Your home or business has been damaged by fire, flood or another natural disaster. There are definitely areas that are exposed and you are waiting for your insurance to get started with the recovery process. What should you do while you wait to get answers to everything?
Emergency board-up services are something you may want to consider for the “meantime”. Why spend the time and money to get these additional services before even starting the recovery process? Here are some of its benefits.
One reason to get on board is because you don’t want robbers and thieves to think they have an easy target to go after. If you leave parts of your home or business open and vulnerable, it will be easy for those people to waltz in there and take whatever they want intact after your disaster. Boarding up your doors and windows, along with any openings in the walls, can deter potential thieves and keep anything left in your home as safe as possible.
Prevent rain, snow and wind from further damaging the property
Year-round rain and snow storms can be a problem if your home or business is exposed to the elements. In those cases, it is in your best interest to contact emergency services as soon as possible. The last thing you want is for your recovery company to break into your home or business to find extra water or have to dig several inches of snow before they get to work. It can also happen that wind passes through your home or business, so that no additional damage occurs during that waiting time.
Prevent animals from entering
Finally, stepping services can easily prevent animals from entering your home or business. Many animal species are incredibly smart and opportunistic, and they may see your currently vacant building as a great place for them to set up a den or hideout. But if your home or business is boarded up, they have fewer ways to get in. Smaller animals can still find nooks and crannies for them to get into, so you’ll need to keep an eye on them when you move back in. But at least squirrels and mice are easier and safer to deal with than, say, a raccoon, bear, or deer.
When you get professionals to seal your property, you can rest easy knowing that your home or business is safe, and that’s the most important thing. Many companies that arrange restoration services will also go to great lengths to board up and protect your home or business until they can begin the restoration process. You just need to contact them and let them know what kind of help you need to take care of anything related to your home or business.