Recent Storm Damage Posts

What to do during and after a storm

3/24/2020 (Permalink)

Home flooded after a storm What to do during and after a storm

Heavy rains, tornadoes, severe weather or just a water flood at home can be very stressful to measure, and even more stressful to overcome. But it’s a serious issue that needs an emergency plan of action at home or office.

Do you have a plan of action or do you know what to do during and after a storm?  

Here the To-dos During a storm:

  • Ask yourself, is it safe to stay in the house?
  • Keep a number of a company ready for storm damage control
  • Stay away from electrical and "slip and fall" hazards, those are some of the most prevalent concerns.
  • Wet materials can be VERY heavy, do not carry them, and be aware of them.
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.

Here the To-dos After a storm:

  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don't use television or other household appliances.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.

We specialize in flooding and storm damage restoration, the cornerstone of our business. We have extensive water damage and storm restoration training that allows us to get your home back to normal quickly.

Why to choose SERVPRO?

Because we are cover with Water Damage Restoration Technician with the experience to Applied Structural Drying Techniques. We will overcome storm and flood damage the fastest and the correct way. No matter the day or time of the year, we offer our community advanced wafer inspection, extraction, and drying equipment to overcome this issue anytime!

Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. Our training program includes the following:

IICRC Training

  • Employee Certification Training
  • Initial Franchise Training
  • e-Learnings
  • Continuing Education Classes and More!

SERVPRO is locally owned and operated, so we are part of this community too. When you have a flooding or water emergency during or after a storm keep our number handy! SERVPRO of Martin County (772) 334-8762 here to help 24/7 Emergency Services.

What to do before, during and after storm?

2/21/2020 (Permalink)

Living Room with storm damage What to do before, during and after storm?

When a Storm damages your home or property, it’s important to understand that every damage requires a specific solution. However, the process to address this issue, such as cleanup and restoration, remains the same. First of all, keep our number handy! SERVPRO of Martin County (772) 334-8762.

Before a storm:

  1. Know your evacuation routes
  2. Create a home safety kit and medications
  3. Set up a safety room
  4. Be aware of your location
  5. Take out cash and fill up your gas tank

During a storm:

  1. Stay alert
  2. Keep your family in the loop
  3. Head to a safe part of your home
  4. Keep your refrigerator cold

After a storm:

  1. Keep listening to your local radio station for information, updates and advice
  2. Check your house or property for damage
  3. Be aware of road hazards such as floodwater, debris and damaged roads or bridges.
  4. Stay clear of creeks, drains, causeways, gutters, streams, fallen trees, power lines and any damaged buildings
  5. Check to see if your neighbors need help
  6. Do not go sightseeing as this may hinder recovery efforts or put yourself and others at risk.

 As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Martin County is strategically located to respond quickly to your water or flood damage event. When a major storm or flood event occurs.

Have Storm or Flood Damage?
Call Us Today 
(772) 334-8762

Helpful tips to get you through a hurricane

12/19/2019 (Permalink)

Hurricane damage, trees in the street Helpful tips to get you through a hurricane

Even though hurricanes are part of Florida weather, the true is that when heavy rains, tornadoes, severe weather or just a water flood arise, it can be very stressful for measuring, and more to overcome. But it’s a serious issue that needs an emergency plan of action at home or office.

SERVPRO of Martin County have designed a hurricane preparedness plan that will help to keep you and your loved one's safe as well as reduce the damage to your property. Here some Helpful tips to get you through a hurricane:

  • First of all ask yourself if it’s safe to stay in the house or property?
  • Be aware of Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards, these are one of the most prevalent concerns.
  • Try out to remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items, as well as wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Gather loose items from floors.
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don't use television or other household appliances.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.

At SERVPRO of Martin County we count with the experience, expertise, and equipment to restore your property properly. Our water removal and cleanup process also provides validation and documentation that your property is dry.

Damaged by water caused by hurricane, flooding or other water leaks is a common issue, but being preventive is the key to overcome those situations. You can also follow our tips outlined in the Water Damage Tips- Until Help Arrives Guide:https://www.SERVPROmartincounty.com/water-damage-tips to protect yourself and your property.

We are an immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Have A Water Damage Emergency? Call SERVPRO of Martin County today: (772) 334-8762

What to Do Before the Tropical Storm or Hurricane

12/5/2019 (Permalink)

Beach with a storm coming Let our storm team help you - SERVPRO of Martin County

Do you know what to do before a Tropical Storm or Hurricane?

First of all keep our number handy! SERVPRO of Martin County (772) 334-8762. Secondly, rest assured that when we are in place, our professionals, specialized in cleanup and restoration techniques and equipment, will overcome storm and flood damage the fastest and the properly way. No matter the day or time of the year, we offer our community Advanced Water Inspection, Extraction, and Drying Equipment to overcome this issue anytime!

Before a Tropical Storm or Hurricane occurs, follow these recommendations, we will be on your way the fastest way possible:

  1. Ask yourself if it’s safe to stay in the house.
  2. Be aware of Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards those are some of the most prevalent concerns.
  3. Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.
  4. Remember that wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful!

Our experience and scientific methods of water removal and water cleanup allow us to properly dry and restore your home or property. The SERVPRO of Martin County 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, we are prepared for the unpredictable.

At SERVPRO of Martin County, the difference is our ability to dispatch trained production professionals and cut costs through the strategic placement and oversight of temporary labor. What to do before a Tropical Storm or Hurricane? Get the professionals, call SERVPRO of Martin County at (772) 334-8762, we have the ability to mobilize local command centers, along with the resources of more than 1,700 Franchises nationwide, no disaster is too big. 

How to Prepare for Hurricane season in Florida

11/25/2019 (Permalink)

Rainy day during a hurricane season Rainy day during a hurricane season

Did you know…?

Hurricane Season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, and the vast majority of storms form from mid-August to late October. The peak is Sept. 10. During the busy season for hurricanes, spots of stormy weather regularly roll with the potential for becoming tropical storms or hurricanes.

Hurricanes hit hard in Florida. Especially in the East Coast, based on the crucial experiences of damages it can cost, SERVPRO of Martin County have designed a hurricane preparedness plan that will help to keep you and your loved one's safe as well as reduce the damage to your property.

How to Prepare for Hurricane season in Florida is a must and specially knowing the severe weather during the hurricane season. Here some recommendations about what to do before and after the flooding:  

Before Flooding:

  • As your primary focus should be safety first, ask yourself if it is not dangerous to stay in the house.
  • Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns, check them if they are in the right place.
  • Wet materials can be very heavy. Be aware about them
  • Only proceed with activities that are safe for you to perform.
  • Don't use television or other household appliances.

After Flooding:

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of spots and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
  • Gather loose items from floors.

SERVPRO of Martin County are storm and water damage experts who get started promptly to get your property dry and back to pre-storm condition. Using advanced equipment and scientific drying techniques, we document the drying process to validate your home or business is ready.

Heavy rains, tornadoes, severe weather or just a water flood at home can be very stressful for measuring, and more to overcome. But it’s a serious issue that needs an emergency plan of action at home or office.

How to Prepare for Hurricane season in Florida when storm Damage Cleanup and Restoration is needed? First of all keep our number handy! SERVPRO of Martin County (772) 334-8762

10 safety TIPS for cleanup and recovery after the storm

11/25/2019 (Permalink)

Property flooded with water Restoring your property is our priority

When your home has water damage from flooding or leaks, we have the appropriate technicians as well as the right equipment to accurately restore your property. Our experience and scientific approach to water removal and water cleanup enable us to properly dry and restore your property. Here 10 safety TIPS SERVPRO of Martin County use for cleanup and recovery after the storm.

Tip No 1. Keep an Emergency Contact handy:

By having SERVPRO of Martin County number ready, our representative will guide you through the crisis and may ask several questions to help us better understand the scenario, and that way bring the proper equipment and resources.

Tip No 2. Inspection and Water Damage Assessment is the key:

We determine the scope of your water damage at this phase. We examine and test to determine the amount of damage and how far the moisture has traveled to ensure proper and comprehensive restoration.

Tip No 3. Move Out / Pack Out

If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning, SERVPRO of Martin County can conduct an organized, efficient move-out to protect your belongings from further damage.

Tip No 4. Water Removal the assets   

The water removal process begins almost immediately to get rid of the majority of the water. We use powerful pumps and vacuum units to quickly take out hundreds or thousands of gallons of water from your property, which helps prevent secondary water damage and mold growth.

Tip No 5. Drying and Dehumidification

We use specialized equipment to remove the remaining water that is harder to access. Our Professionals will use room measurements, temperature, and relative humidity to determine the optimal number of air movers and dehumidifiers needed to dry your home or business

Tip No 6. Restoring items

We clean all of the restorable items and structures damaged by the water. We are skillful at cleaning contents using a number of techniques. Our professionals are trained to provide sanitizing treatments and to remove odors and deodorize your property.

Tip No 7. Sanitizing Treatments

Depending on the scenario, we may use antimicrobial, antibacterial, or disinfectant treatments to clean your property. Sanitizing and Disinfectant Treatment also applied when needed it.

Tip No 8. Cleaning upholstery

We will clean your furniture, upholstery, clothing, and other restorable belongings damaged by the water. Most flooding and water damage also require professional odor removal and deodorization since wet materials have a very distinct odor.

Tip No 9. Minor repairs

Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall and installing new carpet, or may involve major repairs, such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

Tip No 10. Building Services and Reconstruction

SERVPRO of Martin County can simplify the restoration process by handling both the initial water damage mitigation and rebuilding the affected areas. Having one qualified company for the entire process can save time and keep costs low.

Please follow our tips outlined in the Water Damage Tips—Until Help Arrives Guide to protect yourself and your property. Have Water or Flood Damage? Call Us Today – (772) 334-8762

Florida hurricane preparedness tips

6/19/2019 (Permalink)

Florida hurricane preparedness tips

Hurricanes hit hard in Florida. Especially in the East Coast, hurricane damage can be severe. Having a hurricane preparedness plan will help to keep you and your loved one's safe and reduce the damage to your property.

First, keep in mind that hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean goes from June 1 to November 30. While hurricanes are most active in September, they could still happen at any time of the season. They also can affect areas more than 100 miles inland, so even if you’re in an inland city you still need to be prepared.

Hurricane preparedness is composed of different stages. In each of them, there are different steps that should be taken.

Basic preparedness: even before there is a hurricane alert, there are some things you should know and do.

  • Assess your area’s risk of hurricanes, storm surges, flooding and winds.
  • Keep a list of emergency contacts, such as your city/county/state’s government, emergency services and local hospitals.
  • Sign up for your community’s warning system.
  • Become familiar with evacuation zones and routes.
  • Get to know the closest shelter location, such as a FEMA safe room or an ICC 500 storm shelter.
  • Review insurance policies.
  • If you have pets, make a plan for them, too.

When a hurricane is 36 or more hours away from arriving:

  • Prepare an emergency kit with food and water enough for at least three days, a flashlight, medication, batteries, cash and first aid supplies. If you have pets, keep an emergency kit for them as well.
  • Review your evacuation route and shelters with your family in order for everyone to be ready.
  • Create a communications plan with your family; preferably use text messages or social media as phone lines may be down or too busy.
  • Keep your car in good condition and with the gas tank full, and store it with emergency supplies and a change of clothes.

When a hurricane is 18 to 36 hours away from arriving:

  • Bookmark your city’s or county’s website for quick access to storm updates and emergency instructions.
  • Address outdoor objects that could become projectiles in the wind: bring inside loose, lightweight objects and anchor heavy objects that would be unsafe to bring inside.
  • Trim or remove trees that are close enough to fall on your property.
  • Cover all your home’s windows. If you haven’t installed hurricane shutters, cover them with 5/8” exterior grade or marine plywood.

When a hurricane is 6 to 18 hours away from arriving:

  • Turn on your TV or radio to a news station and/or check your city’s or county’s website every 30 minutes for updates and emergency instructions.
  • Charge your cellphone so it will have a full battery when the hurricane arrives.

When a hurricane is 6 or fewer hours away from arriving:

  • If you’re in an area recommended for evacuation, go to your local shelter. If you’re not, plan to stay at home or wherever you are at the moment. In any case, let your family and friends know where you will be.
  • If you are at risk for flash flooding, watch for warning signs such as heavy rain.
  • Close storm shutters and stay away from windows.
  • Turn your fridge to the lowest temperature and open only when strictly necessary. This is in order to keep your food cold in case the power goes out.

During the hurricane:

  • If you’re told to evacuate, do so immediately.
  • If you’re not able to go to a FEMA safe house or ICC 500 storm shelter, take refuge in a small and windowless room or hallway in the lowest floor of the building that is not subject to flooding.
  • If you’re trapped in a flooding building, go to the highest level. Do not climb into a closed attic.
  • Only use generators outdoors and away from windows.
  • Do not walk, swim or drive through flood waters. Turn around and go away.

After the hurricane has passed, you still need to be careful. Keep on surveilling communication channels, such as TV, radio and the city’s website, for information and special instructions. Also, be careful during cleanup, do not touch electrical equipment and avoid wading in flood water.

To ensure better results in restoring your property back to normal, contact an emergency cleanup service such as SERVPRO of Martin County. We will assess the damage and repair it to leave everything "Like it never even happened."

Trained storm damage specialist

6/6/2019 (Permalink)

Trained storm damage specialist

Whenever a storm damage your home or business it is important that you understand every disaster is different and requires a different solution, however the process to addresses this issue such as the cleaning and restoration remains the same.

The storm may come with heavy rains, tornadoes, severe weather and all of them can cause water floods and it requires immediate attention with a specific plan of action at your home or office.

Always keep handy our number 772- 334-8762 so you can contact our specialists, they are highly trained professionals in clean up and restoration process, equipment and techniques to overcome the storm damage fast and properly. For instance, we offer advance water inspection extraction and drying equipment operated by our trained specialists in storm and water damage.

A storm can happen at any moment, day or time of the year, this is why you can count with the immediate response from our highly qualified technicians, they are available the 24 hours, seven days a week.

We are leaders in the storm and water damage restoration industry, our specialists have advance training and expertise with a great hands-on experience they will use all of this experience and knowledge to dry and restore your house or office to pre-storm condition. They are highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO's Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certification. This assure our staff is equipped with the necessary knowledge to properly restore your property after a storm  damage it. Our training programs includes:

  • IICRC training
  • Employee certification training
  • Initial franchise training
  • E-learning
  • Continuing Education Classes

These programs cover all topics and knowledge necessary to addresses your restoration emergency including storm and major events.

Call us to action the 24 hours, the seven days a week: 772-334-8762

Is your business ready to deal with heavy storms?

11/30/2018 (Permalink)

Is your business ready to deal with heavy storms?

Did you know …

According to the latest industry research, as many as 50% of businesses may never recover following a disaster. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind.

When a major storm hits, it may overwhelm local restoration companies. SERVPRO can scale our resources by accessing the equipment and personnel of 1,700 Franchises. We can also access Disaster Recovery Teams that specialize in major storms and catastrophic events.

Floods and storms don’t wait for normal business hours, and neither do we. You can depend on an immediate response from our highly trained technicians, who are available 24 hours, seven days a week.

Do you have a Disaster Recovery plan ready for your business? 

A good way of minimize interruption is by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and storm damage can affect your business.

Preparation is a key component for making it through any size disaster, whether it’s a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood. The best time for planning for such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens. No one ever plans on a disaster, but you can plan for it. Now is the time to ask yourself, “Are you ready for whatever could happen?”

The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team can provide help whether you're dealing with a heavy storm, 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, we are prepared for the unpredictable.

Clients for the Commercial Large Loss program include the following:

  • The Hospitality Industry
  • Property Managers
  • Universities
  • Municipalities
  • The Pentagon

At SERVPRO of Martin County, the difference is our ability to dispatch trained production professionals and cut costs through the strategic placement and oversight of temporary labor. Get the professionals, call SERVPRO, for us any disaster is too big.  Call us today! (772) 3348762 

Helping to reduce the risk of Storm, Tornado and Hurricane Damages

11/26/2018 (Permalink)

Helping to reduce the risk of Storm, Tornado and Hurricane Damages

Florida is located in one of the most exposed areas to hurricanes, tornadoes or huge storms. That’s why we stay alert and heed all of the warning signs that can suggest more damage to our home when faced with a big storm. The cost of rebuilding after a storm, -even with the help of insurance-, can be huge.

When you are dealing with storm, flood, and water damage, immediate action is crucial. You should choose the company with storm damage experience and expertise that has the resources and equipment to handle the job. SERVPRO can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions.

Uprooted trees, broken branches, and stray debris are common post-storm eyesores. Get ready and prepare your house to help reduce the cost of damages from potential upcoming storms.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Choose SERVPRO, we are:

  • Faster to Any Size Emergency: When a storm hits your home or business, you need help immediately. Our quick response will help prevent secondary damage and help reduce restoration costs.
  • We're Highly Trained Storm Damage Specialists: As a leader in storm and water damage restoration, SERVPRO has the specialized training and expertise to restore your home back to its pre-storm condition. 
  • We Have the Resources to Handle Storms and Disasters: We can access the resources and personnel of 1,700 Franchises to handle major storms and disasters. We also have access to special Disaster Recovery Teamsstrategically located throughout the country to respond to catastrophic storms and events.

We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO is close by and ready to respond to your flood or storm damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the community and want to do our part to make our community the best it can be.

If you think ahead about how to reduce the costs of damage from a storm, you can save money, time, and also protect your family members. But if you have just experienced a storm, and have some damage of your property, do not hesitate to contact SERVPRO.

Remember that a fast response is crucial with respect to flooding and storm damages, because it reduces secondary damage and restoration costs.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Choose SERVPRO Call us today: (772) 334-8762

Why SERVPRO?

11/20/2018 (Permalink)

Why choose Us?

According to the latest industry research, as many as 50% of businesses may never recover following a disaster. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind.

Why choose Us?

Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. Our training program includes the following:

  • IICRC Training
  • Employee Certification Training
  • Initial Franchise Training
  • e-Learnings

Did you know that SERVPRO offers both credit and noncredit courses for insurance agents, insurance adjusters, real estate professionals, and Franchise staff, and these programs are designed to improve knowledge of emergency mitigation.

Preparation is a key component for making it through any size disaster, whether it’s a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood. The best time for planning for such events.

Why Take the Risk?

In many cleaning and restoration situations, immediate action is needed. With over 1,700 U.S. and Canadian Franchise locations, SERVPRO is strategically positioned to be faster to any size emergency. An immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Water is particularly invasive, quickly spreading throughout your property and being absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, etc. SERVPRO arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately.

At SERVPRO, we are dedicated to restoring your property to “Like it never even happened.” As a locally owned and operated company, providing the best possible customer service is our business…Thank you again for choosing SERVPRO.

Addressing scenarios such as Fire & Smoke Damage, Water Damage, or Mold infestation? Call SERVPRO Today (772) 334 8762 

Have Storm or Flood Damage?

11/13/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage

Did you know that the stormy weather across the United States continues through the summer months and remains until November 30th?

When a major storm hits, it may overwhelm local restoration companies. SERVPRO can scale our resources by accessing the equipment and personnel of 1,700 Franchises. As water and storm damage specialists, we have the experience and advanced training that enables us to restore your property quickly. We use scientific drying principles and provide validation and documentation that your property is dry and the job is complete.

How we procedure?

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

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, we are prepared for the unpredictable.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today!  We're faster to Any Size Disaster (772) 334-8762

SERVPRO’s Disaster Recovery Team, Ready for whatever happens.®

12/29/2015 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team

When a storm or disaster strikes, SERVPRO’s Disaster Recovery Team® is poised and “Ready for whatever happens.” With a network of nearly 1,700 Franchises, the SERVPRO® System strives to be faster to any size disaster. Strategically located throughout the United States, SERVPRO’s Disaster Recovery Team®, is trained and equipped to handle the largest storms and highest flood waters. Providing experience, additional manpower, equipment and other resources, the Disaster Recovery Team® assists your local SERVPRO® Franchise Professionals. SERVPRO’s Disaster Recovery Team® has responded to hundreds of disaster events. In the aftermath of a disaster, there is only one objective, to help you make it “Like it never even happened.”

2015 Siberian Express: Record sub- zero temperatures caused major problems for a large portion of the country stretching from Florida to Maine. The Midwest also experienced record breaking low temperatures resulting in frozen pipes and ice dams causing major problems for residents. The Storm Team dispatched a total of 257 crews from 108 Franchises to assist local SERVPRO® Franchises completing nearly 2000 jobs.

2014 Mid-Atlantic Flooding: Rainfall rates up to 2” per hour caused major flash flooding stretching from Northeast Ohio all the way up to Portland, Maine. Eastern Michigan and Baltimore, Maryland were also impacted creating over 1,381 jobs for the Storm team to produce. A total of 82 SERVPRO® Franchises and 173 crews mitigated over $4.3 million in damages while assisting the local Franchises.

2014 Polar Vortex: Record low temperatures caused by a break in the North Pole’s polar vortex resulted in an unprecedented freezing event, spanning from east of the Rocky Mountains to as far south as Central Florida, effecting all or part of 39 states and 70% of the SERVPRO® Franchise System.

2013 Colorado Floods: Heavy rainfall, with amounts up to 17 inches in some areas, resulted in widespread flooding in Fort Collins, Boulder and surrounding Colorado mountain communities. The Disaster Recovery Team® responded with 109 crews from 48 Franchises to assist the local SERVPRO® Franchises in the emergency response.

2013 Alberta, Canada Floods: Heavy rainfall triggered flooding affecting more than 120,000 residents, and ultimately, the costliest disaster in Canadian history with damages estimated at C$5 billion, with C$1.7 billion in insurance damages.

2012 Hurricane Sandy: Affecting more than 20 states, Sandy left widespread damage and flooding from Florida stretching the entire eastern seaboard to Maine. The Disaster Recovery Team® placed nearly 1000 crews in affected areas, representing over 300 SERVPRO® Franchises from across the country. Teams traveled from as far as Arizona, California, Oregon and Washington.

WEATHERING Summer Storms

7/28/2015 (Permalink)

Summer Storms

The spring season is known for the potential to see stormy weather across the United States, but that threat still exists through the summer months. In fact, the potential for severe weather actually increases in some areas. June 1st signals the beginning of hurricane season in the Atlantic and runs through November 30th. The Eastern Pacific hurricane season begins May 15th also ending November 30th. While it may be difficult to prepare for the unpredictable, you can take necessary steps to protect your home and business now to ensure you are ready if disaster strikes.

Hurricanes

Hurricanes are one of nature’s most fierce and unpredictable forces. According to the National Weather Service, an average of eleven tropical storms develop over the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico each year. Many remain over the ocean and never impact the U.S. coastline. Six of these storms become hurricanes each year. Hurricanes can produce additional hazards including storm surge, high winds, tornadoes and flooding. It is important to be prepared for all of these threats.

  •  Know if you are located in an evacuation area. Know your vulnerability to storm surge, flooding and wind. Have a written plan based on this knowledge; inventory your personal and business property. 
  • Check your emergency supplies, replace batteries and stock necessary supplies. 
  • During the season, monitor the tropics. Program your NOAA weather radio. 
  • If a storm threatens, heed advice from local authorities. Evacuate if ordered.

Tornadoes

Unlike hurricanes, tornadoes can affect any region of the United States, though some areas are more likely than others. “Peak” season runs May through July, but tornadoes can occur any time of the year, if conditions are favorable. Around 1,000 tornadoes hit the United States each year. Damage is usually caused by strong tornadic winds that can reach 300 mph. It is important to be prepared if a tornado watch or warning is issued for your area, and to know the difference.

  • Tornado Watch: Tornadoes are possible in and near the watch area. Review and discuss your emergency plan and check supplies. Be ready to act quickly if a warning is issued or you suspect a tornado is approaching. Acting early helps save lives. 
  • Tornado Warning: A tornado has been sighted or indicated by weather radar. Warnings indicate imminent danger to life and property. Go immediately to a storm cellar, basement or interior room such as a closet, hallway or bathroom. 

For more preparedness tips, contact SERVPRO® Martin County (772) 334-8762 or visit http://www.SERVPROmartincounty.com/

Call the CLEANUP TEAM that’s faster to any size disaster

4/28/2015 (Permalink)

Storm Damage

FASTER TO ANY SIZED DISASTER.

For SERVPRO®, this is not just an empty tagline. It is a commitment from SERVPRO® of Martin County to be there when you need them most.

Whether you are a small business owner who has to close your doors after a minor fire damage, or a property manager dealing with a widespread disaster, the SERVPRO® System has the resources to respond quickly and efficiently. The sooner help arrives, the sooner restoration begins. The sooner restoration begins, the sooner you or your customers can resume life and business as usual.

SERVPRO® of Martin County is just the tip of the iceberg. Should a major disaster occur, such as a flood or wildfire, SERVPRO’s Disaster Recovery Team® is always poised and ready to go where they are needed. Learn more about this elite team inside this issue of the Restoration Newsline.

If a fire, water or mold damage strikes, no matter the size, call SERVPRO® of Martin County. Backed by a System of Franchises more than 1,600 strong, we’ll help make your property disaster “Like it never even happened.” 

SERVPRO Martin County Emergency Ready Profile

8/20/2014 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Martin County Emergency Ready Profile

According to the latest industry research, as many as 50% of businesses may never recover following a disaster. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind.

By developing a SERVPRO® Martin County Emergency READY Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.

Are You Ready?

Preparation is a key component for making it through any size disaster, whether it’s a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood. The best time for planning for such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens. No one ever plans on a disaster, but you can plan for it. Now is the time to ask yourself, “Are you ready for whatever could happen?”

The SERVPRO® Martin County Emergency READY Profile is a start up approach that provides the critical information needed to begin mitigation and recovery services. It is designed to serve as a quick reference of important building and contact information. By working with SERVPRO® Martin County Emergency READY Profile, your business will receive the benefit of over 40 years of experience in reducing the impact of any natural or man-made disaster. SERVPRO® Martin County is a leader in water and fire damage response and can help you quickly get your property back in working order.

Why Take the Risk? Call SERVPRO of Martin County (772) 3348762