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Storm Damage Restoration – Eliot, Maine

Storm Damage Restoration – Eliot, Maine

Written by jsolloway on . Posted in Blog, Case Study, Storm Damage.

Property damage is a reality for residents of Eliot, ME. Harsh weather can lead to falling trees, roof leaks, flooded basements and more. These scenarios lead property owners with the need to hire a professional storm damage restoration company. Having someone you can call 24/7 in the event of property disaster is a must. A quick response to stabilize, clean and repair a storm damaged property can make the difference between a minor emergency and a large disaster. That is why residents of Eliot trust Soil-Away at 800-293-6319.

Common storms that lead to property damage.

Everyone in Maine knows that weather can be unpredictable. Spring and summer are the seasons when rains and thunderstorms take precedence. Not to mention hurricanes and floods. Fall and winter transition into hurricane season and followed by winter nor’ easters which can all bring with them much damage and destruction. In all these cases, safety is most important. If your property has been struck by one of these storms, you will need a professional to help you deal with storm damage restoration.

Storm preparation

While storms are unpredictable, there are a few things you can do to prepare. Thunderstorms can come out of the blue and there isn’t much time to plan. They can be electrical and you could end up without power for a while but there are a few things you can do:

  • Have an emergency kit handy. This should include
  • A battery-operated flashlight
  • A battery-operated NOAA Weather radio with extra batteries for both
  • Make sure your important information such as insurance, property information and photo documentation are in a safe place like a safety deposit box
  • Have a first aid kit on hand as well as food and water for a few days in case the electricity is out for quite a while

You may have a little more time to get ready for other dangerous natural disasters: hurricanes, floods and nor’easters. These (especially the hurricanes and nor’easters) can be detected ahead of time. If you are in the path of any natural disaster, listen to weather reports for updates. Aside from having an emergency kit handy, you should:

  • Make any needed repairs on your roof.
  • Check for and repair cracks in your foundation
  • Prune dead branches to prevent them from falling during the storm
  • Clean out gutters and down spouts
  • Know where the main power and water line shut-off valves are

Storm Damage Restoration

If you’ve evacuated during the storm and are returning home you must take some precautions. Safety first – don’t enter your home until it’s been checked out by a professional. Use protective gear (gloves, hard hats, and boots). If it’s under water, extract the water by using pumps, then open doors and windows to ventilate to get the drying process started. Anything out of your personal capabilities should be handled by trained storm damage restoration professionals.

Getting professional help

Storm damage restoration is a huge task, you may need professional help. For water damage, you may require someone who knows how to effectively dry it, fix any structural damage, and rid you of mold. Soil-Away Cleaning and Restoration is an experienced company that knows just how to deal with such issues. They’re trustworthy, hard working professionals with over 25 years of experience in these areas and are available 24/7 at 1-800-293-6319.

Written by E. Aceves

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