For all property owners, natural disasters can be extremely difficult situations to navigate. This is particularly true in the Southeastern United States, since coastal states are prone to hurricanes and tropical storms. One aspect of emergency management is disaster mitigation. The mitigation portion of the business can be the most important part of your rebuilding process for many reasons. First and foremost, it is your duty as the property owner to stop additional damages from occurring after a natural disaster, meaning you need to take immediate action per your insurance policy. The easiest way to do this is to hire a mitigation company.
Now believe it or not, this is the most important part of the rebuilding process because when you select a mitigation company to work on your property, the proceeds used to pay for this service will come out of the “Structure A” portion of your policy. “Structure A” is the monies allotted for the main building of your property within your insurance policy. Therefor you have to make sure this contractor doesn’t use up a ton of your coverage or you won’t have enough left over to build. Unfortunately this is a common occurrence which leaves many property owners frustrated and left without proper funds to restore afterwards.
Navigating this portion of the process correctly is the key to a successful rebuild and there are many rules to follow. Call or email us today to find out how our MIT companies can help you through this critical phase.
Disaster Mitigation Planning For Your Property
Through proactively planning and applying mitigation practices and technology, you as a property or home owner can prevent or lessen the impact of natural disasters. For example, you can work with Prime Construction Consulting to come up with mitigation measures for your specific area, property structure, land, and situation, in order to strengthen your home so your family and belongings are better protected from earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, and the myriad natural hazards that are always around the corner (especially in Florida). While we can’t predict everything, we can help you protect your home and lessen the impact of a natural disaster on the house and property. Mitigation technologies can be used to strengthen structures in your home and landscape in a way to protect your house in the case of a storm or hurricane so that a natural disaster doesn’t devestate your home as severely as if there were no proactive measures taken. Moreover, mitigation measures can help to minimize disaster losses and suffering so that it decreases the demand for resources and money after a natural disaster.
Forms Of Disaster Mitigation
There are many forms of disaster mitigations that apply to homeowners. Some examples of how you may want to be proactive and employ disaster mitigation techniques to your property to protect it in case of a natural disaster include:
- Purchasing flood insurance to protect your belongings, since not all homeowners insurance comes with flood insurance and floods are common in Florida
- Promoting sound land use planning around your property based on known hazards
- Elevating or relocating structures out of the floodpains
- Having hurricane straps installed to more securely attach a structure’s roof to its foundation and walls
- Securing shelves and water heaters to nearby walls
- Ensuring that your home is up to effective building codes and standards
- Utilizing fire-retardant materials when building
- Having a plan in place in case of a hazard