fire department will usually cut holes in the roof structure to vent the smoke. If these holes are left open, you are exposing the inside of your structure to the outside elements. The damage is know as secondary damage and may not be covered under your insurance policy.
- After a storm, shingles can be blown off causing water to penetrate roof structure causing dampness in attic area which in turn will result in mold growth or damaged ceilings.
Water infiltration can become a major problem and the resulting damage can be costly.
CONTENT INVENTORY & STORAGE
- After a fire or flood, your possessions, the things that matter most are usually affected.
- In the event that your property is damaged by smoke or water, don’t worry. Just because items are damaged, does not mean they cannot be restored. At National Restoration, we have restored thousands of personal items after a fire or flood. We have state of the art equipment that cleans and restores the items to their pre-loss condition.
CLAIM PROCESS IMPLEMENTATION:
- Inventory your damaged contents through a thorough documentation
- Digitally photographing the rooms and items lost
- Carefully box and package any items that are deemed restorable.
- Store these items in our state of the art facility until your project is complete.
- Act as a reference for your insurance company.
- Return the items to your property after they are cleaned and deodorized.