Recent Storm Damage Posts

Water Damage Emergency Tips

7/2/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Water Damage Emergency Tips 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)

Storm Damage Need help with your flooded home in Nacogdoches Texas? 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)

Storm Damage Be Aware of What Contaminants are in Flood/Black Water 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?

6/5/2018 (Permalink)

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

Storm Damage Inspection in Lufkin Texas

5/18/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Storm Damage Inspection in Lufkin Texas 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 is Faster to Any Size Disaster

5/1/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage SERVPRO of Lufkin is Faster to Any Size Disaster 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

5/1/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage SERVPRO  of Lufkin Travels Across the Country to Different Storm Sites 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)

Storm Damage What Are The Chances Of A Storm Damaging My Home? 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!

7/7/2017 (Permalink)

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

Storm Damage SERVPRO Can Handle Your Storm Loss 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

6/16/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage What To Do When All Your Property Is Flooded 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)

Storm Damage Disaster relief with Tide Loads of Hope 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>

SERVPRO saves time on Lufkin floods

5/19/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage SERVPRO saves time on Lufkin floods   We are constantly growing and improving our fleet to be faster to any size disaster.

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. 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, cleaning and restoration costs and we're constantly growing our fleet to be able to answer more calls.

 As water and storm damage specialists, we have the experience and advanced training that enables us to restore your property quickly. We use scientific drying principles and provide validation and documentation that your property is dry and the job is complete.

  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technicians

 Feel free to contact SERVPRO anytime 24/7 at (936) 637-0404.

When SERVPRO helps, we leave an impact.

5/19/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage When SERVPRO helps, we leave an impact. 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)

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