Recent Storm Damage Posts
What to do before, during, and after a storm hits
Dark skies can be daunting, especially if high winds and/or flash flooding is in the forecast.
The weather in Texas can be unpredictable but with a few safety measures before, during, and after a storm you can take take measures to stay safe and minimize damage.
Severe storm is in the forecast
-Check local weather reports and broadcasts for hourly updates -Check for and clear blockages in your drainage pipes to prevent a house or property flood -Remove or secure any exposed wiring or electrical cords and hazards that could cause a slip and fall
-Consider keeping and emergency preparedness kit on hand -Check roof for loose shingles
During the storm
-Don't use candles for lighting, as this causes a fire risk -Stay away from windows and doors or go to a secure shelter -Stay tuned to emergency weather updates
The storm is over
-Check floors and surfaces for water damage
-If you find evidence of water damage, mop and blot any standing water -In the warmer months, turn the AC on to help with drying -Remove any loose item to dry ground and wipe down -Call SERVPRO of East Dallas as soon as possible to minimize damage
Storm Damage? We've Got You Covered!
Damaging winds from a storm can cause roof damage leading to a house flood.
Roof Damage Often Leads to Flooding
In the winter and early spring, the weather in Texas is unpredictable and can go from sunny skies with cool temperatures, to a warm humid day creating the perfect environment for severe storms. Storms with high winds causes extensive roof damage which usually leads to flooding.
Luckily, SERVPRO of East Dallas is on high alert when the weather turns dark and gray. We are staffed, ready with equipment, and willing to meet all of your storm needs at any time or day.
Steps to Take If Water Comes In
If you notice water leaking from the roof or ceiling, call us immediately. Even if it is raining and their is a hole in the roof, we can cover and seal the leaks with durable temporary tarps and start extracting water immediately from inside the house. The sooner we get the water out and the structures dry, the better for you and your belongings!
2020 Has Started Off with Fluctuating Temperatures Common in Texas but We are Prepared for the Drastic Winter Lows
Frozen pipes can lead to home flooding.
Have NO FEAR East Dallas!!! Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to your water damage disaster.
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 potential damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.
When a Hard Freeze hits East Dallas, we can scale our resources to handle any size disaster. Extreme low temperatures can cause pipes to freeze and as temperatures start to rise again, it's the thawing pipes that leak and can cause extensive water damage. From a single-family home to a large commercial facility, we can access equipment and personnel to address your need.
Have a frozen pipe? Call SERVPRO of East Dallas (469) 998-6444
Southeast Texas Flooding
SERVPRO of East Dallas in storm damaged home in southeast Texas
Flooding After a Tropical Storm
Let summer, early fall can be an active time for weather in the Houston area of Texas. 2019 proved this to be true. Hurricane Imelda hit off the coast of Texas in late September causing major flooding in the southeast region. As water levels began to enter homes, many SERVPRO franchises left their territories and headed to that area to assist. SERVPRO of East Dallas took a crew down and immediately got to work.
This photo shows our equipment in a home after water had receded and we had extracted the standing water. Due to the extensive damage, most most homes in the area experienced large loss. We were happy to be able to help in many of the homes by drying the surfaces and preparing them for restoration.
Tornado Hits Dallas, TX
This is a before photo of one of the damaged bathrooms caused by the tornado.
Ten tornadoes rolled through the heart of Dallas on Sunday, November 20th around 10pm. Wreaking havoc on homes, stores, restaurants, churches, office buildings, and schools, thousands of people were left in shock and awe at the devastation on Monday morning.
Many students stayed home from school that Monday, and many days after that, due to extensive damage to their buildings. One small private school was in the direct line of one of the tornadoes that night and had extensive damage. SERVPRO of East Dallas was called that morning to come in and assess the damage and start the drying and clean up process. Our team was there within minutes extracting water, placing dehumidifiers, and cleaning up debris. Over the next week the halls and classrooms were dry, debris from damaged ceilings and walls were cleaned up, and the staff was able to get back in the building safely.
This small school has a long road ahead with the rebuild but we are thankful we were able to help alleviate some of the initial stress of such a devastating situation.
Storm Readiness - Make an Emergency Kit!
Emergencies happen. Prepare for them before they occur.
This hurricane season has been a doozy. There are currently six tropical storms swirling around in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans.
Within the last month, Hurricane Dorian nearly obliterated the Bahamas, and Tropical Storm Imelda wreaked havoc on both Texas and Louisiana.
There is nothing we can do to prevent storms from happening. However, we can take precautions and do what we can in order to be prepared in the event a storm or disaster strikes our area.
In the "Build a Kit" section of their website, ready.gov offers a list of suggestions of items to have prepared in case of a general disaster.
Sealing all the items you assemble in airtight plastic bags keeps them safe from water, and having a way to easily carry around your supplies is helpful in the event that you need to move from your location.
Some suggested items to include in your emergency kit are: water, non-perishable food, batteries, a map of your local area, a NOAA weather radio, a first aid kit, and a flashlight. There are additional items that you can consider, and some that will depend specifically on the needs of your family (Do you have pets? Do any of your relatives require medication? Are there babies who require formula? etc).
2019 Has Started Off With A Polar Vortex
SERVPRO of East Dallas can help in almost any FROZEN PIPE restoration situation...
Have NO FEAR East Dallas!!! Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to water damage.
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.
When a Hard Freeze hits East Dallas, we can scale our resources to handle any size disaster. From a single-family home to a commercial facility. We can access equipment and personnel to address your need.
What causes a pipe to burst?
A major concern when winter temperatures drop below freezing are bursting water pipes. ... When water freezes, the molecules expand (into ice) and take up more space. This can crack or severe a pipe. As temperatures rise, water sills out of those cracks.
Have a frozen pipe? Call SERVPRO of East Dallas (469) 998-6444