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Why Professional Storm Damage Restoration is Important

3/22/2018 (Permalink)

Why Professional Storm Damage Restoration is Important

While we can control many things in life, we may control natural calamities like wind damage, river flooding, hurricane damage, ice damage, ground water penetration, ice dams and much more. The weather system is dynamic and within a split second, it can cause massive roof damage, frozen pipes, and ice damming. More often, these natural events bring about huge impacts like flooding. At this point let us narrow down to storm damage and how you can seek the help of experts with flood pumps to help you with storm remediation.

What is a Storm Damage?

Firstly, it comes as a result of a severely troubled state of the atmosphere resulting in extreme weather conditions. Sometimes, a storm can be accompanied by rain, hail falls, and ice damming. Storms can cause damages including roof damage, wind damage, ice damage, hail damage, and roof damage which further causes roof leak.

Some storms could be less severe while others are violent, for instance, a hurricane. The resulting hurricane damage can cause massive property losses. Other damages related to storms include the creation of ice dams, flood waters, river flooding, frozen pipes from ice formation, roof leaks, wind damage, and ground water.

Effects of Storm Damage

Storms come with impacts so big. Severe storms can cause hurricane damages, flood water, ice damage, and frozen pipes. Your entire home could suffer roof damage that blows away your entire or part of your roof resulting in a roof leak. There's no way you can live in a house with a broken roof, so roof repair needs to be done as soon as possible.

Another problem could be hail damage which results from hail storms and can seriously destroy many properties. Also, storms could come with falling ice which creates ice damage in terms of ice dams. Ice damming is quite risky as it can destroy property or kill animals such as pets, not forgetting human beings.

We have already mentioned that storms can result in lots of flood water, and you need a storm remediation company with a powerful flood pump to carry out the water restoration and home restoration. River flooding or ground water can also cause massive property damage if storm remediation process is not expedited. The effect of storms includes property damage inform of rusting, rotting, and mold growth. If not worked on soon, such damage could result to adverse effects that would require high amounts of money for storm restoration and home restoration. It can leave people bankrupt, especially if they are not signed up for storm related insurance premiums.

Storms and electricity have never been friends. These damages can bring down utility supply lines and pose further danger to life and property. When people suffer storm effects, storm remediation and home restoration should be started as quickly as possible to prevent further damages. Roof repair and elimination of flood water should be the first priority. Storm remediation and water restoration should be left to the professionals with the right equipment like flood pump.

Storm Damage Restoration

Storms and flooding can cause huge damages – water damage, roof damage, hail damage, and wind damage which consequently result to flooding, ground water, roof leak, ice damming, ice dams, river flooding, and more. The answer after storm damage is to do storm remediation or storm restoration, water restoration, home restoration, and business restoration.

Professional Storm Remediation

Damage such as hurricane damage causes negative effects – it could take away your roof or leave you with roof leaks which will cost a lot in roof repair. But there is a process of restoration after such – after all, people need to move on with life. The solution is to call professionals to do storm restoration or storm remediation. It is true that you can try to work on it by yourself, but this is only to a very small extent – such as doing water cleanup from flooding or minor roof repair.

What you need is a professional storm remediation. Storm restoration companies exist to help people do home restoration and water restoration that result from storm and hail damage. The experts usually come with powerful tools like a flood pump to clean up the water during storm remediation. If you choose to do it your own, how do you even start dealing with frozen pipes? So, call the storm remediation company in your State for assistance. We can control some issues in life, but some we cannot. When they hit, we can use professional restoration services to help us get back up!
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Tips For Preventing Frozen Pipes

2/2/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Tips For Preventing Frozen Pipes Pipes on an outdoor wall with additional insulation to prevent them from freezing.

Living in North Texas, we don’t have to deal with the months of freezing temperatures that are typical in the northern parts of the country; however, we unfortunately still deal with frozen pipes on a regular basis. Homes in warmer climates tend to lack the insulation that is the standard in places with frigid winter temperatures, so whenever we experience freezing weather pipes are quickly frozen if precautions have not been taken. Frozen pipes are inconvenient and problematic. Along with preventing water flow into your home, they regularly burst and cause costly damages. Be better prepared for the next artic blast by following these frozen pipe prevention tips:

  • Keep faucets dripping to relieve pressure and prevent the pipes from freezing. Particularly important over night when your plumbing system is not being used frequently and the temperature is dropping.
  • Disconnect hoses on outdoor faucets and use faucet covers to prevent them from freezing.
  • Seal any leaks that might be allowing cold air inside your house, especially in areas that are close to pipes.
  • If you have some particularly vulnerable pipes you can use heat tape. Heat tape and heat cables are electrically powered heat sources that you wrap around pipes that are at risk for freezing. Like using any other type of heater, they will need to be monitored to ensure their safe use.
  • Try to keep your house at a constant temperature all day and night. Many people turn down thermostats when they go to bed, but night time is when your pipes are most likely to freeze. Opening cabinet doors, especially at night, allows the warm air in your home to circle around pipes and reduce their risk of freezing.
  • Additional insulation is one of the best choices when preparing your house for winter weather. Any pipes on outdoor walls or in areas with less insulation (i.e. attic) may need some foam or fiberglass sleeves from your local hardware store. Insulation will always be less expensive than a water damage, so the more insulation the better.

If you do experience a burst pipe this winter, call SERVPRO of Wichita Falls. We are a 24-hour emergency service business, and can have a professional on site within hours to help you get your home back to normal. Call us anytime at 940-263-1550.

SERVPRO donates 35,000 diapers to folks in need following Hurricane Harvey

11/29/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Wichita Falls was 1 of 240 nationwide franchises that responded for cleanup efforts following Hurricane Harvey.

SERVPRO Industries honors SERVPRO of Wichita Falls

6/5/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage SERVPRO Industries honors SERVPRO of Wichita Falls Storm Response Crew

SERVPRO Industries, Inc.

May 31 at 1:15pm · 

Storm Spotlight: This month, we shine a light on SERVPRO of Wichita Falls for their bravery and commitment as leaders in storm response.

One of the first responders during a major hailstorm in Wylie, TX, this team worked tirelessly to assist their neighbors in the North Dallas area. Thank you, SERVPRO® of Wichita Falls, for your dedication to your community!

SERVPRO of Wichita Falls will celebrate their third anniversary in July. As past employees of a California franchise, Kaycee and Aaron Ryan had the experience and drive to become frequent responders to storm events nationwide in the last 2.5 years. Last April, a major hailstorm hit the town of Wylie, TX damaging roofs, windows, and siding which allowed rainwater to intrude into homes and businesses. SERVPRO of Wichita Falls was one of 19 Franchises that answered the call to assist their neighbors in the North Dallas area. After they produced all jobs that were dispatched to them, SERVPRO of Wichita Falls was the first to have all job files complete and turned in to the Storm Site. 

Storm Events Include:

Detroit, MI 8/2014

Washington, DC 2/2015

Springfield, MO 1/2016

Wylie, TX 8/2016

Joplin, MO 5/2017

Rockport & Port Aransas (Hurricane Harvey) 9/2017

Micro-storm Events Include:

North Texas 5/2016

Lawton, OK 8/2016

North Texas 10/2016

SERVPRO of Wichita Falls - Storm Response Crew

3/6/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage SERVPRO of Wichita Falls - Storm Response Crew SERVPRO of Wichita Falls - Storm Response Crew

SERVPRO of Wichita Falls - Storm Response Crew

We have responded to every nationwide mobilization call from SERVPRO Corporate since this franchise opened in 2014.

Detroit, MI 8/2014 

Washington, DC 2/2015

Springfield, MO 1/2016

Wylie, TX 8/2016

North Texas 5/2016

Lawton, OK 8/2016

North Texas 10/2016

Catastrophic & Historic Rain Fall for Texas

10/30/2015 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Catastrophic & Historic Rain Fall for Texas Catastrophic & Historic Rain Fall for Texas

Pray for the Texans' in the affected areas and that we don't have any more tragedies of folks getting swept away in flash floods. Homes and contents are just "things," stay alert and evacuate your family if notified! If the roadway in front of you is under water, turn around and choose an alternate route. Vehicles can hydroplane or be swept from the roadway in as little as a few inches.

If your home sustains water intrusion and damage, there are over 1700 franchises nationwide to help get your home back to pre-loss condition.

SERVPRO is "Ready for whatever happens."

Freeze Warning in Effect for Texoma

10/31/2014 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Freeze Warning in Effect for Texoma Frozen copper pipes!

While we are all praying for the much-needed rain to help Texoma recover from the Stage 5 drought, be aware for sudden drops into freezing temperatures.  If you have not winterized any of your exterior pipes, keep an eye out for cracked pipes as the day continues tomorrow.  Every winter season in Texoma, brings freeze events where we see several homes with broken pipes in attic spaces as well as exterior water intrusions due to cracked exterior pipes.