When the bad weather hits hard, here’s what to do next.

Dubai may be known as the land of endless sunshine, but during the cooler months unpredictable weather can bring unexpected challenges, particularly during the rainy season.

When they do come, Dubai’s rainstorms can be super fierce and wreak havoc on properties – that’s why it’s crucial to be prepared (and proactive) in dealing with raging Mother Nature.

Here are our top tips for effectively managing and repairing storm damage to your property.

Conduct a thorough inspection

After a heavy rainstorm, the first step is to conduct a comprehensive inspection of your property. Check for any visible signs of damage such as leaks, water stains, cracks, or flooding. Pay close attention to the roof, windows, doors, and exterior walls as these are common areas where water infiltration can occur.

Address immediate safety concerns

If you notice any structural damage or safety hazards such as fallen trees, loose electrical wires, or flooded areas, it’s essential to address them immediately. Ensure that everyone on the property is safe and secure before proceeding with any repair work.

Assess water damage

Water damage can be extensive and may not always be immediately apparent. Be sure to thoroughly assess the extent of water intrusion within the property. Use moisture meters to detect hidden moisture in walls, ceilings, and floors. Promptly drying out affected areas is crucial to prevent mold growth and further damage.

Secure temporary repairs

In cases where immediate repairs are necessary to prevent further damage, consider securing temporary fixes. This could include tarping damaged roofs, sealing leaks, or boarding up broken windows. While these measures may provide temporary relief, it’s essential to follow up with permanent repairs as soon as possible.

Document damage for insurance claims

Take detailed photographs and videos of the storm damage before beginning any repair work. This documentation will be invaluable when filing insurance claims. Be sure to keep records of all repair expenses and communication with insurance providers for a smoother claims process.

Hire professional help…

Dealing with storm damage can be daunting, especially for large-scale repairs. Hiring a reputable property maintenance company like Breathe with experience in handling storm damage restoration will save you time and money – as well as avoiding risks to your safety. Our professional team can assess the extent of the damage, provide expert recommendations, and efficiently conduct repairs to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

…and implement preventive measures

Once repairs are complete, take proactive steps to mitigate future storm damage. This could involve reinforcing vulnerable areas of the property, installing gutter systems to redirect rainwater away from the building, and maintaining landscaping to prevent water pooling around the foundation. Again, the Breathe team are on hand to help!