If your home sustains storm damage, the first step is to document the damage. This includes taking pictures and videos of any damage to your home’s structure, furniture, appliances, etc. If you have made a list of items that are affected by the storm, update this list with pictures or videos.
Once the damage has been documented, contact your insurance company. The insurance company will likely send an adjuster to assess and evaluate the damage. Be sure to provide your adjuster with all of the documentation you have collected regarding the storm damage.
Once the extent of the damage is assessed, it’s time to take action. Depending on the severity of the damage, you may need to contact a contractor or remodeling company to help repair the damage. If there is water damage, it’s important to contact a professional who specializes in water damage restoration and flooding cleanup services. Be sure to get multiple quotes from reputable companies before selecting one.
Finally, document all of your repairs with photographs and keep all repair receipts. Once the repairs are completed, submit them to your insurance company for reimbursement. Your adjuster will review the documentation and issue a check for any approved expenses.