Although tornadoes can occur year-round, tornado season is officially from spring through summer, which is right now. Building warmth and humidity are the key ingredients for thunderstorms, which, when severe enough, can turn into a tornado. Month by month, June has recorded the highest number of tornado days. Tornadoes are some of the most severe storms and can cause a lot of damage to your home. Here at Rocky Top Restoration, we specialize in repairing homes after storms. Tornadoes are no exceptions for Rocky Top Restoration, and we are the right people for the job. Let us break down the steps you should take if your home is damaged from a tornado.
1. Stay Safe
Check the local news to make sure that your area is safe from the storm. Also, watch out for hazards such as glass or nails and make sure you are wearing shoes. If power lines are down, assume they are dangerous and stay at least 10 feet away. It is essential to avoid standing water, as well, if there are nearby downed power lines. Since electricity will probably be out, to check out the damage, use a flashlight instead of a candle to minimize the risk of a fire or an explosion. If you smell gas or suspect a leak, shut off the main gas line, open windows, and doors, and immediately leave your house. Call the correct authorities to check on your home.
2. Review and Assess the Damage
Before you can start a claim with your insurance provider, you should go ahead and document the damage done to your home. This is simpler than it seems. All you have to do is take pictures of the damage to show your insurance company. The areas of your home most vulnerable to storm damage are the roof, shingles, gutters, vents, windows, and doors. Check these areas first.
3. Contact Your Insurance Provider
Your home insurance provider will help you make a claim and provide a claim number for you. Agents will help answer any questions you have about your claims and determine what damage will be covered by your home insurance plan.
4. Choose the Right Contractor to Repair
This is where our team at Rocky Top Restoration comes into play. Our team has seen it all from fires, water, and mold, to storm damage. We are committed to restoring your house and turning it back into the cozy home it was before. Choosing the right contractor to repair your home is critical, and we promise to get the job done efficiently and adequately.
Head to our website to learn more about our services and get a quote for your home. With over 100 years of experience restoring homes after the storm passes, our fully-certified team will help get your home back into shape.