There’s no time quite like spring. Not only because of the freshly-bloomed lilacs and roses, but also because of the unpredictable weather. No matter where you live, Mother Nature likes to throw temper tantrums in the springtime. These can be damaging and lead to costly repairs. If your home has encountered damage from a storm, know how to handle it.

Contact Your Insurance

Call your homeowner’s insurance immediately after the storm ends and you can safely assess any damage. If you live in a coastal state, chances are you’ve encountered your fair share of storm damage. Homeowner’s insurance in Connecticut, for example, probably gets these sorts of calls all too often. Living along the coast seems to infuriate Mother Nature most of all, but she doesn’t always discriminate. Whether you live in Iowa or have homeowners insurance in Connecticut, your insurer needs to know.

Be Careful

Proceed with caution when moving forward with any storm damage. If there is any electrical damage outside (like a telephone wire), DO NOT GO NEAR IT. Call your local fire department and alert authorities as soon as possible. Don’t allow children or pets to go near anything damaged by roping off the area. Children and animals are naturally curious beings, but you don’t want them to get hurt. Remind youngsters that the area is not safe and that they should not play there.

Exercise caution and safety after a big storm. Let your homeowner’s insurance play a part in repairing any possible destruction caused.