There is likely to be quite a bit that requires repairs or even replacement after any hurricane or tropical storm is finished in our area. We want to make sure that you know we are here to help.
We don’t just say this though, we show it. Our team is made up of locals too after all. Whether you’ve evacuated or stayed behind, here are some ideas on how to check things out in and around your home after the weather returns to normal.
Remember to Keep Yourself Safe!
Above anything else, stay away from dangerous situations that are close to home. Floodwaters that have yet to abate or downed power lines should be something you keep away from. Make sure to wait until daylight to check things out and do not approach any area that may provide dangerous to your health or wellbeing–leave these issues to local emergency personnel.
A Starter Home Inspection Checklist
Once you are able to do a home inspection safely, you can use the following checklist to get yourself started.
- Check for any damage to your home’s exterior. Again make sure to prioritize your safety when we check things out. If you can, take a walk around the exterior of your home. Look for fallen roof shingles, broken glass, or other signs of physical damage to the house. If you find any, make sure to take pictures to help with insurance claims.
- Check on your home appliances: First and foremost, if any appliances or outlets are wet do not touch them or plug them in until things are dried out. using wet plugs or outlets can easily lead to a bad shock. Along with this, take your time plugging in those appliances. Plugging things in gradually reduces the chances that you’ll overload a circuit.
- Be on the alert for signs of a gas leak: If you hear hissing noises or smell sulfur or rotten eggs it is likely there is a gas leak present. Alert emergency services, and do NOT turn on any gas appliances or anything that uses a flame until the gas leak is identified and fixed.
- Do a visual inspection of your HVAC system: The condenser unit of any AC system sits outside the home. Hopefully, yours is either on a platform to avoid flooding or protected in some way. In any case, you’ll want to make sure that the system isn’t flooded or damaged. If the condenser was harmed during the hurricane though, you can contact us for an air conditioner repair in Palm Bay. Our team has served homes throughout the area for years so we’ve seen a majority of what can happen to an AC after a hurricane passes through.
It is our hope that your home and your family are affected as little as possible by any hurricane that impacts our area. However, if there is damage to your HVAC system or other parts of your home, it can hopefully provide some added peace of mind to know our team of helpful experts is just a call or click away.