Recent Storm Damage Posts

National Preparedness Month

9/16/2019 (Permalink)

first aid kit, flashlight, battery, bank and radio with text: National Preparedness Will you be prepared if disaster strikes?

This year for National Preparedness Month, join your community in preparing for emergencies and disasters of all types, and lead efforts to encourage the community as a whole to become more prepared. "Disasters happen" and not only devastate individuals and neighborhoods, but entire communities, including businesses of all sizes.

The 2019 theme for National Preparedness Month is Prepared, Not Scared. Be Ready for Disasters. You can become prepared for a disaster by taking three simple steps: 

  • Have a plan to stay in business
  • Encourage your employees to become ready
  • Protect your investment

We must work together as a team to ensure that our families businesses, places of worship, and neighborhoods, are ready for any type of disaster that can potentially affect your local community. At ready.gov/business, companies like yours can find vital information on how to begin preparing their organization and addressing their unique needs during an emergency situation!

-Restoration Newsline Volume 30, Issue 9. 

Hidden water damage found after storm inspection!

8/7/2019 (Permalink)

Purple/Pink spots on the thermal camera represent hidden damage in the ceiling.

When a storm comes through and causes hail damage to your roof, you can almost bet there is hidden water damage. Just because you can't see the staining on your ceiling, doesn't mean it isn't there. 

Our structural drying team performs inspections after storms like this with their infrared cameras. These cameras detect heat given off by and object or person. An object warmer than the surrounding air appears red or yellow on our cameras while the objects cooler than the surrounding air will show as different shades of blue and purple/pink. 

As you can see from this photo, there are several areas of the bedroom that are picking up moisture. If you suspect hidden damage in your home or business, give our team a call for an inspection! 972-420-4771

Before The Storm

7/23/2019 (Permalink)

Funeral home after a severe hail storm.

BEFORE THE STORM TIPS

-It's important for homeowners to build an emergency supply kit and develop a communication plan for when disaster strikes. Check out our recommended items on our website and Facebook for a basic emergency supply kit. Here are some other things to help prepare you for the upcoming storms.

- Unplug any electronic equipment before the storm arrives.
- Secure outdoor objects that could blow away or cause damage.
- If you are outdoors, get inside a building, home or hard top vehicle (not a convertible)
- Shutter windows and secure outside doors. If shutters are not available, close window blinds, shades or curtains.

Fore more storm tips, visit the storm section of our website or give us a call! We would love to answer any questions you may have. 972-420-4771

During the Storm

7/23/2019 (Permalink)

Helpful tips on how to be prepared during the storm.

We discuss a lot on how to be prepared before a -storm happens, but what about during the event- Here are a few helpful tips to follow if you find yourself in the middle of a storm:

- Use your battery operated radio or phone for updates from local officials
- Avoid contact with corded phones. Cordless and cellular phones are safer to use.
- Avoid contact with electrical equipment or cords.
- Unplug appliances and other electrical items, such as computers. Power surges from lightning can cause serious damage.
- Avoid contact with plumbing. Plumbing and bathroom fixtures can conduct electricity.
- Stay away from windows and doors

For more information on how to be prepared before, during, and after the storm, visit our website! If you experience damage in your home or business, give us a call. 

Tropical Storms

7/12/2019 (Permalink)

ISS Astronaut Christina Koch captured this image of Tropical Storm Barry on July 11. (Credit:NASA)

Tropical storms are rapidly rotating storm systems characterized by a low-pressure center, a closed low-level atmospheric circulation, strong winds, and a spiral arrangement of thunderstorms that produce heavy rain. 

According to the latest update from NASA, Tropical Storm Barry formed during the morning of July 11 and the National Hurricane Center has issued several warnings and watches. The Dual-frequency Precipitation Radar (DPR) measured storm top heights as high as 11.1 miles, which is extremely high and indicative of intense thunderstorm activity south of central Louisiana. Rainfall rates with these storms exceeded 4 inches per hour as well. The National Hurricane Center noted that "Strengthening is expected during the next day or two, and Barry could become a hurricane late Friday or early Saturday."

For more updates and information about this tropical storm visit www.nhc.noaa.gov

Be prepared for the storm!

6/24/2019 (Permalink)

Emergency Supply Kit

It is important for homeowners to build an emergency supply kit and develop a communication plan for when disaster strikes. In the photo you will find a few suggestions for your basic emergency supply kit. Here are some other things to help prepare you for the upcoming storms.

- Unplug any electronic equipment before the storm arrives. 
- Secure outdoor objects that could blow away or cause damage. 
- If you are outdoors, get inside a building, home or hard top vehicle (not a convertible)
- Shutter windows and secure outside doors. If shutters are not available, close window blinds, shades or curtains.

If you have experienced water damage at your home or business from the recent storms, give SERVPRO of Flower Mound a call to perform an inspection today. 972-420-4771

Rain rain go away!

6/9/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Flower Mound technician extracting standing water from a residence in Allen, Tx.

There was a large storm that came through the DFW area which caused a lot of damage to homes and businesses. 

This home in Allen, Tx received quite a bit of water damage that affected multiple rooms. They knew to call SERVPRO in their time of need and our crew was onsite fast in order to avoid secondary damage. One of our technicians is shown here extracting water from the carpet in one of the bedrooms. It's extremely important to remove as much standing water as possible as quickly as possible in order to restore items instead of replacing them. 

Once the standing water was removed we were able to float and dry the carpet in order to relay it. This not only keeps costs low but it also reduces interruption for the customer.