Recent Storm Damage Posts
Around this great nation we look forward to Summer. The kids are out of school and many have saved vacation days all year to cash in on a week or two during this time. It is a time of rest and relaxation, and opportunity to make family memories that will last a lifetime. Unfortunately it also brings with it a time of anxiety for many. With the warm air of Summer also comes Hurricane Season. These devastating storms bring with them wind, rain and flooding. Preparation is the key, secure your properties the best you can and get out of path of storm when possible. SERVPRO we can help you to rebuild the damage and will be happy to do so, but cannot replace you life. We hope that you never need our service, but are happy to be there for you in you greatest time of need.
Storms Continue Inland
With Hurricane Season upon us inland communities are faced with a different threat. As the storms travel further from the coast, the turbulent air can cause an all to familiar foe. An all to common danger is that of a spin off tornado coming from the bands of the storm. Much like a hurricane a tornado can produce strong winds that damage trees and homes. However, these weather monsters can spring up with little warning. If you find yourself affected by one of these situations and are not sure what to do next, At SERVPRO we can help. With services that range from water mitigation, to rebuild we can help prevent further damage by providing temporary coverage of roofs, or complete rebuilding options. We built our business on serving our communities in times of need. Let us help you in your time of need.
Heavy rains came out of nowhere and didn’t stop until the next day I Floyd County, Indiana. This flash flood was a real concern for a particular customer since they have had a small issue once in their basement. Because of this damage the first time the customer decided to upgrade their sump pump. Unfortunately, during this heavy rain it failed. The customer ended up with a couple of inches of standing water in their basement. The first call was to their insurance agent who asked them to reach out to SERVPRO of Floyd County. SERVPRO was quick to come out and extract all of the standing water in the basement. We then dried out the rest of the area and did all the repairs. It was a huge relief to use a company that could handle the entire project because this customer was in the process of selling their home. SERVPRO had the basement looking even better than it did before and the customer was very happy they called us!
Don't Forget To Check On Your Property After A Storm For Wind Damage
Recently Floyd County Indiana suffered a severe thunderstorm with raging 70 mile per hour winds and flash flooding. It's important for homeowners to check over their property carefully after a storm like this blows through. Shingles could have been blown from the roof and need to be repaired in order to keep water damage from occurring in the future.
It's also a good chance for homeowners and property owners to take the time to make sure there isn't any lawn debris or trash blocking the storm drains around your area. If the flash flood water doesn't have anywhere to go there's a good chance it will end up in your basement. This can be especially problematic if the power goes out and your sump pump fails.
If you find yourself in need of disaster recovery services following a wind storm or flash flood don't hesitate to give SERVPRO of Floyd County a call day or night.
When Storms Hit, Floods Flooding Often Follows
In any Hurricane situations one of the greatest dangers that face residents is not only wind and rain. Many times rising floodwaters cause the much of the damage and heartache. Although rainfall plays a role in this, so does the storms surge that pushes water not only onshore but up rivers and tributaries, causing floodwater to reach miles inland. These waters not only damage structures as rushing water causes foundations to erode and break loose from the ground to which they are anchored, but also carry with them deadly bacteria and disease. In many cases what is left behind after the water subsides, can cause great problems of its own.
The trained professionals at SERVPRO have been specially trained for these scenario's. Let us be there for you in your time of need. We are faster to any disaster and are here 24/7/365!
Call SERVPRO Quickly To Cut Down On Damages!
We Answer the Phone Ready to Help! Call Today - (502) 452-1298
The restoration process begins when you call us. SERVPRO of South Louisville is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. Even a delay of a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.
We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - (502) 452-1298
Water damage can be chaotic and traumatic. When you call us, we understand you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of South Louisville has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.
What to Expect
When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.
Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:
- Your name and contact information
- Your insurance information (if applicable)
- The street address of the water-damaged home or business
- When did the flooding or water damage occur?
- What caused the water damage (if known)?
- Is there electricity available (on-site)?
Why SERVPRO? No storm too big, no Strom too small!
SERVPRO of Floyd County is ready to handle any storm that comes our way!
Being prepared is our number one priority when it comes in impending inclement weather. Our team is always keeping an eye on the forecast, especially around our biggest storm seasons. We are always prepared with trailers preloaded with the equipment and tools we need to help if there should ever be a flood, tornado, or other natural event.
We live here too and know what it can be like to have a limb fall on your roof or your sump pump fail and flood your basement. These are situations that we have the capacity to handle in even the worst of times.
If you should find yourself in a situation such as these, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We can have our crews out to you any time, day or night. We will make it "Like it never even happened."
Trust The SERVPRO Experts For Your Sump Pump Clean Up!
SERVPRO is HERE TO HELP make it "Like it never even happened." Don't hesitate to contact us in the event of a sump pump backup in your home.
Lots of rain can cause major issues in a home if your sump pump isn't working properly. If your pump is being overworked it could malfunction. These malfunctions usually occur during heavy rains or flash floods.
Your sump pump could also be clogged with dirt or debris which could result in a huge water loss. Another reason sump pumps fail is lack of electricity. If the power goes out during heavy rains you might run into a water loss because you don't have a battery powered back up on your system. If you happen to run into an issue with your sump pump not working properly please contact a professional. It's important for you to have a properly performing sump pump to keep water from entering your basement.
We are always HERE TO HELP make it "Like it never even happened." Don't hesitate to contact us in the event of a sump pump backup in your home.
When Water Attacks Your Business: Things You Can Do To Avoid Bigger Problems
A roof leak or collapse can be devastating to a business, causing flooding and ruining merchandise. Roof damage, in fact, is a difficult situation, making reopening your store in Southern Indiana or Louisville Ky, a hassle and expense. Avoiding this disaster isn't impossible, but steps can be taken to minimize the chances.
1. Attend to Small Problems Quickly
Don't assume your structure is intact simply because you can't see water stains. Wind damage and harsh rain can wear it down, causing tiny complications. Contact roofing specialists to conduct biannual evaluations, looking for any of the following issues:
- Peeled edges
- Cracked roofing
- Missing shingles
- Flashing issues
Leaving any of these unattended exposes the building to leaks and water damage. Fix things as soon as they come to your attention.
2. Tend To Drainage and Debris Early
Are gutters clear? If they become clogged, backups happen, allowing water to build in areas it shouldn't. This pressure could add unneeded pressure to the top, essentially weighing it down. That collapse is not pretty. Have property management look at the gutter system regularly, scheduling clean outs. Trees and brush become an additional hazard. Roof damage often happens when limbs and branches are picked up during storms and then thrown into the roofing. Those smacks punch holes and remove the protective shingles. To avoid this, have someone trim the foliage and, before a major weather event, pick up anything loose on the ground.
3. Apply To Insurance Immediately
If you need help restoring the premises, contact a water restoration company to inspect the establishment, looking for mold and flooding complications. Their recommendation may indicate a roof rebuild is needed. Don't underestimate that decision. Work with your insurance company to discuss the need, giving you the comfort of a secure new ceiling. In fact, ask about waterproofing for the future. This sealant might aid in keeping leaks from sprouting up in the future.
Roof damage has preventative measures. By looking at it periodically, management might find the weak areas, offering a chance to stop a major catastrophe. In addition, don't forget that taking care of the landscaping may also ward off potential troubles.
If you do have any of these issues pop up, don’t be afraid to call SERVPRO of Floyd County to get a free estimate today!
Shreveport, Louisiana Storm
Our crews had the chance to go to Shreveport, Louisiana following a storm to help a family with a lake house that meant a lot to them. The entire house was filled with hardwood floors, Granite countertops, and very expensive appliances. The team at SERVPRO was able to get to their residence very quickly to not let the damages get worse than what they were. The customers were very pleased with how great of a job we did and how professional our team was. Our lead Project Manager was able to keep them updated on everything we were doing with their home so they would know exactly what we were doing so they would feel safe about our actions. We were able to see the job through. It was important for our crews to be able to see how worried the family was about their home when we first got there compared to how they felt when we left the final time. Seeing their faces so relieved, and knowing that we were able to make their lives a little easier is what makes our team at SERVPRO of Floyd County thrive. Storm is a great way to travel the country and to meet new people to help them out when they are in need.
Lake Charles, LA Hurricane
Lake Charles, LA Hurricane Laura storm started on August 27th 2020. As the category 4-5 storm Laura made landfall our crews were already headed that way to be there quickly to assist with the cleanup and restoration. Our Storm Team included production staff, Crew Chiefs, Marketers and Project Managers from SERVPRO of Floyd County. Upon arrival it became very clear that this was much more than water mediation because almost every neighborhood suffered minor to major wind and debris damage.
The first obstacle in the cleanup process was having trees and other materials removed from customers homes SERVPRO crews from Floyd County set to work doing demolition work from small rooms to complete tear down of walls and ceilings of the entire home or business before starting water mediation and setting drying equipment with the help of generators.
Working tirelessly into the evening hours, enduring heat, no electricity, no running water and other essential services our crews went above and beyond and touched the lives of many families in need.
The crews of SERVPRO of Floyd County returned in November 2020 with their heads held high and many a 5 star review from grateful customers whose needs were taken care of in a disastrous situation. SERVPRO of Floyd County, and our owner Jason Wilson, received the "Storm Team Of The Year" award for the state of Kentucky.
Flooding in Salem, Indiana 5/19/2017
Shown in the picture is just one view of how much water flooded the town of Salem, Indiana.
A state of emergency was declared in an Indiana county Friday after flooding prompted water rescues and inundated buildings and homes in parts of the Hoosier State.
Torrential rainfall of 4-5 inches soaked the Salem, Indiana, area in a short amount of time late Friday, according to weather.com. The rain sent the Blue River into a record flood at 20.15 feet, which crushed the previous record level of 17.1 feet set in May 2004.
SERVPRO has been taking calls all weekend to try and assist with this devastating flood. Of course we weren't able to get to the job sites until the water in the city subsided.
They had rescuers getting people who were trapped in their vehicles out, and to safety. Now that the water has subsided a couple days later SERVPRO is able to make it to the job sites and start marketing to other home and businesses in need. SERVPRO is always on top of any flooding or catastrophic event that Mother nature deals us. While it is quite unfortunate, it is something we have no control over and SERVPRO is blessed to be able to help those in need is such desperate times.
First storm Makes Landfall
Radar Image Of Tropical Storm Making Landfall
As Hurricane Season begins and the first Storm of the season makes landfall, I ask are you ready. Thousands along the gulf and Southeast where affected by the winds and rain of Alberto. Many prepared their properties with storm shutters and sand bags as they got ready for the worst but prayed for the best. SERVPRO's National team of Franchises is always preparing as well to serve the people in the areas hit hardest by these events. We are always here to help whether from the damage caused by wind or rising water. We head into these areas to help put back to pieces. If you find yourself affected by one of these storms don't hesitate to give us a call and let us serve you in your time of need.