Steps To Take Before And After A Storm To Protect Your Property

BEFORE THE STORM:

  • Stock up on essential items, non-perishable foods, gasoline, water, batteries, flashlights and generators.
  • Secure and tie down all outside furniture.
  • Remove any outside debris that may become a hazard.
  • Prior to the storm take pictures/video of the exterior and interior of the property for potential insurance claims.
  • Never use a generator inside your home, garage, or any enclosed area deadly levels of carbon monoxide can build up and remain long after the generator is shut off.

AFTER THE STORM:

  • Take pictures/videos of the damage.
  • Report any damage to your insurance carrier right away.
  • Take all necessary steps to prevent further damage to your property. This does not mean that repairs/replacements need to occur, only that they should to prevent further damage.
  • If you have roof damage, cover the roof with a tarp to prevent further damage to the roof and the interior of the property.
  • Make sure to save all receipts for any expenses incurred from repairs/replacements.

Any questions/concerns, call The Farber Law Firm at 305-774-0134.

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