Recent Storm Damage Posts

Pipe Burst?

4/6/2021 (Permalink)

frozen water stream Leaving the water dripping can still freeze

Recent Extreme North Texas Winter has Caused Many Pipes to Burst!

February 2021 will go down in the records as one of the top 5 coldest winter events in North Texas. The majority of Texas was blanketed with snow and ice and experienced record cold breaking 100-year records.

The strain placed on the electrical grid resulted in massive power outages.  For many homes and businesses, this resulted in frozen pipes that burst under extreme pressure.  If you own a residential or commercial property in North Collin County or Greenville and you experienced a pipe bursting, contact the clean-up experts at SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville.

We are the water damage restoration, remediation, and cleanup experts who genuinely care about our customers like they are part of the family.: https://www.SERVPROnortheastcollincountygreenville.com/damage-inspection-assessment

Burst Water Pipe Cleanup

Do you have water pipe trouble? As part of the largest network of water damage restoration professionals, SERVPRO can help you clean up your water damage quickly while reducing the associated stress.  Whether it was caused by frozen pipes, broken pipes, storm flooding, sewage backups, malfunctioning appliances, or an overflowing toilet, our team of experts in water damage will extract the water and dry out your property fast.: https://www.SERVPROnortheastcollincountygreenville.com/water-damage-cleanup

Signs a Pipe Has Burst

When do most home and business owners realize there is a pipe that has burst?  Visible large puddles or a large volume of water.  Unbeknown to most, there are other signs of this damaging event.  They are a little harder to locate, but if you notice more than one of these issues, you absolutely have a burst pipe.

  • Puddles - If a visible puddle grows when water is turned on, then most likely it is a pipe burst. Water tends to pool below a burst but will eventually move through walls. 
  • Water Pressure Issues – Have you lost water pressure? The loss of water pressure is an indication of a problem.  Simply, a pipe burst directly affects the way water travels through the pipes.  Water moves directly through the hole rather than the faucet, which results in lower water pressure.
  • Wall or Ceiling Stains – Large water stains, on walls or ceilings, usually indicate a pipe problem. The location of the stain typically points to the location of the pipe burst.
  • Water Discoloration – Discolored water is a good indicator of a pipe burst but can point to other issues.
  • High Water Bill - High water bills are often a sign of burst pipes.
  • Water Smells
  • Water Sounds - If you hear a constant drip but know all of your faucets are not the cause, a pipe inside the wall could be the likely cause.
  • Pipe Noises

https://www.SERVPROnortheastcollincountygreenville.com/drying-water-extraction

What to Do About A Burst Pipe

First, turn off the main water valve.  Second, call a plumber to find and fix the issue quickly.  The idea here is to minimize and mitigate the damage.  Remember, your insurance provider expects you to do what is necessary to keep the damage as minimal as possible.

Further steps you should take:

  • Stop the source of the flooding
  • Disconnect all electrical
  • Salvage anything you can from the flood zone
  • Contact your insurance company
  • Document everything
  • Remove standing water
  • Call SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville 972-548-6044
  • Start drying to prevent mold and mildew

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SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville Helps with a Pipe Burst

Residential and Commercial pipe bursting emergencies are unexpected during record cold weather.  Let us help you get back on track quickly.  Contact SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville at (972)548-6044!

Storm Damage Restoration Greenville

2/24/2021 (Permalink)

Was your residential or commercial property damaged in a recent storm?  Greenville is hit by severe storms regularly and they leave damage in their wake.  Severe storms appear out of seemingly nowhere without warning, especially at night, resulting in appalling damage and emotional distress.  The storm can be an isolated system with energy pulled from the nearby atmosphere or part of a wider system extending for miles. 

Unfortunately, Greenville weather is very well unpredictable. Storms can do significant damage directly to a residential or commercial building or indirectly from broken electricity poles and fallen trees.  High winds can topple trees sending them crashing through buildings and homes and opening holes in roofs allowing water inside.  Some Greenville storms may spawn tornadoes, which are far more destructive, often completely destroying homes and businesses.

When a natural disaster occurs, and your property suffers storm damage, do not attempt self-repairs.  Contact the reliable Greenville storm damage restoration team, SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville at (972)548-6044.

Storm Damage Restoration

Types of Residential Storm Damage

  • Roofing and exterior damage, including holes, missing shingles, or more
  • Fire
  • Fallen trees
  • Fallen power lines
  • Scattered debris
  • Flooding
  • Mold

The earlier you can contact SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville the quicker our team can be on-site and begin the evaluation of the storm damage and commence the mitigation process.  Remember, your insurance provider expects you will do what is required to limit further damage.  We will do everything we can to protect your property and help you towards recovering from the shock of having your home battered by a storm.

Greenville Storm Damage Restoration

Greenville storm damage restoration emergency response teams, from SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville, can correctly assess the damage, to your home or office, and commence the necessary repairs swiftly and dependably.  Property security and safety should be one of the top concerns, depending on the significance of the damage. Our Greenville team will commence the mitigation process which can include:

  • Water extraction and mitigation
  • Temporary power generation
  • Tree removal and tarp services
  • Board-up and temporary roofing systems

SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville is the team you can rely on and trust to place your home or office back on track to a sense of normalcy. Remember, speed is important to mitigating damage and having your property assessed correctly. 

In addition to storm damage restoration services in Greenville, TX, or any of the surrounding cities we also provide full restoration services including water, mold, smoke, and fire.  Call us today for all your home or business restoration emergencies and particularly storm damage restoration.  SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville’s trained, and certified storm team is standing by to respond 24/7/365.  When a storm strikes, we are the reinforcements.

Call Today!  (972)548-6044

Storm Damage Restoration Greenville

11/16/2020 (Permalink)

Storms Wreak Havoc on Greenville Homes and Businesses Annually

Severe storms occur on an annual basis.  Have you experienced one of the recent severe storms, in Greenville?  Greenville has been hit by several severe storms that has left damage in their wake, even a recent tornado that damaged downtown Greenville. 

Severe storms appear suddenly nowhere without warning, especially at night, resulting in severe damage and emotional distress.  The storm can be an isolated system with an absurd amount of energy pulled from the nearby atmosphere or part of a wider system extending for miles. 

We all agree Greenville weather is very well unpredictable. Storms can do significant damage directly to a residential or commercial building or indirectly from broken electricity poles and fallen trees.  High winds can topple trees sending them crashing through buildings and homes and opening holes in roofs allowing water inside.  Some Greenville storms may spawn tornadoes, which are far more destructive, often completely destroying homes and businesses. When a natural disaster occurs, and your property suffers storm damage, do not attempt to self-repairs. 

Contact the dependable Greenville storm damage restoration team, SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville at (972)548-6044.

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Residential Storm Damage - Types

  • Roofing and exterior damage, including holes, missing shingles, or more
  • Fire
  • Fallen trees
  • Fallen power lines
  • Scattered debris
  • Flooding
  • Mold

The earlier you can contact SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville the quicker our team can be on-site and begin the evaluation of the storm damage and commence the mitigation process.  Remember, your insurance provider expects you will do what is required to limit further damage.  We will do everything we can to protect your property and help you towards recovering from the shock of having your home battered by a storm.

Greenville Storm Damage Restoration

Greenville storm damage restoration emergency response teams, from SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville, can correctly assess the damage, to your home or office, and commence the necessary repairs swiftly and dependably.  Property security and safety should be one of the top concerns, depending on the significance of the damage. Our Greenville team will commence the mitigation process which can include:

  • Water extraction and mitigation
  • Temporary power generation
  • Tree removal and tarp services
  • Board-up and temporary roofing systems

SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville is the team you can rely on and trust to place your home or office back on track to a sense of normalcy. Remember, speed is important to mitigating damage and having your property assessed correctly. 

Why SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville?

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In addition to storm damage restoration services in Greenville, TX or any of the surrounding cities we also provide full restoration services including water, mold, smoke, and fire.  Call us today for all your home or business restoration emergency and particularly storm damage restoration.  SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville’s trained, and certified storm team is standing by to respond 24/7/365.  When a storm strikes, we are the reinforcements.

Call Today!  (972)548-6044

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Recovering From Storm Damage

9/29/2020 (Permalink)

Ominous Weather Clouds A Severe & Damaging Storm can Happen at Anytime

Storm Damage – What Steps to Take Immediately

Take These Steps if Your Home Suffers Storm Damage

Storm damage, from Texas Storms, can occur spontaneously and can cause extensive damage to your home. Heavy rains can result in flooding, while high winds produce roof damage and downed trees.  After storms safety and health hazards abound.  Having a plan, or a strategy to deal with the potential damage will help in the readiness to take steps immediately after the storm.

Safety Precautions are a Must

Physical hazards, from high winds and rain, including collapsed or blown roofing materials, broken windows, crumpled walls or standing water.  Moisture soaked furniture, carpeting, and building materials are the ideal breeding environment for mold and the resulting health effects. When inspecting your home at night, use a flashlight instead of a candle (or anything with an open flame). This will alleviate the risk of a fire or explosion from a damaged gas line.  Immediately shut off the main gas line, especially if the smell of gas is in the air. Be careful of broken glass, unprotected nails, and other protruding objects. Always assume that downed power lines are energized and dangerous. Stay at least 10 feet away and alert the police and utility company.

Contact a SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville at (972)548-6044 with planning questions.  We can provide the basic tasks and information to secure your property and make it safe until we can get there. If necessary, begin the process of arranging housing alternative for you and your family to live while your property is being restored to a safe living condition.

Steps to Take After Storm Damage

Photograph the Damage – take more pictures than you think you will need.  You need extensive documentation. Only if it’s safe to move around your property.  You can use your cellphone or a camera to photograph the damage.  The photographs will be a record for your insurance company, allowing for full compensation.

Contact Your Insurance Company – Reach out to your insurance agent to notify them about the damage immediately. This will start the paperwork and the insurance company can schedule an adjustor to determine the extent of the damage so that payment for repairs can be made.

Federal Disaster Assistance – If the damage is extensive, consider federal disaster assistance. The federal government may have declared the area, affected by the storm, as a disaster area.  This designation makes the area eligible for low-cost loans to assist in property restoration.

When a storm-related disaster occurs, an overwhelming feeling may come over you, but these steps will alleviate some of the stress.  You can and will get back to normal. At SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville, we provide 24-hour emergency disaster service and storm damage restoration. We specialize in the stabilization and restoration of homes and businesses that have suffered small or large loss from water, flood, wind, storm, fire damage, and smoke disaster.  (972)548-6044

After Rising Flood Waters – What to Do

After Rising Flood Waters, What Do I Do?

You watched as the rain and wind persisted and the water rose, eventually inundating your home with water.  You may or may not have had to evacuate.  This is a devastating situation and knowing what to do after the water has receded is difficult and often confusing.  At SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville, we are here to make things easier and provide some valuable information.  We understand your stress and we hope this information helps.  Just in case you have more questions after reading this, call us at (972)548-6044.

We recommend taking the following steps with the utmost precaution and be safety conscious at all times:

Upon Returning to Your Home

  • Turn off any outside gas lines at the meter tank.
  • Do not enter your home after it has flooded until local building officials have inspected it for safety.
  • Wear sturdy shoes. The most common injury following a disaster is cut feet.
  • Use ONLY battery-powered lighting. Flammable material may result in flash fires.
  • Keep a keen eye out for fire hazards.
  • Check for gas leaks. If you smell gas or hear a blowing or hissing noise, open a window and quickly leave your home.
  • Report broken utility lines immediately to the appropriate authorities.
  • Check for electrical system damage (sparks, broken or frayed wires, or the smell of burning insulation). Turn off the main circuit breaker only if it can be reached without stepping in water.
  • Evaluate walls, floors, doors, windows, and ceilings for the potential of a collapse risk.
  • Let the home air out to remove foul odors or escaping gas.
  • Pictures, Pictures, Take a lot of pictures of the damage, both of the building and its contents, for insurance claims.

Call SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville (972)548-6044

Storm Damage in Texas can Happen without Warning

8/26/2020 (Permalink)

Because storms in Texas can come without warning,

We are Faster to Any Disaster

24 Hour Emergency Service

SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville understands that flooding and water emergencies don’t always happen during regular business hours. You can expect an immediate response from the highest quality cleaning and restoration business at your service 24 hours a day and 7 days a week (including all holidays).

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 - (972) 548-6044

Faster to Any Size Emergency

Water can spread throughout your property and absorb into your walls, floors and furniture in a short period of time. In most water damage cases, immediate action is needed to properly clean and restore your home or business.

With now over 1,800 franchises located throughout the United States & Canada, and being strategically placed in your area, we can be to any water damage emergency within a very short period of time.

SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville will arrive quickly and start the water extraction process immediately, helping you minimize the damage, cleaning, and restoration costs.

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water spreads quickly and will saturate anything
  • Water absorbs into walls, floors, upholstery and other belongings
  • Furniture finishes can bleed and cause permanent stains on carpet
  • Photographs, books and various paper goods can swell and warp

Hours 1-24

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack
  • Dyes and Ink from clothing and paper goods start to spread and stain
  • Musty odor appears

48 Hours – 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew can grow and spread
  • Doors, windows and studs swell and warp
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode
  • Furniture will warp and show signs of mold
  • Paint begins to blister
  • Wood flooring swells and warps
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible

1 week or More

  • Cleaning & restoration costs increase dramatically due to replacing various contaminated materials and structural rebuilding can be extensive
  • Structural safety, mold growth and biohazard contaminates can create serious risks to occupants

Flooding Rains can cause Sewage Backups

8/26/2020 (Permalink)

Sewage Cleanup and Restoration after Storms

Sewer system backups are very dangerous because the water is unsanitary and may contain bacteria and viruses. Bacteria can cause serious illnesses and special equipment is needed to properly clean this contamination. It is necessary to have the proper training and equipment to handle this type of work.

Sewage Backup or Toilet Overflow? Call Us Today (972) 548-6044

SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville will inspect the contaminated water and plan the appropriate action to safely restore you home or business.

Types of Contaminated Water:

Category 1: “Clean Water”

This water is from a clean source. It can either be a broken water line or faucet; it should not be left untreated. If the issue isn’t resolved the water can degrade to category 2 or 3 based on factors such as time, temperature and contact with contaminates.

  • Water from a broken water pipe, that is not attended to quickly
  • Can degrade into Category 2 or 3 water contamination

Category 2: “Gray Water”

Gray water has a significant amount of contamination that may cause illness or discomfort if ingested. Category 2 may include washing machine overflow, dishwashing machine overflow or urine from toilet overflow (no feces).

  • Can contain bacteria and viruses
  • Can degrade into Category 3

Category 3: “Black Water”

This water is unsanitary and can cause serious illness or death. Category 3 may include water from flooding rivers, water from beyond the toilet trap, water from the toilet bowl (with feces) and from standing water that has microbial growth.

  • Can contain untreated sewage, strong chemicals & microbes
  • Water from sewer backup and flooding rivers

Emergency Service

Sewage backup is always considered an emergency and should be dealt with as soon as possible.  SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville is Licensed in the State of Texas as a mold remediation contractor.  We are trained and have the expertise to completely restore your home or business.

Preparing For Storm Season in North Texas- Collin County/Greenville

3/9/2020 (Permalink)

Stormy sky with lightning Storm season in Texas can be unpredictable. SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville is ready.

Storm Season in Northeast Collin County/Greenville TX

It’s Spring Time in Texas which means storm season is upon us. SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville wants to help ensure you and your family are prepared. Collin County is notorious for hail, lightning, strong winds and the occasional tornado watch and warning. Being prepared before a storm strikes is important and knowing who to call if your Northeast Collin County/Greenville home is affected from storm damage.

Make a plan:

Designate a safe place in your home and stock it with these essentials: flashlights with working batteries, a battery-operated radio for weather updates, pet carriers or crates to keep pets safe, helmets in case of flying debris, first aid kit and pillows and blankets. Keep your phone charged or have a battery charger that doesn't rely on electricity.

Do not open windows. If possible, cover your body with a mattress, sofa cushions, a thick textile like a quilt or comforter. Put on heavy shoes and something to protect your head. Remain in your designated safe place until the area has been cleared.

Immediately contact SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville as soon as the damage occurs, once your safe.  Our team will be on the way. (972)548-6044 
When you call us, we will begin the systematic process of securing your property. Insurance policies require mitigation to be done as quickly as it can be.  Mitigating damage should be performed posthaste, for the longer the property is left in its damaged state without temporary repairs increases the amount of damage water can do to the structure.   After a water event, the structure may be left with a severe leak or missing wall or damaged roof which will allow the entry of water, dust, dirt, and debris. The sooner its dealt with, the lower the expense of consequential damage and mess.

All residents in Murphy, TX Lucas, TX Parker, TX Princeton, TX Anna, TX Melissa, TX Farmersville, TX Greenville, TX Celeste, TX Commerce, TX Caddo Mills, TX Lavon, TX Fairview, TX Wylie, TX should save our 24/7/365 emergency number into their phones because we are ready when disaster strikes! 972-548-6044

Storm Damage Restoration, Lucas Texas

1/21/2020 (Permalink)

Kitchen damaged by flood waters Kitchen severely damaged by storm water brought by Hurricane Harvey.

Storm Damage Restoration, Lucas Texas

Are you experienced in the complexities of storm damage restoration?  Are you conversant and familiar with the steps necessary to restore your residential or commercial property to its previous state?  If not, no problem, SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville can provide assistance.  We have undertaken the arduous task of pulling together information designed to increase your level of knowledge regarding water restoration before the unimaginable happens.  Mother Nature waits for no one.  For water restoration in Lucas, Texas, call SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville!  (972)548-6044

Storm damage, that demand water restoration services, may only takes seconds to happen, and can increase in severity in minutes.  Smaller leaks can take days if not found quickly.  Lucas property owners, both residential or commercial, should contact SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville rapidly when dripping or accumulating water is detected, which is especially when found in an area that water should not be. The remediation process, commences with an assessment and estimate and remains through water damage mitigation and restoration.

What Is Storm Damage Restoration (Remediation)?

The water restoration process is exclusively described as the extraction of standing water, cleaning of the distressed area, and either drying or removing soaked building materials and contents.  Even damp building materials may require removal.  The level of damage doesn’t matter, water restoration should begin with the assistance of trained professionals to protect against mold and other damage.  Our team of professionals have unrestricted access to pumps for extracting large amounts of water and debris, "that come with a storm" as well as a full range of cleaning and drying equipment.

Common Damage Caused by Water damage from a Storm

During Storm Events, Lucas homes or businesses that find themselves unfortunately requiring water restoration, find there are three ordinary causes of water damage, which include damaged roofing, faulty or broken windows, or rising water.  Damaged roofing can be the result of several reasons, however the most common, in Lucas, is hail or high winds.  Generally, the severity of water damage is categorized by the level of contamination.

  • Category One: water damage results when clean water leaks from a broken pipe or supply line.
  • Category Two: damage involves contaminated, non-potable gray water from a leaky appliance, bath, shower, toilet or roof that may contain chemicals and microbes.
  • Category Three: incidents involve highly contaminated flood water or sewer backups that may contain solid waste.

How to Tell if You Need Lucas Water Restoration?

Have you observed pooling or puddling water?  These are obvious signs of ongoing water damage.  Do you smell a musty odor?  This smell may suggest a structural leak is causing hidden mold to flourish behind walls. This is exactly why water damage has the potential to be dangerous.  Standing water presents health and safety risks.  The immediate threat by standing water is the potential risk of slip and fall.  Not to say the least, if it is not discovered right away it can be the ideal environment for potentially harmful bacteria and fungi to multiply and spread.  These safety reasons are why hiring SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville is extremely important.

Lucas Water Restoration

After discussing the negatives of water damage and why Lucas water restoration is necessary, what precautions, as a home or business owner, can you take?

  • Be aware the age of plumbing and the materials. Perform regular inspections of pipes and appliances
  • Check the condition of your roof after high winds or storms
  • Stay aware for obvious signs of water damage

What to do if you have a Water Restoration Emergency, in Lucas? Read More or call (972)548-6044

Lucas Water Restoration Process

The water restoration process, in Lucas, is the same for all our customers.  You can expect the process to consist of six steps. 

Remember, before attempting to clean, repair or remove any wet building materials or contents, you should thoroughly document damage in photographs and videos

In the unfortunate event your Lucas home or office experiences a water emergency, it is comforting to know SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville will respond quickly and our team will be onsite as quickly as possible.  Your Lucas water restoration problem can quickly be placed on the road to recovery.  Call SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville today! (972)548-6044

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STORM DAMAGE RESTORATION, GREENVILLE

10/16/2019 (Permalink)

4 FOOT FLOOD CUT IN HALLWAY Greenville Texas home with 4 foot flood cut throughout home.

Storm Damage Restoration Greenville

Have you experienced one of the recent severe storms in Greenville?  Greenville has been hit by several severe storms that has left damage in their wake, even a recent tornado that damaged downtown Greenville.  Severe storms come out of seemingly nowhere without warning, particularly at night, resulting in awful damage and emotional distress.  The storm can be an isolated system with an absurd amount of energy pulled from the nearby atmosphere or part of a wider system extending for miles.  Greenville weather is very well unpredictable. Storms can do significant damage directly to a residential or commercial building or indirectly from broken electricity poles and fallen trees.  High winds can topple trees sending them crashing through buildings and homes and opening holes in roofs allowing water inside.  Some Greenville storms may spawn tornadoes, which are far more destructive, often completely destroying homes and businesses. When a natural disaster occurs, and your property suffers storm damage, do not attempt to self-repairs.  Storm Damage Restoration Greenville. Contact the dependable Greenville storm damage restoration team, SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville at (972)548-6044.

Types of Residential Storm Damage

  • Roofing and exterior damage, including holes, missing shingles, or more
  • Fire
  • Fallen trees
  • Fallen power lines
  • Scattered debris
  • Flooding
  • Mold

The earlier you can contact SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville the quicker our team can be on site and begin the evaluation of the storm damage and commence the mitigation process.  Remember, your insurance provider expects you will do what is required to limit further damage.  We will do everything we can to protect your property and help you towards recovering from the shock of having your home battered by a storm.

Greenville Storm Damage Restoration

Greenville storm damage restoration emergency response teams, from SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville, can correctly assess the damage, to your home or office, and commence the necessary repairs swiftly and dependably.  Property security and safety should be one of the top concerns, depending on the significance of the damage. Our Greenville team will commence the mitigation process which can include:

  • Water extraction and mitigation
  • Temporary power generation
  • Tree removal and tarp services
  • Board-up and temporary roofing systems

SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville is the team you can rely on and trust to place your home or office back on track to a sense of normalcy. Remember, speed is important to mitigating damage and having your property assessed correctly. 

In addition to storm damage restoration services in Greenville, TX or any of the surrounding cities we also provide full restoration services including water, mold, smoke, and fire.  Call us today for all your home or business restoration emergency and particularly storm damage restoration.  SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville’s trained, and certified storm team is standing by to respond 24/7/365.  When a storm strikes, we are the reinforcements.

Call Today!  (972)548-6044

STORM DAMAGE, ANNA TEXAS

9/17/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Restoration, Anna, Texas

As common as Storms are North Texas, rebuilding after one is very hard and often a traumatic experience.  Anna Texas has experienced severe storms and the damage they can cause.  You, your home, or your business has most likely lived through more than one and even just suffered severe damage recently.  The type of damage, so severe, that it requires a water restoration company that specializes in water damage to help with your Anna home or office building with damage as the result from wind or flood.  Did the storm take your roof?  Is there standing water? Are there obvious signs of physical damage and are you at a loss as what to do?

We understand the trauma and stress storms and flood leave in their wake.  To say it’s disheartening, and overwhelming is an understatement.  You’re not alone.  SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville are the Storm, Flood, and Water Restoration experts.

Emergency Contact Available 24/7/365   (972)548-6044

Immediately contact SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville as soon as the damage occurs, once your safe.  Our team will be on the way. (972)548-6044.  When you call us, we will begin the systematic process of securing your property.  Insurance policies require mitigation to be done as quickly as it can be.  Mitigating damage should be performed posthaste, for the longer the property is left in its damaged state without temporary repairs increases the amount of damage water can do to the structure.   After a water event, the structure may be left with a severe leak or missing wall or damaged roof which will allow the entry of water, dust, dirt, and debris. The sooner its dealt with, the lower the expense of consequential damage and mess.

Anna Water Damage Assessment

Once the SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville team arrives, water damage restoration initiates with a situational assessment which determines the extent of damages and the creation of a plan of action.  An action plan developed and applied quickly helps in order of completion, reducing project completion time.  A well-developed plan saves time and money.  The damage from a storm can expose properties due to missing roofs, large exterior holes, shattered windows, burst or broken pipes, or other extensive damage leaving the site exposed to the environment.

Whether from a storm, flooding, or broken pipe, SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville provides water damage restoration by quickly removing any standing water, the cleaning and sanitizing of areas affected, and the thorough drying of your Anna Texas structure. It’s vital that all standing water is removed, including sewage backup, for health and safety reasons.  Drying requires the use of dehumidifiers to clean and dehumidify the surrounding air.  If not addressed quickly, mold remediation may become necessary due to the growth of mold as the result of the water damage. Did you know moist surfaces can begin growing mold in as little as 24 hours?

Don’t delay after a storm, water, or flood and damage to your Anna Texas structure has occurred.  Call SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville immediately!  (972)548-6044

STORM DAMAGE ANNA TX.

8/12/2019 (Permalink)

Lightning damaged roof LIGHTING STRIKE

Storm Damage Restoration Anna | Anna Storm Damage Restoration

Storm Damage Restoration Anna

Severe storms, in Anna, can arise with little warning to no warning causing devastating property damage and emotional stress.  The storm could be an isolated system with a tremendous amount of energy it pulls from the surrounding atmosphere or it could be part of a wider system stretching for miles.  You never know with Anna weather. Storms can significantly damage a building and cause indirect damage as a result of broken electricity poles and fallen trees.  Never touch a downed electrical wire.  The high winds can send trees crashing through buildings and homes, opening holes in roofs allowing water inside.  Some storms, that visit Anna, may spawn tornadoes, which are far worse, often destroying homes and businesses. Microbursts, flash floods, lightning, and hail are just a few other possible damaging parts of a storm system. When a natural disaster strikes, and storm damage occurs, never attempt to make repairs yourself.  Storm Damage Restoration Anna. Contact the trusted Anna storm damage restoration team, SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville at (972)548-6044.

Types of Residential Storm Damage

  • Roofing and exterior damage, including holes, missing shingles, or more
  • Scattered debris
  • Flooding
  • Mold
  • Fire
  • Fallen trees
  • Fallen power lines

The quicker you can contact SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville the quicker our team can be on location and can assess the storm damage and begin the mitigation process.  Remember, your insurance provider expects you to do what is necessary to limit further damage to the property.  We will do everything we can to protect your property and help begin to recover from the shock of having your home battered by a storm.

Anna Storm Damage Restoration

Anna storm damage restoration emergency response teams, from SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville, can accurately assess the damage, to your home or office, and undertake the necessary repairs quickly and reliably.  Property security and safety should be of top concern depending on the seriousness of the loss. Our Anna team will begin the mitigation process which can include:

  • Tree removal and tarp services
  • Water extraction and mitigation
  • Temporary power generation
  • Board-up and temporary roofing systems

Luckily, SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville is the team you can depend on and trust to put your home or office back on track to a sense of normalcy. Remember, speed is the key to mitigating damage and having your property assessed correctly is just as important. 

In addition to storm damage restoration services in Anna, TX or any of the surrounding cities we also offer full restoration services including water, mold, smoke, and fire.  Call us today for all your home or business restoration emergency and especially storm damage restoration.  SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville’s trained, and certified storm team is standing by to respond 24/7/365.  When a storm strikes, we are the reinforcements.

Call Today!  (972)548-6044

FLOOD DAMAGE FROM LAVON TX STORM

8/12/2019 (Permalink)

Kitchen affected by flood with misplaced appliances and furniture INTERIOR FLOOD DAMAGE

Storm Damage Restoration Lavon | Lavon Storm Damage Restoration

Storm Damage Restoration Lavon

Off in the distance, a storm rumbles and you have been watching the weather, from your Lavon home, intently trying to determine if this is just a small thunderstorm or a monstrosity.  The recent storms, in Lavon, has been a little rough and the severe storms that rolled through left damage.  These severe storms arise without much warning or well in advance and can result in startling damage and emotional distress.  An isolated system with a incredible amount of energy sucked from the surrounding atmosphere or a broader system stretching for miles, the damage can be equally severe. Storms can do substantial damage either directly or indirectly, to a Lavon residential or commercial building, from broken electricity poles and fallen trees.  Be warned, never touch a downed electrical wire.  High winds can uproot trees sending them careening into buildings and homes and pushing holes through roofs allowing water inside.  Tornadoes are possible in some Lavon storms, which are far more destructive, often totally destroying homes and businesses. Hail can be just as destructive. When a natural disaster happens, and your property experiences storm damage, do not attempt do it yourself repairs.  Storm Damage Restoration Lavon. Contact the reliable Lavon storm damage restoration team, SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville at (972)548-6044.

Types of Residential Storm Damage

  • Flooding
  • Mold
  • Roofing and exterior damage, including holes, missing shingles, or more
  • Fire
  • Fallen trees
  • Fallen power lines
  • Scattered debris

The sooner you can contact SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville the sooner our team can be on site and can evaluate the storm damage and start the mitigation process.  Remember, your insurance provider has the expectancy you perform the tasks necessary to limit further damage.  We will do what we can to protect your property and assist in your recovery from the shock of having your home battered by a storm.

Lavon Storm Damage Restoration

Lavon storm damage restoration 24/7/365 emergency response teams, from SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville, can comprehensively assess the damage, to your home or office, and start the necessary repairs quickly and accurately.  The security and safety of your property is one of the top concerns and increases with the level of damage. Our Lavon team will start the mitigation process which can include:

  • Temporary power generation
  • Tree removal and tarp services
  • Water extraction and mitigation
  • Board-up and temporary roofing systems

SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville is the team you can trust and rely on to work to get your home or office back to normal. Remember, speed is crucial to mitigating damage, so don’t hesitate to call. 

In addition to storm damage restoration services in Lavon, TX or any of the surrounding cities we also provide full restoration services including water, mold, smoke, and fire.  Call us today for all your home or business restoration emergency and particularly storm damage restoration.  SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County / Greenville’s trained, and certified storm team is standing by to respond 24/7/365.  When a storm strikes, we are the reinforcements.

Call Today!  (972)548-6044

Spring Storms Bring High Winds

3/26/2019 (Permalink)

Damaged roof from storm Spring Storms Bring High Winds to Northeast Collin County/Greenville

Severe spring storms bring a multitude of concerns, and high damaging winds are always a threat during a severe storm. These winds can take you by surprise and can be problematic due to the long-term structural impacts.

Why High Winds Can Be So Dangerous

Damaging high winds are not always a product of tornadoes or hurricanes. Traditionally, damaging winds are considered those with wind speeds exceeding 50–60 mph and can spawn from a strong thunderstorm.

These damaging high winds are commonly referred to as “straight-line” winds, differentiating the damage from them as opposed to tornado damage.

Straight-line winds can be especially destructive, as they can cause loose objects to become projectiles. Your windows and roof can take the brunt of this damage, and if it’s extensive enough, it can cause resulting water damage to the home as the outside elements come indoors via damaged windows and roofs.

If you live in a thunderstorm-prone area, you can be at risk for damaging winds, but there are some structures that are especially at risk. Mobile homes, even those that are anchored, can sustain extensive damage in wind gusts over 80 mph.

Tips for Better Protecting Your Home

There are a number of ways you can help protect your property from damaging winds, some of which are listed below, but keep the “Two R’s” in mind: reinforce and remove.

  • Use a professional service to have your garage door reinforced.
  • Loose items should be removed and/or anchored as they could be moved or tossed by the wind. Don’t forget the trash cans, grills and outdoor furniture.
  • Large or dying trees and branches should be removed by a professional so they are not blown onto your home in the event of damaging winds.

There are times when we will not receive advanced warning about damaging high winds, but taking the time now to attend to some of these action items can save many headaches should damaging winds affect your home.

Also, if you are building a new home or renovating an older home, be sure all windows, walls and doors meet building code requirements for your area.

Should you find yourself in this devastating situation, the highly trained specialists at SERVPRO® of Northeast Collin County/Greenville are here to help with the cleanup and restoration of your home.

Too Much Rain can be a Bad Thing

1/9/2019 (Permalink)

damaged flooring from heavy rain being dried Rising Water from a Heavy Rain

A recent heavy rain storm caused serious flooding in our Greenville, Texas area. The residence of this home experienced serious water damage after the rising water penetrated their house. All the wet sheetrock walls had to be removed as well as the insulation between the walls. The water even seeped underneath the tile flooring, which also had to be removed. SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville was called out as soon as the water started to recede to help out this family. We immediately went to work on removing all the wet materials and supplied all the equipment needed to dry out this home. Not only do we remove all wet materials that cannot be dried, SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville offers home and business reconstruction services to put your life back together "Like it never even happened."

We are faster to any size disaster!

Storm Warnings: What do they really mean?

3/5/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Warning sign Storm warnings are coming. Do you know what they mean?

Storm Warnings can pop up anywhere: TV, cell phone warnings, radio, etc., but do we really understand what these warnings mean? Know these definitions so you are prepared for any storm:

  • Tornado Watch Conditions are ripe for tornadoes within the watch area. Tornadoes associated with hurricanes and tropical storms are typically a very significant cause of death and damage.
  • Tornado Warning A tornado has been spotted visually or on radar. Usually issued for a county. If a tornado WARNING is issued where you live, GET TO THE MIDDLE OF THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A STRONG BUILDING IMMEDIATELY!!! 
  • Severe Thunderstorm Watch Conditions are ripe for severe thunderstorms within the watch area.
  • Severe Thunderstorm Warning There is a severe thunderstorm in or heading for the warned area. Treat this like a tornado warning!!
  • Flash Flood Watch Flash floods are likely to occur in the near future. Be alert for rising water and be prepared to have to move to high ground.
  • Flash Flood Warning Flash floods are occurring or expected to occur in the near future. If this happens, get to high ground immediately, and GET AWAY FROM VEHICLES... it only takes 18 inches of water to sweep a car or truck away!
  • High Wind Advisory Windy conditions may occur in the advisory area. This usually makes for unsafe conditions while driving, especially in (but not limited to) large vehicles. Also, avoid boating anywhere in the advisory area.
  • High Wind Warning Very strong winds are expected or already are occurring that present a significant danger while driving, boating and other outdoor activities. Often issued near tropical storms and hurricanes.

Texas weather can get crazy! Make sure you know what’s going on! If disaster does strike your home or business, call SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville at (972)548-6044.

Preparing for a Thunderstorm

3/5/2018 (Permalink)

Thunderstorm with Dallas Skyline Storms can be beautiful, but they are also dangerous!!! Make sure you are prepared!

In the United States, an average of 300 people are injured and 80 people are killed each year by lightning. Although most lightning victims survive, people struck by lightning often report a variety of long-term, debilitating symptoms.

Before Thunderstorms and Lightning To prepare for a thunderstorm, you should do the following:

  • Remove dead or rotting trees and branches that could fall and cause injury or damage during a severe thunderstorm.
  • Remember the 30/30 lightning safety rule: Go indoors if, after seeing lightning, you cannot count to 30 before hearing thunder. Stay indoors for 30 minutes after hearing the last clap of thunder.

The following are guidelines for what you should do if a thunderstorm is likely in your area:

  • Postpone outdoor activities.
  • Get inside a home, building, or hard top automobile (not a convertible). Although you may be injured if lightning strikes your car, you are much safer inside a vehicle than outside.
  • Remember, rubber-soled shoes and rubber tires provide NO protection from lightning. However, the steel frame of a hard-topped vehicle provides increased protection if you are not touching metal.
  • Secure outdoor objects that could blow away or cause damage.
  • Shutter windows and secure outside doors. If shutters are not available, close window blinds, shades, or curtains.
  • Avoid showering or bathing. Plumbing and bathroom fixtures can conduct electricity.
  • Use a corded telephone only for emergencies. Cordless and cellular telephones are safe to use.
  • Unplug appliances and other electrical items such as computers and turn off air conditioners. Power surges from lightning can cause serious damage.
  • Use your battery-operated NOAA Weather Radio for updates from local officials.

Avoid the following:

  • Natural lightning rods such as a tall, isolated tree in an open area
  • Hilltops, open fields, the beach, or a boat on the water
  • Isolated sheds or other small structures in open areas
  • Anything metal—tractors, farm equipment, motorcycles, golf carts, golf clubs, and bicyclesIn a forest:  Seek shelter in a low area under a thick growth of small trees.

During a Thunderstorm if you are:

  • On open water: Get to land and find shelter immediately.
  • Anywhere you feel your hair stand on end (which indicates that lightning is about to strike) squat low to the ground on the balls of your feet.  Place your hands over your ears and your head between your knees.  Make yourself the smallest target possible and minimize your contact to the ground.  DO NOT lie flat on the ground.
  • In an open area:  Go to a low place such as a ravine or valley.  Be alert for flash floods.

In the event you experience storm damage please contact your restoration specialists at SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville.

Storm Season Approaches!

3/1/2018 (Permalink)

Tip: Taping your windows won't prevent breakage during a storm Here's a little storm season tip!

TORNADO SEASON and SERVPRO

As spring and summer approach, so do the chances for massive storms that can cause immense damage to your home or business. Never fear! Your friends at SERVPRO Northeast Collin County/Greenville are here!

Severe weather chances increase around this time of year for North and Northeast Texas. Strong storms may produce destructive hail, damaging wind, high water, and even tornadoes. There is a lot of destruction that can happen with these storms, from broken windows due to hail or powerful wind, broken off roofing, water damage inside and out, and even, unfortunately, complete loss of the structure due to a tornado.

SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville is here to help our community during times of natural disaster. We strive to make every situation as low stress as we possibly can so that the experience is as pleasant and tension-free.

Do not hesitate to contact SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville in the event of a natural disaster causing damage to your home or business. We make it “Like it never even happened.”

Hurricane Harvey

12/20/2017 (Permalink)

Flooded kitchen with displaced appliances and furniture As you can see the water rose high enough to float the appliances and displace them.

Hurricane Harvey was the costliest tropical cyclone on record, inflicting nearly $200 billion (2017 USD) in damage, primarily from widespread flooding in the Houston metropolitan area

SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville was activated for storm response after Hurricane Harvey hit in Houston, Texas along with hundreds of other SERVPRO franchises across the nation.

Hurricane Harvey was devastating for so many families, we were honored to help them with the restoration of their homes during this time. Although the water didn't reach the second level in this home you can see from the photo how high the water rose in this neighborhood. The family was without power for quite a while and a lot was lost due to the storm. Majority of the home was gutted due to the high water so this family will almost be starting over.

Various members of the community came together to help with debris removal in addition to handing out small meals and bottles of water.

It's heartbreaking to see this happen to so many families but for us it's a very humbling experience.