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Returning to Normal after Storm Damage in Cedar Hill

5/23/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Returning to Normal after Storm Damage in Cedar Hill Tree Caused Damage to a House During a Storm

Professionals Can Help Quickly Restore Your Home to Normal

In Cedar Hill, storm damage is not uncommon when high winds have been through the area. Wind damage is one of the leading causes of commercial and residential property damage. Strong winds can be frequent in some regions, even reaching up to 35 to 45 mph, with wind gusts of up to 65 to 80 mph.


The wind results in storm damage which causes blowing debris, power outages, fallen trees, severely damaged buildings and flooding. Frequently, wind is the cause of fallen trees and power lines falling. Fallen limbs and trees can cause damages in the millions of dollars annually to businesses and homes. Possible problems can include: 

  • Hollow or dead limbs
  • Cracks in limbs or tree trunks
  • Branches overhanging your house near the roof
  • Limbs in contact or near power lines
  • Branches which cross over each other


Repairing Storm Damage


Many storms happen in the fall and spring, and can include wind, rain, hail, and even tornadoes. It is a good idea to inspect your home inside and out for damage after a severe storm has gone through your neighborhood. Look for any missing shingles on your roof and check decks, fences, vents, chimneys, and windows for any storm damages. Look out for down power lines or other wires and call your utility company for help. Inside your house, search for cracks in plaster or drywall, broken or cracked windows and water stains on the ceilings. Is there any standing or running water in your basement, bathroom or kitchen? Write the date of the storm down plus any related damage, and then speak with your insurance company.


Call a professional storm remediation company like SERVPRO as well. We can assist you in assessing your storm damage near Cedar Hill after the storm has moved out of the area. We’ll be able to stabilize your structure right away by tarping, boarding up or giving structural support where needed. We can check for things like mold as well which can grow and spread quickly, creating a dangerous hazard to your health. A scope of work report will be drawn up along with an accurate estimate of cost for the entire job. Once your approval is given, we will start to clean up any debris and get to restoring your building or home, plus coordinate with your insurance carrier. We will get you back to normal as soon as possible.


Things the Remediation Professionals Will Do 

  • If needed, emergency board-up and securing your property
  • Temporary tarping of your roof
  • Clean up on-site
  • Tree removal and storm debris clean up
  • Extraction of water and drying of contents
  • Total service damage repair and reconstruction

Not Do-It-Yourself


Once your property has been damaged by a storm you’ll likely want to start cleaning up right away, however, do not do this by yourself. You will usually need a professional remediation team to restore your business or home to its original state properly.


If your property has suffered storm damage in Cedar Hill, call the experts at SERVPRO of Southeast Dallas County at (972) 227-0800 so we can help you get back to normal as quickly as possible.

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