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Flood Warning VS Flood Watch

4/19/2019 (Permalink)

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Do you know the difference between a flood watch and a flood warning? SERVPRO of East Fort Worth wants you to be prepared in case of severe weather and know what to do if flooding occurs at your Fort Worth home or business. 

A warning means “Take Action Now!” and if advised to evacuate, do so immediately.

  • Flash Flood Warning: Take Action! A Flash Flood Warning is issued when a flash flood is imminent or occurring. If you are in a flood prone area move immediately to high ground. A flash flood is a sudden violent flood that can take from minutes to hours to develop. It is even possible to experience a flash flood in areas not immediately receiving rain.

  • Flood Warning: Take Action! A Flood Warning is issued when the hazardous weather event is imminent or already happening. A Flood Warning is issued when flooding is imminent or occurring.

A watch means “Be Prepared” because flooding is possible within your area. 

  • Flood Watch: Be Prepared:A Flood Watch is issued when conditions are favorable for a specific hazardous weather event to occur. A Flood Watch is issued when conditions are favorable for flooding. It does not mean flooding will occur, but it is possible.

  • Flood Advisory: Be Aware: An Flood Advisory is issued when a specific weather event that is forecast to occur may become a nuisance. A Flood Advisory is issued when flooding is not expected to be bad enough to issue a warning. However, it may cause significant inconvenience, and if caution is not exercised, it could lead to situations that may threaten life and/or property.

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Protecting your car during a hail storm

4/11/2019 (Permalink)

A hail storm can do a lot of damage to the windows, metal, and paint of your car, but there are steps you can take to protect your car from damage, with the recent spring storms here in Texas scattering anything from pea sized to baseball sized hail it’s important to know what to do if and when a hail storm strikes. Here are some tips from SERVPRO of East Fort Worth to help keep you safe during extreme weather.

  • Get covered parking—Covered parking can save you a lot of hassle and money, especially in the middle of the country. Make sure to listen to hourly weather reports and move your car into the garage before a storm hits. Don't wait till the last minute to have a space cleared out to properly store you're car. If you don't have room in your garage or a carport, seek alternative parking.
  • Ride out the storm—If you don’t have access to covered parking, tryto find temporary shelter. Local malls, for example, usually have parking garages where you could park if you know a storm is brewing. If you don’t have a covered place to store your vehicle, find those options for the big storms. Use large buildings as hail shadows if you can’t find an area with covered parking. If a storm is coming from the east, for example, park on the west side of a large building. If the winds are strong enough, the building may be able to shield your car, causing hail to blow completely past it. If you do get stuck driving in hail, it's best to travel either toward or away from it. The reason is because windshields are better designed to withstand the impact of hail, whereas side windows may not be.
  • Use blankets or car covers—If you don’t have a shelter option, and you know a storm is coming, get something over your car. Some companies sell car covers specific to this purpose, but you can use your own blankets as well. Just make sure you duct tape them down—the winds can pick up pretty quickly during hail storms. The tape can leave a sticky residue on your car, but most likely won’t cause any damage to the paint. (Prepare in advance for this. Opt for personal safety and don’t do this if the storm is happening within a matter of minutes.) If you’re caught someplace where you don’t have the option to cover your car this way you can use your floor mats to place over your windshield to help prevent the hail from breaking it. It’s not the best option but at least it’s something
  • Always stay protected during a hail storm and do not leave your vehicle unless it’s necessary as hail can cause serious bodily damage. If you’re caught in a hail storm while driving and large sized hail is hitting your car, pull over, Make sure you pull completely off the highway, and cover up with a blanket, jacket pr whatever you have available in your car to use to shield yourself just in case the hail were to break any glass in your vehicle. get onto the floor face down, or lay down on the seat with your back to the windows if possible. Put very small children under you, and cover their eyes.

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What to do when lightning strikes

4/2/2019 (Permalink)

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It’s springtime in Texas, and while we’ve enjoyed a cooler start to the season than usual, storms are still popping up, with heavy rain, hail and lighting. While we’re used to high winds and hail causing damage around this time of year there’s one very typical part of storms we don’t always consider. Lightning.

Severe thunder and lightning storms are more than just frightening - they can also cause a lot of damage. There are approximately 20 million lightning strikes that reach the ground annually in America, each of which can reach temperatures of 50,000-degrees Fahrenheit, which is five times hotter than the sun’s surface, and can travel at speeds up to 90,000 miles per second. In fact, hundreds of thousands of insurance claims related to lightning damage are filed each year, reporting over $1 billion in losses.

Why does lightning cause so much damage? Rather than traveling straight down, a lightning strike typically spreads along the ground, affecting the surrounding areas (for miles, on occasion). The voltage of a lightning strike can travel through wiring and into buildings, which can easily short out computers, phones, TVs, appliances and other equipment in both personal and commercial properties.

Some power surges are even strong enough to ignite fires. But damages aren't limited to the effects of a direct lightning strike on your property; perhaps lightning strikes a neighbor's tree, which then splits and falls through your roof.

To protect your electronics from damages, plug them into point-of-device surge protectors. Even better, unplug them before a storm hits. Although electronic devices may keep your kids occupied and entertained during a storm, you should prohibit the use of plugged-in electronics when thunder and lightning are in the area.

Keep a battery-powered TV or radio handy so that you can use these devices instead and keep your kids safe. Consider playing a few fun card games or board games with your kids during storms while listening to weather updates on the TV or radio. . If you're worried about power surges, you can install lightning rods on your roof to direct the surge into the ground and away from your home's interior.

After a storm, avoid using landline phones if any electrical lines were downed. If you notice any live wires or other power surge damages, call an electrician to have your home inspected and repaired. Remember that water conducts electricity, so keep it away from any questionable electric issues.

Luckily, most standard homeowner’s insurance policies cover lightning damages. Businesses can purchase equipment breakdown insurance on top of property insurance for added protection.

If you or someone around you is struck by lightning, call 911 immediately. The main three things to check for in a lightning strike victim are breathing, heartbeat, and pulse.

Lightning strikes are incredibly serious and kill about 10% of victims. The other 90% of strike victims are often left with severe burns and disabilities. If the victim is not breathing or responsive, someone who is qualified to perform CPR should do so as soon as possible.

An automatic external defibrillator can also come in handy during these circumstances. Children, the disabled, and the elderly may require extra assistance after storms strike, so be mindful of others and help as much as you safely can.

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Hailstorm Preparedness

3/25/2019 (Permalink)

How to Reduce Hail Damage

If you haven’t taken a look at your roof in a while, now’s the time. Spring often means storms here in Texas and occasional severe weather that can include high winds and hail. Roof repairs today can help you avoid extensive, time-consuming cleanup later.

  • Repair or replace worn, curled or missing shingles.
  • If your roof is aging, consider replacing it before hail season begins.

During a Hailstorm

Protect Yourself and Your Car
In severe storms, a hail stone can be as big as a softball and fall at 50 to 100 miles per hour.

  • Stay indoors.
  • Stay away from skylights and glass doors to avoid broken glass.
  • If it is safe, close drapes, blinds or shades to prevent debris from blowing inside.
  • If you can, park your car in the garage or other covered area.

After a Hailstorm

If you have experienced damage from a hailstorm, report it as soon as possible. We’re "Here to Help" 24 hours a day, seven days a week. SERVPRO of East Fort Worth can work with your insurance to get your home back to new. Tarping your roof, and removing the water damage that can occur from holes made by hail in your roof. 

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Wind Damage and How to Prepare

3/21/2019 (Permalink)

Home damaged after a storm? SERVPRO is "Here to Help!"

A lot of times when people hear about wind damage they assume tornado, but that's not always the case. Some wind storms never develop tornadoes but cause just as much damage as they blow through with enough force to damage fences, roofs, and occasionally vehicles. 

Here at SERVPRO of East Ft. Worth we're ready for any disaster, including wind damage. We can assist you with repairs after the storm and help if secondary damage occurs like water damage from rain that leaks through your damaged roof. We also want you to be informed and prepared before and after a wind storm occurs. 

Let's discuss what wind warnings and advisories mean and how you can prepare before a wind storm to decrease your chances of damage. 

Wind Warnings, Watches and Advisories. What do they mean?

  • High Wind Warning: Take Action! Sustained, strong winds with even stronger gusts are happening. Seek shelter. If you are driving, keep both hands on the wheels and slow down. 
  • High Wind Watch: Be Prepared! Sustained, strong winds are possible. Secure loose outdoor items and adjust plans as necessary so you're not caught outside. 
  • Wind Advisory: Take Action! Strong winds are occurring but are not so strong as to warrant a High Wind Warning. Objects that are outdoors should be secured and caution should be taken if driving. 
  • Dust Storm Warning: Take Action! A Dust Storm Warning is issued when visibility of 1/2 mile or less due to blowing dust or sand, and wind speeds of 30 miles an hour or more
  • Severe Thunderstorm Watch: Be Prepared! A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is issued when severe thunderstorms are possible in and near the watch area. Winds 58 mph or higher and/or hail 1inch or larger are possible in a severe thunderstorm. Secure items outdoors that may blow around in high winds. Stay informed and be ready to take action.
  • Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Take Action! A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is issued when severe thunderstorms is happening or is imminent in the warning area. Severe thunderstorms have wind 58 mph or higher and/or hail 1 inch or larger. Seek shelter inside a sturdy building, away from windows.
  • Gale Warning: Take Action! Gale Warnings are issued for locations along the water when one or both of the following conditions is expected to begin within 36 hours and is not directly associated with a tropical cyclone: sustained winds of 34 to 47 knots (39 to 55 mph) or frequent gusts (duration of two or more hours) between 34 knots and 47 knots. Make sure your vessel is secure in port.
  • Hurricane Force Wind Warning: Hurricane Force Wind Warnings are issued for locations along the water when one or both of the following conditions is expected to begin within 36 hours and not directly associated with a tropical cyclone: sustained winds of 64 knots or greater or frequent gusts (duration of two or more hours) of 64 knots (74 mph) or greater. Make sure your vessel is secure in port.

What to do before a wind storm.

Here are some things you can do around your home to try and decrease any damage before a wind storm hits. Most are things you can probably include in your regular maintenance. Please only do these tasks if it is safe to do so and before a High wind warning or advisory is in effect. 

  • Trim tree branches away from your house and power lines.
  • Secure loose gutters and shutters.
  • Identify an interior room of your house, such as a basement or interior bathroom, that you can take shelter in during high wind warnings.
  • If you live in a mobile home, identify a sturdy building you can go to if a high wind or severe thunderstorm warning is issued.
  • Update your emergency kit and be sure to include enough food and water to last for 3 days for each person in your home.
  • Make a list of items outside your home you will need to tie down or put away so that they don't blow away or fly through a window. When a high wind or severe thunderstorm watch is issued, immediately secure these items to avoid damage or injury once the wind starts picking up.
  • If possible make sure your phone is fully charged or keep a power bank in your emergency kit, just in case you loose power.

The wind storm has begun, now what?

Hopefully any above precautions have been made and you're prepared for this. Time to sit it out and wait for the wind to die down. Take Shelter either in your home or a designated location and be sure to keep your emergency kit and weather radio close for updates. 

If Caught Outside or Driving

  • Take shelter in your car if you are not near a sturdy building. If possible, drive to a nearby sturdy building. Otherwise, move your car to a location where it is less likely to be hit by falling trees or power lines.
  • If no shelter is available avoid trees, power lines, and the side of the road. Keep in mind that power lines that are laying on the ground may be live. Do not go near them! Try to find a place that will block blowing or falling debris.
  • If you are driving and aren't near a sturdy building, hold the steering wheel with both hands and slow down.
  • Keep a distance from high profile vehicles such as trucks, buses and vehicles towing trailers. One strong gust of wind can be enough to flip one of these trailers onto its side.

During a Dust Storm 

  • Get indoors. Close all windows and turn off all AC units.
  • If driving, pull your vehicle off the pavement as far as possible, stop, turn off lights, set the emergency brake, take your foot off of the brake pedal to be sure the tail lights are not illuminated. If you can't pull off the roadway, proceed at a speed suitable for visibility, turn on lights and sound horn occasionally. Use the painted center line to help guide you. Look for a safe place to pull off the roadway. Never stop on the traveled portion of the roadway.

After the storm is over. 

Make sure it's safe before going outside. Avoid any downed power lines and report any you find to the police. If you've lost power, use a generator if possible. Make sure the generator is outside more than 20 feet away from your home, doors, and windows to avoid carbon monoxide gas collecting near or inside your home. Battery operated CO detectors inside the home will alert you if gas begins to enter the home since the gas is bother odorless and tasteless. 

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Spring means storm season in Fort Worth Tx.

3/14/2019 (Permalink)

If you need water damage cleanup for your home or business call today for service at (817) 293-5553.

This week really kicked off storm season here in Texas. With winds up to 80 miles an our, rain and in some places hail we're all experiencing the aftermath. Tree limbs having fallen, trampolines flying away, even 18 wheelers were over turned thanks to the high winds. 

Here at SERVPRO of East Ft. Worth we want our customers to know that we're always "Here to Help" our  skilled water restoration technicians are ready to do 24/7 to help get your house back to normal after a storm. 

Often after a storm damage to the roof or windows due to hail, fallen trees, or wind allows water into the home. IF left untreated it can soak into your walls leading to further damage and mold. While each home is different our professional process stays much the same, getting your home back to like new condition. 

Step 1 - Emergency Contact

The restoration process begins when you call us. Our representative will guide you through the crisis and may ask several questions to help us better understand the equipment and resources.

Step 2 - Inspection and Water Damage Assessment

We determine the scope of your water damage at this stage. We inspect and test to determine the extent of damage and how far the moisture has traveled to ensure proper and complete restoration.

Step 3 - Water Removal / Water Extraction

The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We use powerful pumps and vacuum units to quickly remove hundreds or thousands of gallons from your property, which helps prevent secondary water damage and mold growth.

Step 4 - Drying and Dehumidification

We use specialized equipment to remove the remaining water that is harder to access. Our Professionals will use room measurements, temperature, and relative humidity to determine the optimal number of air movers and dehumidifiers needed to dry your home or business.

Step 5 - Cleaning and Sanitizing

We clean all of the restorable items and structures damaged by the water. We are adept at cleaning contents using a number of techniques. Our professionals are trained to provide sanitizing treatments and to remove odors and deodorize your property.

Step 6 - Restoration

Restoration is the process of restoring your home or business to its pre-water damage condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall and installing new carpet, or may entail major repairs, such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

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Dealing With Storm Damage To Your Property

4/23/2018 (Permalink)

Dealing with repairs and insurance companies after severe weather hits your property can be difficult. Homeowners can use the following tips to help tackle the storm damage caused by hard rains, flooding, or storm-related issues.

SAFETY FIRST

If you and your family were away from home when the storm hit, do not return until it has been confirmed safe. Contact a storm damage expert like SERVPRO of East Fort Worth; we’ll help you determine if your home is safe to return to.

INSURANCE

You will need to contact your homeowners’ insurance adjuster as soon as possible. If your neighborhood has sustained widespread damage, find out if any special teams of insurance agents, relief workers, or contractors are coming to the area. Check your policy to find out what actions you need to take or talk to your agent to make sure you are following the proper procedures. Not following these actions correctly could result in a reduced claim. Inspect your property and make a list of all damages; take photographs of all noted damage if at all possible.

RECORDING AND DOCUMENTING

Document your neighbor’s damages, as well; this can prevent the insurance provider from downgrading your claim by saying the damage is from your neglect of maintenance or other unrelated issues by giving them a way to compare. Keep a record of all the communication you have with your insurance provider, and don’t do any unnecessary repair work yourself. Hire a trusted storm damage restoration service provider such as SERVPRO of East Fort Worth to handle any repairs.

 BE SCAM FREE

Always check the adjuster’s identification. If you are evacuated, ask for money from your claim upfront. If they agree, you will be given a check for an amount that will be deducted from your final settlement. Some providers will automatically offer a partial payment early on during the process. Review it carefully and decline it if you feel uncomfortable with any part of it. Never be afraid to ask questions and to expect an answer that makes sense or seems fair. 

Dealing with a storm's aftermath is stressful, but reacting properly will be an immense help and can prevent problems down the road.

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Are you prepared in the event of a tornado?

4/13/2018 (Permalink)

know the danger signs of a tornado.

Tornado Safety 

There is no such thing as guaranteed safety. 

Freak accidents happen, and the most violent tornadoes can level and blow away almost any house and it's occupants. Extremely violent EF5 tornadoes are very rare. 

Most tornadoes are actually much weaker and can be survived using these safety ideas. 

Signs of a tornado

  • Strong, persistent rotation in the cloud base. 
  • Whirling dust or debris on the ground under a cloud base-tornadoes sometimes have no funnel!
  • Hail or heavy rain followed by either dead calm or a fast intense wind shift. Many tornadoes are wrapped in heavy precipitation and cant be seen.  
  • Day or night- loud continuous roar or rumble, which doesn't fade in a few seconds like thunder. 
  • Night- small bright, blue-green to white flashes at ground level near a thunderstorm (as opposed to silvery lightning up in the clouds) These mean power lines are being snapped by very strong wind, maybe a tornado. 
  • Night- persistent lowering from the cloud base, illuminated or silhouetted my lightning especially- if it is on the ground or there is a blue-green-white power flash underneath. 

Prevention and practice before the storm. 

Have a tornado plan in place. Know where to take shelter. Practice a family tornado drill. Name a place to meet after a disaster. Store protective coverings in or next to your shelter space for flying debris. When a tornado watch is issued,think about the drill and make sure safety supplies are handy. Turn on a local TV, radio, or NOAA weather radio and stay alert for warnings. 

The storm hits: where are you? 

In a house with a basement

  • Avoid windows, get in the basement and under some kind of protection. Know where very heavy objects rest on the floor above and do not go under them. They may fall down through a weakened floor and crush you. 

In a house with no basement

  • Avoid windows, go to the lowest floor, small center room. Under a stairwell or a small interior hallway with no windows. 
  • crouch as low as possible to the floor, face down, and cover your head with your hands. 

In an office building 

  • Go directly to an enclosed, windowless area in the center of the building. Crouch down and cover your head. Interior stairwells are usually good places to take shelter. Stay off the elevator. 

In a mobile home 

  • Get out! Even if your home is tied down.it is not as safe as an underground shelter or a permanent, sturdy building. 

At school 

  • Follow the drill! Go to the interior hall or room in an orderly as you were told. Crouch low, head down, and protect the back of your head with your arms. Stay away from windows and large open rooms. 

In the open outdoors 

  • If possible, seek shelter in a sturdy building. If not, lie flat and face-down on low ground, protecting the back of your head with your arms. Get as far away from trees and cars as possible. 

In a mall or store 

  • Do not panic, watch for others. Move as quickly as possible to an interior bathroom, storage room, or other small enclosed area. Crouch face-down and protect your head with your arms. 

In a car or truck 

  • Park the car safely, stay in the car with the seat belt on. Put your head down below the windows, cover your head. If you can safely get noticeably lower than the level of the roadway. Leave your car and lie in the area , covering your head with your hands, avoid seeking shelter under bridges. 

Winter Storm Emergency Services

3/26/2018 (Permalink)

Roof tarping after tornado caused damage

Storm Emergency Services

Storms are not a common occurrence in Texas.  In Fort Worth, we see just a few days of freezing temperatures in a year.  Every few years, a strong hail storm can occur.  Otherwise, we have the luxury of enjoyable temperate or warm temperatures for the majority of the year.

Yet, when there is a winter storm in Fort Worth, we see a sharp increase in properties that experience damage.  From flooded homes due to frozen pipes bursting, to fire damages caused by portable heaters, we are always ready to help.  

SERVPRO of East Ft. Worth is always active during storm situations.  We offer the following services:

Water Damage (Flooding)

Usually caused by frozen pipes that have burst, but other times by a damaged roof, we are available 24/7 for your water damage.  We will extract standing water and place drying equipment in your home.  We will monitor the drying process until your home has dried correctly.

Fire Damage

Regardless of the reason for the fire damage, we are available to provide the following:

  • Roof Tarping: we will tarp the damaged portion of your roof using thick, weatherproof plastic.  This will prevent further precipitation from entering your home until the roof can be permanently fixed.
  • Board Ups: we will board up any damaged portion of your property, such as doors and windows.  This will prevent precipitation from entering your home and deter possible break-ins.
  • Temporary Fencing: along with board ups, we can install a temporary fence around your property to deter the public from entering your property and provide an extra layer of security.
  • 24/7 Security Guard: when it is impossible to perform immediate board ups or install temporary fencing (for example, if we’re in the middle of an ice storm), we can assign a security guard to protect your property until our technicians can safely provide other emergency services.

Move-Out / Pack-Out for Contents

Sometimes, a move-out or pack-out is needed. This is especially the case when the majority or entire property has been affected by smoke or soot.  We will pack-outs your property’s contents and take them to our facility, where they can be cleaned and stored until they’re safe to be returned.  

Temporary Warehouse Space

When a move-out or pack-out is done, we will provide temporary storage space to keep your items safe until they can be returned.

Textile Cleaning

If you have textiles (clothing, plush animals, shoes, etc) that have been affected by Cat 2 or Cat 3 water or smoke and soot, they can be taken back to our facility for cleaning.  Priority clothing can be cleaned returned in as little as 72-hours. Learn more about how we clean and prove the cleanliness of water-affected textiles and smoke and soot-affected textiles.

SERVPRO of East Ft. Worth 

is locally owned and operated, so we’re already nearby and ready to help Fort Worth, TX residents and business owners with any size cleaning or restoration emergencies.

We are proud to serve our local communities:

  • Fort Worth
  • Everman
  • Forrest Hill
  • Forrest Hill

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Thunderstorm Preparedness

3/21/2018 (Permalink)

Thunderstorm Preparedness

All thunderstorms are dangerous and produce lightning. On average lightning kills 51 people and injures hundreds more in the US each year. Dangers associated with thunderstorms include strong winds, flash flooding, hail, and even tornadoes.


To prepare for a thunderstorm:

  • Trim or remove tree limbs near your home. Remove any dead or rotting trees.
  • Secure outdoor items.
  • Postpone or cancel outdoor activities.
  • Go inside - if you can't reach a building, get in a hard-top vehicle.
  • Secure doors and windows. Close blinds, curtains, or shutters.
  • Unplug electronics.

When a thunderstorm occurs:

  • Remember this phrase: "When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors". Go inside during thunderstorms.
  • Listen to a battery-operated radio such as a NOAA Weather Radio for updates and information.
  • Unplug electronics and appliances to prevent damage from lightning-caused power surges.
  • Water conducts electricity. Water-based activities and chores should be avoided during a thunderstorm.
  • Windows, porches, and doorways can be dangerous in storms - stay inside.
  • If you can't get inside, try to avoid natural lightning rods - like a large tree in an open field, and try not to be the tallest thing on a hill, open field, or beach.
  • Try not to touch metal - including your car - metal conducts electricity.
  • Stay in your car if you're driving. Pull over and turn on your hazard lights until heavy rain ends.

 After the storm passes:

  • Never drive through a flooded roadway. Turn around, don't drown!
  • Stay away from storm-damaged areas.
  • Listen to a NOAA Weather Radio or local radio and television stations for updated information or instructions.
  • Help people who may require special assistance, such as infants, children and the elderly or those with access or functional needs.
  • Stay away from downed power lines and report them immediately.
  • Keep a close eye on your pets to keep them safe.

The professionals at SERVPRO of East Fort Worth are highly trained and certified, our Professionals are equipped with the knowledge they need to help with any water or fire loss.

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Why You Need Professional Storm Damage Restoration

3/19/2018 (Permalink)

With Storm season quickly prepared, risk of damage to your home from strong winds, rain and possibly lightning are possible.

Are you facing a flooding, river flooding or storm damage situation in your home?

Dealing with flooding, storm damage, river flooding or other forms of natural disasters can be a frustrating and difficult experience and needs to be handled properly. If the storm is too severe, the hail damage and frozen pipes could result in huge repair costs.

Not sure what to do about flood water, roof leak or wind damage?

When a home sustains damage due to storm, ice damage, frozen pipes, flooding, ice dam, river flooding, ice damming, hail damage or wind damage, homeowners are advised to hire professionals to provide storm restoration or water restoration.

Professionals are skilled in handing storm damage, storm damage and their devastating effects and can assess the rain damage, wind damage, flood damage and other storm damage related situations that occurred during the storm. They have the right equipment and are experienced in ice damage, frozen pipes, ice dam, ice damming and storm restoration.

SERVPRO of East Fort Worth has more services. Visit http://www.SERVPROeastftworth.com/ for more information.

What To Do When Storm Damage Occurs in Fort Worth, TX

3/12/2018 (Permalink)

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

Here at SERVPRO of East Fort Worth, we know a thing or two about the phrase "spring weather" means to us. It means a whole lot of rain, thunderstorms, lightning, flooding issues and even tornadoes. We know at to do DURING a storm, but what do we do after a storm? Here are some helpful hints to get you back on track after a storm hits.

1. You and your families safety is the number one goal. Watch out for safety hazards such as broken glass, and exposed nails. If dealing with flood waters, be sure to wear protective clothing including boots, gloves, eye protection and masks as flood waters can carry sewage, bacteria, and other dangers. Stay away from downed power lines. Be sure to use a flashlight instead of a candle when inspecting your home at night.

2. When it's safe to do so, document your damage. This will help when filing your insurance claim. Be sure to take photos and videos of your entire property from multiple angles. Take photos of the interior and exterior.

3. If you have flooding, water extraction is the most important step to restoring your home. By choosing SERVPRO of East Fort Worth you can be sure that the water extraction for your home will be handled quickly and professionally. Our technicians can evaluate your belongings to see if they can be cleaned and restored.

SERVPRO of East Fort Worth takes storm cleanup seriously we will make sure you are back on your feet in no time. Give us a call, 24/7 at (817) 293-5553

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