3 Important Steps for Recovering From a Natural Disaster

Posted on: November 23, 2014 | By: Michael T. | Damage Repair San Francisco

Damage Repair San Francisco

3 Important Steps for Recovering From a Natural Disaster

Returning home after a natural disaster is not only physically challenging but also is mentally disheartening. You might feel anxious to see your property, but you should not return to your home before local officials declare the area safe.

Allied Restoration Company has more than 20 years of experience in disaster recovery and damage repair. We offer emergency services, and our call line is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you are in need of property reconstruction services or content restoration, call us at 415-529-5637.

Here are a few steps to take after a natural disaster strikes:

Step 1: Inspect Your Home before Entering

Before entering your home, you should carefully walk around the outside, checking for loose power lines, structural damage and gas leaks. If you have any doubts that the area is safe, you should schedule a residential inspection from a qualified technician before entering. Do not enter the home if you smell gas or if floodwaters remain around the building.

Step 2: Be Cautious When Entering

When entering your home, there are several factors to consider. You should enter the home carefully and check for any damages, but be aware of slippery floors and loose boards. Here is a list of additional considerations:

  • Natural gas
  • Broken or frayed wires, or sparks
  • Chimney, roof and foundation cracks
  • Appliances
  • Sewage and water systems
  • Food and other supplies
  • Open cabinets

If you or your family needs additional help, you can also find direct assistance from any number of organizations including the Salvation Army, American Red Cross or local volunteer organizations. These organizations provide shelter, food, supplies and assistance during the cleanup efforts.

Step 3: Be Wary of Animals

Always be wary of animals when returning home after a disaster. If wild animals are near the premises of your home, call local authorities. Dead animals should be removed immediately, according to local guidelines. For more information, contact your local animal shelter for advice on dealing with wild animals after an emergency.

Allied Restoration Company is San Francisco’s top disaster remediation and damage recovery service. Our experience and knowledge ensure that we are able to provide effective solutions for recovery from fire, smoke and water damage in San Francisco. Call us today at 415-529-5637 to schedule an appointment.