Recent Storm Damage Posts

Leave the Hassle of Board-Ups to the Professionals

4/14/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Leave the Hassle of Board-Ups to the Professionals Call Us Today - (210) 521-3313.

Whether after a fire, storm, or other structural disasters, boarding up damaged property is a burden that no one should ever have to go through—especially if it is your property that has been damaged.

Boarding up damaged property incorrectly could cause secondary damages such as moisture or animal intrusion, making the situation even worse. The process of boarding up after unexpected damage can also be as dangerous as the damage itself.

SERVPRO of Northwest San Antonio can board up the damaged property and mitigate and remediate the original damage, providing you with peace of mind while helping make it “Like it never even happened.”

Call Us Today - (210) 521-3313.

SERVPRO of Northwest San Antonio has perfected storm and flood restoration for over 18 years. Our staff is exceptionally trained and ready to work the moment you call! SERVPRO's high tech equipment allows our crews to restore and clean your property "Like it never even happened." Considering that we are owned locally, our teams are prepared for any storms or possible floods before the event occurs.

PREPARING FOR A FLOOD

4/14/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage PREPARING FOR A FLOOD Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today - (210) 521-3313.

Flooding can happen fast in many environments. The American Red Cross recommends having the following list of items packed and ready to go in the event of an evacuation due to flooding.

• Water—3+ day supply; one gallon per person per day

• Food—3+ day supply of nonperishable, easy-to-prepare food

• Flashlight

• Battery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible)

• Extra batteries

• First Aid kit

• Medications (7-day supply) and medical items (hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes, cane)

• Multi-purpose tool

• Sanitation/personal hygiene items

• Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, deed/lease to home, birth certificates, insurance policies)

• Cell phone with chargers

• Family and emergency contact information

• Extra cash

• Emergency blanket

• Map(s) of the area

• Baby supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers)

• Pet supplies (collar, leash, ID, food, carrier, bowl) • Tools/supplies for securing your home

• Extra set of car keys and house keys

• Extra clothing, hat, and sturdy shoes

• Rain gear

• Insect repellent and sunscreen

• Camera for photos of damage

SERVPRO of Northwest San Antonio 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 San Antonio, Texas, 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 that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today - (210) 521-3313.

Memorial Day Flood in Wimberly, Texas

3/25/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Memorial Day Flood in Wimberly, Texas Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today - (210) 521-3313.

In 2015, Wimberly, Texas experience a devastating flood. It all began in Blanco, Texas when torrential downpours overwhelmed the Blanco River. Experts have said that the amount of rain that hit Blanco hadn’t been seen in nearly 500 years. Unfortunately, the Blanco River overflowed and began to move toward Wimberly, Texas.

Wimberly residents were caught by surprise as many were still celebrating the holiday. The water came in like a wall, taking the lives of livestock and four people. When a river floods and overflows its banks, it is a terrifying scene to behold. A house can be swept away with the current leaving nothing but the foundation it was built on. When the water subsides, you’ll find the bottom of a river where your home used to be. Knee-deep silt, mud and debris covers your property. This event devastated the people of Wimberly and the communities around it. Without a thought, people from all over Texas rose to the occasion to help the victims of this natural disaster.

When SERVPRO of Northwest San Antonio was called, we arrived on the scene armed with power tools and a hearty crew ready to help where we were needed. It was a tough, dirty, scorching job but it was nothing compared to the loss these residents experienced. The damage was truly overwhelming. So many lives were forever changed that weekend. We at SERVPRO Northwest San Antonio feel honored to have been able to help during such a disaster.

SERVPRO of Northwest San Antonio 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 San Antonio, Texas, 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 that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today - (210) 521-3313.

Storm Damage to San Antonio Church

3/12/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Storm Damage to San Antonio Church Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today - (210) 521-3313.

On April 12, 2016, the largest hail storm in San Antonio’s history hit the city with tremendous force. It was around 10:30 pm and many folks were at home, settled in for the night, and completely unprepared for the magnitude of the storm.

SERVPRO of Northwest San Antonio was called on for many storm damage restoration and clean up jobs in the following weeks but one job that really stood out for us was a church near MacArthur Park. The church sustained major hail damage to the roof, skylights and roof mounted HVAC systems. The interior damage was just as severe, with damage to the sanctuary, Sunday school classrooms, meeting rooms, church offices, and the lobby.

SERVPRO of Northwest San Antonio was called out to tarp up the entire roof, clean up damage and dry out the structure and contents. All this while the church remained open. This presented an interesting challenge for our Production Manager, Gary Brown. Gary has been with us for 16 years and has rarely worked on a building that was still operational while the work was done. He rallied his crews and performed all tasks asked of him and got the church dried out in time for them to have worship services that Sunday.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today - (210) 521-3313.

SERVPRO of Northwest San Antonio has perfected storm and flood restoration for over 18 years. Our staff is exceptionally trained and ready to work the moment you call! SERVPRO's high tech equipment allows our crews to restore and clean your property "Like it never even happened." Considering that we are owned locally, our teams are prepared for any storms or possible floods before the event occurs.

Identifying Storm Damage to your San Antonio Home or Commercial Property

2/17/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Identifying Storm Damage to your San Antonio Home or Commercial Property We're Faster to Any Size Disaster

When a storm hits your home or business it can sustain various amounts of damage. From tornadoes to flooding, you may encounter damage that you are unfamiliar with and don’t know how to remedy. We’re here to help. The following are types of damage you may see and how to identify them:

Roof Damage

On an asphalt roof, hail damage looks like a dark spot, or bruise, where the roofing granules have been knocked away. In some cases you may find holes, cracking, or missing shingles on roofs with hail or storm damage. After a tornado, you may notice split seams and torn or missing shingles. This can result in leaking and serious water damage, which can lead to mold formation and wood rot, which can compromise the structural integrity of your roof resulting in collapse. In severe wind storms, it is common for shingles or sections of the roof to be missing altogether. (National Storm Damage Center)

Common Signs of Roof Damage:

  • Missing shingles
  • Bruises or dented asphalt shingles
  • Cracked or broken tile, slate, or concrete shingles
  • Granules collecting in gutters or downspouts
  • Leaks in your roof or ceiling
  • Dents on vents, gutters or flashing

Exterior Damage

When a severe storm hits, the exterior of your home sustains the most damage. Hail, wind, heavy rain and flying debris are common causes of exterior damage. If your home has been hit by hail, you may notice discolored spots, dents, chips or cracks in your paint or siding. If you have a stucco home, look for cracking, chipping and holes in the stucco. (National Storm Damage Center)

Common signs of exterior damage

  • Dings and dents
  • Cracks and splitting
  • Holes and breaks
  • Chipping and discoloration

Window Damage

In high wind areas, many homes have protective storm shutters to protect exposed glass. However, even with storm shutters, many windows can get cracked or damaged. If your home has been hit by hail, high winds, or a tornado, cracked or broken windows and damaged window casings are the most common signs of damage. Remember, a broken, shattered or missing window is dangerous. Watch out for shards of glass and make sure you board up any shattered windows until they can be repaired. (National Storm Damage Center)

Common Signs of Window Damage

  • Shattered windows
  • Cracks and holes
  • Broken panes
  • Damaged frame

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today - (210) 521-3313.

SERVPRO of Northwest San Antonio has perfected storm and flood restoration for over 18 years. Our staff is exceptionally trained and ready to work the moment you call! SERVPRO's high tech equipment allows our crews to restore and clean your property "Like it never even happened." Considering that we are owned locally, our teams are prepared for any storms or possible floods before the event occurs.

Have storm or flood damage? SERVPRO of Northwest San Antonio is here to help!

7/9/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Have storm or flood damage? SERVPRO of Northwest San Antonio is here to help! This house was torn apart from flood and storm damage during Hurricane Harvey.

SERVPRO of Northwest San Antonio has perfected storm and flood restoration for over 18 years. Our staff is exceptionally trained and ready to work the moment you call! SERVPRO's high tech equipment allows our crews to restore and clean your property "Like it never even happened." Considering that we are owned locally, our teams are prepared for any storms or possible floods before the event occurs.

This past year we went to Houston to help clean and restore homes of victims from Hurricane Harvey. The amount of flood and storm damage was heartbreaking. Our crews worked very hard for weeks to allow some of the victims of Harvey to sleep in their own homes at night. 

If you ever have storm or flood damage, SERVPRO of Northwest San Antonio is here and ready to help! 

Call Us Today - (210)521-3313

Water Damage From Storm - Part 1

4/6/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Water Damage From Storm - Part 1 What to expect from storm.

Storms that cause water damage and what to expect from the SERVPRO Franchise process.

  • WHAT IS RESTORABLE

Determining exactly what can be saved until everything is dry is usually impossible. We will set a follow-up date so we can monitor the drying process. In addition, the restoration process will be scheduled when the drying is complete. This can include floor preparation , tack strip replacement, carpet and pad installation, carpet cleaning and restoring, and furniture and contents cleaning. A scope of services will be provided.

  • PRE-EXISTING OR PRELOSS CONDITIONS

During the course of cleaning, it is likely we will remove day-to-day soiling, which existed prior to your loss. We are happy to do so. If, however, the removal of pre-existing soil requires significant extra effort, our crews will be instructed to move on to the next item. Pre-existing damage, including visible mold growth, will also be noted.

  • PERSONAL ITEMS

In the course of our survey and cleaning, we will sometimes be required to open doors, cupboards, etc. to qualify and/or restore the damage. If any of these areas contain personal items you would prefer to relocate before we start work, please let us know.

  • GUNS and AMMUNITION

Our crews are instructed NEVER to touch guns or ammunition. For this reason, we request you remove any such items from the areas we are cleaning.

  • JEWELRY, VALUABLES, HEIRLOOMS

Please remove any valuable items from the areas we are cleaning before the job is started. We are not responsible for those items.

  • OVERLOOKED ITEMS

Although our supervisors inspect all work, you should accompany the supervisor on the final walk-through and bring any overlooked items or concerns to the supervisor's attention.

Water Damage From Storm - Part 2

4/6/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Water Damage From Storm - Part 2 What to do in a storm.

What to expect from SERVPRO Franchise after a storm.

  • INSURANCE ADJUSTERS OR AGENTS

We are neither insurance adjusters nor agents. We cannot authorize anything to be replaced, repaired or painted. Our job is to preserve and protect, stop further damage from occurring and to restore damaged items to their prior condition when possible.

  • EMERGENCY CHARGES

The exact price of restoring your property following a water damage emergency is virtually impossible to determine on our first visit. However, in order to give you an idea, we will review the SERVPRO Water Damage Emergency Services Report to provide you an initial estimate while on our first visit if requested. The scope of work can change due to unforeseen circumstances. The final bill will be forwarded to you and/or your insurance carrier upon completion.

  • HEALTH AND SAFETY

Maintaining your personal health and safety is of great concern to us. All occupants and pets should stay away from the work areas to protect their health and safety during the work process. Material Safety Data Sheets for our products are available upon request.

  • APPROXIMATE COMPLETION

The actual time required to complete the restoration process is difficult to estimate. However, the more quickly technicians begin work to limit the damage, the faster the job can be completed. When water has time to absorb, the drying and restoration process can take longer.

National Leader in Storm Response

3/27/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage National Leader in Storm Response Storm ready!

A national leader in storm response. Help when you need it most!

In the event of a major catastrophe, the SERVPRO Franchise System has a nationwide Large Loss Response Team comprised of trained and equipped professionals capable of responding to your facility. While most systems have a waiting list, you get priority service with SERVPRO. Call today to find out how.

(210) 521-3313.

Each of SERVPRO's over 1,500 nationwide Franchises is independently owned and operated by trained professionals committed to providing the highest level of emergency cleanup and restoration services and customer satisfaction. What this means to you, the commercial property owner or manager, is that should fire, water or mold damage occur in one of your local facilities or a facility across the country, a SERVPRO Franchise Professional will provide quality professional service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Storm Disaster Preparedness - What You Can Do

3/27/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Storm Disaster Preparedness - What You Can Do Prepare the whole family for the storm.

In order to be fully prepared, you should have all pertinent and proper information in a written plan for easy retrieval. Some key questions to consider when creating a personal emergency preparedness plan include:

  • Do you have an escape or evacuation route in place?
  • Do you have a designated meeting place in case of separation?
  • Does everyone have a list of contact information including family members out of state who can serve as a point of contact?
  • Do you have a disaster supply kit with necessary supplies?
  • Do you have a first aid kit that includes necessary prescription medicines, over-the-counter medicines and basic medical supplies?
  • Do you have enough non-perishable food and bottled water?
  • Do you have access to important family documents, including insurance policies, bank, credit card and loan information and family records such as birth certificates and social security cards?
  • Do you have an inventory of valuable household goods?

A well-equipped disaster supply kit should include, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Water- a large enough supply to provide each person with 1 gallon daily for drinking and sanitation.
  • Food- enough to last 3-7 days. Food needs to be non-perishable or canned food. You will also want to include a non-electric can opener, paper plates and plastic utensils.
  • Bedding including sheets, blankets and pillows.
  • Clothing- remember it may be warm, however, you may be working and cleaning and may prefer pants or long sleeves to protect your skin. You will also need sturdy, closed-toe, non-slip shoes if available.
  • First aid kit including antiseptics or sanitizers and bandages, over-the-counter and prescription medications.

Contaminated Water From a Storm

2/5/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Contaminated Water From a Storm Water from a flood in your home? Call SERVPRO of Northwest San Antonio (210) 521-3313.

Contaminated Water From a Storm

What to do until help arrives!

First, Call SERVPRO of Northwest San Antonio at (210) 521-3313.

Do:

  • Avoid all contact with sewage and items contaminated by sewage.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly after contact with contaminated items.

Don't:

  • Spread contaminated water by walking unnecessarily on damaged or wet areas.
  • Turn on the HVAC system if there is a possibility of spreading contaminated air.
  • Use household fans to dry the structure and spread contaminants.
  • Use products for personal hygiene and cleanliness if exposed to the contaminated areas.

You may think you are able to dry out your home or business yourself, but you should always call a trained and licensed professional when dealing with contaminated water. Call SERVPRO of Northwest San Antonio!

When Storms or Floods hit in San Antonio, Texas, SERVPRO is ready!

7/13/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage When Storms or Floods hit in San Antonio, Texas, SERVPRO is ready! Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in San Antonio, Texas.

SERVPRO of Northwest San Antonio 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 San Antonio, Texas, 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 that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today - (210) 521-3313.