Recent Storm Damage Posts

Free Storm Damage Inspection

10/14/2019 (Permalink)

Free Damage inspection, a detailed damage report.

When it comes to storm damage, there are several types of damage for each area of your home. It is recommended that you act quickly and have a SERVPRO Old Saybrook experienced Storm Damage Specialist begin remediation services immediately. SERVPRO of Old Saybrook will perform a full home damage inspection to include moisture readings onsite. Many times, a homeowner is not aware of the affected areas, especially roof damage.

You will learn a great deal about your home's condition, repair options, and even how we work with your insurance company to provide the highest quality of repairs by professional contractors and installers.

Contact SERVPRO of Old Saybrook today to schedule and learn more about our Professional Storm Damage Cleaning, Drying and Remodeling!

Get Back On Your Feet with SERVPRO of Old Saybrook

10/11/2019 (Permalink)

Storms can occur at any time and can cause large amounts of damage to your residential or commercial property. Heavy rains can cause flooding, powerful winds can cause roof damage, and there are a number of other damages that can occur on your property. Having a strategy to deal with damage will help you to be ready immediately after the storm.

Safety First

After a storm event, there are certain things to be wary of. Electrical devices and outlets can become unstable posing a risk of electrocution. Gas tanks and water mains could begin to leak. And you should always be on the lookout for debris. Keeping yourself safe after a storm is the most important step to take. 

Take Photos

After damage occurs from a storm, if conditions allow, take some photos. Any pictures you take can be useful for insurance claim purposes down the line.

Call the Experts

First, call your insurance company to let them know of the damage that has occurred. Then, the best next step to take is to call an expert restoration company. Calling a restoration company can help you to begin the process of restoring your home, and your life, back to normal.

Call SERVPRO of Old Saybrook to help you get back on your feet.

Storm Damage Requires Professional Help

10/9/2019 (Permalink)

Storms and inclement weather can bring wind damage, heavy rain, and flooding that can devastate any business in a matter of minutes. There’s never a convenient time for wind or water damage to strike, and storms don’t just hit during regular business hours. At SERVPRO of Old Saybrook, we offer 24 hour emergency service 365 days a year because we know that every hour you spend cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. At SERVPRO, the difference is our ability to dispatch trained production professionals and cut costs through the strategic placement and highly trained crews. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call to help make your commercial storm damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Get the professionals, call SERVPRO of Old Saybrook.

Storm Damage?

9/30/2019 (Permalink)

Summers in Old Saybrook can certainly bring some harsh weather and storms. If you've noticed that you have storm damage to your home or business it's best to call in the experts right away to reduce the chances of further damage! BUT, some people don’t always know what storm damage can include. If your wondering if the damage your property has can be considered “storm damage” for insurance purposes, check out our quick reference guide below.

Storm Damage Means:

  • Fire damage due to lightning
  • Flood damage due to rain/flash flooding
  • Structural damage to roof, windows, walls, etc. This can be due to wind, hail, or other debris.

Remember, this is not a definite answer on whether your damage will be covered by insurance. However, no matter what kind of damage your property has, SERVPRO of Old Saybrook can handle it. Our team are experts in handling all sorts of damage from shoreline storms AND, we're available 24/7, 365 days a year for all of your storm damage needs! Call SERVPRO of Old Saybrook to make your disaster "Like it never even happened."

Storm Damage to Old Saybrook Property

9/30/2019 (Permalink)

Learn More About How Storms and Wind Can Damage Your Home

When a storm hits in Old Saybrook, there are a number of damages that can be done to your property. Do you know who to call when disaster strikes? SERVPRO of Old Saybrook specializes in restoring properties from damage related to:

  • Thunderstorms
  • Lightning Strikes
  • Hurricanes
  • Tornadoes and high winds
  • Hail and ice storms
  • Freezing weather and ice dams

From tarping your roof to water removal and structural drying, SERVPRO of Old Saybrook can help you.

Cleanup & Repair

Whatever storm damage you have experienced, we are fully equipped to help. Contact us for:

  • 24/7 emergency services
  • Storm damage assessment
  • Water damage repair
  • Wind damage repair
  • Emergency board up
  • Tree Removal
  • Structural stabilization
  • Reconstruction services
  • Insurance claim assistance

If your property has experienced damage from a storm, call the experts. Don’t let a storm damage your property value! Contact SERVPRO of Old Saybrook, CT!

Old Saybrook Hurricane Season

9/24/2019 (Permalink)

2019 Hurricane Season is in full swing. Living in Old Saybrook it's always best to be prepared for when storms hit. These tips will help you to prepare for any storms that may hit our community in the upcoming months.

  1. Have an Emergency Kit

Making an emergency kit when the storm hits is too late! You need to have a kit prepared so that you're ready before the storm. Your storm emergency kit should include supplies for 3 days of no power. Include items like: flashlights, candles, non-perishable food, water, batteries, blankets, first aid kit, and an extra cellphone battery pack.

  1. Know Your Zone

Living in Old Saybrook presents unique challenges such as flooding. Be sure to check with your local government officials to find out whether or not you live in a hurricane evacuation zone.

  1. Review Your Insurance Policy

You should always be prepared and know exactly what type of coverage you have for your home and belongings in case you need it. If you know you live in a hurricane evacuation zone and you don't have flood insurance, you might want to consider purchasing it.

  1. Know Who to Call

If you find your Old Saybrook home or property damaged after a storm, you need to know who to call. SERVPRO of Old Saybrook can help you with all of your storm restoration needs. We're available 24/7, 365 days a year so no matter your disaster, we'll be there for you!

Old Saybrook - A Year After the Connecticut Tornadoes

6/5/2019 (Permalink)

Photo from Cathy Finlayson, a Marketing Rep at SERVPRO of Old Saybrook

On May 15th, 2018 Connecticut residents experienced some of the worst weather since 1989. 

As many as 4 tornadoes touched down, winds picked up to 110 miles per hour at their peak, and hail the size of tennis balls rained down throughout New Haven county.


For Connecticut residents, this was an unusual and catastrophic event.

Trees fell, homes flooded, and wind and hail did major structural damage.

Luckily, SERVPRO was there to help make it "Like it never even happened."

We helped countless Connecticut residents recover from the damage that ensued following these storms - including pulling trees out of houses!

You can’t predict the weather and you surely can't predict when a tornado will strike in Connecticut but what you can do when disaster strikes - CALL SERVPRO.

Give us a call and we’ll make your emergency "Like it never even happened."

Commercial Storm Cleanup in Old Saybrook

5/29/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Storm Cleanup in Old Saybrook

Storms and inclement weather can bring wind damage, heavy rain, and flooding that can devastate any business in a matter of minutes. There’s never a convenient time for flooding or water damage to strike, and storms don’t just strike during regular business hours; that’s why SERVPRO of Old Saybrook, CT offers 24 hour emergency service 365 days per year because we know that every hour you spend cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

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 to handle any size disaster.

Also, 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 professionals are prepared for the unpredictable.

At SERVPRO, the difference is our ability to dispatch trained production professionals and cut costs through the strategic placement and highly trained crews. Get the professionals, call SERVPRO.

What Should I Do After My House Is Damaged by a Storm? 

5/18/2018 (Permalink)

What Should I Do After My House Is Damaged by a Storm in OId Saybrook? 

The damage a storm causes to a home can leave your life suddenly upended. In the first days after a storm, you might be overwhelmed with the damage, with everything you have to do and with concerns about getting your life back together. But careful planning can help you return to normalcy as quickly as possible.

Safety First

Whether your house flooded, sustained wind damage or was struck by lightning, the aftermath of a storm can pose serious dangers. Live power lines, mold and open areas of your house can all put you at risk. It's wise to leave your house until you're able to evaluate the damage. Consider going to an emergency shelter, staying with friends and family or staying at a hotel until you're able to get an inspector to your home. Take a few day's worth of clothing and supplies if possible, but prioritize safety above collecting your possessions. Your insurance company might provide someone to inspect your home for safety hazards, or you may need to hire someone, but in either case, you should have your home checked for hazards before you return.

SERVPRO of Old Saybrook CT responds immediately to your flood and storm damage emergencies. We have the storm damage restoration experience and specialized equipment to restore your Old Saybrook home or business back to pre-storm condition.

Have Storm Damage in Old Saybrook, CT? Contact us today. 800-734-3213

Identifying Hail Damage to Your Roof

5/14/2018 (Permalink)

Identifying Hail Damage to Your Roof

Are you aware that during a hail storm more than just your vehicles are potentially vulnerable to damage and future repairs? When hail hits, it can damage the roof or covering of your home as well as other personal property. Although hailstorms can be destructive, the amount of damage can vary greatly. Following are some factors that affect the type and degree of damage that may be impacted by a hailstorm, as well as a guide on how to identify hail damage to different types of shingles and roofing materials.

  • Wind – During a hailstorm, wind direction and wind speed can vary. Changes in wind conditions can affect the location and severity of hail impacts.
  • Size and density – The size of the hailstones can affect the degree of damage, if any, to your property. A hailstone can be as small as a pea, or as large as a softball. Most hailstones do not have smooth edges, which can impact the type of damage they cause.
  • Building materials – Building materials absorb hail impacts differently. For example, hail can cause dings in aluminum siding, gutters or asphalt shingles, whereas it can crack vinyl siding or wood shakes. Alternatively, softball-sized hailstones can be dense enough and strong enough to puncture a roof. Additionally, the age and condition of a roof could affect the degree of damage.
  • Barriers– The position of neighboring structures and natural barriers, like tree cover, landscaping, fences or adjacent homes can reduce the ability of hail to cause damage.

How to Prepare for a Flood?

11/28/2017 (Permalink)

How to Prepare for a Flood?

Floods are among the most frequent and costly natural disasters. Conditions that cause floods include heavy or steady rain for several hours or days that saturates the ground. Flash floods occur suddenly due to rapidly rising water along a stream or low-lying area.

You will likely hear weather forecasters use these terms when floods are predicted in your community:

  • Flood/Flash Flood Watch—Flooding or flash flooding is possible in your area.
  • Flood/Flash Flood Warning—Flooding or flash flooding is already occurring or will occur soon in your area.

Prepare

How to Prepare for a Flood

You’ll be better prepared to withstand a flood if you have the following items available – packed and ready to go in case you need to evacuate your home

·  ·  Water—at least a 3-day supply; one gallon per person per day

·  Food—at least a 3-day supply of non-perishable, easy-to-prepare food

·  Flashlight [Available on the Red Cross Store]

·  Battery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible) [Available on the Red Cross Store]

·  Extra batteries

·  First Aid kit [Available on the Red Cross Store]

·  Medications (7-day supply) and medical items (hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes, cane)

·  Multi-purpose tool

·  Sanitation and personal hygiene items

·  Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, deed/lease to home, birth certificates, insurance policies)

·  Cell phone with chargers

·  Family and emergency contact information

·  Extra cash

·  Emergency blanket

·  Map(s) of the area

·  Baby supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers)

·  Pet supplies (collar, leash, ID, food, carrier, bowl)

·  Tools/supplies for securing your home

·  Extra set of car keys and house keys

·  Extra clothing, hat and sturdy shoes

·  Rain gear

·  Insect repellent and sunscreen

·  Camera for photos of damage

Respond

Responding Appropriately During a Flood

·  Listen to area radio and television stations and a NOAA Weather Radio for possible flood warnings and reports of flooding in progress or other critical information from the National Weather Service (NWS)

·  Be prepared to evacuate at a moment’s notice.

·  When a flood or flash flood warning is issued for your area, head for higher ground and stay there.

·  Stay away from floodwaters. If you come upon a flowing stream where water is above your ankles, stop, turn around and go another way. Six inches of swiftly moving water can sweep you off of your feet.

·  If you come upon a flooded road while driving, turn around and go another way. If you are caught on a flooded road and waters are rising rapidly around you, get out of the car quickly and move to higher ground. Most cars can be swept away by less than two feet of moving water.

·  Keep children out of the water. They are curious and often lack judgment about running water or contaminated water.

·  Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize flood danger.

·  Because standard homeowner’s insurance doesn’t cover flooding, it’s important to have protection from the floods associated with hurricanes, tropical storms, heavy rains and other conditions that impact the U.S. For more flood safety tips and information on flood insurance, please visit the National Flood Insurance Program Web site at www.FloodSmart.gov.

Recover

Flood Recovery Tips

·  Return home only when officials have declared the area safe.

·  Before entering your home, look outside for loose power lines, damaged gas lines, foundation cracks or other damage.

·  Parts of your home may be collapsed or damaged. Approach entrances carefully. See if porch roofs and overhangs have all their supports.

·  Watch out for wild animals, especially poisonous snakes that may have come into your home with the floodwater.

·  If you smell natural or propane gas or hear a hissing noise, leave immediately and call the fire department.

·  If power lines are down outside your home, do not step in puddles or standing water.

·  Keep children and pets away from hazardous sites and floodwater.

·  Materials such as cleaning products, paint, batteries, contaminated fuel and damaged fuel containers are hazardous. Check with local authorities for assistance with disposal to avoid risk.

·  During cleanup, wear protective clothing, including rubber gloves and rubber boots.

·  Make sure your food and water are safe. Discard items that have come in contact with floodwater, including canned goods, water bottles, plastic utensils and baby bottle nipples. When in doubt, throw it out!

·  Contact your local or state public health department to see if your water supply might be contaminated. You may need to boil or treat it before use. Do not use water that could be contaminated to wash dishes, brush teeth, prepare food, wash hands, make ice or make baby formula!

Let Your Family Know You're Safe

If your community has experienced a disaster, register on the American Red Cross Safe and Well web site to let your family and friends know about your welfare. You may also call 1-866-GET-INFO to register yourself and your family.

http://www.redcross.org/get-help/prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/flood#/Recover

Steps to Take Immediately After Storm Damage!

11/17/2017 (Permalink)

Steps to Take Immediately After Storm Damage!

Storm damage can occur at any time and can cause an immense amount of harm to your home. Heavy rains can cause flooding, and powerful winds can cause roof damage plus downed trees on your property. Some post-storm damage can create safety and health hazards as well, so having a strategy to deal with damage will help you to be ready immediately after the storm.

Take Safety Precautions

Heavy winds and rain can create physical hazards such as collapsed roof materials, window damage, collapsed walls or standing water in the basement or home interior. In addition, moisture can soak into furniture, carpeting, and building materials making the perfect environment for mold growth that can cause health issues. Shut off the main gas line if you smell gas. Beware of broken glass, exposed nails, and other sharp objects on the property. Contact a reputable property restoration company to help secure your property and make it safe for your family’s use. If necessary, arrange for an alternative place for you and your family to live while your property is being restored to safe living conditions.

Photograph the Damage

If it is safe to move around your property, photograph the damage so that you have a record for your insurance company. This action will ensure that you are fully compensated.

Contact Your Insurance Company

Contact your insurance agent to notify them about the damage to your home immediately. The company will send out an adjustor to determine the extent of the damage so that payment for repairs can be made.

Look Into Federal Disaster Assistance

The federal government may have declared the area affected by the storm as a disaster area that is eligible for low-cost loans to help restore your property to back to pre-storm condition or better. You will be required to file documents to receive these loans.

When a storm-related disaster strikes, it may seem overwhelming, but these steps can help you to begin the process of restoring your home, and your life, back to normal.

At SERVPRO of Old Saybrook, CT Storm Damage Restoration, we provide 24-hour emergency disaster service. We specialize in the stabilization and restoration of homes and businesses that have suffered a small or large loss from water, flood, wind, storm, fire damage, and smoke disaster.

Storm Damage Repair in Centerbrook, CT

8/4/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Repair in Centerbrook, CT

Storms and inclement weather can bring wind damage, heavy rain, and flooding that can devastate any business in a matter of minutes. There’s never a convenient time for flooding or water damage to strike, and storms don’t just strike during regular business hours; that’s why SERVPRO of Old Saybrook, CT offers 24 hour emergency service 365 days per year because we know that every hour you spend cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your Centerbrook property, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

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 to handle any size disaster in Centerbrook CT.

Also, the SERVPRO of Old Saybrook 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 professionals are prepared for the unpredictable.

At SERVPRO of Old Saybrook, the difference is our ability to dispatch trained production professionals and cut costs through the strategic placement and highly trained crews. Get the professionals, call SERVPRO of Old Saybrook, CT.

Storm Damage Restoration in Old Saybrook, CT

5/25/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Restoration in Old Saybrook, CT

Storms and inclement weather can bring wind damage, heavy rain, and flooding that can devastate any business in a matter of minutes. There’s never a convenient time for flooding or water damage to strike, and storms don’t just strike during regular business hours; that’s why SERVPRO of Old Saybrook, CT offers 24 hour emergency service 365 days per year because we know that every hour you spend cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

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 to handle any size disaster.

Also, 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 professionals are prepared for the unpredictable.

At SERVPRO, the difference is our ability to dispatch trained production professionals and cut costs through the strategic placement and highly trained crews. Get the professionals, call SERVPRO of Old Saybrook, CT.

Storm or Flood Damage? Call us today!

Property damage repair & restoration!

5/25/2017 (Permalink)

Property damage repair & restoration!

Property damage caused by severe weather can be devastating to your family or business, and repairing it can be a complex undertaking. To get storm damage repair completed quickly and safely, you need a restoration service company that specializes in bringing your home back to its preloss condition.

Learn More About How Storms and Wind Can Damage Your Home

Specialized emergency cleanup and restoration services bring your property back to normal with minimal interruption handling any damage due to severe weather, including:

  • Thunderstorms
  • Lightning strikes
  • Hurricanes
  • Tornadoes and high winds
  • Hail and ice storms
  • Freezing weather and ice dams

From tarping your roof to water removal and structural drying, SERVPRO of Meriden can help you.

Cleanup & Repair:

Whatever wind damage you have experienced, we are fully equipped to help. Contact us for:

  • 24/7 emergency services
  • Storm damage assessment
  • Water damage repair
  • Wind damage repair
  • Emergency board up
  • Tree Removal
  • Structural stabilization
  • Reconstruction services
  • Insurance claim assistance

If your property has experienced damage from a storm, call the experts. We work with a variety of home insurers and can help you determine whether your damage is covered. We can also help with filing paperwork to keep your costs down. Don’t let a storm damage your property value! Contact SERVPRO of Old Saybrook, CT!

What is Storm Surge?

5/5/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Surge-SERVPRO Of Old Saybrook CT

Storm Surge

Along the coast, storm surge is often the greatest threat to life and property from a tropical or extratropical storm. (A tropical storm forms over warm waters and is driven by heat transfer from the higher temperatures of the ocean to the lower temperatures at higher altitudes. Extratropical storms result from the temperature contrast between warm and cold air masses as they move against each other horizontally. Tropical storms can become extratropical if they lose tropical characteristics.)

Floods are frequent, costly, and deadly hazards for coastal communities. To prevent disaster, avoid the water and waves; when local authorities instruct you to evacuate, do it quickly!

Storm surge is an abnormal rise in water level, over and above the regular astronomical tide, caused by forces generated from a severe storm's wind, waves, and low atmospheric pressure. Storm surges are extremely dangerous, because they are capable of flooding large coastal areas.

Depth of a Storm Surge

In order to clearly describe flood impacts, storm surge inundation is described in terms of height above ground level. National Weather Service (NWS) storm surge forecasts and statements reference storm surge in this way. This means when NWS forecasts storm surge of 20 feet above ground level for a particular area, 20 feet of water will cover that area. The depth of the flooding above ground level will gradually decrease as it moves further inland. However, some coastal regions have vast areas of low-lying land, so know your local conditions and how far inland local authorities consider vulnerable. Pay attention to evacuation warnings to avoid severe damage.

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