The Unpredictable Month of March
March can be the most unpredictable month of the year. Last year in New Jersey saw three major nor’easter storms, in less than two weeks! Or it can be mild, with spring-like weather leading into April.
Just like March itself, it’s difficult to predict what can happen in any weather situation. Winter storms can be any of a combination of snow, wind or rain, and can result in flooding, wind driven snow drifts and icy roads.
The main rule of thumb is to always be prepared, and know what to do in case an unexpected storm hits your area.
Call Your Insurance Provider
Contact your insurance provider as soon as you can to notify them of the damage. Your insurance company will send an adjustor to check on the state of the damage and determine payments for repairs.
If it is safe to move around or near the affected area, try to photograph the damage so that you have an additional record of evidence for your insurance company. This can help make sure you will be fully compensated.
When a severe winter storm hits, it’s a good idea to call for professional restoration services as quickly as you can.
Your restoration services will begin with the basic tasks of inspecting your property and securing it to make sure it is safe. The damaged area will then be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized and restored as soon as possible so you can hurry up and get back to normal life.
Be sure to shut off the main gas line if you smell gas, and be on the lookout for slippery surfaces, exposed nails, broken glass, and other possible hazards. I you decide to enter the affected area, you’ll probably want to wear protective clothing and slip-resistant shoes. Depending on the extent of the damage, it may even be necessary to arrange an alternate place to be while your property is being restored.
SERVPRO of Eatontown / Long Branch has experience restoring businesses and homes affected by storms and flooding. We can respond immediately with highly trained technicians who employ specialized equipment and techniques and are equipped to handle any kind of disaster – from flood to fire and everything in between.