Returning to your home or business after a disaster can be an overwhelming, shocking, devastating experience. Even the most prepared homeowner can feel helpless at a time like this. Do not be anxious to get to your house or business until local officials have declared it safe to enter a disaster zone. Remember you can always replace things, but not people and pets. Count your blessings and follow these steps to get on the road to recovery.

Safety First

Use your preparedness kit

Animals

Structure

Gas

Flood

Power

Next, assess damage and begin recovery

Address high priority needs first

Patch roof with tarp or board up broken windows to buy time while you figure out more extensive damage. Remember that Velocity provides 24/7 emergency service.

Document everything

Take pictures and document all damage to give to your insurance company. The sooner you do this, the faster you get paid to fix the building.

Avoid Scams

Victims of disasters are prime targets for scam artists posing as contractors.

Take your time. Once you temporarily patch up your critical needs, you can have a chance to assess everything else. This helps you carefully select contractors and avoid scams. When you give yourself the time to review estimates, take bids, and check backgrounds, you will save yourself from future scams and headaches than if you were in a rush.

Demand to get all work done in writing before hand. Read all contracts carefully before signing and never give up your insurance money until work is complete.

Velocity won’t let you down

Velocity Services Group has a proven track record of excellent work and responding quickly in emergency situations.

Dealing with the aftermath of a natural disaster can be such a stressful time for you and your family. And remember, if you ever need help regarding your property, call Velocity Services Group 24/7 or schedule a consultation today.