Recent Storm Damage Posts
Here in Southern California we had some heavy rainfall a few days ago in December that effected so many homes and streets. The following counties had street flooding due to rain: San Bernardino, Orange, and LA county.
Most people were not prepared to see any rain this season so all the usual precautions were not taken to prevent flooding.
We got several phone calls regarding:
- roof leaks - due to high winds blowing off shingles prior to rainfall
- clogged gutters causing water damage
- Saturated garden beds - which caused water seepage in through common walls of basements, crawlspaces, etc.
- Over flowed sump pumps
- through cracks in the window seals
If these things are not addressed in a timely manner the possibly of mold growth increases. Be sure to call SERVPRO of Pasadena North (626) 447-4111
Protect Your Home
While in any case, we can not control the weather, but we can do our best to protect our homes. In most cases rain storms always damage sidings and the roof.
Here are a few tips to follow:
- Replace missing or damaged shingles
- Repair loose sidings
- Update current insurance
- Keep your gutters clear
- Ensure water can flow away from your home
- Properly seal doors and windows
- Regularly trim your trees
- Keep a generator on hand
If all else fails, SERVPRO is always here to help 24/7 to come and repair water damages. Our team of water experts can help ease the stress of loss to your valuables.
SERVPRO will be able to extract water that has come in after a storm and help make things as if it never even happened.
Catastrophic damages from Hurricane Ida
Flooded Street in Louisiana
Hurricane season has hit Louisiana hard this week!
Hurricane Ida has caused catastrophic damage to roads, homes and families in Louisiana. Over 1 million residents are without power at this point and have no idea when to expect lines to be repaired. According to CNN, the National Guard has been dispatched to assist with search and rescue efforts. The American Red Cross has also opened several shelters for those who have lost their homes. We are very grateful to those risking their lives and providing their assistance to those who need it the most right now.
SERVPRO Storm Team has also activated our strongest franchises nationwide to assist with disaster cleanup in the area. Our thoughts and prayers are with the residents of Louisiana and the cleanup and rescue crews working tirelessly.
For live updates on Hurricane Ida visit: https://www.cnn.com/us/live-news/ida-updates-08-30-21/index.html
SERVPRO Storm Travel
Keep it Green!
Did you know SERVPRO Storm Teams travel across the United States to assist overwhelmed local franchises when catastrophic events occur?
Our teams have traveled to:
- New Mexico 2011- Pipe Freeze
- New Jersey 2011- Hurricane Irene
- New York 2012- Hurricane Sandy
- Washington DC 2012- Mid-Atlantic Freeze
- Oregon 2013- Pipe Freeze
- Iowa 2014- Flooding
- Kentucky 2014- Pipe Freeze
- Santa Barbara 2017- Thomas Wildfire
- Ventura County, CA 2018 - Woosley Wildfire
- San Antonio, TX 2021 - Pipe Freeze
As leaders in the water mitigation industry, we have advanced training and expertise. In addition, our crews have a tremendous amount of hands-on experience. We use our training and experience to quickly dry your home and restore it back to its pre-storm condition.
Our crews come well equipped with all the resources necessary to clean up after any disaster. Teaming up with our SERVPRO Storm Teams provides us with the advantage of unlimited resources. We understand that the community hit with a catastrophe may not be prepared to handle the overwhelming responsibility of cleaning up, which is why we are here to help!
Tennessee Flash Flood
Flooded Street in Tennessee
The city of Waverly, Tennessee has suffered a tremendous loss from the flash flood that occurred on Saturday, August 21, 2021. According to CNN, the flash flood has killed 21 residents and damaged several infrastructures, schools and homes.
Our hearts and prayers go out to the families in Tennessee who have lost loved ones, friends and their homes. We cannot imagine the pain felt in their town at this time. The damages caused by the flood are devastating and we hope to see Tennessee recover from this. We admire how strong the community is and we are hopeful that they will get through this difficult time.
SERVPRO headquarters is located in Gallatin, Tennessee and our thoughts are also with the family members of our fellow SERVPRO teams.
For more information on the flash flood, visit CNN’s website:
24-Hour Emergency STORM TEAM
Our STORM TEAM is currently on multiple job sites in regards to the recent Southern California Fires. We have highly trained technicians ready to be sent wherever they need to be. As a home owner, we advise you to be aware of the mud slides that can come with heavy rain, due to the aftermath of the fires. If you look at the videos on our website you can see how close the fire got to the homes. Through experience and knowledge about fire restoration we highly recommend you consult with an environmental consultant to test for soot and then call SERVPRO of Pasadena North for the cleanup if need be. Keep in mind that we are a 24-hour emergency service company. Please give us a call at (626) 447-4111 to set up an appointment for your free estimate.
SERVPRO Storm Team
Our heart and prayers go out to those who were effected by the recent wildfires in Southern California. Such catastrophic events can leave many feeling hopeless and confused on what to do next. Be cautious of soot, smoke and ash damage that may have risen, as a part of the aftermath from the fires. If your home or business were near any of the fires, your property may have been afflicted. We here at SERVPRO Pasadena North, are apart of a Storm Team that specializes in emergency restoration when events like this occur. Storm Teams are comprised of multiple SERVPRO franchises, all of which share the same goal of getting the home/business owner back to their home/business as quickly as possible. We can ensure that you receive the highest standard of customer service, to help make the transition of restoring your home as smooth as possible.
Large Loss at Local Airport
This large loss was caused by an overnight storm. Over 12" of water affected nearly 7,000 sq ft. of office space, lobby and break-room areas.
We received the call early Friday morning and within an hour we had a crew on-site. They began the mitigation process by removing carpets, baseboards and cutting walls. Once that phase was complete our crew began the drying process by placing air movers and utilizing our desiccant. We used two generators to minimize any business interruption. After six days, the drying process was completed and ready for reconstruction.
At SERVPRO of Pasadena North our technicians are all certified and ready to assist with any size damage. We specialize in effective drying procedures with our state of the art equipment. We are a 24-Hour emergency response service. We leave it, "Like it never even happened."
Did you know that floods are the most common natural disaster in the U.S.?
Heavy rainstorms can cause significant flooding, overflowing levees or dams, contributing to flash floods and mudslides. Although, California does not commonly experience heavy rain from time to time. This could potentially put property like your home or business at risk.
Tips to help avoid flooding for your home or business:
- Prepare your property by installing rain gutters and other drainage systems. (Clean out rain gutters frequently.)
- Understanding the flood risk in your area and fix any leaks IMMEDIATELY.
- Extra roof protection by investing and installing a rubber roof underlayment (waterproof barrier that goes under the shingles and protects the roof from water intrusion).
Tips for drivers during the rainy season
- Avoid cruise control (This feature works great in dry conditions, but when used in wet conditions, the chance of losing control of the vehicle can increase).
- When driving, slow down and leave room in front of you (slowing down suddenly during wet conditions is critical and can increase a car’s chance of hydroplaning).
If you do experience flood damage in your home or business SERVPRO of Pasadena North is here to help leave it, "Like it never even happened."
Call us at (626)447-4111
Communities During Storm
With the recent fires in Southern California, the key thing to remember is to not panic. In times like this, staying calm and addressing the problem correctly can go a long way. These wild fires made it from the San Fernando Valley all the way to the hills of Santa Barbara, where our Storm Team and SERVPRO of Pasadena North have been dispatched. They are working diligently to begin the cleanup and restoration process for the properties that have been effected. Our customers have been looking out for each other, by staying in communication to coordinate their schedules and give each other updates on the latest fire status. During times like this, we see how well connected the community is. When our clients are at ease, it means making it “Like it never even happened,” that much easier. We appreciate the patience and great feedback we have received from our customers.
Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? Contact SERVPRO of Pasadena North (626) 447-4111
Communities During Storm
The recent fires in Southern California, the key thing to remember is to not panic. In times like this, staying calm and addressing the problem correctly can go a long way. These wild fires made it from the San Fernando Valley all the way to the hills of Santa Barbara, where our Storm Team and SERVPRO of Pasadena Noth have been dispatched. They are working diligently to begin the cleanup and restoration process for the properties that have been effected. During times like this, we see how well connected the community is. Our customers have been looking out for each other, by staying in communication to coordinate their schedules and give each other updates on the latest fire status. When our clients are at ease, it makes making it “Like it never even happened.” that much easier. We appreciate the patience and great feedback we have received from our customers.