Recent Storm Damage Posts

Lightning Safety

5/3/2022 (Permalink)

Photo of Lightning Call SERVPRO of Limestone & Lawrence Counties/Decatur TODAY for help with any Storm Damages to your home or commercial property! (256) 233-4033

During the lightning season, you should always be prepared for changing conditions. Everyone is at risk if you have thunder and lightning where you live. You should know what to do if you get caught in a lightning storm.

Lightning and what you need to know:

  • NO PLACE outside is safe when thunderstorms are in the area.
  • If you hear thunder, lightning is close enough to strike you.
  • When you hear thunder, move to a safe shelter. Inside a building is best. If a building is not available, a metal topped vehicle with the windows rolled up is a good alternative.
  • Stay in the shelter for at least 30 minutes after you hear the last roll of thunder.

 Indoor Lightning Safety:

  • Stay off corded phones, computers and other electrical equipment that put you in direct contact with electricity.
  • Avoid plumbing, including sinks, baths, and faucets.
  • Stay away from doors and windows.
  • Stay off of porches and balconies.
  • Don’t lie on concrete floors, and don’t lean against concrete walls.

Last Resort Outdoor Risk Reduction Tips:

If you are in a situation where there is no shelter nearby, following these actions will help reduce your risk.

  • Immediately get off of a hill, mountain ridges, peaks, or anything that is elevated.
  • Never lie flat on the ground.
  • Never shelter under a tree.
  • Never use a cliff or overhang for shelter.
  • Immediately get out of any bodies of water, including ponds, lakes, or ocean.
  • Stay away from objects that conduct electricity such as barbed wire fences, power lines, windmills, etc.

 Lightning is very beautiful, but also very dangerous. A typical lightning strike yields about 300 million Volts and about 30,000 Amps.  A household current is 120 Volts and 15 Amps. There is enough energy in a typical flash to light up a 100-wall incandescent light bulb for about three months. Taking the appropriate safety precautions against lightning can help keep you and your family safe.

Call SERVPRO of Limestone & Lawrence Counties/Decatur TODAY for help with any Storm Damages to your home or commercial property! (256) 233-4033

Lightning Strikes can Lead to Residential Fires

4/4/2022 (Permalink)

Photo of a Fire Extinguisher Call SERVPRO of Limestone & Lawrence Counties to help with any Fire or Soot Damage in your home!

It does happen and we want you to be prepared and be safe. 

Know when a fire extinguisher is needed from the tips below:

Generally, if you’ve used one fire extinguisher, you’ll use them all, as they typically follow the same usage procedure known as PASS:

  • Pull the pin to break the tamper seal
  • Aim the nozzle at the bottom of the fire
  • Squeeze the handle and release extinguisher chemicals
  • Sweep the nozzle back and forth at the base of the fire until it’s extinguished

By now, fire extinguishers have become staples in most disaster-ready homes and businesses and provide billions worldwide with a quick, straightforward way to respond to sudden blazes.

Knowing the steps below, can save you a ton of hassle with instances like the average kitchen fire but to really mitigate as much fire damage as possible, there are a few other things you need to take into account.

1. Choosing Your Extinguisher

The first thing you should always be aware of is that not every fire extinguisher is good for every job. For example, when dealing with a grease fire, you’ll need a class B extinguisher to really get the job done safely. It’s a good idea to research different extinguisher uses before deciding where to allocate these appliances around your home.

2. Emergency Services

Just because you have an extinguisher on your side doesn’t mean you won’t need emergency services. Ideally, you should have someone calling 911 as you attempt to extinguish the flames. This ensures you’re able to get the assistance you need in the event that your attempts are unsuccessful.

3. Be Smart

Lastly, know when to leave the house. If the blaze becomes too large or your extinguisher runs out of juice, it’s time to get outdoors. You can pass over the firefighting responsibilities to emergency responders and work with a fire cleanup crew, such as SERVPRO of Limestone & Lawrence Counties afterward to get your home back to normal again!

Personal Contents Cleaning After a Storm

4/4/2022 (Permalink)

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Contents Restoration

SERVPRO specializes in restoring contents damaged by storms and other water damage events. Our expertise and our “restore” versus “replace” mentality, can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that CAN'T be replaced. We'll pretest your contents to determine what items can be restored back to their condition before the water damage. We utilize several methods of cleaning your contents, including:

  • Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to cleaning.
  • Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
  • Spray and Wipe -Effective for items that can’t withstand cleaning.
  • Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if cleaned.
  • Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned.
  • Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product.

Storm and water damage affects not only the structure of your house, but also your belongings. SERVPRO of Limestone & Lawrence Counties understands that your home is more than a structure; your family’s furniture, clothing, keepsakes, and other belongings help transform a house into a home.

Mold After a Storm

4/4/2022 (Permalink)

Image of a moldy wall Call SERVPRO of Limestone & Lawrence Counties today for a mold inspection!

Mold can become a huge problem for homeowners after it goes unnoticed for some time, sometimes in as little as 48 to 72 hours.

If you start noticing a musty odor that was not there before, it may be an indication that mold could be hiding behind drywall and insulation or floors.

The SERVPRO of Limestone & Lawrence Counties technicians have the necessary equipment and training to handle any mold problem, no matter how big or small.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Limestone & Lawrence Counties for mold remediation services.

What NOT to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

Planning for a Potential Storm Loss

4/4/2022 (Permalink)

Photo of a Hurricane Call SERVPRO of Limestone & Lawrence Counties to assist in any Hurricane or Tropical Storm Damage!

Hurricane peak season runs for the months of July, August and September. Now is a great time to start thinking about your preparedness efforts, in the event of a hurricane or strong storm.

After experiencing last year’s more active than normal hurricane season, Property Managers in Limestone & Lawrence Counties should prepare in case we are threatened by inclement weather.

Here are some tips

  • Plan ahead
  • Come up with a “Playbook.” The playbook or manual should include employees’ phone numbers, emergency contacts, who is responsible for what, etc.
  • Talk with your employees and determine who will be considered essential personnel
  • Have a meeting with the building owners and then meet with tenants to inform them of the action plan in case of inclement weather
  • Prepare an evacuation route and post it throughout the building
  • Think about implementing an automated email, text, or voicemail message to keep your tenants/employees informed
  • Have all the insurance information up to date and keep it in a safe place
  • If evacuation is mandatory, nobody should remain in the building

If you don’t know where to start, give us a call today (256) 233-4033 so we can tell you about our Emergency Ready Plan.

Preparing for Strong Thunderstorms

4/4/2022 (Permalink)

Image of a Storm Call SERVPRO of Limestone & Lawrence Counties if you experience any storm related damage in your home or business!

Thunderstorms occur year-round but they are more common during the spring and summer months, and on average they typically last 30 minutes.

According to the National Weather Service Storm Data, there are an average of 43 lightning fatalities per year

Do you know the difference between a storm watch and a storm warning?

  • watch means conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms in and around the watch area. It only means that it is possible for a thunderstorm to occur.
  • warning means severe thunderstorms are occurring or imminent in the warning area.

BE PREPARED

  • Check the forecast often to see if you are in the storm path
  • Sign up for phone notifications
  • Build an emergency kit
  • Make a family communication plan
  • Postpone outdoor activities
  • Shutter windows and secure outside doors
  • Unplug electronic equipment before the storm hits

If your home or business has sustained damages, call SERVPRO of Limestone & Lawrence Counties (256) 233-4033

Who Should You Call After a Storm?

4/4/2022 (Permalink)

Image of a servpro stock storm Call SERVPRO of Limestone & Lawrence Counties today for any damages caused by a storm!

Who Do You Call?

When a storm comes down quick and fast, it often finds the cracks in the roofs, or the storm floods a part of your home and remediation is often needed. Most homeowners do not think about who their remediation company might be if needed. Most people may have never experienced something like this, so it is understandable that there could be some confusion on who to call.

SERVPRO of Limestone & Lawrence Counties is apart of the SERVPRO Family, which is the largest and most influential remediation company in the Nation. We have experts standing by 24 hours a day 7 days a week to handle any and all storm related damages to YOUR home or business!

Call SERVPRO of Limestone & Lawrence Counties today at (256) 233-4033 for all of your storm damage needs. We are always here to help!

SERVPRO Storm Response

5/25/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Storm Response Teams coordinate large scale responses, such as the recent deep freeze in Texas.  This is a scalable organization similar to first responder’s modular Incident Command System.  For the current disaster in Texas and other states, there are two storm response teams coordinating 1,000+ SERVPRO teams. 

This requires specialized training for leaders in large scale incident management, logistics, planning, and communications.  Responding teams need to understand how they will be asked to integrate into the larger organization and what protocols will be required.

Franchises who participate in Storm Response Teams are proactively trained in many areas including travel requirements and equipment needs, operating in storm damaged areas safely, FEMA expectations, budgeting, and regulatory considerations between states.

Participation in these teams is voluntary and represents a high level of commitment to technical expertise and constant preparedness.  It is not only the commitment of the organization but the personal commitment of each team member who volunteers.  They answer the call knowing this means leaving home for several weeks in a row to help someone in need.  We are thankful to all of our team members who have answered the call!

We can handle any type of storm damage

4/21/2021 (Permalink)

Flood damage, wind damage, and hail damage are all possibilities here in our area. If storm damage hits your home or office, here are a few tips to help:

Flood Damage & Recovery
If your home or office space is near water, or in a low-lying area, flood water damage is a risk. Heavy rains and flooding may cause water damage. If the land around your home or business cannot redirect the additional water, flooding can happen. Even homes and businesses at higher elevations can sustain flood damage if frozen pipes break. As soon as you see flooding in your home, contact SERVPRO of Limestone and Lawrence Counites to start the water mitigation process.

Wind Damage Restoration
Tornadoes often cause severe wind damage. Roof damage from strong winds may lift roof shingles, causing cracks, or even removing parts of an entire roof. Repairing roof damage may prove difficult for homeowners and business owners after a disaster due to damages that is not easily seen. If you have wind damage, make sure to ask for a professional to check your roof for moisture and signs of roof leaks.

Hail Damage & Recovery
Hail damage may be the most overlooked cause of major storm damage. Hail can damage not just your roof but also your siding, exterior walls, and windows. You may think your home or office has survived a hailstorm without damage, but hail damage can be difficult to identify. It would be a good idea to hire a roofing professional to inspect your roof and exterior walls for damage.

Impact Damage & Recovery
During a major storm it is not just wind, hail, and rain that can cause major damage to your home or business. Trees can cause horrendous damage just like weather can. Big trees are a huge bonus in a yard because they can produce shade but during a storm, they can cause damage. You will want to make sure that your trees are at least alive and there aren’t any branches that extend over your home or are breaking off. If you happen to have a tree fall on your home, not only could it damage the roof of your home or business , but the force from high winds and size of the tree could cause it to enter the home and damage the walls, flooring and contents inside.

SERVPRO of Limestone and Lawrence Counties is just a phone call away. We are here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. No matter the size of your storm damage we will work to make it “Like it never even happened.”

*SERVPRO of Limestone and Lawrence Counties are Highly Trained Restoration Specialists*
Our SERVPRO Professionals are highly trained in property restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO's Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, our Professionals are equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. The SERVPRO training program includes the follow:
• IICRC Training
• Employee Certification Training
• Initial Franchise Training
• e-Learnings
• Continuing Education Classes

Give us a call today (256) 233-4033

Spring Storms

4/21/2021 (Permalink)

Taking proactive steps to protect your family and property from severe storms before they hit can save lives and minimize damage to your home or business. 

Severe storms including hail storms, tornadoes, and floods can cause billions of dollars in damage in the United States every year. When big storms hit, many families find themselves disorganized and unprepared. When preparing for a storm, it is important to have a storm plan and make sure everyone in your home knows the plan, in case of emergency.

Having a plan increases your chances of keeping you and your family safe. If you live in an area prone to flooding, consider buying flood insurance, as flooding is typically not covered under most homeowners insurance policies. In order to stay safe, it is important to understand your risks and have a plan of action in place before the storm hits.

Creating Your Storm Safety Plan

The first step is to create a written disaster plan and review it with everyone in your family, or as we call it at an ERP, Emergency Response Plan. Make sure everyone knows where to go and what to do in case of an emergency. Identify an emergency meeting place, such as a park, building, or other landmark near your home. If you get separated during the storm, have everyone meet at the designated location.

It is smart to assign an out-of-state friend or relative to be your family's emergency contact person. Teach all of the adults and responsible children how to shut off utilities in your home. Shutting off gas and water mains can decrease your risk of additional damage.

When a severe storm is approaching your community, tune into a local TV or radio broadcast covering the storm and follow evacuation orders, if they are issued. Check your emergency supplies and make sure you have enough water for everyone in your home, typically 1 gallon of water per person, per day for at least 3 days. Fill up your bathtubs with clean water. Turn your refrigerator and freezer up to the maximum setting so your food will stay cold for as long as possible in the event of a power outage. If you have storm shutters on your windows, make sure they are closed and secured. If not you can use pre-cut plywood to cover exposed glass. To prevent damage from flying objects, bring outdoor furniture, tools, pots and toys in from outside. Secure important documents, photographs and other valuables in a waterproof and fireproof case.

For more information on the services that we provide regarding water and storm damage cleanup for your commercial or residential structure, please visit or call:

SERVPRO of Limestone and Lawrence Counties (256) 233-4033.

How to determine how far away lightning is

4/15/2021 (Permalink)

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

What to do if you have damage to your roof

4/15/2021 (Permalink)

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.

Storm or flood damage?

4/9/2021 (Permalink)

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.

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 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

It is storm season. Are you prepared?

4/5/2021 (Permalink)

Photo of the outside of a home after storms rolled through our area. You can see where the tree fell on the roof. Storm damage to your home? Call us today (256) 233-4033.

With the spring storm season upon us, now is a good time to ensure that you are prepared to handle an emergency situation at your home. Monitoring the weather closely will help you to be aware of severe weather before it happens. 

SERVPRO of Limestone and Lawrence Counties is ready to help you should your home suffer damage due to storms in your area. We pride ourselves on being experienced and knowledgeable when it comes to helping to mitigate damage due to a water intrusion or perhaps a fire. Most people think about water damage and roof damage when they think of severe weather but fire damage is also a likely possibility. This is especially the case when storms produce a lot of lightning. We want you to know that whatever damage your incur, we are ready to help you. 

Our technicians are available 24 hours a day/7 days a week/ 365 days a year. If you have storm damage to your home, give us a call today. 

Storm Damage in your home

5/12/2020 (Permalink)

Call us for all you needs today (256) 203 4033

When your home is damaged by a storm, the quicker the response time the less chance for secondary damage. You'll want SERVPRO of Limestone and Lawrence county on site immediately to begin work. 

We will be on site ASAP to be able to assess the damage and help you begin the process of getting your home to preloss condition, with our network of certified professionals being 1700 strong and our experience in the field no job is too big or too small. 

We will work directly with your insurance company and explain the process in detail every step of the way. We know the stresses of damage to your home and we will do everything we can to get your life back to normal as quickly as possible.

The recovery after a storm

4/21/2020 (Permalink)

We are here when you need us. Call us today (256) 233-4033.

Tornadoes are a terrifying, often devastating, weather event. They can turn lives upside down. Living through a tornado can be traumatizing, and sometimes the aftermath is just as bad. Parts of your home may be destroyed, and the idea of fixing it can be overwhelming. Recovering from a tornado could be a huge task, depending on how bad the damage was. SERVPRO of Limestone and Lawrence Counties is here for you. 

Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones

The first step is to stay in your safe place until the storm has completely passed. If you are able, try and wait until you get the all clear from local officials. After the storm, check yourself and those with you for any injuries. If someone is hurt, the next step is seeking out first aid. After everyone has been checked and is okay, you should see how bad the damage to your house is. Make sure to watch out for anything that is unstable and likely to fall. If you go outside, look out for any downed power lines. They can be life threatening, so do not attempt to move them.

Clean Up and Repair

SERVPRO of Limestone and Lawrence Counties has highly trained storm damage specialists. We also have an incredibly fast response time. We will work closely with your insurance company every step of the way. If you home or business has been damaged due to a storm, give us a call today (256) 233-4033

Protect your home and family

4/21/2020 (Permalink)

If you experience flooding in your home or business, give us a call today (256) 233-4033

Did you know that experiencing flood and water damage is one of the quickest ways to devalue your home? Not only that, but storms can devastate your home and life in a matter of a few hours. Luckily, there are a few precautions you can take to reduce, or prevent damages caused by storms.

  • Replace missing or damaged shingles. Damaged shingles are more likely to break free than secure shingles, and missing shingles are essentially a gap for wind to enter to cause more damage.
  • Ensure that your home's siding is secure and undamaged. The siding, along with the roof, is a home’s first defense against the elements.
  • Keep the gutters clear and free flowing. Making sure that your gutters are clear is the first step in ensuring that water is able to flow away from your home. Draining water away from your home will prevent a number of problems, such as foundation erosion and basement flooding.
  • Check that your sump pump is in working order. The sump pump is usually located at the lowest spot in the basement where water is most likely to flow. It is responsible for keeping those areas dry, and also for protecting your home from extensive water and moisture damage.
  • If there are any trees on your property, hire a professional tree pruning service. Having your trees regularly pruned will strengthen them and make it less likely for branches to break off during a storm. This is very important, as fallen branches can not only damage and harm your property, but the property of those around you.

Lastly, your home and belongings are replaceable, but you and your family are not. Make sure to stay away from windows, and if possible, during particularly bad storms, relocate your family to a basement or shelter.

SERVPRO of Limestone and Lawrence Counties has the experience, equipment, and tools necessary to handle any type of water and flood damage caused by storms.

Do you know if you are in a flood zone?

4/17/2020 (Permalink)

f your home or business has recently suffered from storm or flood damage, then contact SERVPRO of Limestone and Lawrence Counties at (256) 233-4033.

Each year homeowners face the possibility of flooding, whether it’s from a heavy rain storm or a burst piping. It’s important to stay prepared & to protect your property if you live in or work near a flood zone. Although you can’t completely stop a flood, you can minimize the impact that water has on your property. Below are a few steps you can do to help keep water from invading or destroying your property.

Have a Plan

The best thing you can do if you think you live in a flood zone is to have a plan of action in advance. Here is a list of things to consider:

  • Store all important documents in a watertight secure container.
  • Have a separate lockbox for jewelry & any other valuables.
  • Invest in Sandbags & Flood Barriers

Let’s face it, some homes are more susceptible to water damage. Lower flood water, however, can be contained by simply laying out sandbags & setting up flood barriers around your doors. Even if some water manages to get in, sandbags & flood barriers can reduce the water damage & can save you thousands of dollars in repairs.

If your home suffers flood damage, we are here to help you. Give us a call at (256) 233-4033. 

High winds can be very dangerous to your property

4/17/2020 (Permalink)

We are here to help after the storm. Call us today (256) 233-4033.

During storm season, home and business owners are most likely to be concerned with rain that might cause roof leaks and flooding. Winds can also cause damage to your structure. Wind damage is commonly debris or large items that are blown against a structure, on a rooftop or through windows during a storm.

Here are some tips for preventing problems that are caused by high winds.

Prune Your Trees

The trees on your property should be regularly trimmed to avoid damage. These problems can arise when trees are not pruned properly:

  • Decay or disease 
  • Leaning
  • Hanging branches over a structure
  • Sharp angles in tree forks
  • Crowded or crossed branches

 Proper maintenance keeps trees healthy so that they are less likely to break and cause problems during a storm.

Limit Debris

  • Gravel from the driveway can break windows 
  • Decorations
  • trash cans
  • signs 
  • potted plants
  • Loose shingles can become missing shingles can be broken or hurled through windows. 


Overall, preparing for high winds that accompany storms is a matter of limiting the objects the wind can pick up and fling at your building. 

Call SERVPRO of Limestone and Lawrence Counties if you have damage to your home or business after a storm (256) 233-4033.

Severe weather can cause flooding

4/10/2020 (Permalink)

Flooding from storms can happen at any time. Call SERVPRO so that your home can be restored as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.

Did you know that the thought of losing your home or possessions to flooding is a common fear among homeowners? These forces of nature are often unexpected and can be caused by just about anything. Heavy rainfall, backed up drains, storms or natural disaster can all be a trigger for excess water entering the home and causing harm. We offer a single solution that can be sought anytime via our 24-hour emergency call-line.

The first thing homeowners can do when calling us about flood damage is to give us as much information as you have available. Providing us with all the facts can help us to ascertain what type of equipment we need and which technicians to send. At SERVPRO, we are well aware of the stress that flooding can cause to our community and promise to deliver a focused customer approach in any work we do.

It is important not to panic, but at the same time to act quickly. Standing water can cause permanent damage if left too long. However, never put your safety in jeopardy in an attempt to save possessions. SERVPRO technicians can remove furniture and other items to a clean location either on-site or in a local facility. We are also trained to spot potential hazards like electrical wires or structural damage and deal with them safely.

Your SERVPRO technician can carry out an initial visual inspection to decide the type of equipment that is most effective to your specific needs. Generally, we remove standing water below two inches with powerful heated extractors. Water levels above 2 inches may require submersible gas pumps to be brought in to drain the affected area quickly.

It is only natural to assume the worse in an emergency. However, we work toward a restore over replace mentality. That means doing our utmost to save your possessions. In some cases, we may perform a pack-out service which involves labeling all goods and sending them to a specialized facility where they can be deep cleaned, dried and restored.

We have extensive experience in dealing with situations just like yours. SERVPRO of Limestone and Lawrence Counites is ready to receive your call at 256-233-4033 anytime day or night.

Tornado Facts

4/7/2020 (Permalink)

Know who to call when you suffer storm damage.

What is a Tornado?

Tornadoes are the most violent of all atmospheric storms. A tornado is a narrow, violently rotating column of air that extends from the base of a thunderstorm to the ground.

Where to Tornadoes occur?

Tornadoes can occur anywhere, at anytime if the right atmospheric conditions are present. So, anytime you are near a thunderstorm, you need to be prepared and ready for a possible tornado.

What is the difference between a Tornado WATCH and a Tornado WARNING?

A Tornado WATCH means conditions are favorable for tornado activity.

A Tornado WARNING means a tornado has been reported by spotters or indicated by radar and there is a serious threat to life and property to those in the path of the tornado. ACT now to find safe shelter immediately.

Cleanup after a Tornado?

Call the experts in Storm and Tornado cleanup: SERVPRO of Limestone and Lawrence Counties is ready and able to help you and your home and/or business board-up and cleanup after a Tornado.

24/7/365:  256-233-4033 

Flooding

4/26/2019 (Permalink)

Flooding in a yard from storms

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 experience flooding in your home, give us a call and let us help (256) 233-4033.

Know how far Lightning is from you

4/22/2019 (Permalink)

We are Faster to any Size Disaster

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

Storms and Flooding

4/19/2019 (Permalink)

Flooded basement

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!

Storm Damage

4/19/2019 (Permalink)

Please remember to have a safety plan in the event of severe weather. 

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. We are here for you 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Let us come help get your home back to preloss condition. 

Storm Damage

4/14/2019 (Permalink)

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

Tornado Tips

4/12/2019 (Permalink)

Be aware of what a tornado looks like

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 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.

Storm Damage 4/3/2018

4/5/2018 (Permalink)

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.

(256) 233-4033

Storm Damage

4/2/2018 (Permalink)

Hail picture

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

3/30/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage

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?

3/20/2018 (Permalink)

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

5/9/2017 (Permalink)

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


 


 


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When Storms or Floods Hit

5/9/2017 (Permalink)

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!

Winter Weather

2/28/2017 (Permalink)

Winter Weather

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.


2. Inspect


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!

11/8/2016 (Permalink)

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.


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 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