Recent Storm Damage Posts

What to do before, during, and after a storm hits

3/1/2021 (Permalink)

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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     

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

Stay safe!

Storm Damage Repair in Dallas

2/24/2021 (Permalink)

Tree damage on home SERVPRO helps storm damage in Dallas

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. 

Ready 24/7

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!

How to Prevent a Roof Leak

1/29/2021 (Permalink)

PREVENT ROOF LEAKS

After you’ve had your roof repaired or replaced, there are a few easy steps you need to take to prevent it from leaking again:

  • TRIM THOSE TREES – Falling tree branches can puncture your roof, while low-hanging limbs can scrape your roof’s surface over time, compromising its performance.
  • KEEP GUTTERS AND DOWNSPOUTS CLEAN – Falling leaves, acorns and other small debris can clog your gutters and downspouts, giving water a place to accumulate. Use a garden hose to remove clogs and keep your gutters clear. If you have a stubborn clog, remove the downspout and clear it with a mop handle or other long object.
  • CHECK YOUR COLLARS AND FLASHING – Some roof leaks are caused by cracked or missing chimney and vent flashing, or compromised pipe collars. If the flashing or collar is badly damaged, it may need to be replaced. If the seal has simply failed, it may be possible to repair it with roofing tar in some cases.

SERVPRO of East Dallas is a Locally Owned Company with National Storm Resources

1/1/2021 (Permalink)

Storms and Floods

Storm and flood damage can be devastating to neighborhoods, cities, and entire regional areas.  Immediate action after a storm is imperative. 

Who to Call

SERVPRO is the leader in the industry for storm damage experience.  SERVPRO of East Dallas has the expertise and the resources to handle any size disaster and can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions.

How Far Our Team Will Go

We have a crew that can travel anywhere in the US to assist in storm clean up.  The first month our franchise was in business we responded to a winter storm in Minnesota.  Since then we have traveled to Wisconsin, Missouri, Louisiana, and south east Texas. 

Regardless of the type, extent, and location of storm damage SERVPRO of East Dallas can rise to the occasion!

Deep Ellum Storm Readiness Plan

12/1/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO in Deep Ellum SERVPRO proudly serves Deep Ellum.

Storm damage can put a halt to any functioning business. The best way to reduce business interruption following a disaster is to plan for it NOW. 

Preparation is the key to making it through any size disaster, whether it's a small water leak, a large fire, or heavy storm.  No one ever plans on a disaster, but pre-planning gives you the peace of mind that you are ready for whatever happens.  Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.

By developing a SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action.  It's a guide designed for your business to help you get back into your building following a disaster.  It serves as a quick reference of important building and contact information, such as where water or electrical shut-offs are-or your emergency contacts.  Having a quick reference for what to do, how to do it, and who to call provides solutions in advance of an emergency so that during the emergency you are "Ready for whatever happens."

This assessment has no cost to you and contains only the critical information you need in the event of an emergency.  The ERP has all your important information electronically and can access it 24/7 on a desktop or app on your phone. We will also provide a hard copy for your records.

Call us today at (214)998-6444to get started on your free profile!

SERVPRO of East Dallas Sends Team to Lake Charles for Disaster Clean up

9/1/2020 (Permalink)

Picture of SERVPRO trucks entering Lake Charles for Hurricane clean-up. Our SERVPRO franchise was one of 215 sent to help with clean up after Hurricane Laura.

Ready When Called 

SERVPRO of East Dallas is one of many SERVPRO franchises that specializes in large loss.  We are always ready and willing to send a crew to any part of the country when disaster hits.  We were proud to be able to help dozens of families and businesses start the recovery process after Hurricane Laura.

No Job Is Too Large

The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are prequalified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster.

The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are prequalified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster.

Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation.

At SERVPRO, the difference is our ability to dispatch trained production professionals and cut costs through the strategic placement and oversight of temporary labor. Get the professionals, call SERVPRO.

2020 Has Started Off with Fluctuating Temperatures Common in Texas but We are Prepared for the Drastic Winter Lows

1/22/2020 (Permalink)

frozen pipe 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. 

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 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

1/8/2020 (Permalink)

Storm 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.

Large Loss

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

11/13/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage 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!

9/23/2019 (Permalink)

red 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

1/30/2019 (Permalink)

Ready for a Freeze 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.

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.

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