Storms come in all shapes and sizes, and often leave great destruction in their wake. They present risks to your property and you may find your property in need of disaster repair. Whether you are a homeowner, a business owner, or both, it’s good to know ahead of time what a storm damage repair company like Barakat Restoration can do for you if the worst happens.
We are a storm damage restoration company that is always ready for a storm when it comes along. Whether the source of your storm damage is wind, water, or fire, we are ready to lend a hand and get your home or business back on its feet again.
What kind of storm can cause you the most damage? Each storm has its own level of destructiveness and it’s best to prepare now before it’s too late. Here are some of the types of storms that inspire people to give us a call.
Thunderstorms. These are common enough, but often become severe out of the blue. Thunderstorms can be accompanied by high winds, heavy rains, hail, and tornadoes. In a very short amount of time, your home or business can be caught in their tail-winds and damaged severely. Don’t forget about the power of lightning and how it can strike your premises causing fire.
What Can You Do To Prepare for Thunderstorms? : Always keep your property clear of dead and rotting trees and branches. Don’t wait for them to come crashing through your house. Remove outdoor objects, including barbecues, tables and patio chairs, and even planters which can become flying objects and crash through windows. Lastly, make sure your roof is in good condition – this is one area where we see lots of storm damage repair required.
Heavy Rains with Wind. There is never a season when this type of weather isn’t around, especially here in Northwest Florida. When it’s raining for hours or days, the biggest threat to your home or business is flooding. Storm damage occurs in the shape of water damage, and flash floods are not uncommon. These types of storms cause trees to topple – rain has inundated their roots making them ripe for falling over. If they land on your house or business, they can cause severe damage.
What Can You Do To Prepare for Heavy Rains? : Keep all gutters and downspouts free of leaves and other debris. Ensure that all water runs away from your house or business and doesn’t create standing water nearby. Any objects attached to your property should be in good working order and securely fastened. It’s always a good idea to check your windows and doors to ensure they are also properly sealed.
Tropical Storms. A heavy rainstorm that has winds in excess of 39 mph but under 73 mph is a tropical storm. These types of storms are very common and can do great damage in just a few hours, before passing on through. Storm damage can be severe with tropical storms, usually coming from high winds and relentless rain. Lighter trees can be knocked down and objects are thrown. Often, the amount of rain that falls can be devastating. Following these storms, we see a requirement for lots of water damage reconstruction.
What Can You Do To Prepare for Tropical Storms? : Tropical storms don’t hit without warning, which means you have time to hunker down and prepare your property.
Ensure that windows and doors won’t let heavy rains inside. Check roofs and siding for loose shingles or roof tiles. Any outdoor furniture should be brought inside or stored in a garage. If you think it can become airborne, it probably can.
Hurricanes. These are the storms that produce maximum storm damage. When sustained winds are between 74 and 95 mph, this is the beginning of a category one hurricane. Hurricanes are measured on the Saffir-Simpson scale for their intensity. While there are five categories of intensity, any hurricane has the potential to create havoc where you live or work.
What You Can Do To Prepare for Hurricanes? : The storm damage from hurricanes is often seen as water and wind damage. As with tropical storms, you know when a hurricane is bearing down. Ensure your property is safe from flooding with sandbags or other ways to secure your premises. All outdoor property needs to be brought inside. Windows and doors can be taped and secured from further storm damage. If there is an evacuation order, it’s time to go.
Once storms have occurred, Barakat Restoration is here for you. Our repair and restoration services include, but are not limited to:
Immediately following storms, we come out for you to assess the damage to your home or business. We look for water, wind, and flooding damage as these are the most common storm damage repair sectors.
We have the expertise to remove water from your premises and get your storm damage restoration process underway. The sooner the better, as this will help to prevent additional damages that may occur due to the storm.
Anytime storms occur, rain brings mold with it. Flooding will cause mold to begin growing in your home or business, and this needs to be remedied quickly. We offer a variety of mold removal and mold remediation services, and our solutions are always environmentally friendly, so you can rest assured that your home or business will be restored in healthy ways. Barakat Restoration provides mold remediation, restoration and removal services in the Florida communities of Destin, Miramar Beach, Sandestin, 30A, Panama City, Santa Rosa Beach, and the surrounding areas.
When it’s time to tear down and begin anew, we are here for you. When storm damage is so severe it cannot be repaired, we offer demolition services, so you can begin to rebuild.
For homes or businesses that are beyond repair, we offer storm damage reconstruction services in Florida that will help you to rebuild your life. You need professionals, like Barakat Restoration, who understand every aspect of storm damage repair, no matter the intensity.
Storm damage repair is never an easy road to walk. Know that we are always with you, offering our support for each phase of the cleanup. Call now to begin.