Recent Storm Damage Posts
It seems as though there are an excess amount of warnings and alerts when it comes to winter months in Central Illinois. It can become overwhelming, but all of the alerts are more than warranted. Winter comes with a laundry list of risks, and not all of them have to do with the freezing temperatures. Severe winter weather can last for 24-hours or more and heightens the risks of:
- car accidents
- carbon monoxide poisoning
- heart attacks from overexertion
- heat, power, and communication services loss
- health issues in older adults, young children, and previously sick individuals
Through all of this, there are still things you can do to keep you and the people you care for safe throughout the storm. The basics, of course, start with finding shelter. That means stay off the roads, staying indoors, and dressing warmly. Invite your friends and neighbors to stay with you if your home will be safer than theirs. There are still so many actions you can take before any storms hit:
- Be Prepared:
- Know what to expect from the area you live in.
- Get your home ready.
- If you can afford outdoor generators, buy them ahead of time.
- Build kits with enough supplies to last you days and a way to keep track of the weather reports (ie: a battery powered radio).
- Keep a kit in your home and in your car.
- Know how to identify and treat hypothermia and frostbite.
- Layers upon layers of clothing will help whether you have generators/heaters or not.
- Speaking of generators, only use them outdoors, never heat your home with a gas stovetop or oven, and follow all safety measures. Carbon monoxide poisoning is a real danger.
- Avoid heart attacks and other health problems by avoiding any overexertion.
- Keep a close eye on any loved ones who are elderly, particularly young, or had a preexisting condition that could be exacerbated by the cold.
When the storm passes, it is important to check your home, business, and vehicle identify any damages that may have occurred. Once everything is checked out, hopefully these tips will have made it possible for you and your loved ones to recover as quickly as possible.
Information retrieved from: https://www.ready.gov/winter-weather
If you do experience damage from a winter storm this year, remember that SERVPRO® of Peoria is “Here to help®.” 309-637-7300
Storm Damage Mitigation In Peoria
Call SERVPRO If Storm Damage Happens To You!
When outside objects go airborne, they can become deadly!
Trampolines, swingsets, planters, and or yard objects can become deadly projectiles during a storm. If an object crashes into your house there can be significant damage.
Storm damage can be the result of many different events but one of the most frequent storm damage events is wind picking things up and destroying personal property in its path.
This was the case for one of SERVPRO's customers that reported storm damage due to objects from their yard came crashing in through the roof of their home, their bedroom to be exact!
SERVPRO came in and accessed the situation, removed the pieces from the roof, boarded up the damage temporarily and made all the rest of the storm damage disappear!
If you have had storm damage to your home call SERVPRO right away!
Rebuilding Roof Damage In Peoria
SERVPRO has you covered!
You might ask yourself, who handles roof damage in Peoria, Illinois? The answer is ... SERVPRO of Peoria does.
Although we are not a roofing company many of our jobs and clients involve fixing a storm-damaged roof. We are capable of rebuilding your damaged unit from the ground up and the roof is part of that procedure.
SERVPRO is capable of handling a larger sized commercial project if need be. On a previous roofing job, our workers repaired the roof quickly and carefully because the weather is unpredictable so we needed to get those tarps off and an actual structure on to make sure there is not more damage inflicted on the building.
So if your business or home needs roof repair along with other damaged areas ... Call SERVPRO NOW! We will help get you covered again!
Painting Your Peoria Home After A Storm
Painting In Peoria
Sometimes the last thing you want to do after a storm repair is paint!
Storm season is upon us and sometimes we luck out and have minimal damage that involves only a few patch jobs to a wall or the exterior side of the house.
After you finish repairing the damage you really do not feel like painting it too, it can be a real hassle if you do not have the right equipment.
Lucky for you SERVPRO has the manpower and resources to do all sorts of different sized jobs from one bedroom apartments to a 100 plus unit condo tower and everything in between.
So the next time you just do not feel like painting that front wall for the third time or slapping on another coat to the second floor bedrooms because a tree came through the wall, give SERVPRO a call!
Hurricane Names For The Atlantic Season
Now you know!
Since a few weeks, ago was all about Hurricane Preparedness, we felt you should have a little more info about this year's Hurricane Season!
We know that hurricanes don't ever really get this far inland but it is always good to stay on top of natural disaster information whenever you can.
The National Hurricane Center generates lists of names, in alphabetical order, to be used for tropical storms and hurricanes.
As storms form, they are named in order of which they arrive. Thus the first tropical storm or hurricane of the year has a name that begins with "A" and the second is given the name that begins with "B." The lists contain hurricane names that begin from A to W, but exclude names that begin with a "Q" or "U."
There are six lists, so a name can recur once every six years so these names can not be used again until 2024. When a hurricane is especially memorable or devastating, that name is retired and another hurricane name replaces it.
Here are the names for the Atlantic Hurricane Season of 2018:
Alberto, Beryl, Chris, Debby, Ernesto, Florence, Gordon, Helene, Isaac, Joyce, Kirk, Leslie, Michael, Nadine, Oscar, Patty, Rafael, Sara, Tony, Valerie, and William.
If you sustain storm damage due to hurricanes or any other type of storm, call SERVPRO right away!
This Week Is Hurricane Preparedness Week In Peoria
Hurricanes Can Be Deadly!
Hurricane Preparedness Week
Even though we rarely have to worry about Hurricanes, many of our resident's vacation in areas where there are significant threats.
From the desk of the Community Risk Reduction Officer for our local Fire Dept:
During Hurricane Preparedness Week, make sure you have a hurricane evacuation plan.
The first thing you need to do is find out if you live in a storm surge hurricane evacuation zone or if you're in a home that would be unsafe during a hurricane.
If you are, figure out where you'd go and how you'd get there if told to evacuate. You do not need to travel hundreds of miles. Identify someone, perhaps a friend or relative who doesn't live an evacuation zone or unsafe home, and coordinate with them to use their home as your evacuation destination.
Be sure to account for your pets, as most local shelters do not permit them.
Find evacuation zones here: http://flash.org/hurricane-season/evacuation-zones/find-your-evacuation-zones.pdf.
And as always SERVPRO is here for you when the storm is over to help put your life back together!
Who Cleans Up After Storm Damage In Peoria
We are here to help after the storm!
Storms hit hard and fast!.
That is why your SERVPRO provides immediate relief and response to your storm damage needs. We can have a team of highly trained technicians on site as soon as it is safe to do so.
We can help with a bunch of different of projects which also includes getting you emergency food and shelter and contacting friends and family.
Storms do not wait for normal business hours that is why you need to call the professionals here at SERVPRO who are available to you 24 / 7 / 365, all you have to do is call us when the coast is clear!
We understand the process of putting your life back together when tragedy hits. Let us show you what so many other families have already experienced ... our willingness to make your world normal again!
Call Us Today (309) 637-7300
Lightning Damage In Peoria
Lightning Strikes Fast, So Does SERVPRO
We all know that lightning can actually cause major damage to your homes.
But who do you call when the storm subsides and the clouds roll out?
SERVPRO has been fixing storm-damaged homes in the Peoria area for quite some time. Our highly trained technicians are qualified to handle almost anything wicked storms can throw at them.
We have the experience, training, and equipment to handle a small flood all the way up to massive thunderstorm damage resulting in holes in your roof, water damaged floors and even fire damage caused by lightning.
Why trust the process of putting your home and sometimes your family back together to any old person with a truck and a few tools. SERVPRO is licensed and insured to give you the ultimate peace of mind that you are in good hands.
Call us today (309) 637-7300
Being Prepared In Peoria
Are you ready?
In recent years, many different types of disasters have affected the United States.
Flooding, tornadoes, hurricanes, wildfires, and blizzards are natural disasters that can threaten your home, business, and community.
Now is the time to think about the basics, things you will need in advance of an emergency; how you will communicate, what supplies you will need to keep in your home, car or office.
Build an emergency supply kit to ensure your family is equipped and ready for any type of disaster. The more you know about what to do in an emergency, the more confident and secure you will feel in your abilities to manage through a disaster.
Preparing is the key to making it through any size disaster, whether it is a small water leak, a large fire, or an area flood. The best time to plan for such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens.
No one ever plans for a disaster, but now, you can plan for it. Contact your local SERVPRO® Franchise Professionals for more information and tools to help you be "Ready for whatever happens."
SERVPRO Storm Team
Quicker Response Times & Unlimited Resources During a Catastrophic Event!
During the 12/28/15 Ice Storm/Area Wide Power Outage, SERVPRO storm teams from Michigan to Georgia assisted SERVPRO of Peoria with water/sewer mitigation claims.
The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team can provide help whether you're dealing with a tornado, hurricane, blizzard or flood. The SERVPRO System has a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby should a disaster strike near you. Available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, SERVPRO Franchise Professionals are prepared for the unpredictable. With the ability to mobilize local command centers, along with the resources of more than 1,700 Franchises nationwide, no disaster is too big!
Recent mobilizations of the CAT Storm Response Teams include:
2016 Louisiana floods & Hurricane Matthew
2014 Polar Vortex
2010 Nashville floods
2007 Chicago/ Ohio floods & California wildfires