Emergency Building Repairs

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Emergency Building Repairs

Following a hurricane or any other type of incident that may cause damage to your property, it is important to know the steps necessary to stabilize conditions and prevent further damage to your home and other property.  If you will be submitting an insurance claim, your adjuster will want to inspect the damage before a full repair is done.  Be sure to take photos of all damage prior to doing any type of emergency repairs.

It is important to hire a licensed professional.  Be sure they are properly licensed and insured to perform the work in accordance with the Florida Building Code.  Most repairs will require a permit and inspections by the City of Weston Building Department to ensure your safety and to maintain the integrity of your home.

Read more about the Building Code Department and the permit process.

Example of a non-disaster type emergency repair: some repairs may be classified as an “emergency” even if it is not related to a disaster.  For example, if an air conditioning unit fails and there is a chronically ill person in the home that requires air conditioning.  A new unit can be installed prior to a permit being received, but it must be done by a licensed professional, with a permit pulled and the work inspected after completion.

Immediately following the impact of a hurricane or other storm event, document any damage to your property for insurance purposes and also log onto Broward.org/ReportHomeDamage to report damage to your home to Broward County.  This helps the County assess where the most extensive damage might be located.