Storm damage tips
Storm Damage Tips
- Listen to the radio for advisories
- Do not venture outside until it’s declared safe
- Stay away from downed power lines, standing water, and metal objects near downed wires
- Watch out for snakes and animals
- If you smell gas, turn gas off at the meter
- Avoid using candles or open flames indoors
- Operate generators outside
- Be careful when entering or leaving buildings with structural damage. It is best to avoid entering until the damage has been assessed
- Once things have been properly assessed, make sure you have plenty of pictures of storm damage to your property
- Contact SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro to come out for board up and get started on water mitigation.
- SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro will work with you and your insurance to get your property back to preloss condition
SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro 513-422-9200
If your home suffers water damage as a result of water leaks or flooding, there are specific measures you have to consider. That is when you need water cleanup and removal specialists to dry your property and mitigate the damage. Below, we are going to take you through some of the techniques that these professionals employ to restore your property.
When you are working with a locally owned company like SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro to solve water damage problems, technicians start by tracing the wet areas and their respective moisture levels. Thermo-hygrometers, moisture meters, and moisture sensors are some of the tools that our professionals use to examine the level of moisture in contents. After that, drying the materials to their standard moisture levels follows.
Water extraction is vital during the restoration process. Extractors and pumps are some of the tools that our SERVPRO technicians use to remove the water. Extractors can either be portable or truck mounted, and they all have three key components: vacuum, pump, and the heater systems. The vacuum component is very crucial during water extraction, but when cleaning upholstery and carpets, all the three work together.
When performing moisture extraction in areas with limited access, portable extractors are preferred. The work of truck mounted extractors is similar to that of the portable ones, with the significant difference being that they come with their powering sources and are more powerful. Additionally, truck mounts can efficiently perform restorative cleaning and water removal.
Our SERVPRO technicians may also use pumps to remove the accumulated water when attending to a water damage incident. However, we do not use the pumps when the debris is present. The team uses submersible pumps when the depth of the standing water is more than two inches. It is important to note that certified service providers follow the IICRC standards in the restoration work.
So give us a call! We are faster to any disaster and are here to help get you back to "Like it never even happened."
One of the most common type of interior damage that homeowners experience is water damage. While many other types of damage can have a significant effect on the home; there are typically no other types of losses that can cause as much damage as water.
A key to water damage is to have a SERVPRO water restoration expert form a thorough inspection to ensure that all the lines of the water migration lines have been properly documented. If the water migration is not properly documented there is an increased likelihood of other water related damages becoming present.
If you do not properly address water damage within your home, you are making yourself more susceptible to microbial growth. As microbial growth begins to set in within your home, the mitigation process becomes significantly more costly.
By acting quickly to the first signs of water damage you will be much more prepared for a timely response.
We have a promise to our clients. WE ARE READY at all times. We have professionals ready to help after any size disaster. We have staff on call at night and on the weekends to make sure that when we are needed we are ready. We have different size vehicles all stocked and fueled ready to leave at a moment's notice. We have a very mobilized fleet. We have cars, trucks, trailers, and van trucks, etc..etc... We have a highly trained staff with crew leaders with over 90 years of combined experience in the mitigation and restoration business. They maintain certifications in residential and commercial approved structural drying, fire and smoke restoration, odor control, water damage restoration, carpet and duct cleaning, and biohazard. Our staff is ready to help you.
When your property is damaged, turn to the company you can trust. With over 50 years of collective expertise, SERVPRO professionals are highly trained and experienced in mitigation and restoration. We’ve developed the most extensive performance guidelines in the industry.
SERVPRO franchise owners must agree to 21 guidelines in order to receive insurance client referrals from 1-800-SERVPRO. These include insurance requirements and employee background checks. Each requirement is continually maintained to ensure clients are connected with the best possible service providers.
At SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro, regular training and certification requirements keep our staff up to date on industry standards, ensuring we deliver the quality you expect. We are professionally certified through the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). The IICRC is responsible for setting standards for the cleaning and restoration industry. Franchise professionals and insurance clients are encouraged to continue their education in classes at SERVPRO’S IICRC-approved training facility.
Consistent training is the best way to ensure our customers receive the service they deserve. That’s why our technicians keep their skills sharp through regular completion of e-learning training programs. Certification is awarded after successful course completion and an examination. Modules include: Crew Training, Fire Restoration, Water Restoration, Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning.
SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro is committed to upholding the industry standards that have made SERVPRO a household name nationally. That’s why we emphasize strict adherence to IICRC standards, as well as cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities.
Let us help you get back to business
As our communities re-open, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.
Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.
SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro 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.
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 Madison County, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,750 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 513-422-9200
Windstorms can cause damage to your home. The storms can last for a few minutes or they may last for a few hours and even several days when they come from large weather systems. Wind speeds during a windstorm typically exceed 35 miles per hour. When cold fronts pass over mountains, cold air accelerates even more as it moves downslope. Blizzards can occur when the windstorms pass over snow covered ground.
The causes of longer periods of windstorms are large differences in atmospheric pressure across a region and the jet stream winds overhead. Windstorms can also create dust storms and sandstorms in dry areas. Tornadoes and cyclones also produce wind damage however they are usually classified separately because the wind speeds are much higher.
The most common damage caused by windstorms are:
- Roof damage
- Fallen trees
- Down power lines
It is important to keep your insurance up to date, just in case you need to make a claim, be sure to take photos of the damage that the windstorm causes to your home. It may or may not be covered. Insurance does not cover gradual damage, so it is important to upkeep your property. After a windstorm it is suggested to check the roof for loose shingles or spots of missing asphalt as the wind tends to cause damage to the edges of the roof first, causing a chain reaction. If the roof is old or you suspect it’s got issues you should have it checked as it could cause the roof to leak or rot due to water exposure.
Fall coming to a end
As the Fall season gets going we are seeing the night time temperatures dropping below freezing.
SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro cares and wants to remind you that you need to prepare your home for the colder temperatures even as you are changes your wardrobe to stay warm.
Wrap up your pipes to keep them warm, especially those that are close to outside walls. Wrap up your outdoor spigots, too, while you are at it.
Your local hardware stores can assist you with the best products to handle situations in your community.
Clean out your fireplace and chimney even as you clean out your closets and get them ready for the cold weather activities.
SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro cares that you will be safe when you have those nice warm cozy fires.
Call a local chimney sweep service. They are ready to come out and get your ready for making safe fires.
We are here if you need us, 24/7/365, but our first desire is that you are warm and dry and safe all winter.
Flood and water damage
Water, Flood and Pipe Leaks
When your home or commercial property has water damage from flooding or leaks, we have the expertise and equipment to properly restore your property. Our experience and scientific approach to water removal and water cleanup enable us to properly dry and restore your property.
Water or Flood Damage?
Call Today – (513) 422-9200
Every water damage event is a little different and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same.
Locally Owned Company with National Resources
We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro is close by and ready to respond to your flood or water damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the community and want to do our part to make our community the best it can be.