Checking the damage after a storm
Were you disturbed from your sleep over the weekend? Storm season is here, and when cold and warm air collide it can cause devastating problems. Your local news station will keep you informed of the weather. But here are the signs of an approaching tornado.
Warning Signs that a Tornado May Develop
- A dark, often greenish, sky.
- Wall clouds or an approaching cloud of debris.
- Large hail often in the absence of rain.
- Before a tornado strikes, the wind may die down and the air may become very still.
- A loud roar similar to a freight train may be heard.
- An approaching cloud of debris, even if a funnel is not visible.
Everyone has a cell phone these days and now they alert you to when a tornado warning has been posted for your area. Don’t turn this feature off as it is meant to keep you informed and safe.
Once the danger has passed and the light of day allows, inspect the roof of your home. Look for upturned shingles and or missing shingles. If you suspect you have roof damage call a reputable roofer. Be sure to check their reputation on sites such as the BBB (Better Business Bureau) or Google Reviews. Never accept the word of a door to door sales pitch from someone saying you “have roof damage and they will help you get a new roof through your insurance.” These are often scams and reputable companies often do not have to go door to door. Know your deductible for your insurance and don’t file a claim without getting the opinion of your roofer. Talk to your agent they will help keep your premiums low by knowing when it’s right to make a claim.
After a heavy storm be sure to check low areas of your home. The basement is an area you want to ensure has not suffered water damage. If power was interrupted be sure the circuit breaker did not trip to the sump pump. Check to ensure that it is still in good working order. After the basement is flooded is no time to find out it failed.
Of course if water breaches your home or office call us right away to make water damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us directly at 336-946-1131