Your Belongings and Storm Damage
Natural disasters can happen in the blink of an eye. No matter how prepared you might be, your property might take on unexpected damages that could affected your regular life.
When Storm Damage Strikes
SERVPRO of Hendersonville is familiar with all types of storm damage in North Carolina. From heavy rains, hurricanes and tornadoes, to snowfall in the mountains, our team has been on call to many different types of storm damage events. No matter what time of year it is, our team of certified restoration specialists are here to help. Our disaster team is trained to handle the following damages:
- Severe weather
- High winds
Our trained professionals know the exact steps to take when faced with storm damage. We follow a six-step restoration process to ensure your property is fully restored in a timely manner.
The Restoration Process
When your property is deemed safe, our team at SERVPRO of Hendersonville will begin with an inspection to assess the severity of the damages. We also work directly with your insurance to understand coverage. When the inspection is complete, we start bringing in our equipment to dry or remove water if necessary, as well as control the humidity levels in the affected area. Removing damaged materials and restoring the structure is followed up until completion.
If You Have Questions or Need Help, Call Us Today – (828) 692-3337
SERVPRO of Hendersonville and Lake Lure Forest City specializes in restoring contents damaged by storms and other water damage events. Our expertise and our “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced. We pretest your contents to determine what items can be restored back to their condition before the water damage. We utilize several methods of cleaning your contents, including:
- Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to cleaning.
- Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
- Spray and Wipe -Effective for items that can’t withstand cleaning.
- Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if cleaned.
- Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned.
- Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product.
If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning, SERVPRO of Hendersonville and Lake Lure Forest City can conduct an organized, efficient move-out of the affected area. A move-out will provide several benefits, including:
- A quicker remodeling process
- Protecting items from potential damage
- Protecting contents from further on-site damage
When restoration is completed, we will work with you to coordinate the move-in according to your needs. The services offered upon move-in may depend on your insurance coverage.
Water-damaged electronics can present a serious hazard. Do not attempt to turn on or operate any electrical device that you suspect has been damaged by water. We will coordinate the restoration of your electronics, including:
- Television sets
- DVD players
- And more
The key to restoring electronics is taking prompt action to prevent further damage. We start by cleaning the exterior of electronic devices to help stop further corrosion and damage. Electronics will be cleaned and inspected by a qualified electronics technician.
Document / Photograph Drying
When your valuable documents, including photographs, are damaged by water, extreme caution should be taken to help ensure the water damage does not destroy the document. Although some documents may not be restored to pre-water damage condition, SERVPRO of Hendersonville and Lake Lure Forest City can save a great deal and help minimize additional damage.
Depending on the type of documents and the level of water damage, we have five options for the restoration of documents:
- Air Drying
- Freezer Drying
- Vacuum Freeze Drying
- Vacuum Thermal Drying
Contents Claim Inventory Service
When a storm event happens, the damage can often feel overwhelming. We can help ease the worry and confusion during the recovery process by offering our Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS), which provides a detailed and accurate list of your belongings. We take a room-by-room inventory of your contents, including digital photos, and in some instances, bar coding.
Our Contents Claim Inventory Service:
- Preloss list and value of contents
- Detailed and accurate report
- Better information to settle claims quicker
- Assistance with burden of proof for claims
- Peace of mind when you need it most