Restoration Local Offers Tips On Tornado Safety and Recovery Part 2

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Nothing can stop a tornado from happening, but there are steps that can be taken to minimize the damage to life and property. A water damage restoration provider explains how.

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With Severe Weather Season 2013 getting underway, the need for severe weather preparation is vital.

Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of severe weather damage and restoration services in the United States, is offering another list of safety tips and protocols designed to minimize the effect of tornadoes and severe weather events. With Severe Weather Season 2013 getting underway, the need for solid preparation is vital.

Homeowners should compile a detailed inventory of all belongings, and accompany that list with a photo or video record. This inventory should be kept in a secure, offsite location such as a safe deposit box, and updated every year or two. This will provide accurate records in the wake of a tornado or other severe weather occurrence.

Inventories should be compiled room by room, with all possessions written down and accompanied by purchase prices, and model or serial numbers accompanying all appliances and electronics. Antiques and jewelry should be documented with written appraisals for each item. Insurance companies often provide inventory sheets that are easy to understand and complete.

Cars and trucks should be properly covered or under a protective shelter such as a garage or carport, and are covered under the comprehensive section of the auto insurance policy. This will provide for protection against problems from severe weather, hail, and tornadoes.

Once damage has occurred, a second photographic record will need to be made, since these photos will help when determining settlements. The property should be secured from further damage or theft, and any receipts should be saved as these may be reimbursed as well.

If short term housing is required, these records and receipts should be saved, as this may also be reimbursed under the policy’s “loss of use” clause.

Based in Cleveland OH, Restoration Local is one of the leading providers of water damage repair and restoration in the country, with contractors in 30 states. They are available 24/7 and all work is guaranteed.

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