Recent Storm Damage Posts

Flash Floods Explained

8/21/2020 (Permalink)

house artwork with text Flash Flood Warning

With the country currently in the middle of Hurricane Season and the threat for heavy rain always being there, it is important to know exactly what hazards are. One hazard Angelina County often sees is flash floods.

Flooding from heavy rains is the second leading cause of fatalities from landfalling tropical cyclones. Widespread torrential rains associated with these storms often cause flooding hundreds of miles inland. This flooding can persist for several days after a storm has dissipated.

Flash floods are the most dangerous kind of floods, because they combine the destructive power of a flood with incredible speed. Flash floods occur when heavy rainfall exceeds the ability of the ground to absorb it.

If your area is under a Flash Flood Warning or a Flood Warning, you need to take action. This means a flash flood is imminent or occurring. If you are in a flood prone area move immediately to high ground.

Water moving at 9 feet per second is a common speed for flash floods. At this speed, water can move rocks weighing almost a hundred pounds. Flash floods carry debris that elevate their potential to damage structures and injure people.Most fatalities in the US from flash flooding are from vehicles driving into flooded roadways.

Turn around, don’t drown! 

Weather Is Unpredictable, but We are here for you!

8/19/2020 (Permalink)

cars shown with floating away Flooding is fast and dangerous.

Severe weather is frightening to everyone and you may be worried about your home or business. You can't control the weather, and simply hoping for the best, will not be enough.  

Though you can't control it, you can know who to call after the storms strike.  

Restoring storm- and flood-damaged properties is the cornerstone of our business. Our highly trained professionals use specialized equipment and advanced training to quickly restore your Lufkin property to pre-storm condition. We’re dedicated to responding immediately, which helps to minimize secondary damage. 

Floods and storms don’t wait for normal business hours, and neither do we. You can depend on an immediate response from our highly trained technicians, who are available 24 hours, seven days a week.  

If your Lufkin home has been affected by water damage, call SERVPRO of Lufkin / S. Nacogdoches County at: (936) 559-0404.

Storm Damage Inspection in Diboll, TX.

8/5/2020 (Permalink)

A damaged ceiling of a home after a strong storm. Understand Storm Damage Inspection in Lufkin Texas.

Even if you have no reason to suspect that damage occurred, check your home and its surroundings (once it’s safe to do so, of course). It’s important to identify problems, make emergency repairs and determine if an insurance claim is necessary.

SERVPRO of Lufkin/S. Nacogdoches County provides this list of Storm Problems areas.

Roof

Your roof might be the area of your home most vulnerable to damage in a storm, because so many things can impact it. Whether you’ve had high winds and downed tree branches or just a simple hailstorm, look for these indicators of damage:

  • Holes in the roof
  • Missing Shingles
  • Leaks in your roof or ceiling
  • Split seams

Building Exteriors

While siding, stucco and brick all are durable, they also are susceptible to storm damage. In some instances, homeowners don’t notice until it’s too late to file a claim, so check carefully for:

  • Cracking, chipping or dings and dents on siding. Even if there doesn’t appear to be damage at first, check again at a different time of day. You may see something you missed when the lighting is different.
  • Holes in stucco. This is a serious problem, even when small, so look closely. If you find holes, have a professional conduct a full property inspection.
  • Damaged brick and tuck pointing. While brick typically holds up well, a check can identify any problem areas.
  • Detached or damaged trim, gutters, etc.

Storm and flood damage require specialized restoration techniques and equipment. When a storm hits your Lufkin home, you need the company with storm damage experience and expertise. SERVPRO of Lufkin/S. Nacogdoches County can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions.

Do You Have Flood or Storm Damage? Call Us Today (936) 637-0404

SERVPRO of Lufkin and the aftermath of a Storm

7/15/2020 (Permalink)

Demand for damage mitigation and restoration services spikes after a severe storm in Lufkin, Texas. Insurance agents and adjusters need to be able to rely on a local mitigation and restoration company to provide timely storm response services. Here are three services that make a local SERVPRO franchise the right choice for storm restoration.

1. Disaster Response

No matter how many properties are affected by a storm, a Disaster Response Team can arrive on each location within a matter of hours. Independent mitigation and restoration services are more likely to be backlogged than a national corporation that can dispatch employees and equipment from nearby franchises to areas that have experienced large losses.

2. Mitigation and Cleanup

The initial stage of storm response involves mitigating damage. In the case of structural damage, this may involve boarding up broken windows or breaches in a building envelope or tarping over a damaged roof. Standing water resulting from flood damage should be extracted as soon as possible. A full-service company can ensure that these initial measures contribute toward complete storm restoration.

3. All-In-One Restoration

A company that offers mitigation and restoration services can reduce the workload on insurance agents and adjusters while simplifying the claim process for property owners. Relying on a one-stop shop may make miscommunication less likely, prevent scheduling conflicts and allow for a faster and more thorough restoration job. Depending on a single service also means that the initial estimate is likely to be more accurate.

These storm restoration services set SERVPRO franchises apart from independent companies. The business model means that each location has the backing of a national corporation and the ability to call on nearby locations for additional personnel and equipment. A single estimate from a service that can clean up damage and rebuild a commercial property can also be more convenient for insurance agents, adjusters, and clients. 

What to do in a Power Outage

6/8/2020 (Permalink)

A graphic with the words Power Outage under a danger symbol. Power outages can be scary so make sure to have a plan.

We’re more vulnerable to power outages this time of year because of new growth and leaves that are still on the trees, which can pull branches down. Ready, a national public service advertising campaign, gives us these tips to follow before, during, and after a power outage.

Before

  • Build or restock your emergency preparedness kit, including a flashlight, batteries, cash, and first aid supplies.
  • Make sure you have alternative charging methods for your phone or any device that requires power.
  • Charge cell phones and any battery-powered devices
  • Know where the manual release lever of your electric garage door opener is located and how to operate it.
  • Purchase ice or freeze water-filled plastic containers to help keep food cold during a temporary power outage.
  • Keep your car’s gas tank full. Gas stations rely on electricity to power their pumps. If you use your car to re-charge devices, do NOT keep the car running in a garage, partially enclosed space, or close to a home, this can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Learn about the emergency plans that have been established in your area by visiting your state’s or local website so you can locate the closest cooling and warming shelters.
  • If you rely on anything that is battery-operated or power dependent like a medical device, determine a back-up plan.

During

  • Only use flashlights for emergency lighting, candles can cause fires.
  • Keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed. Most food requiring refrigeration can be kept safely in a closed refrigerator for several hours. An unopened refrigerator will keep food cold for about 4 hours. A full freezer will keep the temperature for about 48 hours.
  • Put on layers of warm clothing if it is cold outside. Never burn charcoal for heating or cooking indoors. Never use your oven as a source of heat. If the power may be out for a prolonged period, plan to go to another location that has heat to keep warm.
  • Turn off or disconnect appliances and other equipment in case of a momentary power “surge” that can damage computers and other devices. Consider adding surge protectors.
  • If you are considering purchasing a generator for your home, consult an electrician or engineer before purchasing and installing.
  • Only use generators away from your home and NEVER run a generator inside a home or garage, or connect it to your home’s electrical system.

After

  • Throw away any food that has been exposed to temperatures 40 degrees Fahrenheit (4 degrees Celsius) for 2 hours or more or that has an unusual odor, color, or texture. When in doubt, throw it out!
  • If food in the freezer is colder than 40 degrees Fahrenheit and has ice crystals on it, you can refreeze it
  • Contact your doctor if you’re concerned about medications having spoiled.
  • Restock your emergency kit with fresh batteries, canned foods, and other supplies.

The main priority this season is safety. For any water or fire damage needs, feel free to call us at 936-554-0404.

Tornado Damage and Your Home

4/29/2020 (Permalink)

Tornadoes are a terrifying, often devastating, weather event. They can turn houses into dust, and flip lives upside down. Living through a tornado can be traumatizing, and sometimes the aftermath is just as bad. Parts of your home may be destroyed, and the idea of fixing it can be overwhelming. Recovering from a tornado could be a huge task, depending on how bad the damage was. However, there are steps to take toward recovery and people ready to help along the way. There are steps that should be taken right after the storm passes, and other steps to take down the road when it is time for repairs and cleaning.

Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones

The first step is to stay in your safe place until the storm has completely passed. If you are able, try and wait until you get the all clear from local officials. After the storm, check yourself and those with you for any injuries. If someone is hurt, the next step is seeking out first aid. After everyone has been checked and is okay, you should see how bad the damage to your house is. Make sure to watch out for anything that is unstable and likely to fall. If you go outside, look out for any downed powerlines. They can be life threatening, so if you see downed powerlines stay inside.

Protect Your Property

After you make sure yourself and your loved ones are protected, start protecting your property. You can make temporary repairs in order to prevent further damage. Many insurance companies will reimburse you for the cost, so make sure to keep receipts just in case. In addition to temporary repairs, living expenses may also be reimbursable. If your house is damaged to the point of you having to stay in a hotel, keep the receipts. Your policy may pay you back for the cost of it. Make sure to make a list of anything that was damaged, and don’t throw out damaged belongings. An adjuster will need to assess them for value if your policy covers replacing them. You should also inspect all utility lines and appliances. Any damage could lead to a gas leak or electric shortage. Damaged electric wires may also cause a fire. You may even have to turn off the main valve in order to prevent more harm to your house. Once these steps have been taken, contact your insurance company. From there, they can work with you to see what your policy covers. Most of the time, they will hire services to come out and repair damages.

Clean Up and Repair

SERVPRO of Lufkin/ S. Nacogdoches County has an incredibly fast response time when it comes to disasters. We have equipment and personnel ranging across 1,700 franchises. Our experience and training will allow us to restore your property quickly and efficiently. In addition, we will document the entire process.

The Need for an Emergency Plan in Deep East Texas

4/24/2020 (Permalink)

In recent years, many different types of disasters have affected the United States. Flooding, tornadoes, hurricanes, wildfires and blizzards are natural disasters that can threaten your home, business and community. Your local SERVPRO® Franchise Professionals want you and your customers to be aware of the steps to take to help prepare for Mother Nature's worst.  

Right now is the perfect opportunity to review your emergency plan. Emergencies can happen unexpectedly in communities just like yours, to people just like you. Tornado outbreaks, river floods, flash floods, historic earthquakes, and even water main breaks and power outages in U.S. cities affecting millions of people for days at a time.  

The more you know about what to do in an emergency, the more confident and secure you will feel in your abilities to manage through a disaster. Preparation is the key to making it through any size disaster, whether it is a small water leak, a large fire, or an area flood. The best time to plan for such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens. No one ever plans on a disaster, but now, you can plan for it. Contact your local SERVPRO of Lufkin / S. Nacogdoches County for more information and tools to help you be "Ready for whatever happens."  

Storm and Disaster Damage Inspections with SERVPRO of Lufkin/ S. Nacogdoches County

4/24/2020 (Permalink)

the remnants of storm damage When a storm hits your Lufkin home, you need the company with storm damage experience and expertise.

Even if you have no reason to suspect that damage occurred, check your home and its surroundings (once it’s safe to do so, of course). It’s important to identify problems, make emergency repairs and determine if an insurance claim is necessary.

SERVPRO of Lufkin/S. Nacogdoches County provides this list of Storm Problems areas.

Roof

Your roof might be the area of your home most vulnerable to damage in a storm, because so many things can impact it. Whether you’ve had high winds and downed tree branches or just a simple hailstorm, look for these indicators of damage:

  • Holes in the roof
  • Missing Shingles
  • Leaks in your roof or ceiling
  • Split seams

Building Exteriors

While siding, stucco and brick all are durable, they also are susceptible to storm damage. In some instances, homeowners don’t notice until it’s too late to file a claim, so check carefully for:

  • Cracking, chipping or dings and dents on siding. Even if there doesn’t appear to be damage at first, check again at a different time of day. You may see something you missed when the lighting is different.
  • Holes in stucco. This is a serious problem, even when small, so look closely. If you find holes, have a professional conduct a full property inspection.
  • Damaged brick and tuck pointing. While brick typically holds up well, a check can identify any problem areas.
  • Detached or damaged trim, gutters, etc.

Storm and flood damage require specialized restoration techniques and equipment. When a storm hits your Lufkin home, you need the company with storm damage experience and expertise. SERVPRO of Lufkin/S. Nacogdoches County can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions.

Do You Have Flood or Storm Damage? Call Us Today (936) 637-0404

No Storm is Too Big, Nor Too Far!

4/17/2020 (Permalink)

Debris left beside a storm damaged home We'll be on our way to help!

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Lufkin / S. Nacogdoches County provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays. You can expect an immediate response time, day or night.

In many cleaning and restoration situations, immediate action is needed. With over 1,800 U.S. and Canadian Franchise locations, SERVPRO is strategically positioned to be faster to any size emergency. An immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

When a major storm hits, it may overwhelm local restoration companies. SERVPRO of Lufkin / S. Nacogdoches County can scale our resources by accessing the equipment and personnel of 1,800 Franchises. We can also access Disaster Recovery Teams that specialize in major storms and catastrophic events. 

We can always be reached at (936) 559-0404.

Preparing Your Business for a Storm Event This Summer

4/9/2020 (Permalink)

Most days at work are uneventful. If you live in a coastal state, however, then your establishment is at risk of getting hit with a severe storm during the summer season. Disaster preparedness is key for minimizing the financial, aesthetic and emotional effects of storm damage. These three tips are easy to implement and can be lifesavers in an emergency.

1.Plan in Advance

Continuity planning can come in handy in a pinch. A carefully-crafted game plan should include the following:

  • Emergency payroll and accounting procedures to track costs during an unexpected event
  • An alternative succession of management with at least one person who isn’t at your company’s headquarters
  • Emergency plan of action for all employees on what to do when a storm hits

It may be necessary to speak with a consultant who is knowledgeable about business preparedness. Planning in advance can bring you peace-of-mind when dark storm clouds start to gather.

2. Stock Up on Supplies

A storm in Lufkin, TX, can cause extensive flood damage to your property. Physical damage can be repaired, but the cost to human lives is much more traumatizing. Therefore, it’s a good idea to store essentials such as water, food, blankets, and flashlights. Prudent disaster preparedness can also entail making portable kits for each employee that is customized to their needs.

3.Know Who To Call

The first few hours after a storm can be hectic. It’s helpful to have commercial property restoration experts on speed dial so that they can get to work as soon as possible. Research companies in your area that are Faster to any size disaster so that you don’t have to struggle through storm cleanup alone.
The few seconds that a hurricane sweeps through your location can change the course of your business if you let it. Disaster preparedness can help you understand what actions to take for flood cleanup and how to keep your staff safe.

Be Prepared for Spring Weather Deep East Texas

3/5/2020 (Permalink)

A large storm cloud over a field. Texans know all too well, a storm can and will surprise us. #SERVPROLufkin

Spring in Texas is ripe for any number of weather-related incidents. Anything from Heavy thunderstorms, to tornadoes, to flooding, Spring storms can be tough on homeowners. Since 1980, losses from thunderstorms have increased to an astounding fifteen billion dollars in 2018. Hail storms alone last year cost home owners one billion dollars according to the Insurance Information Institute.

Obviously, we are unable to predict what the weather will be, but with careful planning, you can take the appropriate steps to be prepared when storms hit.

  • Cut down dead or dying branches from trees near your home that could fall during a storm.
  • Always have an emergency kit prepared with a first aid kit, flashlights, extra batteries, non-perishable food, water, and a radio in case of a lengthy power outage.
  • Surge protectors are relatively inexpensive and can save your electronics from being destroyed during a power surge.
  • Keep tabs on the health and stability of your home’s roof, especially after East Texas’ winter months of freezing precipitation. Also, keep your gutters clean and free of debris backup which could flood portions of your lawn and, potentially, your home.
  • Finally, make sure loose items on your decks and patios are tied down during heavy storms.

These simple tasks can help protect your home during the uneven weathered Texas Spring months.

The Importance of Staying Off of Flooded Roads

1/23/2020 (Permalink)

A car half sunk, beside a flooded road. The road is not flooded yet be certainly be careful with heavy rains on roadways.

It can be frustrating to be stuck inside your house when it’s flooding in Deep East Texas, but it is important that you avoid driving in this situation. A flooded street may seem easy to handle, but it can be a risk to your safety. The following are just a few reasons why it is best to stay off the roads during a severe storm.

One reason to avoid flooded roads is that it can cause serious damage to your vehicle. Your car is not made to be driven in water, so it does not have the necessary equipment to protect it. If water enters your engine, it can cause it to stop functioning correctly and leave you with massive repair bills. Areas of your car may rust, and electronic components can be ruined.

Even if you think the road looks safe, there might be something lurking beneath the water’s surface. A flooded street may be hiding potholes, tree branches and debris from the storm. Any of these could damage your car and make it more difficult for you to drive safely.

Whether you have been driving for a few years or a few decades, you cannot be prepared for everything. Even a long history of driving experience is not enough to keep you safe during a flood. Moving water in a flooded street can easily sweep your car away and create an incredibly dangerous situation. Just a few inches of water can cause you to hydroplane and result in a crash.

One of the best travel tips for driving during a flood is simply not to do it. Stay put if possible and, once the water has receded, you can find a more comfortable place to stay while an emergency restoration company performs any necessary repairs on your damaged home.

Hurricane Season is Far From Over

10/8/2019 (Permalink)

If your business suffers a serious damage after a storm contact SERVPRO of Lufkin/ S. Nacogdoches County and we are able to provide emergency services to reduce business interruption allowing you to focus on day to day operations. Our teams are available always to inspect and service your property reducing interruptions.

When your business is damaged by severe storms contact us immediately SERVPRO of Lufkin/ S. Nacogdoches County 936-559-0404.

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.

FASTER TO ANY SIZE DISASTER!

Storm Damage and Your Home

7/8/2019 (Permalink)

house artwork with text If you have any storm damage, we can always help!

Wind Damage Restoration

Hurricane damage sometimes includes severe wind damage. Roof damage in this situation may range from a missing roof to harsh winds and rains shearing away asphalt tiles. Roof repair of obvious defects usually ensues in the wake of hurricane damage and storm remediation. Correcting roof damage may challenge homeowners after a disaster, since a roof leak may not appear obvious.

How can a roof leak and roof damage escape easy detection in this situation? Wind damage may loosen flashing, eventually causing another roof leak weeks after the storm. Even a subtle roof leak of this nature can produce damp, moldy conditions inside the home. Obtaining fast roof repair may prevent long term interior damage. A wind damage home restoration expert may assist clients in receiving comprehensive roof assessments and roof repair services when hurricane damage afflicts an area. Their expertise helps property owners address storm damage and roof damage more effectively.

Flooding and Recovery

Flood water frequently poses a risk in coastal areas. Yet heavy rains may cause river flooding miles inland also. If the surrounding terrain cannot absorb groundwater, runoff contributes to flood water. Even residents of mountainous areas sometimes sustain varying degrees of flood damage if frozen pipes rupture. Flood pump failures contribute to basement flooding and contaminated ground water in some locations, too.

Flooding may disrupt municipal water systems. Experts need to assess groundwater and evaluate the condition of pipes following flood damage. Hiring a storm restoration firm may allow you to begin your cleanup process even before water restoration occurs. (Cleaning before water restoration often proves essential yet challenging.) By relying upon a trained specialist, you'll usually obtain faster storm remediation. These experts may suggest ways to help mitigate flood water damage in the future, for instance, by requesting backup flood pump installation.

Call us today at 936-559-0404

What to do when your home has water damage

7/1/2019 (Permalink)

Moving water can quickly make a water damage situation catastrophic.

What you can do until help arrives

After any water damage situation, your primary focus should be safety first:

  • Is it safe to stay in the house?
  • Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.
  • Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful!

Have A  Water Damage Emergency? Call (936) 559-0404

What To Do After Flooding

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
  • Gather loose items from floors.

What NOT To Do After Flooding

  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don't use television or other household appliances.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.

Is your deep East Texas home flooded?

7/1/2019 (Permalink)

A flooding event can uproot your family for an extended period of time.

Why Choose SERVPRO of Lufkin / S. Nacogdoches County?

We're Faster to Any Size Disaster

We’re dedicated to responding immediately to water and storm damage emergencies. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost.

We're Highly Trained Storm Damage Specialists

We specialize in flooding and storm damage restoration, the cornerstone of our business. We have extensive water damage and storm restoration training that allows us to get your home back to normal quickly.

  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technicians

We Have the Resources to Handle Storms and Disasters

We can scale our resources to handle any size storm or disaster. We can access resources from a network of 1,800 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams strategically located throughout the country.

Call us anytime 936-559-0404

Storm Damage Inspections

5/20/2019 (Permalink)

Even if you have no reason to suspect that damage occurred, check your home and its surroundings (once it’s safe to do so, of course). It’s important to identify problems, make emergency repairs and determine if an insurance claim is necessary.

SERVPRO of Lufkin/S. Nacogdoches County provides this list of Storm Problems areas.

Roof

Your roof might be the area of your home most vulnerable to damage in a storm, because so many things can impact it. Whether you’ve had high winds and downed tree branches or just a simple hailstorm, look for these indicators of damage:

  • Holes in the roof
  • Missing Shingles
  • Leaks in your roof or ceiling
  • Split seams

Building Exteriors

While siding, stucco and brick all are durable, they also are susceptible to storm damage. In some instances, homeowners don’t notice until it’s too late to file a claim, so check carefully for:

  • Cracking, chipping or dings and dents on siding. Even if there doesn’t appear to be damage at first, check again at a different time of day. You may see something you missed when the lighting is different.
  • Holes in stucco. This is a serious problem, even when small, so look closely. If you find holes, have a professional conduct a full property inspection.
  • Damaged brick and tuck pointing. While brick typically holds up well, a check can identify any problem areas.
  • Detached or damaged trim, gutters, etc.

Storm and flood damage require specialized restoration techniques and equipment. When a storm hits your Lufkin home, you need the company with storm damage experience and expertise. SERVPRO of Lufkin/S. Nacogdoches County can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions.

Do You Have Flood or Storm Damage? Call Us Today (936) 637-0404

No Storm too big, No Disaster too far!

5/1/2019 (Permalink)

We'll Be On Our Way!

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Lufkin / S. Nacogdoches County provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays. You can expect an immediate response time, day or night.

In many cleaning and restoration situations, immediate action is needed. With over 1,800 U.S. and Canadian Franchise locations, SERVPRO is strategically positioned to be faster to any size emergency. An immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

When a major storm hits, it may overwhelm local restoration companies. SERVPRO of Lufkin / S. Nacogdoches County can scale our resources by accessing the equipment and personnel of 1,800 Franchises. We can also access Disaster Recovery Teams that specialize in major storms and catastrophic events. 

We can always be reached at (936) 559-0404.

Our Promise? We'll Always be There!

5/1/2019 (Permalink)

It's the SERVPRO way!

At SERVPRO of Lufkin/ S. Nacogdoches County, we find that it is massively important that our neighbors, both close and far away, know that they can always count on us. That’s why we travel any time a disaster strikes. It is just a part of the way we do things at SERVPRO. We make sure that the areas that are hit hardest by any large storm will have the resources to respond and help those in need. SERVPRO of Lufkin / S. Nacogdoches County can scale our resources by accessing the equipment and personnel of 1,800 Franchises. Our team travels across the country to different storm sites and lends their aide to any home owners and commercial businesses.

The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are prequalified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster.

When a disaster strikes, there will be much uncertainty in the direct aftermath. But, where there won’t be uncertainty is in the fact that SERVPRO will be there!

SERVPRO of Lufkin and S. Nacogdoches County is Ready for any Storm!

3/28/2019 (Permalink)

Faster to any size disaster!

  From small pipe leaks to a full scale storm event, SERVPRO of Lufkin and S. Nacogdoches County has seen it all and is ready to help when disaster strikes!

As a flood damage restoration specialist, SERVPRO of Lufkin and S. Nacogdoches County utilizes and maintains and inventory of state of the art equipment and houses a staff of highly trained and certified personnel to return your property to a pre-storm condition.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

We are locally owned and operated which enables us to respond quickly. This is paramount, a quick response limits potential damage and reduces the restoration cost on the customer.

The Human Element

We understand that storm events upend and cause chaos in your life. SERVPRO is here to help you through these challenging periods with the singular goal of making it "Like it never even happened." We are in the business of helping and making right, our goal is to return your life to the way it was before any disaster, big or small.

Storm & Flood Resources

When a storm happens, our team will be able to handle any size disaster, big or small. Our network of over 1,800 franchises across the United States ensures continuous access to equipment and personal. Rest assured that the SERVPRO name is a name you can rely on!

When Storm or Flood Damage Strikes, Call the Experts at SERVPRO of Lufkin and S. Nacogdoches County, (936)637-0404.

Water Damage Emergency Tips

7/2/2018 (Permalink)

Storms in South Texas produced heavy rains and flooded this entire home.

What you can do until help arrives

After any water damage situation, your primary focus should be safety first:

  • Is it safe to stay in the house?
  • Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.
  • Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful!

Have A  Water Damage Emergency? Call (936) 559-0404

What To Do After Flooding

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
  • Gather loose items from floors.

What NOT To Do After Flooding

  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don't use television or other household appliances.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.

Need help with your flooded home in Nacogdoches Texas?

7/2/2018 (Permalink)

Need help with your flooded home in Nacogdoches Texas?

Why Choose SERVPRO of Lufkin / S. Nacogdoches County?

We're Faster to Any Size Disaster

We’re dedicated to responding immediately to water and storm damage emergencies. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost.

We're Highly Trained Storm Damage Specialists

We specialize in flooding and storm damage restoration, the cornerstone of our business. We have extensive water damage and storm restoration training that allows us to get your home back to normal quickly.

  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technicians

We Have the Resources to Handle Storms and Disasters

We can scale our resources to handle any size storm or disaster. We can access resources from a network of 1,700 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams strategically located throughout the country.

Call us anytime 936-559-0404

Be Aware of What Contaminants are in Flood/Black Water

6/5/2018 (Permalink)

The dark water makes it nearly impossible to see what is underneath.

Contaminated Flood Waters Contain Pathogens and Dangerous Debris 

When we respond to a case of flood damage due to a storm, one of the most frequent questions our technicians get is, "What is black water?", Black water is heavily contaminated water which is not only unsafe to drink but can also be hazardous simply to be around. It can be difficult to judge conditions in black water due to its typical gray, brown, or black coloration, with small particles often hiding potentially far greater hazards lying within. Here are a few things that can be found in a typical sample of black flood water. 

Dirt and Soil: Typically, most of the coloration in black water comes from dirt and soil trapped within. Many cases of flood damage result from heavy storms and rain, and these floodwaters more often than not pick up significant amounts of soil before they ever reach a home. Although this dirt may sound harmless, it, in reality, makes the water much heavier and more difficult to navigate if you get caught in it. 

Microorganisms in Black Water: Although the amount and type of organisms in flood can vary depending on its causes and specifics, almost all samples of black water contain very high levels of microorganisms. These may be parasites, bacteria, viruses, mold, or many other types of organism, and they may be able to cause health effects if ingested or absorbed through the skin. This is why it is never advised to drink flood waters and to seek medical attention immediately if you have. 

Sharp Metal and Glass: It can be very difficult to see sharp objects in a mass of floodwater, but even if you feel you are confident that such materials are not in the water, it is best always to assume they are. Sharp materials, even if they are tiny, often constitute one of the water's greatest risks. If they open up a small cut or wound, this spot may go unnoticed by you but later on can possibly develop a bad infection. If you have been cut or had black water touch an open wound, immediately disinfect the wound and apply medical aid as needed. 

SERVPRO of Lufkin / S. Nacogdoches County deals with flood damage so that you don't have to. If your home has been caught in a flood, call us at (936) 559-0404 for mitigation and restoration services. 

Do You Have an Emergency Storm Plan for Your Lufkin Home?

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Though the damage can sometimes seem irreversible, SERVPRO will make it "Like it never even happened."

In recent years, many different types of disasters have affected the United States. Flooding, tornadoes, hurricanes, wildfires and blizzards are natural disasters that can threaten your home, business and community. Your local SERVPRO® Franchise Professionals want you and your customers to be aware of the steps to take to help prepare for Mother Nature's worst.  

Right now is the perfect opportunity to review your emergency plan. Emergencies can happen unexpectedly in communities just like yours, to people just like you. Tornado outbreaks, river floods, flash floods, historic earthquakes, and even water main breaks and power outages in U.S. cities affecting millions of people for days at a time.  

The more you know about what to do in an emergency, the more confident and secure you will feel in your abilities to manage through a disaster. Preparation is the key to making it through any size disaster, whether it is a small water leak, a large fire, or an area flood. The best time to plan for such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens. No one ever plans on a disaster, but now, you can plan for it. Contact your local SERVPRO of Lufkin / S. Nacogdoches County for more information and tools to help you be "Ready for whatever happens."  

SERVPRO of Lufkin is Faster to Any Size Disaster

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Here's our Lufkin sales team catching a red eye flight to storms in Virginia.

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Lufkin / S. Nacogdoches County provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays. You can expect an immediate response time, day or night.

In many cleaning and restoration situations, immediate action is needed. With over 1,700 U.S. and Canadian Franchise locations, SERVPRO is strategically positioned to be faster to any size emergency. An immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

When a major storm hits, it may overwhelm local restoration companies. SERVPRO of Lufkin / S. Nacogdoches County can scale our resources by accessing the equipment and personnel of 1,700 Franchises. We can also access Disaster Recovery Teams that specialize in major storms and catastrophic events. 

SERVPRO of Lufkin Travels Across the Country to Different Storm Sites

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Our team travels all over the country to help different storm sites.

Traveling and being faster to any size disaster is just a part of the way we do things at SERVPRO. We make sure that the areas that are hit hardest by any large storm will have the resources to respond and help those in need. SERVPRO of Lufkin / S. Nacogdoches County can scale our resources by accessing the equipment and personnel of 1,700 Franchises. Our team travels across the country to different storm sites and lends their aide to any home owners and commercial businesses.

The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are prequalified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster.

Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation.

What Are The Chances Of A Storm Damaging My Home?

7/11/2017 (Permalink)

Worldwide, there are an estimated 16 million thunderstorms each year.

Worldwide, there are an estimated 16 million thunderstorms each year, and at any given moment, there are roughly 2,000 thunderstorms in progress. There are about 100,000 thunderstorms each year in the U.S. alone. About 10% of these reach severe levels.

Thunderstorms are most likely to happen in the spring and summer months and during the afternoon and evening hours, but they can occur year-round and at all hours. 

Storming can and will happen at anytime, and with 16 million happening every year there's a definite need for cleanup and restoration. So the chances of having a storm damage your home are quite unpredictable. But having the right service to restore the damage is a definite. 

As a leader in storm and water damage restoration, SERVPRO of Lufkin / S. Nacogdoches County has the specialized training and expertise to restore your home back to its pre-storm condition.

When Storms or Floods hit Nacogdoches, Texas, SERVPRO is ready!

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Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in Nacogdoches, Texas.

SERVPRO of Lufkin/S. Nacogdoches 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 Nacogdoches, 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 936-559-0404

SERVPRO Can Handle Your Storm Loss

6/16/2017 (Permalink)

The Morning Briefing

We're Faster to Any Size Disaster

When a storm hits your Lufkin home or business, you need help immediately. Our quick response will help prevent secondary damage and help reduce restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – (936) 637-0404 

Faster to Any Size Emergency

In many cleaning and restoration situations, immediate action is needed. With over 1,700 U.S. and Canadian Franchise locations, SERVPRO is strategically positioned to be faster to any size emergency. An immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Water is particularly invasive, quickly spreading throughout your property and being absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, etc. SERVPRO of Lufkin / S. Nacogdoches County arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately.

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.

Call the exerts today and let us help you now.

What To Do When All Your Property Is Flooded

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Your Belongings And Water Damage

Water damage affects not only the structure of your house but also your belongings. SERVPRO of Lufkin / S. Nacogdoches County understands that your home is more than a structure; your family’s furniture, clothing, keepsakes, and other belongings help transform a house into a home.

If You Have Questions or Need Help,
Call Us Today – (936) 559-0404

Contents Restoration

SERVPRO of Lufkin / S. Nacogdoches County specializes in restoring contents damaged by fire, water, or mold.

Our expertise and “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced. We pretest your contents to determine what items can be restored back to their condition before the water damage. We utilize several methods of cleaning your contents, including the following:

  • Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to wet cleaning.
  • Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
  • Spray and Wipe -Effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning.
  • Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned.
  • Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned. 
  • Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product. 

Disaster relief with Tide Loads of Hope

5/23/2017 (Permalink)

Loads of Hope travels and sets up shop fast to provide clean clothes.

SERVPRO isn't the only one that recognizes and helps communities after a storm or other catastrophe. 


 Ten years ago, in response to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, Tide created Loads of Hope: a mobile laundromat developed to restore a sense of normalcy and dignity through the basic comfort of clean clothing for those in the midst of chaos. 


 Tide brings hope and not just soap into the world through sustainable practice, innovation and


disaster relief with Tide Loads of Hope. Tide believes in the power of clean, and for our friends going through times of crisis, clean clothes can make a difference. Ever since Hurricane Katrina, Tide’s Loads of Hope program has been providing clean clothing in its community program for families in the midst of chaos. 


Tide's page- https://tide.com/en-us/about-tide/loads-of-hope>

When SERVPRO helps, we leave an impact.

5/19/2017 (Permalink)

Some of the residents of Denham thanking us after the flooding.

Here at SERVPRO we do our best to help clean and restore all water, fire and storm damage but we also do more than that. We care and we help the actual people, the real victims that have had their homes destroyed and are in need. 


 Water damage can be chaotic and traumatic. When you call us, we understand you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Lufkin / S. Nacogdoches County has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.


 We try to help make sure With every storm we're called to and with every place we go, we try to leave the people, communities and businesses in better condition than when we arrived.


 

When Storms or Floods hit Lufkin or Nacogdoches, Texas SERVPRO is ready!

7/6/2016 (Permalink)

Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in Lufkin and Nacogdoches Texas.

SERVPRO of Lufkin/Nacogdoches 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. "Like it never even happened."

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated since 2006, 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 Lufkin and Nacogdoches, 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 Team that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 936-559-0404 / 936-637-0404