Fixing Water Damage After A Storm Or Fire

Disaster Can Strike Quickly

Damage to your home can happen in the blink of an eye. A broken pipe, a severe storm, or a single spark can lead to severe damage to your property, and you need that damage to be repaired quickly to get your life back to normal.

When you’re looking for a residential contractor to repair unexpected damage to your home, it’s important to know what you need.

Ideally, you’ll find a company that can provide you all of the possible services you might need, from mold remediation to roof replacement. 

Maryland home damaged in a storm from a fallen tree

Storm Damage Repairs

Storm damage can cover a range of different issues for homeowners, depending on the storm. Excessive rain, high winds, and hail can all cause various problems, and your residential contractor should be prepared to handle all of them, including:


High winds can sometimes cause pieces of siding to separate — or to blow away entirely. Hail can also cause problems, cracking or even punching holes in siding. Quickly repairing this damage will help prevent further water damage to the structure of your home.


Hail and wind can sometimes crack or break windows, which you should repair as soon as possible. You might also discover that your windows have developed a leak, either around the panes or the frame itself.

Roof Repairs

Your roof is on the front line protecting your home from the elements, which means it also has the highest potential for suffering storm damage.

From missing shingles to damage caused by hail, you should have a qualified residential contractor like Finney Brothers check your roof for damage so that they can make repairs sooner rather than later.

Roof Replacement

Depending on the age of your roof, as well as the amount of damage caused by the storm, your residential contractor may determine that you could better spend your money replacing your roof.

While a roof replacement is a big investment, you’ll be able to rest easy knowing the roof will protect your home for years to come. With a residential contractor like Finney Brothers, you know we will do the job right.

Fire Damage Repairs

House fires can be scary, but dealing with the damage starts the moment the fire is extinguished. In most cases, you won’t be able to remain in your home until the damage is repaired. Smoke and fire damage combined with chemical and water damage from firefighting efforts will make it uninhabitable.

Your residential contractor should be able to walk you through the fire restoration process, making sure you understand every step, as well as how long you should expect the process to take.

Smoke damage repair on Maryland home

Step One: Drying

The first step to repairs is making sure the area is dry. Your contractor should use a combination of fans and dehumidifiers to quickly remove excess moisture, which can also help prevent mold growth.

Step Two: Removing Damage

After the area is dry, the contractor will begin removing all damaged items, including furniture and household items. They’ll also remove charred and burnt parts of your home itself so that they can start repairs.

Step Three: Repairs

Once the fire and smoke damage is removed, contractors will begin repairs, ensuring that your plumbing and electrical systems are working before replacing flooring and drywall. Once the process is complete, they’ll walk through your home with you to ensure all repairs have been completed to your satisfaction.

Water Damage And Mold Remediation

Whether the water damage is caused by storms, firefighting efforts, or a plumbing emergency, mold remediation is one of the most important first steps in repairing your home. According to FEMA, mold can begin to grow in as little as 24 hours, and once the growth has started, it becomes much more difficult to remove completely.

Your residential contractor should start by making sure any water damage is dried as soon as possible. However, if mold does begin to grow, your contractor should safely remove any decay and disinfect the area to prevent more mold from growing.

Home Insurance Repairs

While repairing damage to your home should be the priority, it’s also important to ensure that your homeowner’s insurance policy will cover your repairs. The best way to make sure you receive the payout you deserve is to choose a residential contractor with experience working with insurance companies.

Home repairs resulting from storm, fire, or water damage should be covered when it comes to insurance. Your contractor should help guide you through the process — which can often result in you getting your insurance payout faster as well.

If you’re looking for a residential contractor to help you recover from unexpected damage to your home, contact Finney Brothers today. We’ll do everything in our power to help you get back on your feet as fast as possible.

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