Dealing with Storm Damage to Your Home or Business

Whether it was torrential rain, or it seemed like a small hurricane hit Minnesota, your home or business can be affected by storm damage. By assessing the damages entirely, you’ll be in a better position to finalize your claim and start the storm damage repair process.



Safety is always the number one priority. Watch out for broken glass and fallen power lines. Make sure you are wearing shoes with a thick sole. Those flimsy summer flip-flops just won’t cut it in this instance. Electricity and water don’t mix. Shut off your electricity and alert the utility company for fallen power lines near your home. If you smell gas or suspect a gas leak, shut off the main gas line immediately, open windows, and evacuate the home or business if possible.



Your roof is susceptible to the most damage. Think about it; your roof takes a beating with all the snow in the winter and rain and wind in the summer. If a tree limb or heavy debris falls through your roof, the roof will obviously be damaged, but your home may be structurally damaged as well. This is a serious problem and should be addressed as soon as possible. Hail is also a common threat to your home. Walk around your house to assess dings, dents, cracks, and holes caused by the storm. The most common places to spot storm damage is on the siding, windows, and air conditioning unit.



After assessing the damage, the repair may seem like a daunting task. First, contact your insurance provider. They will walk you through making a claim. It is necessary to take care of the damage right away. Letting the problems go unaddressed can compromise the safety of the people inside your home or business. After a storm blows through Central Minnesota, call Royal Renovations to help you with the damage.


Here is a comprehensive list of the storm damage services offered by Royal Renovations.

  • Emergency Board-Ups
  • Water Extraction
  • 24/7 Claims Management
  • Content Pack-Out/In
  • Temporary Utilities
  • Structural Drying
  • Odor Control
  • Climate Controlled Storage
  • Moisture Reading
  • Complete Construction
  • Content Processing
  • Content Cleaning