Restoring a Home after a Hurricane

A certified general contractor in Gainesville, Florida, Restoration Specialists provides damage repair and emergency services to homes and businesses in Brooksville, Lake City, Lecanto, and other nearby communities. Restoration Specialists serves as a valuable resource to homeowners after a natural disaster like a hurricane. According to the Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS), homeowners should develop a strong relationship with the contractor during home reconstruction following a hurricane to ensure effective repairs and strengthen the home’s ability to withstand future storms.

A typical first step in an reconstruction effort is closing up openings in walls to prevent any further intrusion by water and allow the building to dry out. In emergency scenarios, homeowners may be able to take on closing up walls, but they will want to rely on a professional contractor for permanent repairs. During reconstruction, homeowners can consider whether they need to upgrade windows, sliding doors, double entry doors, and double garage doors, since these structures can be prone to failure. In addition, contractors can examine walls to determine if they are solidly anchored to the roof and foundation. If not, wall replacement may be necessary.

By choosing a qualified contractor, homeowners can receive prompt attention to their needs in an emergency and a partner to ensure their home is protected from future disasters. Homeowners should expect clear communication about the reconstruction project along with time and budget projections from their contractor.

Tips for Emergency Cleanup after Water Damage

With 40-plus years of experience, Restoration Specialists has earned a reputation as a leading provider of emergency repairs and restoration in Florida. From its base of operations in Ocala, Restoration Specialists serves many Gulf Coast and Central Florida communities, including Brooksville, Gainesville, Lake City, Lecanto, and Leesburg. While expert cleanup is necessary to resolve water damage, property owners can take specific first-response actions to mitigate water damage issues.

As a first step, property owners should ventilate affected areas. During summer months, running the air conditioner can help speed drying. In winter, property owners can alternate keeping windows open and running heat for best results. In addition, property owners can use towels to absorb pools of water and remove saturated carpets and rugs. Importantly, individuals should never enter any room that has sagging floors caused by water damage.

Additionally, property owners should avoid operating electrical equipment when standing on wet floors. Working with a certified general contractor with experience in disaster remediation is the best path to effective restoration after water damage.