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Recovering after Storm Damage: What to Keep in Mind

January 3rd, 2020 · No Comments

The aftermath of a severe storm can cause a lot of damage with heavy rains, high winds, and other inclement weather taking a toll on your home or office building.

Figuring out what to do after the weather has calmed down can quickly become a stressful experience, especially if you’re trying to navigate working with your insurance company.

Fortunately, our team at Northwest ServiceMaster specializes in disaster restoration and has helped countless clients get back on their feet by restoring their home or business property.

Keep reading for a few tips to help you start the road to recovery after storm damage in the St. Paul, MN, area.


  • Carefully Review Any Building Damage: Once you and your loved ones are safe after a storm, the next step is to carefully photograph and note any damage. Inspect your property for holes in the roof, missing shingles, cracks in the windows or doors, and damage to outdoor equipment and/or exterior brick. Taking photographs of the damage gives you an idea of the needed restoration work and will make it much easier to work with your insurance agent down the road.
  • Notify the Proper Authorities: After storm damage, always assume there was damage to electrical and gasoline lines. Don’t be afraid to shut off main lines, if you can get to them safely, and always reach out to the proper utility company if you have a gas leak or an issue with the electrical system. Utility companies can give you advice about the proper steps to take.
  • Collaborate with Your Insurance Company: The sooner you can reach out to your insurance company after a devastating storm, the better. This gives your agent more time to process your claim and pass on information, such as contacts of local disaster relief agencies, if needed. Our team here at Northwest ServiceMaster is happy to walk you through the insurance claim process as you embark on the road to recovery.
  • Select the Right Restoration Specialist: Restoration to a home or building that’s incomplete or done in a shoddy manner will have long-term ramifications. Repairs not done properly can leave your family with a home that’s not safe to live in or even foster health hazards like mold growth.


At Northwest ServiceMaster, our team has seen it all, and we’re on call 24/7/365 and ready to respond in order to start serving you.

Turn to us if your home or place of business has suffered storm damage in the St. Paul, MN, area. Just reach out to us by phone at (651) 644-3531.

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