Recent Storm Damage Posts

Weather Related Storm Damage

5/14/2019 (Permalink)

This is the time of the year that the weather can be so unpredictable. Recently we have had warm or hot temperatures followed by cold fronts and vice versa. These extreme temperature changes can cause high winds, thunderstorms, hail, and torrential downpours.

When storm related events cause damage to your precious property, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch. We will take the stress out of the situation and put your mind at ease that we can restore your property. We have IICRC certified WRT and ASD technicians that will professionally restore your property. 

Call us at 210-670-9591 for situations that include but are not limited to board up, roof tarping, water extraction, pack outs, placing of drying equipment, and remodeling.

SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch!

Faster to any size disaster. 210-670-9591

The Cost of Natural Disasters

4/16/2019 (Permalink)

Some food for thought from your friends at SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch.Natural Disasters Cost U.S. 247 Lives, Nearly $100 Billion in Damage in 2018.The number of billion-dollar weather disasters in the United States has more than doubled in recent years, as devastating hurricanes and ferocious wildfires that experts suspect are fueled in part by climate change have ravaged swaths of the country, according to data released by the federal government Wednesday. Since 1980, the United States has experienced 241 weather and climate disasters where the overall damage reached or exceeded $1 billion, when adjusted for inflation, according to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Between 1980 and 2013, according to NOAA, the nation averaged roughly half a dozen such disasters a year. Over the most recent five years, that number has jumped to more than 12.Source: Restoration & Remediation magazine

What Are Flood Cuts?

12/3/2018 (Permalink)

Whether you’re dealing with flooding for the first time in San Antonio, Texas or you’re a veteran storm survivor, there’s always something new to learn. While reading about restoration options, the term “flood cut” may have peaked your interest. Here’s why professionals consider it an essential mitigation technique.

Damage Isn’t Always Obvious

Once a storm has passed and you survey the wreckage, it’s easy to see how high the water level reached. Before you start the demolition stage, though, it’s important to consider a subtle aspect of tear out projects. In the case of drywall, the flooding was likely wicked up well above the visible dirt line. That’s why the standard flood cut for discarding damaged walls is 12 inches above the high water mark.

Amplifying Your Circulation Area 

Even after the waters have receded, you’ll need to work fast to get rid of excess indoor humidity. Those who don’t act decisively risk dealing with widespread contamination and greater repair costs. For this reason, your cleanup and restoration company will put an air movement plan into place. To decide how many fans are needed, where to place them and at what velocity they should be run, a professional will calculate an evaporation rate based on the following parameters:

Current ambient humidity
Wet material temperature
Air movement across moist surfaces
Water vapor pressure differential
Wet surface accessibility

By using flood cut to open walls well past the water line, you’ll be in a better position to prevent additional damage to structural members and utilities that were left vulnerable by the storm and its aftermath. It’s also part of the process of removing unpleasant odors from your building.

Take Back the Control

Although you may have done everything in your power to take the needed precautions, flooding makes it necessary to work incessantly to get your site back into shape. Extended cuts are key to doing a thorough job to make your facility look and smell like new again.

Visit http://www.SERVPROalamoranch.com for more information on flooding.

How to be storm smart and storm ready

11/22/2018 (Permalink)

How to BE Storm Smart & Storm Ready

Severe weather can happen anytime, anywhere. Each year, Americans cope with an average of the following intense storms:

• 10,000 severe thunderstorms

• 5,000 floods or flash floods

• 1,000 tornadoes

• 2 land-falling deadly hurricanes

Approximately 98% of all presidentially declared disasters are weather-related, leading to around 500 deaths per year and nearly $15 billion in damages. Knowing your risk of severe weather, taking action and being an example are just a few steps you can take to be better prepared to save your life and assist in saving the lives of others. 

Know Your Risk. The first step to becoming weather-ready is to understand the type of hazardous weather that can affect where you live and work, and how the weather could impact you, your business and your family. Check the weather forecast regularly, obtain a NOAA Weather Radio, and learn about Wireless 

Emergency Alerts. Severe weather comes in many forms and your shelter plan should include all types of local hazards. 

Take Action. Take the next step in severe weather preparedness by creating a communications plan for your home and business. Put together or purchase an emergency kit. Keep important papers and valuables in a safe place. 

Be an Example. Once you have taken action to prepare for severs weather, share your story with co-workers and family and friends on Facebook or Twitter. Your preparedness story will inspire others to do the same. 

Build an Emergency Supply Kit

• Water (one gallon per person per day)

• Food (non-perishable 3-day supply)

• Manual can opener

• Battery operated radio, preferably a NOAA Weather Radio

• Flashlight and extra batteries

• First aid kit

• Whistle to signal for help

• Clothing

• Dust masks or bandanas

• Plastic sheering, garbage bags and duct tape

• Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities

• Hygiene items

• Important documents; copies of insurance policies, identification and bank accounts information

• Cash

• Fire extinguisher

• Matches in a waterproof container

Contact SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch for more readiness tips and tools, including SERVPRO’s Emergency READY Profile (ERP). Having an ERP in place for your facility can help minimize business interruption in the event of a disaster. 

Clean Up After Flooding

11/14/2018 (Permalink)

Beginning the storm restoration procedures

Once the homeowner and the water restoration company have reached an agreement, the water restoration process begins. The kind of flood damage will determine the kind of equipment to be used for the storm restoration.

  1. A flood pump is used to remove all the standing water from basements and crawlspace.
  2. The crew will tear out the contaminated wet materials, such as drywall and carpets
  3. The home will be cleaned of all the debris and disposed of by our technicians.
  4. A spray disinfectant is then used on all the materials the might have had contamination.
  5. Finally the air movers and dehumidifiers are set strategically throughout the house to have it dried quickly.

SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch is dedicated to restoring homes in our community after storm damage.

Contact us at 210-670-9591

5 Times You Should Call Professionals After Suffering Storm Damage

9/26/2018 (Permalink)

5 Times You Should Call Professionals After Suffering Storm Damage

Hurricane Irene, Hurricane Andrew, Hurricane Katrina, and Hurricane Harvey taught homeowners that storm and wind damage can significantly damage a home, make it structurally unsound and affect those living in the home. Even if you live far away from the path of a hurricane, your home can still suffer from some storm damage that will require you get help from professionals experienced in storm remediation. Storms that bring rain, hail, snow and ice may leave you wondering if you need help. There are a few key times when you'll want to call a home restoration company for assistance.

Ice Damming

Always call for help anytime that you notice any ice damming on your home. An ice dam is a tunnel of ice that forms on the roof, along the gutters or on the sides of your home. This happens when ice builds up, melts and then freezes again. An ice dam can cause quite a bit of ice damage that leads to the gutters coming off your home and holes forming in your roof.

Roof Leak

Never assume that you can put off repairing a roof leak until the spring or summer. This type of roof damage can keep building up until you notice water dripping from your ceiling. Not only can this water cause damage similar to hurricane damage, but it can destroy hardwood floors and lead to mold or mildew forming on your carpet. A roof leak can be much larger and worse than what you see too.

Flooding

Don't hesitate to call a storm restoration or water restoration company after seeing the effects of river flooding or another type of flooding in your home. When a nearby river floods because of excess water, that ground water can come right through your foundation. A flood pump will remove all the ground water spotted in your home. Water restoration professionals will combine that flood pump with drying methods to help your home dry quickly and without leaving your home exposed to mold or mildew that will require professionals experienced in storm remediation.

Frozen Pipes

Though you may think that storm restoration and home restoration professionals can only help with roof repair or after you have some wind damage, they can also help with frozen pipes. This type of ice damage often occurs because the temperature of the ground water drops so low that the water moving through your pipes is almost frozen. The temperature of your home can also leave you dealing with frozen pipes and ice damage as well as flood water or ground water building up on your floors.

Hail Damage

Hail damage is just as dangerous to your home as river flooding and can happen in combination with hurricane damage. The large balls that cause this hail damage can cause roof damage that requires a professional roof repair and let flood water back up in your home. Any cracks or holes that are a part of this roof damage allow water to seep through, which can lead to flooding. Even if you have storm damage or wind damage unrelated to river flooding, you can still call water restoration and storm home restoration professionals for help with storm remediation.

Some of the top reasons why homeowners call storm restoration companies for help is because of storm damage, wind damage, roof damage, hail damage and hurricane damage. Winter can bring problems with ice damming, and an ice dam can cause flood water to come through your roof, form a roof leak and require a roof repair. The hurricane damage that you experience can include river flooding that you can only remove with a flood pump. Home restoration experts use a flood pump when dealing with frozen pipes and flood water that comes in because of ice damming on your home. Whether you need a roof repair because of ice damage, have frozen pipes and an ice dam or experience some flooding, water restoration and storm restoration experts can provide storm remediation. Visit http://www.SERVPROalamoranch.com for more information on storm damage.

How to BE Storm Smart & Storm Ready

6/6/2018 (Permalink)

How to BE Storm Smart & Storm Ready

Severe weather can happen anytime, anywhere. Each year, Americans cope with an average of the following intense storms:

  • 10,000 severe thunderstorms
  • 5,000 floods or flash floods
  • 1,000 tornadoes
  • 2 landfalling deadly hurricanes

Approximately 98% of all presidentially declared disasters are weather-related, leading to around 500 deaths per year and nearly $15 billion in damages. Knowing your risk of severe weather, taking action and being an example are just a few steps you can take to be better prepared to save your life and assist in saving the lives of others. 

Know Your Risk. The first step to becoming weather-ready is to understand the type of hazardous weather that can affect where you live and work, and how the weather could impact you, your business and your family. Check the weather forecast regularly, obtain a NOAA Weather Radio, and learn about Wireless 

Emergency Alerts. Severe weather comes in many forms and your shelter plan should include all types of local hazards. 

Take Action. Take the next step in severe weather preparedness by creating a communications plan for your home and business. Put together or purchase an emergency kit. Keep important papers and valuables in a safe place. 

Be an Example. Once you have taken action to prepare for severs weather, share your story with co-workers and family and friends on Facebook or Twitter. Your preparedness story will inspire others to do the same. 

Build an Emergency Supply Kit

  • Water (one gallon per person per day)
  • Food (non-perishable 3-day supply)
  • Manual can opener
  • Battery operated radio, preferably a NOAA Weather Radio
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Clothing
  • Dust masks or bandanas
  • Plastic sheering, garbage bags and duct tape
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Hygiene items
  • Important documents; copies of insurance policies, identification and bank accounts information
  • Cash
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Matches in a waterproof container

Contact ARE YOU STORM READY? 

How to BE Storm Smart & Storm Ready

Severe weather can happen anytime, anywhere. Each year, Americans cope with an average of the following intense storms:

  • 10,000 severe thunderstorms
  • 5,000 floods or flash floods
  • 1,000 tornadoes
  • 2 landfalling deadly hurricanes

Approximately 98% of all presidentially declared disasters are weather-related, leading to around 500 deaths per year and nearly $15 billion in damages. Knowing your risk of severe weather, taking action and being an example are just a few steps you can take to be better prepared to save your life and assist in saving the lives of others. 

Know Your Risk. The first step to becoming weather-ready is to understand the type of hazardous weather that can affect where you live and work, and how the weather could impact you, your business and your family. Check the weather forecast regularly, obtain a NOAA Weather Radio, and learn about Wireless 

Emergency Alerts. Severe weather comes in many forms and your shelter plan should include all types of local hazards. 

Take Action. Take the next step in severe weather preparedness by creating a communications plan for your home and business. Put together or purchase an emergency kit. Keep important papers and valuables in a safe place. 

Be an Example. Once you have taken action to prepare for severs weather, share your story with co-workers and family and friends on Facebook or Twitter. Your preparedness story will inspire others to do the same. 

Build an Emergency Supply Kit

  • Water (one gallon per person per day)
  • Food (non-perishable 3-day supply)
  • Manual can opener
  • Battery operated radio, preferably a NOAA Weather Radio
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Clothing
  • Dust masks or bandanas
  • Plastic sheering, garbage bags and duct tape
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Hygiene items
  • Important documents; copies of insurance policies, identification and bank accounts information
  • Cash
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Matches in a waterproof container

Contact SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch for more readiness tips and tools, including SERVPRO’s Emergency READY Profile (ERP). Having an ERP in place for your facility can help minimize business interruption in the event of a disaster. 

Contact SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch to learn more and be “Ready for whatever happens!” 210-670-9591 

Use Landscaping To Protect Your Home From Flooding – Here’s How

4/10/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Use Landscaping To Protect Your Home From Flooding – Here’s How Landscaping in front of your home can keep flood waters out.

If your home floods frequently, it may be because of your landscaping. Outside flooding is the first indicator of inside flooding. Fortunately, you can reduce the amount of flooding that your home sees each year with a few tried and true landscaping tricks. There are a few measures you can take to mitigate rain storm damage:

• Direct downspouts away from your home
• Leave a gap between your mulch and siding
• Grade your lawn in the right direction
• Use grass barriers

Redirect Your Downspouts

Make sure your downspouts are pointed away from your home and, if possible, extend them so the opening is at least 20 feet away from your structure. This may seem like a long way, but doing so can prevent outside flooding and subsequent erosion near your home’s foundation.

Leave a Gap

When laying mulch or other ground covering materials, leave a six-inch gap between the border of the covering and your home’s siding. If you go any closer than that, your siding may absorb the moisture from the mulch, which can cause premature erosion.

Grade Your Lawn

Many landscape grades tend to run toward a home instead of away from it. This doesn’t make any sense, as it redirects the rain drainage directly to the home. If your home is constantly flooding, it may be because of your lawn’s grade. Regrade it so water runs away from your home instead of at it.

Use Barriers

Sporadic pools of water in your yard may be an early sign of foundational issues. Fortunately, the fix is easy. Build up grass barriers to create a pathway for the water to drain. This will keep your yard puddle-free and your foundation safe.

Outside flooding is a key indicator of problems to come. If you notice that your yard is flooded after a rainstorm, it may be time to invest in additional rain drainage measures. Work with your San Antonio, landscaping team to create a yard that is beautiful and stormproof.

More information on click here.

What Is a Flood Cut?

12/8/2017 (Permalink)

What Is a Flood Cut?

Whether you’re dealing with flooding for the first time in San Antonio, Texas or you’re a veteran storm survivor, there’s always something new to learn. While reading about restoration options, the term “flood cut” may have peaked your interest. Here’s why professionals consider it an essential mitigation technique.

Damage Isn’t Always Obvious

Once a storm has passed and you survey the wreckage, it’s easy to see how high the water level reached. Before you start the demolition stage, though, it’s important to consider a subtle aspect of tear out projects. In the case of drywall, the flooding was likely wicked up well above the visible dirt line. That’s why the standard flood cut for discarding damaged walls is 12 inches above the high water mark.

Amplifying Your Circulation Area

Even after the waters have receded, you’ll need to work fast to get rid of excess indoor humidity. Those who don’t act decisively risk dealing with widespread contamination and greater repair costs. For this reason, your cleanup and restoration company will put an air movement plan into place. To decide how many fans are needed, where to place them and at what velocity they should be run, a professional will calculate an evaporation rate based on the following parameters:

Current ambient humidity
Wet material temperature
Air movement across moist surfaces
Water vapor pressure differential
Wet surface accessibility

By using flood cut to open walls well past the water line, you’ll be in a better position to prevent additional damage to structural members and utilities that were left vulnerable by the storm and its aftermath. It’s also part of the process of removing unpleasant odors from your building.

Take Back the Control

Although you may have done everything in your power to take the needed precautions, flooding makes it necessary to work incessantly to get your site back into shape. Extended cuts are key to doing a thorough job to make your facility look and smell like new again. Visit http://www.SERVPROalamoranch.com for more information on flooding.

Advantages of SERVPRO Ready Profile

11/26/2017 (Permalink)

Most every business worth their salt has an emergency plan.  But how readily available is it for all those who need to know the most important aspects of their buildings?  

SERVPRO is collaborating with the Red Cross to make sure the most basic and important emergency aspects of every building are readily available for all those who might need it.  And its absolutely FREE.

The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile (or ERP) is a fantastic tool that your business can use that can be accessed via hard copy, desktop, tablet, or phone application.  Here's what it provides:

-- A no-cost assessment of your facility

-- A concise profile document containing only the critical information needed in case of an emergency.

-- A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.

-- Establishes your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.

-- Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.

-- Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information.

There is immense value in constructing an ERP for your business.  Contact SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch today to get your ERP started today at no cost to you.

Are you storm ready?

11/26/2017 (Permalink)

How to BE Storm Smart & Storm Ready

Severe weather can happen anytime, anywhere. Each year, Americans cope with an average of the following intense storms:

• 10,000 severe thunderstorms

• 5,000 floods or flash floods

• 1,000 tornadoes

• 2 landfalling deadly hurricanes

Approximately 98% of all presidentially declared disasters are weather-related, leading to around 500 deaths per year and nearly $15 billion in damages. Knowing your risk of severe weather, taking action and being an example are just a few steps you can take to be better prepared to save your life and assist in saving the lives of others. 

Know Your Risk. The first step to becoming weather-ready is to understand the type of hazardous weather that can affect where you live and work, and how the weather could impact you, your business and your family. Check the weather forecast regularly, obtain a NOAA Weather Radio, and learn about Wireless 

Emergency Alerts. Severe weather comes in many forms and your shelter plan should include all types of local hazards. 

Take Action. Take the next step in severe weather preparedness by creating a communications plan for your home and business. Put together or purchase an emergency kit. Keep important papers and valuables in a safe place. 

Be an Example. Once you have taken action to prepare for severs weather, share your story with co-workers and family and friends on Facebook or Twitter. Your preparedness story will inspire others to do the same. 

Build an Emergency Supply Kit

• Water (one gallon per person per day)

• Food (non-perishable 3-day supply)

• Manual can opener

• Battery operated radio, preferably a NOAA Weather Radio

• Flashlight and extra batteries

• First aid kit

• Whistle to signal for help

• Clothing

• Dust masks or bandanas

• Plastic sheering, garbage bags and duct tape

• Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities

• Hygiene items

• Important documents; copies of insurance policies, identification and bank accounts information

• Cash

• Fire extinguisher

• Matches in a waterproof container

Contact ARE YOU STORM READY? 

How to BE Storm Smart & Storm Ready

Severe weather can happen anytime, anywhere. Each year, Americans cope with an average of the following intense storms:

• 10,000 severe thunderstorms

• 5,000 floods or flash floods

• 1,000 tornadoes

• 2 landfalling deadly hurricanes 

Contact SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch for more readiness tips and tools, including SERVPRO’s Emergency READY Profile (ERP). Having an ERP in place for your facility can help minimize business interruption in the event of a disaster. 

How to cleanup a home after a flooding?

11/22/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How to cleanup a home after a flooding? flood cuts and drying equipment along corridor

Beginning the storm restoration procedures

Once the homeowner and the water restoration company have reached an agreement, the water restoration process begins. The kind of flood damage will determine the kind of equipment to be used for the storm restoration.

  1. A flood pump is used to remove all the standing water from basements and crawlspace.
  2. The crew will tear out the contaminated wet materials, such as drywall and carpets
  3. The home will be cleaned of all the debris and disposed of by our technicians.
  4. A spray disinfectant is then used on all the materials the might have had contamination.
  5. Finally the air movers and dehumidifiers are set strategically throughout the house to have it dried quickly.

SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch is dedicated to restoring homes in our community after storm damage.

Health Considerations After Flooding

11/22/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Health Considerations After Flooding A downed tree after a storm

What should I be worried about when going into my home after it's been flooded?

  1. Make sure the power is off to the home to avoid electric shock. The electricity could be running through the standing water.
  2. Be on the lookout for poisonous snakes, rats, and even stray pets. The animals will try and find a dry place and it might be your home.
  3. Flood water is considered "black water" or "Category 3 water" due to the contamination it might carry. Backed up sewers, machine oils, and chemicals might be in the standing water in your home. Do not go in your home without proper protection.
  4. Wet materials are more pliable and could break under the strain of a person. Be careful walking on saturated floors.

Storm Ready Response

11/18/2017 (Permalink)

Trucks are ready for the storms in San Antonio and Alamo Ranch.

When the rain starts to pour in Texas it can cause a lot of damage. We prepare for Storm Restoration since many homes will suffer flood damage. This is how we get ready:

  • We pack our trucks with as much equipment as possible, allowing us to respond to multiple homes without returning to the warehouse.
  • We hire some temporary labor to run with our experienced crew chiefs to make jobs go faster.
  • We rent extra equipment to take on the workload of drying as many of our client's homes as possible.

Ready For Storm Season in San Antonio

11/18/2017 (Permalink)

No one plans on a disaster, but you can plan to be 'Ready for Whatever Happens'.

The Best Way to Reduce Business Interruption Following a Disaster is to Plan For it NOW.

As many as 50% of businesses close down following a disaster, according to the latest research.  Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place.  Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind.  And knowing you are 'Ready for Whatever Happens' speaks trust to your clients and employees that in the event your business is affected by a disaster, they don't necessarily have to be.

By developing a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action.  Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.

ARE YOU READY?

Preparation is a key component for making it thorugh any disaster, whether is a small water leak, a large fire, or an area flood.  The best time for planning for such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens.  No one ever plans on a disaster, but you can plan for it.  Now is the time to ask yourself, "Are you ready for whatever happens?"

The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile is a start up approach that provides critical information needed to begin mitigation and recovery services.  It is designed to serve as a quick reference of important building and contact information.  By working with SERVPRO's Emergency READY Profile, your business can receive the benefit of over 40 years of experience in reducing the impact of any natural or man-made disaster.  SERVPRO is a leader in water and fire damage response and can help you quickly get your property back in working order.

The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile Advantage:

-> A no-cost assessment of your facility.
This means there is no need to allocate funds, giving you a great value at no cost!  The ERP is an absolutely FREE service.

-> A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
It will only take a little time to complete and will not take you away from current projects.  But it will save a lot of time if ever needed.

-> A guide to help you get back into the building following a disaster.
This can help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive by having an immediate plan of action.

-> Establishes SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch as your disaster mitigation restoration provider.
You have a provider that is recognized as an industry leader and is close by.

-> Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.
This saves time so we can begin the work of mitigating the damage which can save you time and money.

-> Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information.
Having a quick reference of what to do, how to do it, and who to call provides solutions in advance of an emergency so that during the emergency you are "Ready for Whatever Happens".

-> Completed ERPs are available free of charge in hard copy and electric formats
Every free ERP is available in hard copy or through a free app for tablets, phones, and desktop with a simple registration process.

CALL SERVPRO OF ALAMO RANCH TODAY TO GET STARTED ON YOUR FREE EMERGENCY READY PLAN!  

210-670-9591

Five Times When You Should Call Professionals After Suffering Storm Damage

9/26/2017 (Permalink)

Five Times When You Should Call Professionals After Suffering Storm Damage

Hurricane Irene, Hurricane Andrew and Hurricane Katrina taught homeowners that storm and wind damage can significantly damage a home, make it structurally unsound and affect those living in the home. Even if you live far away from the path of a hurricane, your home can still suffer from some storm damage that will require you get help from professionals experienced in storm remediation. Storms that bring rain, hail, snow and ice may leave you wondering if you need help. There are a few key times when you'll want to call a home restoration company for assistance.

Ice Damming

Always call for help anytime that you notice any ice damming on your home. An ice dam is a tunnel of ice that forms on the roof, along the gutters or on the sides of your home. This happens when ice builds up, melts and then freezes again. An ice dam can cause quite a bit of ice damage that leads to the gutters coming off your home and holes forming in your roof.

Roof Leak

Never assume that you can put off repairing a roof leak until the spring or summer. This type of roof damage can keep building up until you notice water dripping from your ceiling. Not only can this water cause damage similar to hurricane damage, but it can destroy hardwood floors and lead to mold or mildew forming on your carpet. A roof leak can be much larger and worse than what you see too.

Flooding

Don't hesitate to call a storm restoration or water restoration company after seeing the effects of river flooding or another type of flooding in your home. When a nearby river floods because of excess water, that ground water can come right through your foundation. A flood pump will remove all the ground water spotted in your home. Water restoration professionals will combine that flood pump with drying methods to help your home dry quickly and without leaving your home exposed to mold or mildew that will require professionals experienced in storm remediation.

Frozen Pipes

Though you may think that storm restoration and home restoration professionals can only help with roof repair or after you have some wind damage, they can also help with frozen pipes. This type of ice damage often occurs because the temperature of the ground water drops so low that the water moving through your pipes is almost frozen. The temperature of your home can also leave you dealing with frozen pipes and ice damage as well as flood water or ground water building up on your floors.

Hail Damage

Hail damage is just as dangerous to your home as river flooding and can happen in combination with hurricane damage. The large balls that cause this hail damage can cause roof damage that requires a professional roof repair and let flood water back up in your home. Any cracks or holes that are a part of this roof damage allow water to seep through, which can lead to flooding. Even if you have storm damage or wind damage unrelated to river flooding, you can still call water restoration and storm home restoration professionals for help with storm remediation.

Some of the top reasons why homeowners call storm restoration companies for help is because of storm damage, wind damage, roof damage, hail damage and hurricane damage. Winter can bring problems with ice damming, and an ice dam can cause flood water to come through your roof, form a roof leak and require a roof repair. The hurricane damage that you experience can include river flooding that you can only remove with a flood pump. Home restoration experts use a flood pump when dealing with frozen pipes and flood water that comes in because of ice damming on your home. Whether you need a roof repair because of ice damage, have frozen pipes and an ice dam or experience some flooding, water restoration and storm restoration experts can provide storm remediation. Visit http://www.SERVPROalamoranch.com for more information on storm damage.

Wind, Rain & Hail Oh my!

5/20/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Wind, Rain & Hail Oh my! Tarp that was completed on one of our customers roofs that got hail damage

Parts of San Antonio & Castroville, Texas went through anohter round of wind, rain & hail on Tuesday night May 17, 2016.  Our telephones began ringing at 7:30 am and did not stop until around 8:00 pm.  We received thirteen (13) assignments for water damages, roof tarping and board up of windows.  In Castroville, Texas there were reports of grapefruit sized hail that formed at approximately 57,000 feet.  Very scary to think of the damage that a piece of ice (hail) the size of a grapefruit traveling at approximately 85 mph could do to a house, car, livestock or God forbid a human life.  SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch sprang into action with our crews working tirelessly into the night to make it "Like it never even happened.  The calls are slowing down but rest assured when wind, rain, & hail are approaching you can be confident that SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch is always here to help!

SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch recognized

2/3/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch was recently recognized in their monthly company newsletter for their contributions during the Boston snowstorms.

Check out the write up below.