Recent Storm Damage Posts


1/5/2022 (Permalink)

Year-to-year, the severity and frequency of bad weather is anyone’s guess. But, inevitably, a lot of homeowners end up dealing with property damage as a result of storms.

The most common type of property damage we see is roof and siding damage following heavy winds and/or hail.

If your home is damaged in a storm, you might be feeling very overwhelmed and not even sure where to start, and a storm can cause so much damage, such as knocking hydro wires down, or fallen trees landing on your fence, roof or car. After the wind has gone, you need to walk the exterior of your home to get an idea of the Damage done and to make sure your home is still safe to live in.

Below are some tips to help you after a storm has damaged your home:

  • Listen to advisories and other instructions
  • Do not go outside until it has been declared safe
  • Don’t go near downed power lines, and avoid any standing water or metal objects that are near any downed wires
  • Leave and do not enter any buildings that have structural Damage
  • Do not go near damaged trees or any dangling or broken limbs
  • If you smell gas, turn the gas off at the meter
  • If you need to drive, watch for undermined roads, and avoid driving through any flooded streets or bridges
  • Make sure your sewer system is working
  • Keep your pets indoors and leash them if they have to go outside

Safety First

Storms can cause a variety of problems, and some of them can be dangerous. So it is crucial to be aware of any possible harmful situations that you can happen upon, including downed power lines, jagged windows, flooding, or broken gas lines. These situations are hazardous and need to be approached carefully. If you are smelling gas, do not re-enter your home.

Faster Storm Damage Response Time

Without warning, nature can take a violent turn: floods, wildfires, tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards. Any of these can have a devastating effect on the business you have worked hard to build. SERVPRO OF COLTON/LOMA LINDA/GRAND TERRACE is Faster to any size disaster. Response time is critical, not only to mitigate your damages but to get your business back up and running quickly. SERVPRO professionals can handle anything from minor commercial storm damage to a large-loss event. Our Disaster Recovery Teams can respond quickly because we have a network of storm teams strategically positioned across the country ready to respond 24/7. SERVPRO OF COLTON/LOMA LINDA/GRAND TERRACE responds to large-scale events such as hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, wildfires and polar vortexes.JUST CALL (909) 514-1900

Storm News/ Storm Damage

1/18/2021 (Permalink)

Storm Powers A Storm is a violent disturbance of the atmosphere with strong winds and usually rain, thunder, lightning, or snow.

Strong winds return to Southern California on Monday as Tempertures remain in the upper 70's.

Los Angeles and Orange Counties can expect Sunny Conditions with the winds between 25-45 mph, and a high temperature around 78 degrees.

The Valleys and Inland Empire will reach 79 Monday, with 15-20 mph winds. Those areas can see some rain on Tuesday.

Storms have the potential to harm lives and property via storm surge, heavy rain or snow causing flooding or road impasssibility, lightning, wildfires, and vertical wind shear. 

Responding to your home is crucial when it suffers storm damage. Flooded homes require immediate extraction and drying to avoid other damage, such as mold growth and humidity.

SERVPRO of Colton, Loma Linda, Grand Terrace is available 24-hrs a day to provide emergency services. 

  • 24-hr Emergency Service
  • Highly Trained Water Restoration Technicians
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • A Trusted Leader in Water Restoration Industry

You Can Depend On Our Specialists To Restore Your Water Damaged Loma Linda Home

6/13/2019 (Permalink)

Give our SERVPRO of Colton / Loma Linda / Grand Terrace team a call at (909) 514-1900 to make this loss incident “Like it never even happened.”

How To Restore Flooded Loma Linda Living Rooms

Sometimes water loss incidents and flooding can affect certain rooms or areas of your Loma Linda home more than others. While we have effective mitigation and recovery solutions for all of the effects that could result from widespread flooding scenarios, every situation is unique regarding what equipment, practices, and personnel are necessary to restore the damage. When flooding affects your living room area, certain tasks must happen right away to prevent the situation from getting out of control.

Flood damage that can affect your Loma Linda home can often arrive in layers of destructive effects that must get addressed in a particular order to protect as much of the property as possible. The saturation of flooring and carpeting materials can often be among the most challenging to address without ultimately needing to remove these materials altogether. Our SERVPRO professionals can work to begin extraction and drying of these damaged areas from the time that we first arrive, working around the clock to prevent unnecessary tear our and reconstruction.

Our contents department can work alongside our estimator to determine what items and personal belongings have gotten too affected by the flooding to remain. With our roster of qualified cleaning and restoration technicians with accreditations from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), we can offer focused cleaning, drying, and storage of these items in a climate-controlled facility of ours nearby.

Among the worst affected materials in a living room is carpeting. Floodwater can not only damage this upper layer but also penetrate subflooring and even structural supports. Weighted extractors can force moisture and saturation from these areas to get removed with a high-powered onboard vacuum. In cases of extreme saturation or where contamination could exist, we remove this flooring and subflooring, disinfect the area, and have our SERVPRO technicians reinstall new flooring in its place.

Flooding can be a damaging force in your home, and these effects only get worse the longer you wait for qualified restoration. Give our SERVPRO of Colton / Loma Linda / Grand Terrace team a call at (909) 514-1900 to make this loss incident “Like it never even happened.”

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Secondary Issues Resulting From Flooding in Colton

4/26/2019 (Permalink)

Flooding causes not only water damage, but also mold damage if not remediated quickly.

When Flood Damage is Not the Only Problem in a Colton Home

Imagine you were on vacation, flood damage to your home might be the furthermost thing from your mind. You have someone checking on the house, making sure Alexa turns the lights off and on and the home security system is on. What could go wrong?

Sunny weather prevails in Colton, but flood damage is a real threat from the intense storms this area experiences. A homeowner contacted SERVPRO after returning home late one night from several days away to a strong odor when he entered his home and found the cause. During storm days earlier, a tree limb had broken a window and rain had poured into a downstairs bedroom window.

SERVPRO arrived quickly after the call and immediately tarped over the hole in the window to stop any further damage from happening. Because the water had been sitting in the room for at last 48 hours, we treated it as a Category 3, black water situation which means the water could now contain bacteria or toxins that are hazardous.

We removed area rugs that had absorbed the rainwater were a large part of the odor in the room for cleaning and disinfection in our facility. The mattress was a loss and with the homeowner's permission was removed. The steel bedframe was unaffected as was the tile flooring and subfloor. Moisture detectors showed the moisture on the surface of the wall and elevated levels throughout the room.

Before drying, SERVPRO techs determine drying goals based on other readings in affected areas of the home. Air movers were set up to direct the moisture up where it captured by our desiccant dehumidifiers. Once we confirmed the bedroom as hitting drying goals, our technicians cleaned and disinfected all affected surfaces to ensure the room was sanitary which also neutralized the residual odor remaining in the room. The homeowner was pleased to find out our location offers building services, and after remediation of the water damage, we could also perform the necessary repairs on the window.

SERVPRO of Colton / Loma Linda / Grand Terrace is available at (909) 514-1900 when you need us. Our certified technicians arrive within hours and can handle any size flood damage situation and make it "Like it never even happened."

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