Recent Storm Damage Posts

What in the HAIL?? Time to call SERVPRO

4/7/2022 (Permalink)

For all you fire, water, mold, and storm needs call SERVPRO of Monroe, Randolph, and Washington Counties at (618)464-0300

Hail storms are never a good thing to you and your property. They can put dents in cars and smash holes in homes and windows. Unfortunately, the damage does not stop there. While big chunks of ice can break things, the smaller, harder to detect pieces can cause as much if not more damage. 

As hail is coming down, the smaller pieces can put dents in your shingles, allowing water to flow in. Sometimes this water stays hidden until finally: boom! Your roof just caved in due to water damage. So, even the smaller chunks need to be monitored. 

Luckily, we at SERVPRO of Monroe, Randolph & Washington Counties are experts in water and storm cleanup. The first thing we do is seal off any holes created by the hail to stop water from flowing in. Next, we get to work drying any moist areas using our air movers and dehumidifiers. Your damaged belongings are cleaned and restored to pre-disaster condition as we close off your home from nature again. 

Let us ease your mind as we handle any disaster nature throws at you. Call your local SERVPRO of Monroe, Randolph & Washington Counties for your expert fire, water, mold, and storm cleanup needs. (618) 464-0300

Storm Season is here and so is SERVPRO

3/29/2022 (Permalink)

If you need a lifejacket to get through your basement, it is time to call the pros. SERVPRO of Monroe, Randolph & Washington Counties at 618-464-0300

Your Guide Through Stormy Seas

Inclement/stormy weather is one of the main causes of water damage in homes across the country. Basements can flood and attics can leak, which can leave your home susceptible to considerable amounts of water damage. These disasters are often unpredictable, which is why it is so important to have SERVPRO by your side.

Our System Works

Since every flood and water damage scenario is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. However, the overall water restoration process remains the same. The steps below detail our restoration process for the typical water-damaged property.

Step 1: Emergency Contact

Step 2: Inspection and Damage Assessment

Step 3: Water Removal/Water Extraction

Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification

Step 5: Cleaning and Repair

Step 6: Restoration

Contact us at (618) 464-0300

For any water, fire, mold, or storm damage, call SERVPRO.

Storm Damage Experts of Monroe County

2/22/2022 (Permalink)

Don't let your belongings get swept away. When the water starts to rise, call in the Pros. SERVPRO of Monroe, Randolph, and Washington Counties

Has your home been recently damaged due to the results of a storm?

It’s time to contact our water restoration experts here at SERVPRO of Monroe, Randolph, and Washington Counties. In the unfortunate event of storm flooding there is no time to waste. The damage that leaving water in your home can be catastrophic not to mention the money it can cost to your property in damages. Even if the water only reached your first floor it is important to get the entire property checked by one of our trained water technicians. It is important for this manner to be addressed promptly to avoid property depreciation. 

The sooner you contact us to start cleanup the faster we can get you back to the normal conditions of your home. 

When you contact our water damage service what will happen?

After contacting SERVPRO of Monroe, Randolph and Washington Counties to address your residential flood damage, a trained technician will promptly begin accurately assessing the extent of water damage done to your property. When the initial analysis is completed, water restoration specialists will immediately begin the process of restoring your home. They will first fully extract water from your home, then begin the cleaning and dehumidifying process. This is to insure all storm water and humidity is removed from your damaged property and everything is properly dried.

Contact Your Storm Damage Experts:

SERVPRO of Monroe, Randolph, and Washington Counties 

We are available to you 24/7 at 618-464-0300, call us today to learn more about the services we can offer you.

Helpful Hints for Blizzards and Extreme temps!!

1/20/2022 (Permalink)

Don't just hang around until it's too late. Follow these tips and if you experience any storm damage call us 618-464-0300

Our current pandemic we are all experiencing feels much like a mental storm or blizzard. An actual blizzard is a severe snowstorm with winds in excess of 35 mph and visibility of less than 1/4th of a mile for more than 3 hours. Traveling by car or foot is highly discouraged during blizzard conditions. It increases the chance of hypothermia, accident, and death. If you must travel by car during a blizzard, it is vital to have with you an emergency aid kit: water, jumper cables, road flares, tow rope, and non-perishable snacks.

To avoid hypothermia if caught outdoors during a blizzard, stay hydrated and nourished. Keep blood flowing by moving around. If it is safe to do so, build a snow cave to block winds that can reduce your body temperature. Avoid eating snow as well; it can actually make you colder! While keeping yourself safe, also think about the well-being of your animals by creating an emergency plan for your pets. 

Before you receive a storm warning, be prepared. The loss of electricity means no hot water and heat, so stock up on non-perishable foods, blankets, flashlights, extra batteries, and candles beforehand.

If your home or business suffers from storm damage, call your local SERVPRO of Monroe, Randolph & Washington Counties 24/7 at (618) 464-0300. We are here to help.

Winter is coming, but we have some tips!!

1/13/2022 (Permalink)

Winter is coming and with rigid temps so could frozen pipes. Call SERVPRO of Monroe, Randolph, and Washington Counties 618-464-0300

Winter weather can mean more than just slippery roads and snowmen to make. There are large threats of water damage to your home during the winter months. The more you know about them, the better you can prevent these issues.

Frozen Pipes

If not handled properly, pipes in your home can burst due to pressure built from frozen water blockages. The best ways to prevent this are:

  1. Be sure to completely drain water from swimming pool and sprinkler lines, as well as outside hoses.
  2. Open kitchen cabinets to let warm air near the plumbing.
  3. When the weather is extremely cold, let water drip from faucets that may come from exposed pipes.
  4. Keep your heat set to the same temperature both day and night

Ice Dams

Most people have never heard of an ice dam, however, they can be a major problem during winter. Ice dams occur when heated air melts roof snow downward into water dammed by ice stuck to the gutter. When the trapped water cannot safely flow into the gutter system, it can backflow into the house, causing water to enter through the roof and forcing the shingles to shift. Preventing ice dams is as easy as removing ice and snow from your roof and gutters to ensure that water flows where you want it to.

If you have water damage due to burst pipes or ice dams this winter, call SERVPRO of Monroe, Randolph & Washington Counties at (618) 464-0300

When Storms or Floods hit Randolph county, SERVPRO is ready!

1/12/2022 (Permalink)

Faster to any disaster! Call SERVPRO of Monroe, Randolph, and Washington Counties at 618-464-0300

SERVPRO of Monroe, Randolph, and Washington 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.

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.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Randolph and surrounding counties, 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.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 618-464-0300