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Natural Disaster Clean-Up in Norman Oklahoma

We all know that Oklahoma has crazy weather.  Sometimes four seasons in one week.  But there is that one thing we all hate in our state, and that is a chance of a tornado. No one wants to be in the line of fire of these suckers. Not even close enough to get wind damage.

In the past 16 years, Moore, Oklahoma alone has been hit four times by major tornadoes. Wind, heavy rain, hail, debris, tree limbs, blizzards, whatever it is, 24 hr Fire and Flood is here to restore your home back to normalcy with our natural disaster clean-up.

We understand that this is not a convenient time for anyone, so we are ready to go 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week. Our technicians are eager to help with the natural disaster clean-up. We start by assessing the damage and work with your insurance company so you can try to get your life back on the straight and narrow.

What to do if your home is hit with a natural disaster?

When there is a natural disaster, whether tornado or flood, the results can be disastrous to your home as well as your emotional well-being.  It can be stressful seeing your home and belongings in disarray and then trying to sort everything out and to try to get your home back to normal.

Natural Disaster Clean-UpIf you are in this unfortunate situation, the first thing you need to do is ensure that you and your family and pets are safe.  Once you have seen to this, you need to call your insurance company to file a claim as well as to see what is covered and what is not covered.  After you do this, you should contact a professional such as 24 HR Fire and Flood.  They currently service the following areas in Oklahoma: Norman, Oklahoma City, Edmond, Moore, Yukon, Mustang, MidWest City and Del City.  They can be contacted 24 hours a day, seven days a week and can be at your home within an hour to begin assessing the damage and then developing a plan for your natural disaster cleanup.

It can be tempting to enter your home immediately to begin the cleanup process before the professional arrives, but this should be avoided to ensure you are safe.  If you were to enter your home and it was no longer structurally sound, then this could result in the walls collapsing and someone getting injured.  It is also important that you do not attempt to enter your home while it is dark as you may not see potential hazards until it is too late.  If you see downed power lines or smell gas, then you should immediately contact the appropriate parties to take care of it.  Once you are able to enter your home, you should pay close attention to your surroundings and immediately vacate the premises if you hear strange sounds as this could mean something is going to collapse. It is also important that you keep all children and pets away from the home until it has been fully restored and has been deemed safe.

Depending on the damage, it can take weeks and sometimes months for your home to be restored to its natural glory.  If your home is not habitable during this time, your insurance company should give you an allowance to live in an apartment.  Sometimes depending on what has been damaged, it will not be able to be repaired and will need to be completely replaced.  This is especially true when it comes to clothing and furnishings.  During this time, 24 HR Fire and Flood will stay in close contact with you to keep you apprised of the progress they are making as well as to consult you with any decisions which need to be made.  They will also let you know when it is okay to move back into your home.

So, if you are in this situation, you first need to make sure everyone is safe, then call your insurance company and finally contact a professional such as 24 HR Fire and Flood to take care of your home.

Hazards you can experience after a natural disaster   

After a natural disaster, there are several hazards which can be found and you need to ensure you take these steps to protect yourself.  If there is flooding present, it is important that you know the water can contain harmful bacteria.  To avoid potential problems, you should take the following safety precautions:

  • Do not eat or drink anything which has been touched or contaminated with flood water.
  • If the water is cold, it can lead to you becoming ill, so you should wear appropriate attire to protect you from this. Or take breaks where you can change your clothes and warm up.
  • If you have any cuts or sores, it is vital that you wash it with clean water and soap as well as apply antibiotic ointment. If you do not do this, it can lead to the cuts and sores becoming infected.

If you have trees on your property which have fallen, it can be tempting to cut them up with a chainsaw, but this should be avoided.  With your lack of experience with a chainsaw, it can result in you hurting yourself or further damaging your property. As with the natural disaster clean-up of your home, you should contact a professional to take care of the cleanup of your fallen trees on your property.

For the smaller cleanup, you can attempt to do this yourself, as long as you have been given clearance to go back on your property.  As you are doing this, you need to ensure that you pace yourself and stay hydrated.  If you overexert yourself, it can lead to you becoming sick which would result in a halt of what you can do.

So, after a natural disaster, there are several hazards which can be avoided if you know about them.  Read more about what to expect with natural disaster cleanup by visiting the CDC’s disaster cleanup website.

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