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What to Do After the Storm

Whether you are a homeowner or business owner, hurricanes can leave you vulnerable to major losses, since most home and business insurance policies don’t extend to flooding damage from certain storm circumstances. Here are some steps you can take in order to recover from these natural disasters in the safest, most efficient way possible.

Documentation is key throughout the cleanup and repair process after a storm.

Call Your Insurance Agent
Before taking any steps to fix the damage, contact your local independent agent; they are there to help you understand exactly what you are up against. They can walk you through your insurance policy, help you file a claim, and put you in contact with resources for cleanup and recovery.Cleanup & Repair
It is recommended that you contact the professionals before initially entering the damaged property. Once they thoroughly inspect the home or business and deem it safe to enter, you will be able to assess the damage yourself. When beginning repairs, health needs to be your number one priority. For cleaning and repairs that you can perform on your own, wear gloves and take caution in case of mold or bacteria. In addition, you may need to hire a contractor or work with restoration or cleanup services to handle more severe damage. Read More

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