Disaster Recovery Articles & Tips
What steps should you take after your home has been affected by a hurricane? Follow our checklist for simple steps to assess the damage, including the roof, siding, appliances, gas line and HVAC system — and get your home up and running. The... Read more .
Has your house been damaged in a fire? Whether you’ve suffered a wildfire or a home fire, read these simple tips for assessing fire damage and steps to clean up and restore your house and home appliances. Fires at home are devastating, dangerous... Read more .
Has your house been affected by a tornado? Follow this checklist for inspecting damage to the exterior of your home and conducting safety checks for major appliances and gas leaks. You’ve been through a tornado. Your family is safe, and your... Read more .
Has your home recently gone through an earthquake? Read these simple tips for addressing home safety concerns and how to check home appliances for gas leaks or damage following an earthquake. Unlike some other natural disasters, earthquakes can’t... Read more .
In an article at Consumer Reports, you can find advice from Chris Granger, vice president of Sears Home Services, for what to do if you’r appliances have gotten wet in a flood. (Spoiler alert: don’t rush in and turn them all. There’s a risk of... Read more .
Read these tips from the Sears Home Experts before you decide. After a major flood, the difficult work of cleanup is fraught with decisions about what items are salvageable and what must be replaced. Because your appliances, electronics and... Read more .
How to prevent — and deal with — water damage to your washer, dryer, fridge, HVAC and other appliances. Hurricanes, tornadoes, thunderstorms, floods — storm season is the time of year when Mother Nature can unleash her fury. As you batten down... Read more .
Our infographic offers tips to help prepare your home before a storm strikes — and what to do afterward. Extreme weather can really take a toll on your home’s exterior, especially the siding. But there are things you can do before a storm to help... Read more .
Don’t let all the different roofing options go over your head. Don’t put off thinking about a new roof until it’s too late and there’s water dripping into the living room. With so many roofing options available, it can be easy to feel like you’re... Read more .