The news covers our televisions, newspapers, and internet feeds at least once a year. Some type of natural disaster hits a local town and wreaks havoc on people’s lives, destroying their homes and everything they ever loved. Sometimes, the damage is too great and a person is forced to rebuild. However, that is not always the case. More often than not, there is something to be salvaged. However, that does not mean you can move right in and sleep comfortably the next evening. Restoration must occur to make sure your home is safe and secure.
The Structural Issues
Natural disasters include heavy rains, winds, and sometimes fires. These issues can cause damage to your home, including structural damage. When this occurs, the first issue that needs to be addressed is the safety of the structure. While the home may be standing, that does not mean there are no underlying issues that could compromise its structural safety. Beams may be cracked. Nails may be missing. Slowly, if left untouched, the house may begin to seemingly self-destruct. Therefore, once your home has been in the path of a natural disaster, it is important to have it inspected prior to moving back in. If there is structural damage, you must get it repaired to protect yourself and your family.
Structural damage is only one piece of the problem. The true problem lies within the property. Natural disasters include water and sometimes fire, which can leave a lasting imprint on your home. Water damage does not just cause an issue of having to remove the water and check your structure. You now must worry about mold, odors, and electrical issues due to the influx of water. These issues may not be visible to the naked eye; however, professional restoration companies will be able to find the issues and restore your home to its original beauty, making it safe for your family to live.
Fire damage from a disaster also has its own set of issues. The first issue is typically electrical. Smoke and fire can wreak havoc on your entire electrical system, making it a fire hazard while emitting harmful, odorless gases into your home. If your home has been affected by wildfires or other natural disasters resulting in a fire, you must do a thorough inspection of the entire home, not just the areas with visible fire damage.
It is clear that a natural disaster is no laughing matter. People are left without homes for months and even years in some cases. Some homes are completely destroyed and need to be rebuilt from the bottom up. Others suffer just enough damage to make them uninhabitable and in need of restoration, but they can be repaired. If you are in the path of a disaster, first, find a safe place to ride out the storm. Then, once it is safe to return home, it is time to review the damage and restore your home. When you are able to get the process rolling, call the experts at Green Clean Restoration and Cleaning Services at 763-789-9600.