Recent Storm Damage Posts

Storms will come...are you ready?

7/6/2019 (Permalink)

Severe storms can cause damages to your roof leaving your home or business vulnerable to water damage. SERVPRO of South Bend, NE  has 24 hour emergency service. and is in the Michiana area to address the damages.  Our emergency service team is equipped to handle property assessment, temp. roof repair (tarping), debris clean-up, water clean-up, and structure/water dry-out. 

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.

If you experience wind and storm damage to your home or business, contact SERVPRO of South Bend,NE at (574) 233-8377 to save your home or business.

Storm Damage Tips: What to do when storms hit your South Bend home!

6/28/2019 (Permalink)

When a severe storm ravages your home in South Bend and causes damage both indoors and out, it can be difficult to know what to do. Do you stay inside until help arrives, or do you leave? What if the storm is still raging and leaving seems more dangerous than staying put? To help you figure out the best thing to do in a tricky situation, here are a few storm tips:

After any severe storm, your primary concern is your safety. Before acting, ask yourself the following questions: 

• Is it safe to stay in the home? 
• Are there electrical hazards, slip and fall hazards, or any other major health risks?
• How bad is the water damage? Does it look like the roof, ceiling or floor is about to cave in?
• Is there an area of the home that is still secure and in which you can move around comfortably?

When Not To Stay in the Home 

If the storm has passed, the best thing to do would be to leave the home until help arrives. However, if the storm is still raging, your situation is much more complex. Depending on the severity of the storm, it doesn’t make sense to go out if you don’t have to. However, how can you tell if being in your home is more dangerous than being in the elements? These storm tips may help: 

• When the roof is caving in or materials are falling, it’s time to get out. 
• If any part of the home’s electrical wiring is exposed and touching water, it’s time to get out. 
• If any part of your home is exposed to the elements and the storm is still active, it’s time to get out. This is especially true if there is lightning. 

If you are forced to choose between staying in a damaged home or going out into the storm, you need to think carefully and act fast. Every minute you don’t make a decision could mean you’re a minute closure to real danger. Consider the storm tips above to make the best decision for you and your family. 

Why SERVPRO when it comes to Storm Damage Restoration

6/21/2019 (Permalink)

Ice damage, hail damage, storm damage, hurricane damage, flooding and wind damage all have the potential to cause far-reaching damage when they strike. However, not all is lost. Storm restoration can help salvage most of the items in a house. Homeowners count their losses too quick before engaging the services of storm restoration experts.

The services of home restoration can be enlisted for damages such as river flooding, hail damage, flood water damage, ground water damage, ice damage, flooding, hurricane damage and wind damage. No calamity is too big or small for them. In light of the recent storm damages that have rocked the country, it is prudent for homeowners to have contacts of water restoration experts on storm remediation.

It is important to know the effects of harsh weather so that homeowners understand the need for storm remediation. Wind damage, for instance, can cause heavy roof damage. Roof damage is mainly from loose tiles or shingles. Wind damage after winter can also cause moisture from ice damming or formation of ice dams to sip through the roof. Homes with wooden roofs can experience wood swelling. This leads to further roof damage necessitating immediate repair.

Ice damming and ice dams should be professionally handled because of the risk they pose. A simple leak can advance into a huge crack. It is ill-advised to stay long before conducting roof repair. Ice damming also exert weight on the roof. The ice dam pools should not be left to stay on the roof for too long.

There are various strategies that homeowners can take as measures of storm remediation. For instance, those who live in areas more prone to winter damage or wind damage can consider installing roofs with a higher slope. This goes a long way in reducing the cost of regular roof leak repairs. It also minimizes roof leaks.

Postponing roof repair especially from ice dams and ice damming only leads to more costs. A simple roof leak repair can turn into a roof replacement if not handled immediately. It is also crucial to conduct roof inspection, especially after a storm warning. This minimizes the costs to be incurred in roof repair after the storm damage happens. A roof inspection will identify all the damaged places, and the roof repair will be handled in time. All roof leaks are also sealed to ensure that the roof is able to withstand the coming weather damage.

Hurricane damage, flood water damage, hail damage, wind damage, ice damage, storm damage and river flooding experts are trained to handle such harsh weather conditions. The water restoration arrive at the scene of the damage immediately. Water restoration efforts must be done promptly so as to prevent further damage. These activities are done after an assessment of the extent of flooding, ground water levels, and the flood water. An assessment is what informs their actions to deal with the storm damage, ground water, and flooding.

It is important to note that ice damage, hurricane damage, roof damage, flood water damage and hail damage all have different methods of water restoration and storm remediation. The team, therefore, needs to come up with the right storm restoration strategy based on the type of damage at hand.

Homeowners need to explain the type of damage so that the home restoration experts can come with the right tools and gear to carry out storm remediation. One such tool is a flood pump. These flood pumps are used to drain water after a flooding or water damage. A flood pump can also work automatically. It can be left in a room to drain the ground water. The pumps are able to handle the ground water even as it rises. Commercial flood pumps are also available to deal with massive flood water situations such as river flooding. In a home application, the flood pumps can be used with vacuums.

So no matter how big or small, give SERVPRO a call today for your storm damage restoration needs! We are faster to your disaster and ready to make things "Like it never even happened." 

When Severe Weather Hits South Bend

6/21/2019 (Permalink)

Severe weather can cause damages to your roof leaving your home or business vulnerable to water damage. SERVPRO of South Bend N.E. has a twenty-four hour emergency service, Our emergency service team is equipped to handle the following: property assessment, temporary roof repair (tarping) debris clean-up, water clean-up, and structural water dry-out.

We also offer a complete reconstruction service so you can work with one contractor to make things "Like it never even happened." SERVPRO of South Bend N.E. services all of the Michiana are and are ready to address any and all damages you may have. If you experience wind and storm damage to your home or business contact SERVPRO of South Bend N.E. at 574-259-8348 to help save your home or business.

We are here for you when storms hit your home or business!

6/15/2019 (Permalink)

Wet spots on the floor or a rusted tank may signal a problem. If you are having a problem with your hot-water heater, contact a qualified plumbing contractor right away. Once you have called a plumbing contractor, contact SERVPRO of South Bend N.E. to provide an inspection utilizing advanced technical equipment.

Upon inspection if damages are determined, SERVPRO of South Bend N.E. will address the water damage and provide a full repair service estimate. SERVPRO of South Bend N.E. has a 24 hour emergency service team that is highly trained and ready to help you at your home or business.

Contact SERVPRO of South Bend N.E. at 574-259-8348 to help save your home or business.

When Severe Storms Ravage Your Home in South Bend

6/14/2019 (Permalink)

When a severe storm ravages your home in South Bend and causes damage both indoors and out, it can be difficult to know what to do. Do you stay inside until help arrives, or do you leave? What if the storm is still raging and leaving seems more dangerous than staying put? To help you figure out the best thing to do in a tricky situation, here are a few storm tips:

After any severe storm, your primary concern is your safety. Before acting, ask yourself the following questions:

• Is it safe to stay in the home?
• Are there electrical hazards, slip and fall hazards, or any other major health risks?
• How bad is the water damage? Does it look like the roof, ceiling or floor is about to cave in?
• Is there an area of the home that is still secure and in which you can move around comfortably?

When Not To Stay in the Home

If the storm has passed, the best thing to do would be to leave the home until help arrives. However, if the storm is still raging, your situation is much more complex. Depending on the severity of the storm, it doesn’t make sense to go out if you don’t have to. However, how can you tell if being in your home is more dangerous than being in the elements? These storm tips may help:

• When the roof is caving in or materials are falling, it’s time to get out.
• If any part of the home’s electrical wiring is exposed and touching water, it’s time to get out.
• If any part of your home is exposed to the elements and the storm is still active, it’s time to get out. This is especially true if there is lightning.

If you are forced to choose between staying in a damaged home or going out into the storm, you need to think carefully and act fast. Every minute you don’t make a decision could mean you’re a minute closure to real danger. Consider the storm tips above to make the best decision for you and your family. 

Summer's Natural Disasters

5/11/2019 (Permalink)

Every summer, the U.S. goes through an “active weather” season. The middle of spring through summer is a prime time for hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, thunder storms, and fires. Here at SERVPRO, we’ve already begun to see the impact of the severe weather. In Indiana, we have already experienced a massive amount of rain. Luckily, our SERVPRO team is here for any natural disaster. We respond to water, wind and fire damage! Here are some weather events to look out for during the spring and summer months:

  • Hurricanes–Hurricanes, with the accompanying wind, water, and flood, cause a lot of destruction in areas where they hit. When hurricanes gather strength, buildings, trees, and water infrastructures are commonly destroyed. The storms can also knock down power lines, posing a risk of electrocution.
  • Tornadoes– Tornadoes are characterized by whirling winds and debris and can endanger life and property. They are common from spring until the middle of summer but can occur any time of the year.
  • Floods– Floods are becoming more common in the U.S., with flash floods as the top weather-related killer. A few inches of water could bring extensive damage to homes and buildings. Heavy rains, levee breaches, and tsunamis cause floods. Many floods occur in areas that cannot absorb rainwater.
  • Fires– The heat of the summer and the years of drought experienced in many parts of the country can precipitate massive forest fires that, in many instances, affect dwellings. Spontaneous combustion, volcanic eruption, and faulty electrical wires are other common causes of fires.

 Call SERVPRO if you are ever in need after a natural disaster!

The Need for Storm Damage Restoration

6/19/2018 (Permalink)

The Need for Storm Damage Restoration

Ice damage, hail damage, storm damage, hurricane damage, flooding and wind damage all have the potential to cause far-reaching damage when they strike. However, not all is lost. Storm restoration can help salvage most of the items in a house. Homeowners count their losses too quick before engaging the services of storm restoration experts.

The services of home restoration can be enlisted for damages such as river flooding, hail damage, flood water damage, ground water damage, ice damage, flooding, hurricane damage and wind damage. No calamity is too big or small for them. In light of the recent storm damages that have rocked the country, it is prudent for homeowners to have contacts of water restoration experts on storm remediation.

It is important to know the effects of harsh weather so that homeowners understand the need for storm remediation. Wind damage, for instance, can cause heavy roof damage. Roof damage is mainly from loose tiles or shingles. Wind damage after winter can also cause moisture from ice damming or formation of ice dams to sip through the roof. Homes with wooden roofs can experience wood swelling. This leads to further roof damage necessitating immediate repair.

Ice damming and ice dams should be professionally handled because of the risk they pose. A simple leak can advance into a huge crack. It is ill-advised to stay long before conducting roof repair. Ice damming also exert weight on the roof. The ice dam pools should not be left to stay on the roof for too long.

There are various strategies that homeowners can take as measures of storm remediation. For instance, those who live in areas more prone to winter damage or wind damage can consider installing roofs with a higher slope. This goes a long way in reducing the cost of regular roof leak repairs. It also minimizes roof leaks.

Postponing roof repair especially from ice dams and ice damming only leads to more costs. A simple roof leak repair can turn into a roof replacement if not handled immediately. It is also crucial to conduct roof inspection, especially after a storm warning. This minimizes the costs to be incurred in roof repair after the storm damage happens. A roof inspection will identify all the damaged places, and the roof repair will be handled in time. All roof leaks are also sealed to ensure that the roof is able to withstand the coming weather damage.

Hurricane damage, flood water damage, hail damage, wind damage, ice damage, storm damage and river flooding experts are trained to handle such harsh weather conditions. The water restoration arrive at the scene of the damage immediately. Water restoration efforts must be done promptly so as to prevent further damage. These activities are done after an assessment of the extent of flooding, ground water levels, and the flood water. An assessment is what informs their actions to deal with the storm damage, ground water, and flooding.

It is important to note that ice damage, hurricane damage, roof damage, flood water damage and hail damage all have different methods of water restoration and storm remediation. The team, therefore, needs to come up with the right storm restoration strategy based on the type of damage at hand.

Homeowners need to explain the type of damage so that the home restoration experts can come with the right tools and gear to carry out storm remediation. One such tool is a flood pump. These flood pumps are used to drain water after a flooding or water damage. A flood pump can also work automatically. It can be left in a room to drain the ground water. The pumps are able to handle the ground water even as it rises. Commercial flood pumps are also available to deal with massive flood water situations such as river flooding. In a home application, the flood pumps can be used with vacuums.

Another common issue is frozen pipes, especially after a winter damage. Frozen pipes prevent a free flow of water through the pipes. If the temperatures are still low, it may take time before the frozen pipes unfreeze. It is not advisable to apply heat to the frozen pipes. Handling of these frozen pipes should be left to the storm restoration or home restoration experts.

When Storms Hit South Bend!

6/18/2018 (Permalink)

Severe weather can cause damages to your roof leaving your home or business vulnerable to water damage. SERVPRO of South Bend N.E. has a twenty-four hour emergency service, Our emergency service team is equipped to handle the following: property assessment, temporary roof repair (tarping) debris clean-up, water clean-up, and structural water dry-out.

We also offer a complete reconstruction service so you can work with one contractor to make things " Like it never even happened." SERVPRO of South Bend N.E. services all of the Michiana are and are ready to address any and all damages you may have. If you experience wind and storm damage to your home or business contact SERVPRO of South Bend N.E. at 574-259-8348 to help save your home or business.

When Trees Attack!

6/18/2018 (Permalink)

If a tree falls onto a home or business, serious damage may occur. It remains vital to quickly handle such situations before additional issues develop. If left untreated, excessive amounts of water and additional damage may occur and cause issues throughout the house.

SERVPRO of South Bend N.E. has a 24 hour emergency service and is in the Michiana area to address the damages. Our emergency service team is equipped to handle property assessment, temporary window and door enclosure( board ups), temporary roof repair(tarping), debris/tree clean-up and removal, water extraction, water clean-up, and structure/water dry-out. Once the emergency services have been provided, SERVPRO of South Bend N.E. will access the damages and provide the repairs with our highly trained general construction team.

Contact SERVPRO of South Bend N.E. at 574-259-8348 to save your home or business.

Emergency Roof Tarping: What Is It & When It Should Happen

6/3/2018 (Permalink)

Severe storms can cause damages to your roof leaving your home or business vulnerable to water damage. SERVPRO of South Bend, NE  has 24 hour emergency service. and is in the Michiana area to address the damages.  Our emergency service team is equipped to handle property assessment, temp. roof repair (tarping), debris clean-up, water clean-up, and structure/water dry-out. 

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.

If you experience wind and storm damage to your home or business, contact SERVPRO of South Bend,NE at (574) 233-8377 to save your home or business.

Thunderstorm season Is upon us in South Bend, NE: What You Can Do!

4/26/2018 (Permalink)

With thunderstorm season approaching, here are some helpful tips on what one should do to minimize damage during a storm.

DO:

1.Ensure local authorities have given the "all clear" for your area.

2.Ensure your electricity is turned off before entering a flooded structure.

3.Remove as much excess water as possible with wet-dry vacuums, mops, and towels.

4.Remove and prop wet upholstery and pillow cushions for drying.

DON'T:

1.Use your household vacuum to remove water.

2.Leave wet fabrics in place; dry as soon as possible.

3.Leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.

4.User television or other household appliances while standing on wet floors or carpets.

SERVPRO of South Bend, NE 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.

For further information on how to minimize storm damages call us at 574-259-8348.

Tree damage during storm

12/19/2017 (Permalink)

Tree had fallen on a local home during a recent storm.

SERVPRO received a call that a tree had fallen during a recent storm.  The damage was severe enough to cause the roof to leak.  SERVPRO was able to provide an emergency tarping of the roof and removal of the tree.  While the interior was dired and reconstruction was being performed a SERVPRO team was also replacing the home's older roof.  

Tree Damage and Clean-up in Granger, South Bend, Mishawaka, and New Carlisle

12/19/2017 (Permalink)

Roof damaged during a storm

If a tree falls onto a home or business, serious damage may occur, and it remains vital to quickly handle such situations before additional issues develop. If left untreated, excessive amounts of water and additional damage may occur and cause issues throughout the house. SERVPRO of South Bend has 24 hour emergency service and is in the Michiana area to address the damages. Our emergency service team is equipped to handle property assessment, temp. window and door enclosure (board-ups), temp. roof repair (tarping), debris/tree clean-up and removal, water extraction, water clean-up, and structure/water dry-out. Once the emergency services have been provided, SERVPRO of South Bend will address the damages and provide the repairs with our highly trained general construction team. Contact SERVPRO of South Bend at (574)-233-8377 to save your home or business.

Severe Weather in St. Joseph County

12/19/2017 (Permalink)

Office building in Mishawaka

Severe weather can cause damages to your roof leaving your home or business vulnerable to water damage. SERVPRO of W. St. Joseph County  has a twenty-four hour emergency service, Our emergency service team is equipped to handle the following: property assessment, temporary roof repair (tarping) debris clean-up, water clean-up, and structural water dry-out. We also offer a complete reconstruction service so you can work with one contractor to make things " LIKE THEY NEVER HAPPENED". SERVPRO of W.St. Joseph County. services all of the Michiana are and are ready to address any and all damages you may have. If you experience wind and storm damage to your home or business contact SERVPRO of W. St. Joseph County at 574-233-8377 to help save your home or business.

Tree Damage and Cleanup in South Bend.

6/16/2017 (Permalink)

Tree Damage in South Bend.

SERVPRO of South Bend, NE  provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in South Bend. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

When storms hit South Bend, 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 State

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today (574) 233-8377.

Emergency Roof Tarping in South Bend

6/15/2017 (Permalink)

This roof was secured after severe storms in South Bend.

Severe storms can cause damages to your roof leaving your home or business vulnerable to water damage. SERVPRO of South Bend, NE  has 24 hour emergency service. and is in the Michiana area to address the damages.  Our emergency service team is equipped to handle property assessment, temp. roof repair (tarping), debris clean-up, water clean-up, and structure/water dry-out. 

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.

If you experience wind and storm damage to your home or business, contact SERVPRO of South Bend,NE at (574) 233-8377 to save your home or business.

How to Minimize Storm Damage in Mishawaka

6/15/2017 (Permalink)

The Aftermath of a thunderstorm.

With thunderstorm season approaching, here are some helpful tips on what one should do to minimize damage during a storm.

DO:

1.Ensure local authorities have given the "all clear" for your area.

2.Ensure your electricity is turned off before entering a flooded structure.

3.Remove as much excess water as possible with wet-dry vacuums, mops, and towels.

4.Remove and prop wet upholstery and pillow cushions for drying.

DON'T:

1.Use your household vacuum to remove water.

2.Leave wet fabrics in place; dry as soon as possible.

3.Leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.

4.User television or other household appliances while standing on wet floors or carpets.

SERVPRO of South Bend, NE 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.

For further information on how to minimize storm damages call us at 574-259-8348.

When Storms or Floods hit South Bend, SERVPRO is ready!

4/24/2017 (Permalink)

Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in South Bend.

SERVPRO of South Bend, NE 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 South Bend, 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 (574) 233-8377

Michiana Weather Is Unpredictable.

2/24/2017 (Permalink)

Wind Damage South Bend, IN.

Living in the Michiana area everyone knows that weather is unpredictable to say the least!  It's late February and we've had weather in the 60's and now they're calling for high winds, rain and tornadoes haven't been ruled out.


If you have any wind or water related damages; siding, gutters, roof, windows, chimney or tree damage please call SERVPRO of South Bend N.E. & SERVPRO of W. St. Joseph to take care of all your restoration needs.


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.


Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today (574) 233-8377

Tree damage and clean-up in Granger, South Bend, Mishawaka, and New Carlisle

12/20/2016 (Permalink)

Tree Damage to South Bend home.

If a tree falls onto a home or business, serious damage may occur. It remains vital to quickly handle such situations before additional issues develop. If left untreated, excessive amounts of water and additional damage may occur and cause issues throughout the house. SERVPRO of W.St. Joseph County and South Bend N.E. has a 24 hour emergency service and is in the Michiana area to address the damages. Our emergency service team is equipped to handle property assessment, temporary window and door enclosure( board ups), temporary roof repair(tarping), debris/tree clean-up and removal, water extraction, water clean-up, and structure/water dry-out. Once the emergency services have been provided, SERVPRO of W.St.Joseph County and South Bend N.E. will access the damages and provide the repairs with our highly trained general construction team. Contact SERVPRO of W.St. Joseph County and South Bend N.E. at 574-259-8348 to save your home or business.

Severe Weather in St. Joseph County

12/20/2016 (Permalink)

Office building in Mishawaka

Severe weather can cause damages to your roof leaving your home or business vulnerable to water damage. SERVPRO of W.St.Joseph County and South Bend N.E. has a twenty-four hour emergency service, Our emergency service team is equipped to handle the following: property assessment, temporary roof repair (tarping) debris clean-up, water clean-up, and structural water dry-out. We also offer a complete reconstruction service so you can work with one contractor to make things " LIKE THEY NEVER HAPPENED". SERVPRO of W.St. Joseph County and South Bend N.E. services all of the Michiana are and are ready to address any and all damages you may have. If you experience wind and storm damage to your home or business contact SERVPRO of W.St.Joseph County and South Bend N.E. at 574-259-8348 to help save your home or business.