Last week, we wrote a blog on Earthquake Preparation giving tips on how to prepare for an earthquake and how to prevent damage to your home and prevent the risk of a fire occurring after an earthquake happens. Unfortunately, earthquakes are a part of our reality. However, we can take measures to protect our families and take measures to limit the risk of damage to our home and our property. Please take note that it is extremely important to have earthquake insurance if you live in a high risk area.
After an earthquake occurs, and you have determined you are safe to move around, there are a number of things you should do immediately regarding assessing your home’s structure for safety. Please be careful as you move around? because building damage can be hard to detect and it can be very dangerous.
The restoration process can not only take weeks, but months after a earthquake occurs. It can be a long process. That’s why your first steps to prepare for the restoration process are crucial.
An earthquake is unpredictable, just as what will possibly need to be restored after an earthquake. Here are some common things that may need to be restored after an earthquake occurs.
?Earthquake damages can be subtle. If not fixed in time, cracks between the walls can allow water to leak in and cause serious problems in the future, for example, rotting wood or a problem with mold. A structure that has shifted from its foundation leaves unsupported areas weakened and liable to break away.?
Alert Disaster Restoration is your source for all things restoration. As always, we are alert and ready to help whenever a disaster strikes. Call us at: 1 (877) 435-8117.
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