The process after a disaster can be chaotic, and many homeowners struggle to navigate it well when so many other things are in mind. Disasters are often unpredictable, which is why homeowners must take steps to prepare for a disaster instead of waiting until after a disaster wrecks your home.
At Ascension General Contractors, we specialize in restoring homes following a disaster. We’ve put together some things we commonly see homeowners need to know when their home has been damaged.
What Should I Do After a Disaster Hits My Home?
Disasters can include many things. A few common ones are events such as a fire, flood, tornado, or severe storm. All of these can impact your home with a varying extent of the damage. Regardless, there are a couple of really crucial steps you should take no matter what type of disaster has caused damage to your home.
- Ensure Safety First
Safety should always be the first concern. Ensuring that you evacuate your home and don’t reenter until you are sure it is safe to do so is always the best step.
- Contact Your Insurance Company
A property damage insurance claim can take time to process. Contacting your insurance company as soon as possible to file your claim can help your claim be resolved faster.
- Talk with Your Mortgage Servicer
If you can’t make payments, talk to your mortgage servicer and let them know what happened. There are often options to help you adjust your payments, so you don’t fall behind and incur fees or face foreclosure.
Who Should I Hire to Repair My Home After a Disaster?
After taking the immediate steps necessary after a disaster, you can focus on making repairs. A typical contractor most likely won’t possess the tools and equipment needed to restore your home. It is best to find a disaster restoration contractor specializing in these kinds of situations and is more qualified to avoid issues in the future.
At Ascension General Contractors, we are dedicated to helping you make repairs to your home following a disaster. We are full-service repair specialists and proud to serve the Nashville community as general contractors. Don’t hesitate to give us a call!