There is an ongoing saga amongst those who love to say to unwitting readers that they told them so and that they only wake up when the damage is done. As if to say that when the damage is done, there is now no longer any possibility of going back to rectify matters. All is lost, so it would seem. But all is not lost as it turns out. Those who suffer the worst damage in the aftermath of an unnaturally heavy storm tend to be those who did not listen to wordy advice on securing the premises with regular plumbing and maintenance work.
They also did not take care of the loose tiles on their roofs. And so the sorry litany will go on. And even those folks who have been more fortunate than others in terms of having insurance coverage are not let off lightly. Their insurers are fuming. Why did they not listen to us when we spoke to them about risk management recommendations or requirements. And now we must bail them out? Absolutely not. This is what happens. Instead of being paid out accordingly, they receive imposing penalties that they may not be able to afford going forward.
But a roofing, drainage and water damage restoration team will pass no judgment on the materially bereft. Their sole purpose is to restore matters as far as possible back to the way they were before this unexpected and unnaturally severe storm hit the properties concerned. In actual fact, once all furniture and carpets have been cleaned and restored, the rescue team will attempt to go even further back. For those who did not listen before, this now, would be a good time to do what is necessary in terms of securing the premises accordingly.