Storm Damage Restoration

Storm damage from tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards, dust, and hail can severely impact your home and business. First Onsite will work closely with property owners, facility managers, and other key stakeholders to ensure the highest levels of safety and compliance are met to restore property so you can get back to business and life.

You see the images on the news and on the media and on TV, and it never does justice to what is truly happening when you arrive on the site of a hurricane. You know, I’ve been doing this 25 years and I can tell you that the flooding damage from Hurricane Ian, particularly in Fort Myers Beach, was second to none. (gentle music) It’s tough to see, and to get there was extremely difficult. We had to launch from the beach and swim ashore to gain access to the clients and their properties. And when a hurricane is about to make landfall, you look at where it’s going to make landfall, and really how you’re going to gain access and what challenges you might come across. And we start looking at that stuff days prior to a hurricane making landfall. You gotta really think outside the box on how you can get there as quick and as safely as possible to really assess and see the damage up close, so you know kind of what you’re coming into before you actually put boots on the ground. Once we get to a property, our first process is really looking at securing it for safety and mitigating further damage. In other words, if the roof is blown off, we need to get a tarp on quickly ’cause as it’s gonna rain, it’s gonna create additional damage. Of course, in the case of Hurricane Ian on Sanibel, that started with, “Well, we’re gonna need barges to get, you know, earth moving equipment and lifts to be able to get these large trees off of buildings and out of lots before we can even begin to get ground personnel on site to even get close to the buildings.” You know, there’s always different types of challenges you gotta overcome, and we’ve got a fantastic team that has done this many, many years, and we’ve learned from every storm something we could do better next time. And that’s one of the things that we focus on, is we make sure we get together after an event and talk about the challenges that we had, so that we’re better prepared to face those challenges. Our biggest assistance to our client is to help relieve stress, it’s just good, solid communication on conditions and efforts, working as a team with the insurance company, and with a team with their consultants, their building consultants and engineers and surveyors, to really put together a solid plan to get them back in the business. There’s nothing more rewarding in my line of work and our line of work here First Onsite than when a client does call and thanks you for the work and for what your teams have done. And I make sure that that message is heard by every single person that is on every single job site ’cause it cannot happen without every single one of us doing our part to make sure that those expectations are exceeded. It is very, very rewarding in the end. (gentle music)

First Onsite Storm Damage Recovery Process

Our storm damage recovery process involves mitigating existing issues; and cleaning, sanitizing, repairing and restoring your property to the state it was in before storm damage occurred. Our process includes:

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Safety assessment
Storm Damage Recovery
Safety assessment

Addressing immediate safety concerns such as downed power lines or damage to structures.

Damage assessment
Storm Damage Assessment
Damage assessment

When the property is deemed safe, identifying any damage caused by the storm.

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Identifying and eliminating sources of additional damage. Boarding up open areas or installing temporary roof covers to protect from weather or trespassers. Beginning removal of standing water.

Storm Damage Remediation

Removing debris from the property, drying out any water-damaged items, and cleaning and sanitizing.

Storm Damage Remediation

After cleanup, addressing any structural damage, and repairing or replacing drywall, flooring, or insulation in affected areas.

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Benefits of Hiring first onsite for Storm Damage Restoration

No two storms are the same, and recovering from storm damage is a complicated process. With a variety of different issues that can come up, it’s important to partner with a damage recovery company that has experience across every type of situation you will encounter. From pre-storm planning and risk assessment to emergency response and property restoration, we can help you prepare for and recover from property damage quickly.

As one of North America’s leading disaster recovery and property restoration service providers, our storm mitigation, remediation, and restoration services are available 24/7, 365 days per year. You can request our services at any time.

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Creating a disaster response plan allows us to respond even more quickly and effectively. By meeting with you before any damage occurs, our teams can familiarize themselves with your property, identify important points of concern, and develop a customized plan tailored to your facility’s unique requirements. This preplanning helps us to equip you with the necessary resources to react rapidly when the need arises.

  • Create a response plan for any disaster
  • Establish a point of contact dedicated to you
  • Speed up response time and the restoration process as well as reduce the amount of downtime
  • Access to resources like storm preparation tips and lunch and learns

Let us help you prepare for the unexpected

When disaster strikes, knowing what to expect can make a world of difference. Discover what our specialists have to say about preparing for disaster, expediting recovery, and everything in between. We’re here to help, always.


Storms can cause various types of damage, including water, wind, hail, lightning damage, and damage from debris.

First, ensure that the property is safe to enter. Then, contact First Onsite to assess the damage and develop a plan.

The storm damage remediation process depends on the severity of the damage and the restoration work’s complexity. First Onsite can provide an estimated timeline based on the specific circumstances of your case.

Many insurance policies cover storm damage remediation. However, the specific coverage and limitations of your policy will depend on your insurance provider and your policy details.

If you do not have insurance coverage for storm damage, you may be able to seek financial assistance through government disaster relief programs or other community-based organizations.

In some cases, it may be safe to remain in your home during the restoration process. However, if the damage is extensive or poses a safety risk, it may be necessary to temporarily relocate while the work is being done.

Taking proactive steps to plan for storms, such as reinforcing doors and windows, trimming back trees, and securing loose objects in the yard, can help to minimize the risk of storm-related damage.

Pre-planning is essential because it allows you to identify potential risks and hazards in advance. By developing a plan for responding to and recovering from catastrophic events, property owners can minimize the impact of the events on their properties and assets, reduce downtime, and recover more quickly. Pre-planning can also provide peace of mind and reduce stress and anxiety associated with catastrophic events.