Recent Storm Damage Posts

The three types of Storm Damages

3/3/2022 (Permalink)

Three Types of Storm Damage

Storm damage is a type of service we can help homeowners with, but there are several things that can go wrong during a spring storm. 

Wind Damage 

One of those extra aspects of a storm that hits is wind damage. Wind can create a host of issues for your home. Wind can upend your roof. When the shingles are rocked and slid out of place, this creates water damage. 

Lightning Damage 

Another one of those side effects of storms is lightning damage. Lightning does not just light up the sky, but it can light up your house if it strikes just so. Lightning strikes can cause severe fire damage and be unsafe. 

Flooding Damage

When storms hit, floods likely follow. Flooding can get inside of your home from multiple sources. Basements, crawl spaces, and even garages can flood from heavy rains. Outside of your home, flooding can disrupt driving situations and municipal water systems. 

Henderson Spring Storms

2/26/2022 (Permalink)

hail damage How to Handle Hail Damage

What to do with Hail Damage

Hail damage occurs after spring storms more often than you think. Hail damage in Henderson can show up in several ways. It can impact your roof, siding, driveways, your car, and even your windows. Hail storms can occur in a variety of shapes and sizes. How to handle hail damage? View our tips below: 

  • Damaged vehicles—If the roofs of nearby cars were dented, then there’s a good chance your building also sustained hail damage.
  • Damaged siding, downspouts or windows—If you are unable to safely inspect your roof, hail damage to other parts of your building, such as dented downspouts or siding, can be a good indicator you may need to take action.
  • Your neighbors are having hail-damaged parts of their home repaired-- have a professional check your property a little closer for any damages.

Our construction team can help with hail damage. Look for those indicators above, and have a professional at SERVPRO® of Henderson, Webster, Union, McLean, & Crittenden Counties take a look after a hail storm.

Storm Season is Around the Corner in Henderson

2/1/2022 (Permalink)

emergency plan graphic Storm season: Get Prepared!

It may be February but storm season is right around the corner: Are you prepared? 

April and May are when storms begin in our area. The best way to combat them is to be prepared.

Stay Informed

Do you know the difference between a watch and a warning? Do you know what to do when different weather patterns appear? 

Get an Emergency Plan 

Create a plan for your family. Make sure that your family knows the plan and that it is written down for everyone to have a copy of. Keep a supply kit to prepare your family during storm events in case storm damages occur to your home. 

Review Insurance 

Do you know your coverage? Do you know your agent? We get so many calls after the damage has occurred and our customers do not know their agent's name or phone number. Having this information readily available can help you get service faster. 

Stay prepared for storm damage in Henderson.

Henderson Storm Damage and Preparing your Pet

1/27/2022 (Permalink)

dog and owner prepardness Prepare your pets for Henderson storm damage today!

Are your pets protected?

Dring storm damages, SERVPRO® of Henderson, Webster, Union, McLean, & Crittenden Counties can help with clean-up and restoration. 

But, we cannot restore or prepare your pets. 

Emergency preparedness should include your family furry friend. We want to offer tips to help you prepare your family and home to best protect your pets during a storm.

-Consider microchipping your pets. During a storm, pets can go and hide or run away. When someone finds them, having a microchip can help locate them.

-Make a list of places that will let you stay after a storm with a pet. Not all places allow animals, so research and keep a list beforehand. 

-Have recent and up-to-date photos of any and all of your pets. 

-Keep an emergency kit for them like you would for your family. Anything from medicine to helping keep them calm during a stressful situation. 

-Keep a sign in your window that alerts the fire department that you have a pet inside (which can be useful during a storm or fire emergency)

Pets are an important part of our families. Keep your pet safe and prepared!

Henderson Snow Storm:We are Here to Help

1/24/2022 (Permalink)

Henderson bridge in snow We are local and here to help!

Winter Storms are Here

It's icy out there, but your local SERVPRO team is still here to help. During winter storms, a lot of damage can take place. Anything from water, ice, or even fire damages can occur in your home. 

When winter storm damage occurs, you want it to be cleaned up sooner rather than later. SERVPRO® of Henderson, Webster, Union, McLean, & Crittenden Counties is open 24/7 and 365 days of the year. We are always here to help. Our technicians are trained and certified even during the harshest of winters. Our team is local and more readily available to help during emergencies. 

Not only do we help our local communities during winter storms, but our crews are always up to travel to help other communities. On a national level, we are the industry leader in storm response. These events are usually called polar vortex and cause widespread damage. Our franchise has participated in several polar vortex events since 2010. 

Call our offices today for cleanup and water damage emergencies from the winter storm!

How do we clean-up your commercial storm damages, Henderson?

1/19/2022 (Permalink)

storm damage in business Call us today for information on how we can get your business back to "Like it never even happened."

Let us explain, again...

Commercial Storm Damages in Henderson

Commercial businesses are not exempt from storm damages. Not only do we clean up and repair storm damages for residential customers, but we also can help your Henderson business get back to work after storm damages. 

Storm damage can be anything from a small workroom flooding, to fire damage that leaves a lot of smoke damage on walls and contents or structure damage from tornadoes or high winds that need reconstruction. 

Our trained team of technicians is here to help. We can concentrate on the areas that need our expertise. Not only do we clean up the water or other damages from a storm, but we can also help restore contents. From paper goods, files, and even electronics. Many businesses never make it back after storm damages, let us help get your business back up and running again. 

Do you have a plan?

3/3/2021 (Permalink)

Storm weather is upon us. We go from storm season, to thunderstorms, to tornadoes, to hurricanes. Storm weather can impact us from miles and miles away. 

1. Have a Plan: make sure your family knows what the plan is and have it written down so everyone can have access to it for a refresher when needed. 

2. Have a safety kit and check it regularly for updates. 

3. Have a safety spot in the home. Make sure you pick somewhere not around windows and doors that you can shelter from a storm. 

Keep these tips in mind at your next family meeting, so that you can keep yourself and your family safe during the next storm season pattern. We know damages happen, but it does not hurt to be prepared.

Keeping Your Pets Safe

2/26/2021 (Permalink)

We continuously bring you tips on how to keep your home or business safe during winter weather, or stormy weather. We also like to protect your furry friends. There are a few tips to keep in mind when the weather can turn for the worst when it comes to your pets. Here are a few ways to keep them safe: 

1. Watch the weather closely, so you know when to bring your outside pets in for the winter.

2. Provide them with blankets and comfort.

3. Layer them up! Even animals with thick fur need some protection in the elements.

4. Booties for their paws: Amazon sales custom booties for dogs and cats of all sizes to help prevent the pads on their paws from getting dried out or frostbitten in certain elements this winter.

Post-Construction Cleaning

2/2/2021 (Permalink)

After a storm damages an area, the cleanup begins. When a cleanup starts, there are areas to rebuild. 

The best way to rebuild is to have a team in place that can do construction and complete the post-construction cleanup right after the project is complete. That way you have 100% more efficiency by using the same company for both projects.

When you have a brand new building, especially after a storm loss, you want it in the best shape.

Trust our team for your post-construction cleaning needs. We are highly trained in cleaning measures. We know what products to use to get your building back in business. Let us help, call our offices, SERVPRO® of Henderson, Webster, Union, McLean, & Crittenden Counties, today to setup a consultation with out team. 

Roof Damages -- Prevent them from happening.

1/29/2021 (Permalink)

When storm's are about to occur, there are a variety of things in your home that you could do to protect it. Some emergencies can not be avoided, but prepping your home, can help. 

There are a few instances you can take to prevent further damage before a storm. 

Protect your roof

Protect your roof from damages before they happen. When a storm is on the horizon, make sure extra shingles are nailed down, any holes have been aided, and other roof damages have been fixed prior. These methods give your roof the best chance of holding down during heavy winds, rain, and other storm factors.

Trim your trees

Trim your trees to combat roof damage. Another factor of roof damage is that of tree breakage. When trees are unkempt, old, or just in the wrong area they can cause reprehensible damages to your home or business. The best way to keep those damages at bay is to prevent them from being in the way. Cut down old trees so that they are not easily swayed by winds into your home. Try to trim back branches and other yard debris to keep them out of harms way from your roof or windows. 

These are just a few tips on how you can keep your home safe during storm season. Follow along to our blog and social media for other storm damage safety tips.

Preventative Measures for Storm Damage

1/25/2021 (Permalink)

Here's how to create preventative measures for storm damages in your home-- 

First, check your water and pipes. People near water are first at risk during storms. For this reason, try not to run water during a storm because metal pipes are precise conductor vessels of water that attract lightening. 

When running water during a storm, you risk overflow (from having to evacuate), storm surges, and flooding from outside areas. Be aware and cautious when storms could be prevalent in your area. It is always best to have an emergency plan to prevent damages and other dangers during emergency storm times of the year. 

If a storm has damaged your home or property, give SERVPRO® of Henderson, Webster, Union, McLean, & Crittenden Counties a call, so we can help. 

Heavy Rains- Are you prepared?

1/20/2021 (Permalink)

When heavy rains hit during storm season, there are a few steps you can take to tackle these home emergencies: 

  • Double-check your insulation on your basement. Excessive amounts of rain in a short period of time can overload basement waterproofing systems, saturating the earth around your basement and then pushing in through foundation cracks. Have an expert inspect your basement to make sure it is properly protected from heavy storm rains.
  • Sometimes, basements that are perfectly protected can still flood, call your insurance provider to double check your flood insurance. 
  • The position of your home can also impact flood damages. Check your landscaping and the slope of your lawn. 

When flood damages occur, be prepared. Have a nationally acclaimed vendor on your side -- call us today when damages occur to your Henderson, Webster, Union, McLean, or Crittenden counties home.