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A Guide to Severe Weather Damage Restoration

Steps to Recover and Rebuild After a Storm in Burns Harbor

In the dynamic business landscape of Burns Harbor, dealing with the aftermath of severe weather damage is a reality that many companies must face. Using our expertise at ServiceMaster by Tekton, we’ll provide an in-depth examination of the crucial role that swift and efficient responses play in mitigating the impact of such events on your business.

Different weather phenomena can affect commercial properties in different ways. No matter what kind of disaster you’re facing, immediate action is of the utmost importance. We’ll guide you through a comprehensive restoration process to get your operations back on track as quickly as possible.

With the right knowledge and preparation, the daunting task of recovery and rebuilding becomes manageable and empowering. Are you prepared to recover and rebuild your business after a storm?

Understanding the Impact of Severe Weather

Severe weather events can have a profound impact on commercial properties, each bringing its own set of challenges and potential damages. In Burns Harbor, businesses can be exposed to a wide variety of weather conditions throughout the year.

The different weather conditions we face in Burns Harbor include:


Hail can cause significant damage to the exterior of buildings, including roofs, windows, and siding. The extent of the damage often depends on the size of the hailstones, wind speed, and the duration of the storm. A severe hailstorm can lead to water leaks, structural damage, and even temporary closure of your business for repairs.


Severe winds can cause considerable structural damage. They can rip off roofing materials, break windows, and topple signage. In some cases, strong winds can cause structural failure, especially in older buildings not built to withstand such forces.


Heavy rainfall can lead to flooding, which may result in extensive water damage to both the interior and exterior of a building. This could include damage to electronics, furniture, and inventory, as well as potential mold growth if not properly addressed and dried out.


Accumulated snow, especially when wet and heavy, can pose a risk to the structural integrity of a building. The weight of the snow can cause roofs to collapse, particularly flat roofs on commercial properties. Additionally, freezing temperatures can lead to burst pipes, leading to water damage inside the building.

The Importance of Immediate Response

In the aftermath of a severe weather event, every moment counts. The longer your business remains exposed to the elements or inundated with water, the higher the risk of further damage and prolonged downtime.

Hail can crack windows, high winds can tear off roofs, and heavy rain can lead to flooding - all conditions that worsen over time. The key to minimizing these effects is prompt, decisive action.

This is where ServiceMaster by Tekton comes in. Our 24/7 emergency service ensures we're there when you need us most. Whether it's in the middle of the night, on a weekend, or during a holiday, our team is ready to respond immediately. This rapid response reduces the risk of secondary damage, such as mold growth or structural instability, saving time and money.

The Weather Damage Restoration Process

We understand that dealing with a severe weather event can be overwhelming. Our detailed restoration process is designed to provide reassurance and clarity every step of the way, ensuring you're never left guessing about what comes next.

Initial Assessment and Damage Evaluation

Our experts will arrive promptly to conduct a thorough inspection of your property. Using advanced tools and our extensive knowledge, we evaluate the extent of the damage, identify potential risks, and develop a comprehensive restoration plan tailored to your specific needs.

Water Extraction and Drying

If your property has suffered water damage, we begin by extracting the excess water using powerful pumps and vacuums. We then employ industrial-grade dehumidifiers and air movers to dry out your property thoroughly, preventing mold growth and further damage.

Removal of Damaged Materials

Damaged materials can pose health risks and hinder the restoration process. Our team carefully removes these materials in accordance with safety regulations, ensuring your property is ready for the next step of restoration.

Repair and Reconstruction

Finally, we repair and reconstruct the damaged areas to restore your property to its pre-loss condition or better. Our experienced team handles everything from restoring furniture to major reconstructions with the utmost professionalism.

The Role of Insurance in Weather Damage Restoration

Navigating through insurance claims after a weather damage event can seem like a daunting task, but with the right guidance and support, the process can become manageable.

One of the first steps after a weather event is documenting the damage thoroughly. This includes taking photographs, noting down details of the damage, and, if possible, recording videos. These will serve as evidence when filing your claim, which you should do as soon as possible.

Understand Your Insurance Policy

Familiarize yourself with your insurance policy. Understand your coverage, exclusions, and deductibles. Knowing what your policy covers will help you understand what costs you can expect to be reimbursed for.

At ServiceMaster by Tekton, we understand how overwhelming this process can be, which is why we help you navigate through your insurance claim. We work closely with you and your insurance company, providing all necessary documentation and ensuring the restoration process is carried out efficiently and to the highest standards.

Contact Us Today for Assistance

We understand that dealing with severe weather damage can be an incredibly stressful and daunting experience. The disruption to your business, the uncertainty about recovery, the concern for your property's future - we get it, and we're here to help.

ServiceMaster by Tekton is more than a restoration company. We're a team of experts dedicated to helping you navigate this challenging time, from assessing the damage to restoring your business to its former glory. Our 24/7 emergency service means we're always ready to respond when disaster strikes, providing the prompt action needed to minimize further damage and downtime.

Contact us online or call (219) 255-3422 today to learn more about our commercial restoration services and how we can help protect your business.