What to expect: Your home may have fire, smoke or water damage. Firefighters may have needed to cut holes in the walls or the roof of the building to look for any hidden flames and let out heat and smoke. They will most likely have used a lot of water to put out the flames and there…

Your home may not be safe to enter so it is best to have one of the rē:network partners take a look at the area. Contact one of our rē:network partners and allow the professionals to handle everything for you. A restoration team will come and dry the areas and remove contents during this time. They will also work with…

Step 3-Complete the Restoration Upon your approval, a rē:network  partner  will complete the required water damage repair and restoration. This may be a long process depending on the extent of the damage, but a quality restoration company will give you an estimate for the length of the project. If a project exceeds the estimate, you will be…

Step 2- Create a Plan of Action Once the thorough survey and inspection is completed,  a rē:network partner will work with you to create a response plan. The team should go over all the damage uncovered in the inspection and give you all options regarding repairing the damage. Some repairs may be optional, but often you will…

Move Valuables–Move your valuables away from water to a dry place and locate your home inventory,preferably this is in an online format. Please keep in mind that safety is more important than valuables, only attempt to do so if it is safe. During a water loss, it is important to always stay safe so please…

During a water loss, it is important to always stay safe so please call one of our rē:network partners to help you during this process. Use caution–avoid any areas where electricity may come into contact with water. Step very carefully if you need to be in the house. Water can weaken structures  so keep an eye out…

Find the Source–If the reason for the damage is not from weather,  see if you can find of the water damage safely and do your best to stop the problem. During a water loss, it is important to always stay safe so please call one of our rē:network partners to help you during this process. It’s…

Contact a rē:network  partner–they will help you begin the process to help you get back to normal. Many times insurance will cover these losses but it is not required that you choose their preferred vendor. Please keep in mine, you are free to choose any restoration company and they will handle the discussions with your…

  If you have to evacuate, do not drive around a barricade–Turn Around, Don’t Drown and go the other way. Six inches of water will reach the bottom of most passenger cars causing loss of control and stalling. If your vehicle stalls, leave it immediately and seek higher ground.  

If you have access, these resources can be very helpful during a storm. http://www.weather.gov — you can access forecasts and warnings by simply typing in your zip code. Click on the Weather Safety tab to find a collection of resources from the National Weather Service. NOAA Weather Radio — All warnings and watches are issued…