It’s a sad fact that hurricanes can rip apart something you’ve painstakingly built up within a matter of minutes. Thousands of Americans are affected by these natural disasters each year, and end up having to rebuild their home once it’s over.
Tackling flood water, debris and all the other bits that come with extreme weather can be a daunting challenge, and you’ll need to build up a lot of mental strength in order to deal with it all. The first step to getting your home back to how it was is to get rid of flood water. Companies such as KC Floods can remove water and help you to deal with the water damage done to your home.
The next step is to build a strong foundation. If you want your home to withstand future attacks, then you need to start right at the bottom and work your way up. You can treat this is a renovation project if it makes you feel better about the situation. The structure of your home needs to be completely solid, watertight and secure to prevent any adverse effects in the future. If you want to start again from the ground up, you need to first build a solid concrete foundation. Once that is in place you can build up the walls, and then add the wooden or metal structure which will hold up your roof. Take your time with this part of the renovation, this is the most crucial part of getting your home back to how it used to be- but stronger than before. Take that time to get your floors straight, walls insulated and roof secure and safe.
Our CO2 emissions hit a record high in 2016, and it will only rise even more if we don’t start to take responsibility for our planet. The issue with CO2 is that with too much being produced, the gas floats up to the atmosphere and essentially pokes holes in our Ozone layer. Think of it as a person wearing sunscreen- the person is protected against damage from the sun until someone either rubs off a patch of sun cream or a part of the body is missed. This part of the body will burn because there is nothing to protect it from the sun’s rays. This is the same concept as the earth. Global warming is on the rise, and with it we have natural disaster rates rising too, including hurricanes. To truly save ourselves from these natural disasters, we need to lower CO2 emissions to slow down the rate of global warming.
If you have taken out flood insurance prior to a disaster such as a hurricane, once it strikes you need to write a list of everything that was damaged or broken during the disaster. You will then be able to make a claim with your insurance company and let them know how severe the damage to your home and belongings is. They will likely send someone to check on the damage, make a report and work out the size of the pay-out they will give you.
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