Storms can wreak havoc on homes or businesses. High winds, heavy rains, and hail can lead to severe property damage.

At Aurum Contracting, we understand that navigating recovery from storm damage can feel stressful and overwhelming. We provide trusted, professional storm damage restoration services in Wisconsin and Illinois. In this blog, we talk about what you can expect from the storm damage repair process.

Give us a call for more personalized answers to your questions or to request an estimate.

What to Do After a Severe Weather Event

The first and most crucial step during and after extreme weather involves ensuring the safety of any people involved. Do not attempt rescues, and contact emergency services immediately.

Call Your Insurance Provider

After securing your safety, your next step is to call your insurance company to file an insurance claim. For your benefit, follow this step as soon as possible to ensure proper coverage.  If you need help in this process, we can walk you through the steps.  Our team is experienced in making sure all the damages are uncovered in our inspection but paid for by your insurance company.

Document Damages

Next, find proof of pre-loss condition and document any weather damage, including:

  • Flood Damage
  • Structural damage
  • Broken windows
  • Damaged exterior surfaces
  • And more

Avoid Do-It-Yourself Repairs

After extreme weather, many property owners feel compelled to do more than they should. However, some actions may put owners or property at risk. After storm damage occurs, hazards include:

  • Broken glass
  • Contaminated standing water
  • Exposed nails and other construction materials
  • Downed and damaged power poles
  • Increased wildlife threats
  • And more

For your safety, avoid attempting DIY repairs or property retrievals. Instead, work with your claims adjuster and an inspector from a trusted restoration company to ensure all repairs are safe and up to the local building code.

What to Expect from the Restoration Process

The restoration industry has various processes for restoring properties, depending on what type of damage occurred. However, you can expect a reliable professional to follow the steps below.

Turning Off the Power

For all types of damage, experts begin by ensuring no potential threat from an existing electrical system exists. Technicians often turn off the power to your home or business before removing water or repairing structural damages.

Complete Inspection

Next, restoration professionals thoroughly inspect your property for water damage, wind damage, and other issues. These experts have the knowledge and tools to catch problems those with less experience may miss. Additionally, they can make a comprehensive list of repairs necessary to restore your property to safe operation.

Restoration Quotes and Planning

Finally, your restoration professional will provide a detailed overview of all needed repairs and services and a pricing estimate. The inspection report and estimate will be used to provide to your insurance company.  You should require your chosen restoration team to meet with your insurance adjuster to be sure that all of the damage is uncovered and the repairs are covered by your insurance company.

Find Storm Damage Restoration Near You

Has your home or business received damage from a recent severe storm? Don’t put yourself at risk or let repair needs escalate into worse, more expensive problems by waiting.

Call Aurum Contracting at (608) 312-4343 for trusted, storm damage restoration services in Wisconsin and Illinois. Our team will help ensure your property is safe and returns to pre-storm conditions.