Recent Storm Damage Posts

What to Avoid When a Temperature Drop in Superior Causes Flood Damage on Your Property

11/25/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage What to Avoid When a Temperature Drop in Superior Causes Flood Damage on Your Property Sometimes flood or storm damage remediation entails boarding up your property. Contact our team for effective services.

Ice Damming Can Allow Flooding in Your Superior Home

With winter weather beginning to settle into the Superior area, homeowners should be mindful of the situations that could impact their property in devastating ways. While there is a persistent possibility of freezing to plumbing that could prove disastrous, failure to maintain your roof through the winter season could have equally damaging results. Ice damming is a common situation for metal and shingled roofs, and this situation traps water on your roof until the weight can force a path through this defense into the attic space of your house.

Once your home has a vulnerable point for water penetration, situations that exasperate this penetration point can allow flooding to occur within your Superior residence. Many homeowners are not aware that their roof has become damaged until they see the effects of flooding within their house, and at this point, you need professional assistance that can show up quickly to help you overcome these damages.

Our SERVPRO technicians can arrive quickly to help you assess the full scope of the damage and to protect the elements of your home that can still get salvaged from the water penetration that threatens them. This process begins with the emergency board up services for your attic space to prevent further water penetration into the property. Once this step has gotten completed, we can shift our focus to water extraction and drying approaches.

Fast extraction is critical to preserving as much of the structural elements of your home as possible. Our truck-mounted pumps within our SERVPRO Green Fleet can pull water from your home at a force of 300 psi. This equipment can quickly remove the excess water and allow our technicians to begin drying out the affected areas completely to assess what construction materials can get salvaged.

Flood recovery is challenging for homeowners to contend with on their own, as many of the drying and extraction efforts prove inadequate and allow for secondary effects like mold growth to occur. Trust in the fast response of our SERVPRO of The Twin Ports professionals to help you get your home back to original condition fast. Give us a call today at (218) 727-2575.

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Team SERVPRO is At Your Service When Things Go South in Your Duluth Home

10/5/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Team SERVPRO is At Your Service When Things Go South in Your Duluth Home If storms bring flood waters to your Duluth property, call our SERVPRO team right away.

Reliable Help For Flood Damage In Duluth

Lake Superior spreads out beyond the horizon north and east of Duluth, a vast inland freshwater sea that can create what locals call a “Noreaster,” featuring gale force winds and heavy rainfall. Storms with significant precipitation are frequent in the fall, and your home can suffer major flood damage after such an event. Our skilled crews and powerful equipment make the difference when we take on your flooding project.

The hilly terrain in Duluth exacerbates the power of the flood damage becoming more severe as the water roars down steep streets and terraced yards into homes and garages. We delivered excellent flood restoration results for our community during historic flooding events in recent years and are eager to help with your flood damage needs today.

Strong winds bring down trees, sometimes onto your home, opening holes in siding and roofs that let in torrential rains. SERVPRO provides board up and tarping services to secure your flooded property, and to limit the amount of additional water that might invade. Once the building is stable, we begin pumping out the water. If electrical outages add to the challenge, we utilize power generated equipment from our vehicles.

After the majority of the water evacuates, our crews switch to truck-mounted extractors, using wands and extensions to access flood waters trapped in cavities behind walls, in cinderblock cells, or in other recesses. Full basements are the norm in the Northland, and SERVPRO works hard to remove all the water possible before switching to structural drying techniques.

Our technicians are well-trained in striking a balance among air movement, temperature, and dehumidification when drying out the flooded areas. Consistent monitoring of the moisture levels of flood-affected buildings is essential to completing a high-quality flood restoration. The SERVPRO team never rests until your home looks and feels “Like it never even happened.”

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If the gales of November bring flood waters to your home, SERVPRO of The Twin Ports is ready to remove the water and restore the damage. Call us day or night at (218) 727-2575 to schedule an assessment and restoration plan.

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SERVPRO is Your Source for Expert Flood Damage Help in Superior

8/12/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage SERVPRO is Your Source for Expert Flood Damage Help in Superior When flooding causes a great deal of damage to your home, contact SERVPRO to dry out your property and remediate the damage.

Our Technicians Arrive with the Training and Equipment to Quickly Dry Out Your Flooded Property

Living next to the largest freshwater lake in the world exposes Superior residents to significant weather extremes. Torrential rains and mixed precipitation gain volume and energy from the vast expanse of water and can cause severe flooding risks to your neighborhood and home. The significant amount of water your basement can contain during and after a lake effect storm needs professional attention. We are ready to help.
 
Most houses in the Twin Ports have full basements, and your home is no exception. Flood damage in Superior from the heavy rains while a line of severe storms moved through the area has your focus, with storage areas, appliances, and mechanical systems all in harm's way. You need a fast response employing commercial quality water removal and then drying equipment to ensure that the progression of water damage halts.
 
SERVPRO’s services are available round the clock, 365 days of the year. We know that water incursions due to natural forces respect no one’s timetable or company’s business hours. Contact us immediately regardless of the hour as many building materials and personal possessions deteriorate quickly when saturated.
 
Our crew arrives with fully equipped service vehicles, including submersible pumps, water extractors, and drying tools. SERVPRO’s crew chief evaluates the safety of the flooded area, cognizant of the possibilities of broken glass and metal and contamination of the water from both external and internal sources. We might need to power down the electrical grid in your home until we evacuate the water. Our equipment can be truck mounted, using power generated on the vehicle.
 
We pump out the flood water, containing it if it is contaminated with the contents of a sewage backup or yard and household chemicals you stored in the basement. Our employee's disposal of the tainted water proceeds according to local regulation. SERVPRO crew members measure and monitor the moisture content of structural components as we move on to drying. Baseline moisture levels inform our drying goals, and we also use infrared scanners to locate any larger caches of water hidden in recesses and cavities. All the water must exit the area or even seemingly solid materials like concrete and cinder block continue to deteriorate.
 
Drying commences as we position air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers to accelerate the evaporation rate. SERVPRO also works with the vendors and installers of your HVAC system, laundry machines, and other appliance located in the flooded area. We make sure the hardware is ready to function at an optimum level after the flood, so you avoid new disasters.
 
The team at SERVPRO of The Twin Ports is ready to assist when your home is the victim of storm-related flooding. Call us at (218) 727-2575 to schedule an assessment at the earliest possible time.