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Storm Damage Repair and Restoration

PCS Construction has been in Port Richey performing Storm Damage Repair and Structural Restoration for years and understands that dealing with post storm damage issues is a very stressful time.

Your normal daily routine is important to you. You deal with just one project manager who keeps you informed, directs, tracks and reports progress, and sees to it that your life get back to normal quickly. You get to focus yourself as much as possible on what’s important in your home life.

We work to maximize your freedom of movement through the areas we’re restoring. We clean up our work areas at the end of each shift so you won’t suffer undo inconvenience or unsightly clutter while we’re not on premises.
 
Tree Through HouseThe photo above taken in early December of 2015 is of a seemingly completely healthy tree that suddenly split in half and fell without warning through a house in Hernando County. The week it occurred there was only breezy wind and very slight rainfall.

Often times tree limbs, entire trees and even power poles crash through the roofs, siding and framing of homes exposing the interiors to the elements, roaches, spiders, termites, rodents, and more.

Storm Damage

The experts in Professional Construction Specialists in Port Richey take the burden of wind, hurricane and storm damage remediation off of your shoulders and make your life easier in part because we deal directly with your insurance company ourselves.

We manage the reconstruction remediation details for you, and we get what you need from your insurance company better than anyone else for a few really great reasons:

Professional Construction Specialists started out dealing with sinkholes, one of the most major disasters there is. They include virtually every other type of disaster damage including flooding from broken pipes (and mold issues afterwards), felled trees, cracked foundations, ceilings, roofs and walls, fires (and resulting smoke damage) and even gas leak explosions damage. We’re great at thinking on our feet, and working in the trenches, performing rapidly to stabilize your home. We stop what is bad that is happening from getting any worse. That’s where hurricane, storm and fallen tree disaster recovery starts. Once the situation is stabilized we move forward to conduct full repair and restoration. 

Step one:

Upon first inspection we size up your job from top to bottom by observing and asking the right questions, all the while documenting every detail.

Then, after taking photos and writing our detailed report (which includes your input) we either head back to our disaster recovery headquarters in Port Richey, Pasco, or transmit all of the data digitally so all of our varying team and project management experts can pore over the data. That’s where we determine how your disaster recovery job is different from all others, how they are the same, and exactly what steps, in which order, and at what time intervals (dryout time, curing time for bonded materials, etc), need to be taken into consideration. That’s step one.

Step two:

Xactimate

 

This is where one of our advanced Xactimate certified hands on storm disaster recovery field experienced computer specialists uses the power of Xactimate Insurance Estimating Software to literally tear through tens of thousands of variables in multiple databases (updated daily) at the speed of light to provide up to the minute square footage costs for any and all materials determined to be required based on our expert level knowledge, plus all disaster recovery construction industry Department of Labor established number of hours required to perform any and all specialized restoration tasks. Xactimate is insurers number one preferred estimate producing software. Knowing how to use it is the key.

Step three:

Once we’ve submitted our bid and won we get to work. The more quickly the better as storm damage becomes more costly and harder to remediate the longer a job is delayed.  According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control): “When mold spores drop on places where there is excessive moisture, such as where leakage may have occurred in roofs, pipes, walls, plant pots, or where there has been flooding, they will grow. Many building materials provide suitable nutrients that encourage mold to grow. Wet cellulose materials, including paper and paper products, cardboard, ceiling tiles, wood, and wood products, are particularly conducive for the growth of some molds. Other materials such as dust, paints, wallpaper, insulation materials, drywall, carpet, fabric, and upholstery, commonly support mold growth.” Needless to say, the longer a storm damage job of sealing up and drying out is delayed, the more widely mold will spread.

According to the National Severe Storms Laboratory, part of NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, these are the basics of damaging winds:

What are damaging winds?

Damaging winds are often called “straight-line” winds to differentiate the damage they cause from tornado damage. Strong thunderstorm winds can come from a number of different processes. Most thunderstorm winds that cause damage at the ground are a result of outflow generated by a thunderstorm downdraft. Damaging winds are classified as those exceeding 50-60 mph.

Are damaging winds really a big deal?

Damage from severe thunderstorm winds account for half of all severe reports in the lower 48 states and is more common than damage from tornadoes. Wind speeds can reach up to 100 mph and can produce a damage path extending for hundreds of miles.

Who is at risk from damaging winds?

Since most thunderstorms produce some straight-line winds as a result of outflow generated by the thunderstorm downdraft, anyone living in thunderstorm-prone areas of the world is at risk for experiencing this hazard. While it is true that people living in mobile homes are especially at risk for injury and death, and even anchored mobile homes can be seriously damaged when winds gust over 80 mph, virtually any home in west central Florida can be damaged by straight-line winds.

We at Professional Construction Specialists Inc are the company that gets the most disaster recovery jobs in Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas and Hillsborough in part because our estimates are Xactimate estimates, not Guesstimates, but mostly because we’re alert, aware, sober and caring and we do our jobs with precision. 

PCS Guys, “No lies, just the professional guys!”

PCS Guys work fast with your insurance company to get started before the worst damage can occur. A home torn open to the elements is just waiting for more rain or another storm to make the situation even worse. Our service team and insurance experts cut through the red tape and do it all to make it easier for you than anyone else can. Call us at (727) 848-3700 or (855) 727-7465 now.