Recent Storm Damage Posts

Freezing temperatures and your home

4/12/2019 (Permalink)

Winter storms can caused a variety of water damage situations. With any water damage there is a timeline.

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

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When Flooding Occurs We Are Ready

4/11/2019 (Permalink)

Don't let April showers get you down. SERVPRO of Allegan & Barry County specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Allegan & Barry County, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams https://www.SERVPRO.com/disaster-recovery that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 269-686-0664

Freezing Temperatures and Ice Daming

4/9/2019 (Permalink)

As winter comes to an end and everything begins to thaw new issues can arise. I'm talking about ice dams. An ice dam is a ridge of ice that forms at the edge of a roof and prevents melting snow from draining off the roof. The water that backs up behind the ice dam can leak into a residence and cause damage to the wall, ceiling, insulation, and other areas. There are a few signs to look for that might indicate an ice dam.

  • Icicles forming on the roof line of your home
  • ice and water forming on the siding or around windows
  • Ice building up on the gutter or lower roof edge
  • Water stains or moisture in your attic
  • Water stains on the interior of your home (ceiling, walls, etc.)

When winter weather causes you trouble just remember SERVPRO of Allegan & Barry County is always here to help 24/7!

Have Questions? Call our Office! 269-686-0664

Four-Legged Friends

12/26/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Four-Legged Friends Our very own office pet Buddy!

Our pets are valued members of the family. When an emergency happens our four-legged friends should be included in the emergency planning. This blog will give you a few tips on what to pack for your pets if disaster strikes.

PET EMERGENCY KIT IDEAS:

  • Food.At least a three day supply in a water proof container'
  • Water
  • Familiar Items.Such as toys and bedding
  • Picture of you and your pet in case of separation or for proof of ownership.
  • Important documents
  • Collar and harness
  • Crate or pet carrier

Also while planning your families fire escape plan be sure to include your pets. Microchipping can also be a great way to help protect and locate your pet. For more information check out https://www.ready.gov/animals

Remember SERVPRO of Allegan & Barry County is always here to make it  "Like it never even happened". 

Just Call our Office at 296-686-0664

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