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Hurricane Dorian - what to do if you sustain damage

9/4/2019 (Permalink)

Large white circular photo from space of clouds over the Florida peninsula Live Radar of Hurricane Dorian

While hurricane force winds are not likely in our area, property owners in our area may experience downed limbs and trees.  Should your property sustain damage from the wind or flooding, we advise the following:

People First - take care of your family, friends and neighbors.  People are more important than property.  Check on your neighbors once the winds die down.

Make Temporary Repairs and Document - take pictures, save receipts and do what you can to prevent further damage.  Most home and dwelling insurance policies will reimburse you for reasonable temporary repairs, such as hiring a contractor to remove a tree from your roof, putting a tarp on your roof, etc.  

Avoid Scams - avoid repair scams from out of town contractors by calling us first.  Homeowners should resist the temptation to sign up with the first repair crew that shows up at the doorstep, and especially should not sign paperwork that includes an Assignment of Benefit clause.  We will help you understand your coverage and will report your claim for you.  A good source of information about reputable contractors is the Columbia County Builders Association.

SERVPRO is here to help!  Call our local office at 386-754-0261 and we will be happy to assist in any way possible.

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