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Storm Damage 4/3/2018
A very large storm moved through our area on Tuesday and left a path of destruction behind it. Over 70 homes were damaged in addition to businesses.
Storms and other natural disasters can cause considerable damage to your home or business. Windstorms like this one for example, can result in anything from a littered parking lot to missing shingles to a tree falling on your building.
We understand that every hour you spend working on recovery is an hour lost of productivity. Let us help you get your home or business back in order quickly.
No matter whether a flood hits your building or rain leaks in through a broken window, water does not take long to damage your property. Our highly trained technicians can help mitigate the damage done by water and help to restore your building.
With our 24/7 service, we are able to contain and treat water damage quickly, which allows us to save and restore as much of your home or building as possible.
Severe Weather is moving back into our area
Here is the forecast for our area this evening. Please remember, we are here to help 24 hours a day 7 days a week. If you experience any damage from the storms that come through, please give us a call and let us help. (256) 233-4033.
In the event of severe weather, here are some tips and tricks:
- Clear storm drains and gutters of debris
- Purchase a sump pump if you have a basement.
- Have an emergency plan readily available and make sure everyone in your home knows what the plan is.
- Secure items around your property
- Protect your windows
- Trim your trees
- Inspect your roof and garage on a regular basis.
Severe weather can happen at any time in our area so it is very important that you are ready.
We are here to help
Storm damage in Limestone County in March 2018.
Please remember to have a safety plan in the event of severe weather. With the severe weather threatening our area once again this evening, please stay safe and remember we are here for you 24/7.
When heavy rains and high winds hit hard, property destruction and loss can be devastating to you as a homeowner. Structural damage to the exterior of your home is followed by interior devastation from water and winds.
Storm damage is rarely isolated to just a few buildings in an area adding the challenge of finding a restoration company that can quickly respond swiftly to your needs to an already difficult situation. SERVPRO of Limestone and Lawrence Counties will deliver the help that you need when you need it. Call us today (256) 233-4033
The storms that moved through our area left us with a lot of damage. This is a picture of the hail that fell. Some areas reported that the hail was the size of a softball.
Storm damage can feel overwhelming, but your fear and panic will disappear when our team of professionals respond to your water, wind, and flooding repair and restoration needs. Your particular situation is very important to us, and you need not worry that your repairs and restoration will take a back seat even when many in your area are struggling to recover from the same issues.
Choosing SERVPRO of Limestone and Lawrence Counties puts in motion a vast support system in which you will receive personalized service with regard to your situation. We strive to make it "Like it never even happened". Call us today (256) 233-4033.
Storm Damage in Limestone County
Roof damage may range from a missing roof, to harsh winds and rains shearing away asphalt tiles. Roof repair of obvious defects usually ensues in the wake of tornado damage and storm remediation. Correcting roof damage may challenge homeowners after a disaster, since a roof leak may not appear obvious. How can a roof leak and roof damage escape easy detection in this situation? Wind damage may loosen flashing, eventually causing another roof leak weeks after the storm. Even a subtle roof leak of this nature can produce damp, moldy conditions inside the home. Obtaining fast roof repair may prevent long term interior damage. A wind damage home restoration expert may assist clients in receiving comprehensive roof assessments and roof repair services when hurricane damage afflicts an area. Their expertise helps property owners address storm damage and roof damage more effectively.
If you experience storm damage, call us at (256) 233-4033 and let us help you get your home back in order.
Do you have storm damage?
Storm near Athens yesterday
With the storms that moved through our area last evening, we are hoping that everyone is safe and did not suffer any damage. If you did happen to have damage to your home due to the weather, please remember that we are here to help.
Roof damage may range from a missing roof, to harsh winds and rains shearing away asphalt tiles. Roof repair of obvious defects usually ensues in the wake of tornado or straight line wind damage and storm remediation. Correcting roof damage may challenge homeowners after a disaster, since a roof leak may not appear obvious.
When it comes to storm damage, its the SERVPRO name that comes to mind.
SERVPRO of Limestone and Lawrence Counties is equipped to handle jobs of any size.
How To Know How Far Away Lightning is From You
According to an article written on LiveScience, all you have to do to determine how far away lightning is from where you are is to "just count the number of seconds that pass between a flash of lightning and the crack of thunder that follows it, then divide that number by five." They go on to say that "the resulting number will tell you how many miles away you are from where lightning just struck."
Why is this important to know? Because it's important to know how you would handle storm damage on the inside and outside of your house if it were to happen. Are you in an area that frequently has storms? And what would you do if your house did get damaged by storms? SERVPRO of Limestone and Lawrence counties has the right tools, technology and people to do the job. Call us today at (256)233-4033
When Storms or Floods Hit
SERVPRO of Limestone and Lawrence counties specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property and personal items.
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 restoration cost.
When storms hit Limestone and Lawrence County, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.
If you have experience storm damage call SERVPRO of Limestone and Lawrence counties at (256) 233- 4033 today!
Faster to any size disaster
The Tennessee valley area has been very fortunate to not have had a wide spread weather-related emergency in a few years. I hope that we never go through another weather related disaster.
We have had some of our teams travel to assist other SERVPRO franchises when their areas were struck by major storms and they needed extra hands to care for folks in the midst of crises.
In the same way, we at SERVPRO of Limestone and Lawrence Counties are ready for any size disaster. SERVPRO franchises work together, locally and nationally to help families and businesses during times of unexpected crises. If the need happens to require more hands than we have, our fellow SERVPRO local franchises know how to work together with us to take care of our community.
You can always count on SERVPRO. We are always ready to help!
Tornado Safety Tips
If your area is expecting a tornado or other major storm, there are several steps you can take to stay safe. After the tornado passes, SERVPRO can help you clean up any storm damage and restore your home.
Look for Storm Warning Signs
Tornadoes typically occur when there is a severe thunderstorm in the area. Rain, hailstorms and lightning strikes are some of the signs of a possible tornado. Some other warning signs of an oncoming tornado include:
* Orange or Green Skies
* Rumbling or Roaring Sounds in the Air
* Very Calm Conditions after a Storm
* Damaged Power Lines or Debris
* Rotation of the Clouds
Staying Informed during a Storm
Local television and radio stations are your best source for updates on how the storm is developing. However, if you hear a tornado siren, you should immediately head to the nearest shelter.
What is the Difference between a Tornado Watch, Warning and Emergency?
* A Tornado Watch means that a storm could be coming in your area soon because of the current weather conditions.
* A Tornado Warning is a sign that one or more tornadoes are in the immediate area. Look for shelter as soon as you see this signal.
• A Tornado Emergency is the final step in the warning process. A tornado has been spotted near a populated location. Move to the safest possible place if you cannot get to a real shelter in time.
How to Find Safe Shelter
Head for a sturdy building before the storm approaches. Look for a home or office with a basement whenever possible. If a basement is not available, move to the center of the building. Stay away from windows and debris. Try to place as many solid walls as you can between the coming storm and your family. Avoid mobile homes and trailers during strong winds or heavy rains.
Cars also do not provide much shelter. If the storm is too severe for driving, secure your seat belt, get as low in the seat as possible and place a blanket over yourself.
Stay close to the ground if you are caught in an open field. Cover your head and keep an eye out for debris flying through the air. Avoid hiding under overpasses or bridges.
Locally Owned Company with National Storm Resources
SERVPRO of Limestone and Lawrence Counties is locally owned and operated, so we are part of this community too. When you have a flooding or storm emergency, we’re already nearby and ready to help. We take pride in being a part of the community and want to do our part in making it the best it can be.
Although it hasn't felt like it lately, winter is here. It is the season that we see water damages due to frozen pipes. Not responding to your damage quickly can lead to costly mistakes. If you experience a water damage in your home, be sure to follow these steps.
1. Stop the water flow.
Turn off the water main as soon as you notice something is wrong.Make sure to drain the lines throughout the home.
Inspect the damage to determine if it is something that you can handle on your own or if you need additional help.
3. Call Professional Help
Call professional help if needed. A plumber may be necessary to repair any damages to your pipes. Once that repair is made, SERVPRO can begin the restoration process.
When Storms or Floods hit Limestone and Lawrence Counties SERVPRO is ready!
Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in Limestone and Lawrence Counties.
SERVPRO of Limestone and Lawrence Counties 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 Athens, AL 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.
SERVPRO's Storm response team is "faster to any size disaster" and can get your home and life back to normal.
Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call SERVPRO of Limestone and Lawrence Counties Today 256-233-4033