Recent Storm Damage Posts
Storm, Storm Go Away: How SERVPRO Can Help When it Comes To Storm Damage
Ice damage, hail damage, storm damage, hurricane damage, flooding and wind damage all have the potential to cause far-reaching damage when they strike. However, not all is lost. Storm restoration can help salvage most of the items in a house. Homeowners count their losses too quick before engaging the services of storm restoration experts.
It is important to know the effects of harsh weather so that homeowners understand the need for storm remediation. Wind damage, for instance, can cause heavy roof damage. Roof damage is mainly from loose tiles or shingles. Wind damage after winter can also cause moisture from ice damming or formation of ice dams to sip through the roof. Homes with wooden roofs can experience wood swelling. This leads to further roof damage necessitating immediate repair.
There are various strategies that homeowners can take as measures of storm remediation. For instance, those who live in areas more prone to winter damage or wind damage can consider installing roofs with a higher slope. This goes a long way in reducing the cost of regular roof leak repairs. It also minimizes roof leaks.
Postponing roof repair especially from ice dams and ice damming only leads to more costs. A simple roof leak repair can turn into a roof replacement if not handled immediately. It is also crucial to conduct roof inspection, especially after a storm warning. This minimizes the costs to be incurred in roof repair after the storm damage happens. A roof inspection will identify all the damaged places, and the roof repair will be handled in time. All roof leaks are also sealed to ensure that the roof is able to withstand the coming weather damage.
Hurricane damage, flood water damage, hail damage, wind damage, ice damage, storm damage and river flooding experts are trained to handle such harsh weather conditions. The water restoration arrive at the scene of the damage immediately. Water restoration efforts must be done promptly so as to prevent further damage. These activities are done after an assessment of the extent of flooding, ground water levels, and the flood water. An assessment is what informs their actions to deal with the storm damage, ground water, and flooding.
Homeowners need to explain the type of damage so that the home restoration experts can come with the right tools and gear to carry out storm remediation. One such tool is a flood pump. These flood pumps are used to drain water after a flooding or water damage. A flood pump can also work automatically. It can be left in a room to drain the ground water. The pumps are able to handle the ground water even as it rises. Commercial flood pumps are also available to deal with massive flood water situations such as river flooding. In a home application, the flood pumps can be used with vacuums.
Another common issue is frozen pipes, especially after a winter damage. Frozen pipes prevent a free flow of water through the pipes. If the temperatures are still low, it may take time before the frozen pipes unfreeze. It is not advisable to apply heat to the frozen pipes. Handling of these frozen pipes should be left to the storm restoration or home restoration experts.
So give us a call today! We are faster to any disaster and ready to make things "Like it never even happened."
Beware the Ice Dam!
If you live in Kosciusko or Noble County in Indiana for any length of time you will realize that the temps are cold, and then warm and then ridiculous...sometimes all in one day! With this weather pattern comes the very real threat of ice dams! When snow falls, melts, and then freezes rapidly, water can pool on your roof and create a dam, causing the runoff to leak into your home. Check out this article link below for more great info on what ice dams are and how to prevent them!
When the winds blow, SERVPRO is here for you
Winter often brings some of the worst storms! Are you and your business ready? SERVPRO is here to help you should disaster strike...including winter storms!
Winter storms can be accompanied by strong winds that can cause severe wind damage including, roof damage and felling trees. Ensure that your storm damage expert can handle wind damage situations. They should be in a position to offer roof damage solutions and reinforce your buildings against the effects of wind damage in the future. Home restoration for wind damage is easier with a resourceful storm restoration expert.
Winter storms can leave residential and commercial buildings with severe ice damage and flooding from ice dams. A more severe scenario is having frozen pipes, which could mean that you will not have water. You could also get an ice dam forming on your roof, and it will prevent water from draining from your roof. The water that stagnates behind the dam can lead to a roof leak at first but get worse with time if you do not get the ice dam thawed. Only a storm remediation. expert can carry out roof repair to get rid of the ice dam. Frozen pipes because of ice damage can block all your pipes, leading to flooding because of a roof leak.
You can prevent ice damming! Make sure to include plenty of ceiling insulation evenly to create a temperature exchanges between the underside of your roof and the inside of your rooms. This will ensure even melting of the ice preventing frozen pipes, a roof leak, which manifest as water stains on your ceilings. A storm remediation. expert can undertake the roof repair if ice damming catches you unawares. The roof repair needs to be handled immediately to avoid structural damage.
So if a storm causes a disaster for your home or business, give us a call! We are faster to any disaster and are here to help make things "Like it never even happened."
When water damage leads to mold, SERVPRO is here for you
Flood-damaged homes are very likely to experience mold damage as moisture permeates the structure of the building for an extended period of time. Mold organisms are found almost everywhere and damp environments allow it to grow and spread through affected areas such as basements, walls, carpet and wood. If you have a flood-damaged home, keep an eye out for discoloration on surfaces and the tell-tale musty odor.
If you notice mold in your home, there are things you can do.
- Get the moisture under control. After a flood, the water must be extracted and the structure dried.
- All porous materials (drywall, carpeting, and ceiling tiles) with mold growth should be discarded.
- Appliances that contain insulation should be discarded as they may harbor mold spores that cannot be seen.
- Heating and air conditioning filters need to be changed. The system will need to be inspected by a professional and may need to be replaced.
- Non-porous materials and surfaces will need to be professionally cleaned depending on the extent of the damage. Remember, if clean up is not handled appropriately, it is likely that the spores will spread.
If you experience a water damage and would like to avoid mold call in local assistance, contact SERVPRO of Kosciusko & Noble Counties. We are available to help 24/7.
When Flooding Hits, SERVPRO Is Here For You
Spring showers can lead to severe storms and the flooding of your home. We’re #HeretoHelp mitigate the resulting water damage to keep your shelter sturdy and safe. If a storm tears through Hinds County, SERVPRO of Kosciusko & Noble Counties is here to get your home or commercial business back in working order. SERVPRO of Kosciusko & Noble Counties can handle any size disaster. If you have any questions or concerns, let us know by calling 601-353-2286. Don't hesitate to call us when disaster strikes. We are always #HereToHelp at SERVPRO of Kosciusko & Noble Counties!
SERVPRO of Kosciusko & Noble Counties specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.
Why SERVPRO? Water Damage Can Be Frustrating
Being ankle-deep in water after a pipe bursts in your kitchen can be an overwhelming, emotional experience, even if you have been through it before. Are you prepared to handle these kinds of damages in your home?
We have a quality solution to the flood damage affecting your home. Our technicians have several years of training and the experience necessary to put the latest in technology and equipment to use for you.
SERVPRO technicians have dealt a few severe flood damage incidents over the years, each case requiring a specific response. Our detail oriented staff asks a series of questions about your situation during your initial call, helping us determine the proper amount of equipment, and personnel to assign to perform your repairs.
That way SERVPRO technicians have a general idea of the type of situation we are dealing with before arriving on site. After arriving at your home, we perform a full inspection of the affected area and make service recommendations tailored to fit your situation. Getting started immediately means that we can prevent additional damages or mold growth from forming saving a variety of personal belongings and household contents along the way.
SERVPRO drying technicians specialize in water removal from hard to access areas like under your kitchen cabinetry, inside of wall cavities, and other areas where moisture tends to hide. We use moisture detectors to determine how far the water has advanced and moisture meters to monitor the effectiveness of the services we provide. Dehumidifiers make controlling the relative humidity of your home easier, while air moving equipment helps us maintain a quick, efficient drying process in a variety of spaces.
Our cleaning and sanitation technicians put the finishing touches on many of your contents affected by the event; using EPA-registered chemicals to deliver quality results. Sanitizers help reduce the population of microorganisms, while disinfectants and sterilizer chemicals destroy all organisms, prevent their growth and their spores. You should consider giving our professional restoration technicians the opportunity to inspect each item thoroughly before disposing of any of the contents of your home. We may surprise you.
Our technicians finalize your restoration process by performing any necessary repairs, including drywall and carpet replacement, returning your home to a quality pre-flood damage condition that you and your family can enjoy.
When It Comes To SERVPRO, Storms Have Met Their Match
Storms can push a bunch of potential problems your way that makes owning a home painful on your pocketbook. However, with changes in how we respond to emergency situations as a society, it is easier to get the help you deserve.
Calling and scheduling multiple contractors to receive quality repairs after flood damage occurs is a thing of the past. There are qualified professionals all under one roof that can provide you with the services you need to recover quickly after a flood. Our services help limit any losses you might experience, and give you access to professionals who respond to emergency situations with a sense of purpose.
By contacting your local SERVPRO, you gain access to highly trained, IICRC-certified professionals who can help you understand what to do during emergency situations. We do far more than offer you unique solutions to problems that exist on your property. Our technicians can help you make the most of any unfortunate situation and teach you how to avoid future problems that might occur. Whether you have flood damage caused by a broken window, fallen tree, or heavy winds, we produce quality results you can trust.
If you happen to have roof damage that causes flooding in your basement, your SERVPRO technicians understand how to locate the problem and perform any necessary repairs to get the job done right. We can correct grading in your yard to improve runoff performance, install additional drainage, backflow valves, and submersible pumps to keep water away from your home.
SERVPRO technicians also perform crawl space encapsulation services that help improve your home’s living environment and provide you with many solutions against corrosion, rot, and even mold. We maintain your property as if it were our own, offering quality cleanup and restoration services to everyone in our surrounding community.
Contact SERVPRO of Kosciusko & Noble Counties, we understand and care about your situation. There is no reason for you to go it alone, our team is ready to help restore your home, today. (574) 306-4134
SERVPRO of Kosciusko & Noble Counties can help when storms hit your home or business!
SERVPRO® of Kosciusko & Noble Counties knows your home or business can be affected by a variety different storm damages within a single season. From hail to wind, tornado to snowstorm, we get a little bit of everything around here. Knowing what to look for after a storm is crucial for detecting and restoring issues. Below are areas to check for storm damage:
- Roof: Look for shingles that have discoloration, tearing, or even holes in them. These can all be signs that your roof has been damaged. Another sign is if there are leaks in your roof or your ceiling.
- Gutters: After a hail storm, looking for dents or dings can also give you a better picture of what the storm did to the rest of your home. Your gutters can also give you insight to whether you have roof damage. Check to see if there are granules from the asphalt shingles in your gutter.
- Windows: Look at each of the windows at your homes and note any signs of shattered or broken windows and frame damage. This is especially important after a hail storm or a strong wind storm.
- Exterior: Not only is it important to look at the siding of your home to check for damage, it is also important that you check any appliances.
After your inspection, if you notice any signs of storm damage follow up by checking the area for signs of mold or mildew. If damage has occurred call a local professional to resolve the issue. SERVPRO® of Kosciusko & Noble Counties is always here to help! Whether in Warsaw, Wabash, Syracuse, Huntington, Columbia City, Milford or surrounding areas, we are here to make it "Like it never even happened." for you!