4 Tips for Cleaning Up After a Hurricane

Cleaning up after a hurricane isn’t a fun job but doing it right may be the difference in preventing additional costs associated with the damage. Above all it’s important to stay safe during your property assessment and clean up and take it one step at a time with these tips:

1. Wait Until Daylight

This is especially true if you lost power during the storm. This will allow you to avoid any potential dangers and perform a better assessment of the damages when daylight hits.

2. Check the Exterior

Do a thorough walk around the whole property to assess any damages. However, it’s important that you wear protective gear such as electrical hazard boots, waterproof gloves, and a hard hat. Take notes and pictures of any exterior damage to your property such as roof, window, door, and siding damage

3. Check for Water Damage

If there was any flooding because of a storm, make sure that you check your siding and insultation for potential damage. Take notes of all suspicious damage.

4. Check Your Water Heater, Furnace and HVAC Systems

These products are all related to air quality so it’s important to assess any damage and replace repair according. If flooded or damaged by water, they can become a breeding ground for mold and can cause property damage and health risks.

If you have questions about hurricane clean up and prevention, please contact us at (850) 660-6900.