Recent Storm Damage Posts

We can handle any storm disaster

4/23/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Floyd County is ready to handle any storm that comes our way!

Being prepared is our number one priority when it comes in impending inclement weather. Our team is always keeping an eye on the forecast, especially around our biggest storm seasons. We are always prepared with trailers preloaded with the equipment and tools we need to help if there should ever be a flood, tornado, or other natural event.

We live here too and know what it can be like to have a limb fall on your roof or your sump pump fail and flood your basement. These are situations that we have the capacity to handle in even the worst of times.

If you should find yourself in a situation such as these, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We can have our crews out to you any time, day or night. We will make it "Like it never even happened." 

Wind Storm

4/13/2020 (Permalink)

Recently Floyd County Indiana suffered a severe thunderstorm with raging 70 mile per hour winds and flash flooding.  It's important for homeowners to check over their property carefully after a storm like this blows through.  Shingles could have been blown from the roof and need to be repaired in order to keep water damage from occurring in the future.  

It's also a good chance for homeowners and property owners to take the time to make sure there isn't any lawn debris or trash blocking the storm drains around your area.  If the flash flood water doesn't have anywhere to go there's a good chance it will end up in your basement.  This can be especially problematic if the power goes out and your sump pump fails. 

If you find yourself in need of disaster recovery services following a wind storm or flash flood don't hesitate to give SERVPRO of Floyd County a call day or night.

How to Maintain Your Building’s Roof

4/9/2020 (Permalink)

A roof leak or collapse can be devastating to a business, causing flooding and ruining merchandise. Roof damage, in fact, is a difficult situation, making reopening your store in Southern Indiana or Louisville Ky, a hassle and expense. Avoiding this disaster isn't impossible, but steps can be taken to minimize the chances.

1. Attend to Small Problems Quickly

Don't assume your structure is intact simply because you can't see water stains. Wind damage and harsh rain can wear it down, causing tiny complications. Contact roofing specialists to conduct biannual evaluations, looking for any of the following issues:

  • Peeled edges
  • Cracked roofing
  • Missing shingles
  • Flashing issues

Leaving any of these unattended exposes the building to leaks and water damage. Fix things as soon as they come to your attention.

2. Tend To Drainage and Debris Early

Are gutters clear? If they become clogged, backups happen, allowing water to build in areas it shouldn't. This pressure could add unneeded pressure to the top, essentially weighing it down. That collapse is not pretty. Have property management look at the gutter system regularly, scheduling clean outs. Trees and brush become an additional hazard. Roof damage often happens when limbs and branches are picked up during storms and then thrown into the roofing. Those smacks punch holes and remove the protective shingles. To avoid this, have someone trim the foliage and, before a major weather event, pick up anything loose on the ground.

3. Apply To Insurance Immediately

If you need help restoring the premises, contact a water restoration company to inspect the establishment, looking for mold and flooding complications. Their recommendation may indicate a roof rebuild is needed. Don't underestimate that decision. Work with your insurance company to discuss the need, giving you the comfort of a secure new ceiling. In fact, ask about waterproofing for the future. This sealant might aid in keeping leaks from sprouting up in the future.

Roof damage has preventative measures. By looking at it periodically, management might find the weak areas, offering a chance to stop a major catastrophe. In addition, don't forget that taking care of the landscaping may also ward off potential troubles.

If you do have any of these issues pop up, don’t be afraid to call SERVPRO of Floyd County to get a free estimate today! 

Flash Flood sump pump problems

1/27/2020 (Permalink)

Lots of rain can cause major issues in a home if your sump pump isn't working properly. If your pump is being overworked it could malfunction. These malfunctions usually occur during heavy rains or flash floods.

Your sump pump could also be clogged with dirt or debris which could result in a huge water loss. Another reason sump pumps fail is lack of electricity. If the power goes out during heavy rains you might run into a water loss because you don't have a battery powered back up on your system. If you happen to run into an issue with your sump pump not working properly please contact a professional. It's important for you to have a properly performing sump pump to keep water from entering your basement.

We are always HERE TO HELP make it "Like it never even happened." Don't hesitate to contact us in the event of a sump pump backup in your home.

Flooding in Salem, Indiana 5/19/2017

10/4/2018 (Permalink)

Shown in the picture is just one view of how much water flooded the town of Salem, Indiana.

A state of emergency was declared in an Indiana county Friday after flooding prompted water rescues and inundated buildings and homes in parts of the Hoosier State. 

Torrential rainfall of 4-5 inches soaked the Salem, Indiana, area in a short amount of time late Friday, according to weather.com. The rain sent the Blue River into a record flood at 20.15 feet, which crushed the previous record level of 17.1 feet set in May 2004. 

SERVPRO has been taking calls all weekend to try and assist with this devastating flood. Of course we weren't able to get to the job sites until the water in the city subsided.

They had rescuers getting people who were trapped in their vehicles out, and to safety. Now that the water has subsided a couple days later SERVPRO is able to make it to the job sites and start marketing to other home and businesses in need. SERVPRO is always on top of any flooding or catastrophic event that Mother nature deals us. While it is quite unfortunate, it is something we have no control over and SERVPRO is blessed to be able to help those in need is such desperate times.

Flood Waters RIse

10/4/2018 (Permalink)

Floodwaters can rise quickly and easily wash away vehicles

n any Hurricane situations one of the greatest dangers that face residents is not only wind and rain.  Many times rising floodwaters cause the much of the damage and heartache.  Although rainfall plays a role in this, so does the storms surge that pushes water not only onshore but up rivers and tributaries, causing floodwater to reach miles inland.  These waters not only damage structures as rushing water causes foundations to erode and break loose from the ground to which they are anchored,  but also carry with them deadly bacteria and disease.  In many cases what is left behind after the water subsides, can cause great problems of its own.  The trained professionals at SERVPRO have been specially trained for these scenario's.  Let us be there for you in your time of need.

Storms Continue Inland

10/4/2018 (Permalink)

Tornadoes can spin off Hurricane Storms

With Hurricane Season upon us inland communities are faced with a different threat.  As the storms travel further from the coast, the turbulent air can cause an all to familiar foe.  An all to common danger is that of a spin off tornado coming from the bands of the storm.  Much like a hurricane a tornado can produce strong winds that damage trees and homes.  However, these weather monsters can spring up with little warning.  If you find yourself affected by one of these situations and are not sure what to do next, At SERVPRO we can help.  With services that range from water mitigation, to rebuild we can help prevent further damage by providing temporary coverage of roofs, or complete rebuilding options.  We built our business on serving our communities in times of need.  Let us help you in your time of need.

First storm Makes Landfall

10/4/2018 (Permalink)

Radar Image Of Tropical Storm Making Landfall

As Hurricane Season begins and the first Storm of the season makes landfall, I ask are you ready.  Thousands along the gulf and Southeast where affected by the winds and rain of Alberto.  Many prepared their properties with storm shutters and sand bags as they got ready for the worst but prayed for the best.  SERVPRO's National team of Franchises is always preparing as well to serve the people in the areas hit hardest by these events.  We are always here to help whether from the damage caused by wind or rising water.  We head into these areas to help put back to pieces.  If you find yourself affected by one of these storms don't hesitate to give us a call and let us serve you in your time of need.

Hurricane Season

10/4/2018 (Permalink)

Satellite Image of Massive Gulf Hurricane

Around this great nation we look forward to Summer.  The kids are out of school and many have saved vacation days all year to cash in on a week or two during this time.  It is a time of rest and relaxation, and opportunity to make family memories that will last a lifetime.  Unfortunately it also brings with it a time of anxiety for many.  With the warm air of Summer also comes Hurricane Season.  These devastating storms bring with them wind, rain and flooding.  Preparation is the key,  secure your properties the best you can and get out of path of storm when possible.  SERVPRO we can help you to rebuild the damage and will be happy to do so, but cannot replace you life.  We hope that you never need our service, but are happy to be there for you in you greatest time of need.