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Your Post-Storm Safety Guide

1/17/2024 (Permalink)

When fierce storms ravage our neighborhoods, they may leave a path of destruction that continues to pose hazards even after the storm has passed. Servicing countless homes and businesses affected by storm damage, our SERVPRO® team lives by the mantras of preparedness and safety. As part of our ongoing commitment to these principles, we present a useful guide on post-storm safety to assist you as you navigate the aftermath of a storm.

Post-Storm Safety: A Checklist

  1. Avoid the Dangers Outside: If your local authorities advise against going outside, stay indoors. Hazards can exist in the form of fallen trees, downed power lines, or other debris scattered by the storm.
  2. Listen for Updates: Stay tuned to your local news or a trusted weather station for updates on safety advisories, road conditions, and storm updates.
  3. Inspect for Damage: Look for any visible damages to your property after the storm has passed. Remember, certain parts of your house, like the roof, may need a professional inspection to ensure safety.
  4. Be Cautious with Electricity: If you suspect any damage to your electrical system or if your house has been flooded, avoid switching on any electrical appliances until a professional has inspected it.
  5. Watch Out for Water Contamination: In the event of flooding, be weary of potential water contamination. It’s often advisable to use bottled water until you are sure the tap water is safe for usage.

Count on SERVPRO® for Help

SERVPRO of Winston Salem North is more than a recovery and restoration service—we are a trusted member of your community. Our mission goes beyond repair; we provide knowledge, guidance, and assistance at every step of your storm recovery journey.

After you ensure the immediate safety of your family and yourself, rely on our SERVPRO® team’s highly trained storm damage specialists to help with the damage. Our crew stands ready to handle any size of disaster, restoring your storm-hit property "Like it never even happened."

Armed with our post-storm safety guidance, you can find peace of mind knowing that you are well-equipped to weather the aftermath of any storm. Remember, storms may hit hard, but together, we bounce back stronger.

Stay safe and remember: SERVPRO of Winston Salem North is only a call away.

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