We Cleanup Storm Damage In Dallas
From producing hail to floods to uprooting trees, storms can cause devastating damage and leave many North Texans picking up the pieces. Don’t worry, we’re here to help.
Our emergency storm damage cleanup experts are on-call 24/7 and serve the entire Dallas metroplex.
When we arrive at your doorstep, our crews will quickly clean up hazardous debris, extract water, and repair any damages to your property.
We’re here to help Dallas residents during every step of the storm damage restoration process— from cleanup to repairs to giving them advice on how to maximize their insurance claim.
Call us for help now!
Storm Damage: Everything You Should Know
Storm damage is scary. That’s why we’ve put everything you need to know in one place, so you can quickly understand what your options are.
If you need emergency storm damage cleanup services, call us right now and then jump to our “what to do” section in order to protect your family and your property.
If you have minimal storm or water damage, please read the sections below and give us a call. We’ll answer any questions you might have about the storm damage restoration process.
What To Do After a Storm Damages Your Home
Whether your house flooded, sustained wind damage, or was hit by a tornado, storms can leave a path of hazards in their wake.
Many people are tempted to inspect their property themselves, but depending on the severity of the storm damage, you could end up hurting yourself. A recent CDC study showed that most injuries occur after a storm or tornado passes when people walk around debris.
For this reason, the very first thing you need to do is evacuate the area and call a professional storm damage cleanup company or an adjuster to inspect the property for hazards.
Once you have the green light to return, you can take these steps to protect yourself while you’re assessing the damage to your home.
Step 1: Wait For Daylight
Wait for daylight before returning to your property. This will make it easier to asses the damage and see any hazards.
Step 2: Wear Protective Gear
When inspecting storm damage, make sure you’re wearing long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, and sturdy shoes.
A hard hat might be necessary if there is structural damage, like a collapsed roof or walls.
Step 3: Avoid These Hazards
Be careful about where you walk as broken glass, nails, and other sharp debris might be present.
If you see a downed power line, notify the authorities and stay at least 10 feet away.
If you smell gas or hear a hissing noise, open a window and evacuate the building. Then, turn off the main gas supply and notify the authorities and your gas company.
Step 4: Check for Electrical Damage
Check to see if there is electrical system damage. If you see exposed, frayed wires, sparks, or smell smoke, turn off the electricity at the main breaker box.
If there’s standing water near or water leaking out of the breaker box, wait for a professional to do this.
Step 5: Check Water Utilities
Check for broken pipes or sewer line damage. If you suspect sewage lines are damaged, avoid using toilets and call your water supply company or a plumber.
The same goes for broken pipes. Call your water supply company and avoid using tap water.
Step 6: Document the Damages
If it’s safe to do so, take photos or videos of all structural damage or damage to personal belongings. This includes photos of crumbling drywall, flooded carpets, mold, and other water-damaged affected areas.
The Average Cost of Storm Damage Cleanup and Repair
Because every storm damage scenario is unique, there is no standard cost for storm damage restoration.
For storm damage repairs alone, you can expect to pay around $2,000- $25,000. If you need water or flood damage cleanup services, you can expect to pay around $1,000- $4,000.
Both of the above are rough estimates. The costs can be lower or higher than that depending on the extent of the damage and whether you’ll need other services, like mold or tree removal.
To help you understand the costs, we’ve put together a list of factors that storm damage restoration contractors use to determine the pricing.
Cost Factor #1: Temporary Repairs
Restoration companies will need to provide temporary repairs, like window board-up and roof tarping services to prevent water from entering your home and causing further damage. The labor costs for this ranges between $35- $50 per hour.
Cost Factor #2: Source of Water and Size of Affected Area
Restoration companies use factors such as the level of contaminants and square footage of water to determine cleanup costs.
- Clean water: This water poses no threat and can come from rain entering a window or roof. The average water damage cleanup cost for this is $3.75 per square foot.
- Grey water: This water contains bacteria or chemical contaminants and usually comes from appliances. Cleanup costs for this range around $4.50 per square foot.
- Black water: This source of water is highly unsanitary and can come from river overflows or sewage backups. Costs for this are around $7 per square foot.
Cost Factor #3: Roof Repairs
Storm and wind damage can do a serious number on the exterior of your home. The average cost for a full roof replacement is around $2,000- $10,000 (for asphalt and tile roofs). For metal roof replacement, the costs typically range around $300.
If you just need to replace some shingles, asphalt singles run around $1 and $5 per square foot while tile shingles run around $350 per tile.
Cost Factor #3: Siding Repairs
The average cost for siding repairs is around $600 but will vary based on the building materials.
- For wood siding, replacement prices range from $9 per square foot.
- Aluminum siding repair costs $3 to $6 per square foot to replace
- For vinyl siding, replacement prices range from $2 to $12 per square foot.
Cost Factor #4: Extent of Damage
The extent of the damage is an obvious cost factor. For instance, replacing a flooded carpet after a storm is a lot cheaper than removing tree debris from a roof and repairing structural damage.
Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Storm Damage?
For the most part, yes (thank goodness!). Most standard insurance policies cover the following types of storm damage:
- Hail and wind damage resulting in necessary roof repairs
- Fallen Trees
- Water damage (not flood damage)
- Lightning strikes resulting in necessary fire damage restoration
Coverage for water damage is the only thing that varies.
Most people use the words “flood damage” and “water damage” interchangeably. However, flood damage has a very specific meaning in the insurance world.
In this instance, it means any water damage caused by external, natural water sources such as hurricanes, mudslides, or overflowing rivers. This type of flood damage isn’t typically covered by standard insurance policies.
The good news is that most home insurance policies cover water damage from rain entering your roof or windows.
If you have any questions about the insurance process, call us. We negotiate with insurance companies all the time and can help you maximize your storm damage claim.
OUR SIMPLE STORM DAMAGE RESTORATION PROCESS
4 EASY STEPS
Get Help Now From Our Dallas Storm Damage Cleanup Crews
At Regent Restoration, we understand how destructive storms are and how devastating this can be for homeowners. Our storm damage repair contractors will work quickly to return your property, and your life, back to normal.
- Always Free Quotes and Inspections
- Open 24/7, 365
- A+ Rating with the Dallas BBB
- IICRC Certified Storm Damage Restoration Contractors
- Free Insurance Help
- Licensed and Bonded
Our storm damage restoration experts are IICRC certified. This means they’re trained to handle everything from tree removal to flood cleanup to complete property reconstruction. Call us, day or night, for a free quote.
We’re located near Reverchon Park in Dallas and service all of the surrounding areas including zip codes 75201, 75202, 75205, 75216, 75219, 75225, 75226, 75244, 75270 and the entire DFW metroplex.
Regent Restoration of Dallas
3935 Hawick Ln
Dallas, TX 75220
Sunday / Open 24 hours
Monday / Open 24 hours
Tuesday / Open 24 hours
Wednesday / Open 24 hours
Thursday / Open 24 hours
Friday / Open 24 hours
Saturday / Open 24 hours