One of the things landlords who own property in areas at high-risk for storms must be mindful of is the responsibility of repairing storm damage immediately. If the damage has made the home or property uninhabitable, landlords’ responsibility may also include providing temporary housing for tenants. These costs add up quickly but are unavoidable, which is why many landlords in Florida and Texas invest in flood insurance. Here is how to address storm damage restoration for your property.
Have the Damage Assessed ASAP
As soon as you receive a call from your tenant that damage has been caused by flooding or a hurricane, have a professional team come out to assess the damage. Also, be proactive. If there was a storm in the area and your tenant hasn’t called—call them to inquire about damages. Even if they haven’t noticed any damage, it is wise to have a full home or building inspection in the following week or two.
Don’t Go It Alone
Even if you are handy, some repairs should be left in the hands of a professional. Flooding falls under this category. Leave the property as is and make Entrusted your very first call. Trust our expertise when it comes to full testing for water damage restoration, mold remediation, and the required reconstruction.
Reconstruction is a Must
After a flood, your property may require new drywall, insulation, and paint and wall coverings. Flooring may need to be ripped out, repaired, or replaced. Built-in carpentry may need to be repaired or replaced. For hurricanes, you may have exterior damage to your siding and roof and may need to have windows and doors repaired or replaced. As a landlord, none of these repairs can wait.
If your rental property has storm damage, reach out to Entrusted today. We provide 24/7 emergency storm services in Florida and Texas, as well as non-storm related water, mold, and construction services.