Recent Storm Damage Posts
How to Keep Your Employees Safe Amid Snow Storms
During a snowstorm, office managers have the responsibility of making sure workers remain safe. Luckily, there are many precautions those in charge can take to assure their staff stays healthy and secure when bad weather hits.
Preparing for Snow
Before the winter season arrives in The Thumb, do the following:
- Check your building’s caulking and weather strips. After a few years, each of them should be redone.
- Research ways to keep plumbing from freezing and cracking. The effects of a pipe burst can be highly distressing.
- Acquire sand or dirt for covering icy sidewalks and parking lots. Slips can result in injuries and costly lawsuits.
- Sign up for snowstorm alerts. This way, you will be able to take action at the earliest possible moment.
- Establish a protocol for cancellation notifications. Having a phone tree or email list in place prevents jobholders from making treacherous and unneeded trips.
Taking a few simple measures before a blizzard hits significantly reduces the odds of endangerment, so do what you can before disruption arrives.
Dealing With Snow
When excessive snowfall comes your way, stay home unless absolutely necessary. In the event you must journey to your office, dress warm and be certain your vehicle comes equipped with jumper cables. Should you break down and become exposed to the elements, frostbite or hypothermia can take hold quickly. Know how to recognize and deal with these life-threatening conditions. Have an emergency kit with blanket, non-perishable food, and medical supplies handy for these and other perilous scenarios.
Besides being dangerous, violent weather causes all sorts of building damage. From roof collapses to fallen branches smashing through windows, the fallout often requires immediate attention. Should your workspace become compromised, select a qualified disaster recovery team that can get everything back to looking “Like it never even happened.”
Keep your employees protected during a snow storm, both before and during such a mammoth event. Once the worst has passed, check your facility for damage and commence repairs ahead of the next wintry downpour.
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When faced with a disaster like water damage from a washing machine overflow or a fire from a candle, you may be faced with deciding to replace materials and items or have them restored. SERVPRO® of Huron, Sanilac & N. Tuscola can help you in the decision making process talking with you about the best options for you. We have helped to dry in place wall paper or hard to find hardwoods that if not dried in place would result in materials not matching throughout the home or extra costs to you and/or the insurance to pay to replace all of the materials. SERVPRO® of Huron, Sanilac & N. Tuscola will help you to walk through the decisions needed to make it “Like it never even happened.” If disaster should strike call the team who has 25+ years of experience in the area, we are ready 24/7 365 at 989-673-7680. #SERVPRO9605 #SERVPRO #LikeItNeverEvenHappened #HereToHelp #ReBuildingStories
Weatherizing your basement and crawlspace
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Cold temperatures can take their toll on your home and property, it is important that you prepare your home for cold weather to limit risks and potential damages. When preforming maintenance and insuring that you are limiting risks of damage it is important to be thorough while inspecting your home. Basements and crawlspaces in your home can be an area where heating escapes, make sure to seal and insulate around any HVAC ducts, seal around basement windows and insulate exposed pipes. If water damage occurs in your home due to extreme weather or anything else, make sure to call the team with over 25 years of experience. Cold temperatures can take their toll on your home and property, it is important that you prepare your home for cold weather to limit risks and potential damages. When preforming maintenance and insuring that you are limiting risks of damage it is important to be thorough while inspecting your home. Basements and crawlspaces in your home can be an area where heating escapes, make sure to seal and insulate around any HVAC ducts, seal around basement windows and insulate exposed pipes. If water damage occurs in your home due to extreme weather or anything else, make sure to call the team with over 25 years of experience. SERVPRO® of Huron, Sanilac & N. Tuscola is ready 24/7, 365 at 989-673-7680. #SERVPROThumb #SERVPRO #LikeItNeverEvenHappened #HereToHelp #ReBuildingStories
What to do When Floods Hit the Thumb
Rains are coming...
Spring showers can often lead to flooding conditions in North Alabama. These tips will help reduce the impact spring floods that my happen on your property.
Watch for Pooling Water
Look for places around your property where water pools, and channel it away from buildings. Make sure gutters and downspouts are clear of debris and they are directing water as intended.
Maintain Sump Pump
If you have a sump pump, check to be sure it is operational before water starts rising. Consider a back-up generator to ensure your pump works when you need it most. Contact your insurance agent to add coverage in case your sump pump fails.
Raise Storage Goods
Use shelving and/or pallets to keep storage items off the floor to reduce the impact of small floods. In many situations, raising boxes just a few inches will be enough to keep storage goods above the water line.
Cut Power if Necessary
As rising water approaches the level of electrical outlets, you risk having a live current flow through all the water. Cut the power if you can safely do so without standing in water. Otherwise, evacuate and contact an electrician to cut the power before you go back in for recovery.
Keep Storm Drains Clear
If you see water pooling around a storm drain, the drain may be clogged with debris. Clearing the debris will help keep the water flowing away from your neighborhood.
Be Aware on the Road
Be careful when driving during spring storms, especially when you hear flash flood warnings. Never drive into fully submerged roadway. The water surface will be at the same level as the pavement you can see. This view can deceive you into thinking the water is shallow because you cannot see how the road dips under the surface.
When a flood happens, you need to act fast to dry out any wet items, particularly structural materials like walls and flooring. Call SERVPRO® of Huron, Sanilac & N. Tuscola (877)673-7680 to extract water and mitigate any mold growth. Our franchise professionals have the training and experience to make flood damage “Like it never even happened.”
When Storms or Floods hit the Thumb, SERVPRO is ready!
Severe winds causing a great amount of damage in Sebewaing Michigan. We were on site immediately to help numerous residents in need.
SERVPRO ofHuron, Sanilac and North Tuscola 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.
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 the Thumb area, 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.
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