Tips to help the Homeowner Through a Nor’easter


Cherry Hill Storm Damage

Cherry Hill Storm Damage

 

The four Nor’easters that hit the East Coast this month caused wide spread property damage throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Areas such as Cherry Hill, Glassboro, Washington Township, Vineland, and Salem New Jersey have been hit hard. With that being said, First Choice Restoration, a water, smoke, fire, and mold remediation company, has some recommendations for homeowners.

If your home becomes flooded, First Choice Restoration advises you to turn off the power to your home. Water that reaches circuits creates a mortal threat to a homeowner. First Choice Restoration also advises to remove any valuable possession from the floor.

Also, floodwater could be contaminated due to the materials it comes in contact on its way through a house. Try to avoid contact with this water as much as possible. After the water damage has occurred in your home, it is advised to call a water remediation company immediately. First Choice Restoration’s team of highly trained professionals are skilled in removing floodwater from your home with its state of the art equipment.

The roof is one of the most expensive building items to replace in your home. It is also the most vulnerable to storm damage. If a storm knocked off shingles and rainwater starts to leak through the roof, it is recommended that you tarp your roof immediately. A professional remediation company must clean up any interior damage to walls, floors, and ceilings immediately to prevent mold. Regular roof maintenance, such as cleaning the gutters, repairing damaged shingles, and removing debris, can prevent storm damage to the roof. A well maintained roof is important to the health of your home.

Storms bring power outages that cause sump pump failure. With some planning this could be prevented. There are two ways to deal with this problem. First, it is a good idea to have a backup generator installed in your home, specifically for instances like this. The other, less costly way to prevent sump pump failure during a storm power outage is to install a sump pump battery backup. Sump pump battery backups can cost approximately $400.00 plus labor to install. The aforementioned methods are the best ways to prevent basement flooding during a power outage.

About First Choice Restoration

First Choice Restoration is a water, mold, fire, and smoke remediation company headquartered in Philadelphia, PA. The company also operates additional offices throughout other areas of Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, and Delaware. The company has been assisting homeowners and businesses with water, mold, fire, and smoke cleanup for over 40 years.

For more information, please visit http://www.firstchoicerestore.com

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