Whether your home has been damaged by a storm, fire, or some other unfortunate event, there are steps you will need to take to restore your home to its previous (or better) condition. It is always best to prepare yourself in case an event like this happens so you can alleviate some of the worries you may have about the process.
At Ascension General Contractors, we’ve gathered some key things you should know in case you ever need to make disaster restoration repairs to your home.
What Should I Think About When it Comes to Disaster Restoration Repairs?
Reentering Your Home
Safety should be your first concern after a disaster. If your home has been severely damaged, wait until the proper officials tell you that it is safe. Once you can safely enter your home, you can look for valuables and personal property that can be salvaged. If the structure is still intact and rebuilding isn’t necessary, you can then look for a contractor to help make some repairs.
Contacting Your Insurance Company
Contacting your insurance company should be your next step. Claims can take a while to process, so you will want to file as soon as possible to make sure you can receive a payout as quickly as you can. Depending on your insurance policy and what is covered you might also receive help paying for short-term expenses while displaced from your home. So be sure to keep a record of all costs and receipts for everything from hotel bills to personal products.
Making Temporary Repairs
You may need to hire a contractor to repair things that could cause extra damage to your home, like boarding up windows or patching holes in the roof. It’s best to make only the minimal repairs and avoid making permanent or costly changes that could come out of your total claim amount. Especially when you haven’t fully assessed the damage.
Hiring a Contractor
Once the damage to your home is assessed, you will need to hire a contractor to work on the necessary repairs. You could be looking for a variety of contractors depending on the specific damage to your home, such as smoke or mold. Do your research on contractors in your area and conduct some interviews to help you find the right one.
Is your home in need of disaster restoration repairs? At Ascension General Contractors, we are committed to ensuring quality repairs in a timely and professional manner. We are a full-service general contractor and proud to serve Nashville residents, business owners, and operators. Give us a call today!