Hurricane Damage And Your Property In Florida

By David Touchton

The recent hurricanes that have landed on the Florida coastline caused more than average amounts of damage this recent season. Some islands nearby lost all of their greenery because of the high-speed winds. Many properties in our state also saw a degradation of their landscaping. Some of the soil and plant matter stripped away from lawns, and greenways found their way into homes.

Rain also made many Florida homes soggy inside, and salty water brings up additional concerns over corrosion and degradation of many materials found in a home. Because salt holds water, any place that salt concentrates in faces a higher risk of developing problems. It is crucial that this water, and any salt, silt, sand, or other debris, is removed quickly. Every hour that it remains untouched is an unnecessary hour that your home suffers more damages.

Your patio, deck, pool, lawn, and garden areas outside your home also suffer greatly during hurricanes such as Irma. Clearing these areas requires diligence and perseverance because of the high risk of injury. Wearing protective gear is a must, but can only provide limited protection, especially when sharp objects can puncture suits and gloves with little warning.

Government-run cleanup efforts in local communities vary from one to another, so having your property cleaned can provide you much peace of mind knowing that hazards no longer exist in your personal space. Professional cleanup crews arrive prepared with their own power supplies, disposal trucks, and equipment. The tools required for cleaning up after hurricane damage run from small brushes to powerful trucks with different types of mounted equipment.

Cleaning first, and then restoring damaged areas of your property works best in that order. Even if the debris seems minimal, cleaning can help prevent accidents later. Professional work crews should perform work according to their specialization, allowing them to concentrate on the work they perform best.

Property owners in Florida with hurricane damage can speed up the entire restoration process by starting with a clean slate. Calling a qualified disaster response team starts you off in the right direction.

 

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David Touchton

Mr. Touchton is the President and owner of ServPro of Bartow/Lakeland Highlands. He has 4 years of experience in the field and holds Water Damage Restoration Certification from IICRC. His office is certified in applied structural drying, water damage restoration, and lead-based paint activities and restoration. His favorite part of the job is helping people who have experienced a stressful event and our ServPro team can make it “Like it never even happened”.