Recent Storm Damage Posts
Why Choose Us For Your Restoration Needs After A Storm
At SERVPRO of Hamilton County, of Indianapolis North and of Anderson, we understand that you have many companies to choose from when your home has been damaged by a storm. Many companies claim to be "experts" in restoration. Here are some of the reasons that SERVPRO should be your first call after your home has been impacted by severe weather:
We Provide 24/7 Emergency ServiceThe SERPVRO system has a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby should a disaster strike near you. Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Highly Trained TechniciansWith the ability to mobilize local command centers, along with the resources of more than 1,900 locations in the U.S. and Canada, no disaster is too large to handle. When you call SERVPRO of Hamilton County, of Indianapolis North and of Anderson, you get the best of both worlds: a local, family-owned business with the resources of a large national company. Our employees are IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) certified and are trained on the most up to date and effective restoration processes.
Easier Insurance Claims ProcessWe have the experience to help you navigate the insurance claims process and coordinate the necessary paperwork for a quicker, easier experience. Trust the proven expertise and experience of SERVPRO of Hamilton County, of Indianapolis North and of Anderson. Call anytime at 317-773-0422.
Preparing Your Central Indiana Home For A Winter Storm
The weather in Central Indiana can be unpredictable year round. One day it is sunny and seventy degrees and the next day we are preparing for the snow storm of the century. While we can't predict what the weather will do, we can prepare our homes for severe winter weather. Follow these tips to keep your home and family safe this season.
If you have a fireplace, have it checked regularly by a professional to keep it in good working order and be sure there is no debris that would prevent smoke from escaping. Make sure the fireplace is free from potentially flammable items such as drapes, furniture, newspaper, etc. Keep extra firewood handy.
Considering purchasing a generator for your home in case of power outages. A battery powered sump pump backup can also help to prevent flooding if your home loses power.
Examine the exterior of your home and remove any tree limbs or other items that could fall on your home during a storm and potentially damage the roof.
Caulk and weather strip doors and windows to preserve heat.
Prepare an emergency food supply so that you have at least 3 days of food and water on hand for your family. Look for foods that have a long shelf life and require little to no cooking or refrigeration in case of loss of power. Don't forget pet food!
Most importantly, prepare to check in regularly on neighbors, especially those who may need assistance during severe weather. If your home suffers damage due to flooding, fire, or other disasters, call the restoration professionals at SERVPRO of Hamilton County, of Indianapolis North and of Anderson at 317-773-0422.
Central Indiana Storm Damage Experts
Depending on where you live, a storm can mean tornadoes, flooding, high winds, and snow and ice. In Central Indiana, we can experience all of these events in a single season. Don't be tempted to go it alone after your home has been hit by a devastating weather event. The restoration professionals at SERVPRO of Hamilton County, of Indianapolis North and of Anderson are here to assess the damage and make a plan to restore your property quickly, safely and cost-effectively. Our crews will be on-site quickly following a storm to provide a thorough examination of your home from roof to basement. We can identify and address unsafe structural or electrical damage and flooded or other impacted areas and begin the process of returning your home to its preloss condition immediately. Call us anytime day or night at 317-773-0422 if you have need help following an Indiana weather event.
Property Damage Caused by Summer Storms
The heat wave and low rainfall that has descended on Central Indiana have created the perfect setting for summer storms that can appear suddenly and severely damage your property. Pop up thunderstorms are often accompanied by high winds, lightening and flash flooding. Protect your home from these damaging storms by following these tips:
*Install power strips in your home to protect your electronics and appliances from power surges that occur with nearby lightening. If severe weather is forecast in your area, it may be helpful to take the additional step of unplugging these items completely.
*Regularly inspect trees and shrubbery on your property. High winds can bring down limbs and pose a threat to your roof, home, vehicles, and fencing. Contact a professional tree removal company if you have questions about the health of your trees or to remove large limbs or trees from your yard.
*Check your basement's sump pump regularly and consider purchasing a battery powered back-up system.
*Remove debris from your home's roof and gutter system. Blocked downspouts can cause water to collect around your home's foundation and subsequently cause water damage inside your home.
If your home or business is damaged by a summer storm, contact the restoration professionals at SERVPRO of Hamilton County, of Indianapolis North and of Anderson at 317-773-0422. We will be on site quickly to assess the damage and begin the drying process. Our goal is to make your home "Like it never even happened."
Storm Damage Tips
Storms can occur with little warning in Central Indiana and have devastating effects on your home or business. If your property has been damaged by a sudden storm, follow these helpful tips to minimize damage and keep your family safe:
What To Do After Flooding
- Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
- Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps 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.
What NOT To Do After Flooding
- 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.
Call the restoration specialists at SERVPRO of Hamilton County, of Indianapolis North and of Anderson if you have experienced storm damage. We will respond quickly and begin the process of expertly restoring your property. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 317-773-0422.
Sneaky Winter Storm Damage to Your Home
When we think of winter storms in Indiana and the damage it causes to property, we often think of ice laden limbs on roofs and dramatically bursting pipes after freezing weather. While these occurrences are all too common, it's often the damage you don't see right away that can be the most harmful.
Snow and ice can slowly build on roofs and create what is known as an ice dam. This is a ridge of ice that forms on the roof and prevents water (snow melt) from properly draining off the roof. That water then has no where to go and will begin to back up and leak into the home. This causes water damage to walls, ceilings, and insulation. This moisture can also contribute to mold growth inside your home.
There are steps you can take to avoid ice dams before severe weather hits. Keep your gutters clear of debris, especially leaves and other items that can accumulate during the fall. Properly insulate your home so warm air does not escape from living areas to the attic, which causes the snow melt.
Even with preventative measures, ice dams can build up and water can begin to leak through cracks and openings in the exterior of your roof.
If you are experiencing damage to your home as a result of winter weather, contact the restoration professionals at SERVPRO of Hamilton County, of Indianapolis North and of Anderson. Our trained technicians will identify the source of the water and begin the drying process immediately. Our goal is to return your home to its preloss state and help you keep costs and damage to a minimum. Call us anytime day or night at 317-773-0422.
What is a Storm Team?
When you call SERVPRO of Hamilton County, of Indianapolis North and of Anderson, you are calling on the resources of a network of strategically positioned "storm teams" that will jump into action and come to your rescue if your home or business is damaged in a storm. Although each franchise is independently owned and operated, we work together closely to bring equipment, manpower and expertise wherever it is needed.
Recent mobilizations of the Catastrophic Storm Response Teams include:
- 2017 California wildfires
- 2017 Hurricane Irma
- 2017 Hurricane Harvey
- 2016 Hurricane Matthew
- 2015 Carolina floods
- 2014 Polar Vortex
- 2012 Sandy
- 2010 Nashville floods
- 2008 Ike
- 2007 Chicago floods
- 2007 Ohio floods
- 2007 California wildfires
- 2005 Katrina/Wilma/Rita
If your home or business is damaged by a storm, no matter how big or small, call the trusted professionals at SERVPRO of Hamilton County, of Indianapolis North and of Anderson to make your property "Like it never even happened." We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 317-773-0422.
Summer Storm Damage in Hamilton County? We've Got You Covered!
Summer storms can strike quickly and with little warning. If your home as been damaged by flooding, high winds or lightning strikes, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Hamilton County, of Indianapolis North and of Anderson. We are available anytime day or night and our restoration specialists will respond quickly to assess the damage to your property and formulate a plan to make your home "Like it never even happened." Our technicians have undergone specialized training in fire, smoke and water restoration and mold remediation. We are also a preferred vendor for many national and local insurance companies. Don't trust your home to just any restoration company. We are a locally owned business that has been trusted in the Central Indiana area for over twenty years. Call us today at 317-773-0422.
If Your Home or Business is Damaged by a Storm, Call SERVPRO
When your home or business sustains damage from a storm, you need help quickly and you need a company with the experience and expertise to get the job done right. When you call the restoration specialists at SERVPRO of Hamilton County, of Indianapolis North and of Anderson, our team will be on-site quickly to assess the damage and create a plan to get you back into your home or business quickly. Our fast response helps to minimize further damage and reduce costs. With a network of over 1700 franchises, we have the manpower and resources to handle any size situation. Damage caused by sudden storms can be devastating and overwhelming. We will work with your insurance company and walk you through the process of returning your property to its preloss state. Services that we provide include: mold remediation, carpet cleaning, odor removal and roof tarping/boardup. If your home or business has been damaged by a storm, call SERVPRO of Hamilton County, of Indianapolis North and of Anderson anytime day or night at 317-773-0422.
Are You Ready For Winter Storms in Noblesville?
Weather in Central Indiana is known for its unpredictability. It can be balmy and 60 degrees one day and snowy and cold the next. Although it may be hard to control Mother Nature, there are some simple steps we can take to protect our homes and our families when winter storms hit.
*Prepare for power outages: heavy snow and freezing rain are common during winter storms and often lead to power outages. Invest in a battery powered or hand-crank radio so you can stay aware of changing local conditions. A generator is a good idea to power your home until power can be restored. Keep flashlights on every level of your home and don't forget extra batteries!
*Keep three days worth of non-perishable food and water on hand in case you are housebound. Don't forget a manual can opener and food and water for your pets as well!
*Create an emergency preparation kit for your family. Store important family documents such as birth certificates, social security cards, financial records and insurance papers in a waterproof container. Designate an emergency contact for family members to stay connected, preferably someone not impacted by your local weather.
*Maintain your furnace regularly. Keep a supply of firewood, fire starters and heating fuel on hand and make sure your chimney is cleaned of debris from last season.
*Maintain and repair snow removal equipment before you need it!
*Check your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors monthly and replace batteries when necessary.
*Be a good neighbor and check on those who live nearby who may need special assistance during severe weather: the elderly, those living with small children or individuals with special needs or circumstances who may need extra help.
Follow these tips to stay safe this winter. If your home or business is damaged by severe weather this winter call the restoration specialists at SERVPRO of Hamilton County, of Indianapolis North and of Anderson at 317-773-0422. We can make it "Like it never even happened".
Stay Safe in a Storm
Summer in Central Indiana means ever-changing weather conditions and a storm is always right around the corner. No matter how much preparation you do in anticipation of severe weather, a pop up storm can take us all by surprise. Here are some tips to stay safe when severe weather hits this summer:
*Listen to local weather reports to stay updated on current watches and warnings. Consider purchasing a battery powered emergency radio for use when your home may lose power.
*If you are at home, go to a secure location on the lowest level of your home away from doors and windows. If you have time, take your family pets with you. Stay away from tubs, showers and other plumbing.
*If you are outside, go to the nearest sturdy building (not a small outdoor shed). Do not take shelter under a tree.
*If you are in a vehicle, drive to the closest secure shelter. If you can hear thunder, you are within striking distance of lightening so do not attempt to "outrun" a lightening storm or dangerous hail.
Stay safe this summer! If your home or business is damaged by severe weather, call the restoration experts at SERVPRO of Hamilton County, of Indianapolis North, and of Anderson. We are available anytime day or night at 317-773-0422.
Prepare Your Home For Summer Storms
High temperatures have arrived in Central Indiana and that means an increase in the likelihood of strong thunderstorms. While trying to predict the weather can be a frustrating exercise, there are things that we can do to prepare our home for the inevitable storms that will pop up as we move through the dog days of summer.
* Secure items in your yard such as outdoor furniture and play structures that may take flight and damage the exterior of your home during high winds.
*Clean gutters and downspouts of leaves and other debris so that your home's drainage system is working properly before the heavy rain hits.
*Check fencing around your home to be sure it is secured properly.
*Regularly check trees on your property for fallen or dead limbs that could potentially damage your roof (or your neighbor's!).
Severe, unpredictable weather is the norm here in Central Indiana during the summer months. If your home or business is damaged by a summer storm, call the restoration experts at SERVPRO of Hamilton County, of Indianapolis North, and of Anderson. We will be on site quickly to assess the damage and make your home "Like it never even happened."
We Provide Roof Tarping and Board Ups After Storms
After a long winter, we are all ready for spring like weather in Central Indiana. However, with warmer temperatures there is an increased risk of severe weather. Falling tree limbs, hail, and high winds can cause damage to your roof. If you suspect that your home may have sustained damage in a storm, safety is your first priority: do not try to assess the damage to your roof by yourself. Stay on the ground and call the trained professionals at SERVPRO of Hamilton County at 317-773-0422. We can provide emergency roof tarp installation and board up services that will help to prevent secondary damage caused by weather, animals or illegal entry. We are available 24 hours a day to secure your property and begin the process of making your home "Like it never even happened."
SERVPRO is Ready For Disasters Big or Small
With spring right around the corner, the risks of property damage from severe weather go up. From a flooded basement to a devastated commercial building, the restoration experts at SERVPRO of Hamilton County are ready to jump into action to make your property "Like it never even happened". We are a family owned business and we take pride in the service that we provide to our customers in our community. As part of a national franchise system, we also have the resources to take care of large losses that accompany natural disasters.
With the ability to mobilize local command centers, along with the resources of more than 1,700 Franchises nationwide, no disaster is too big. Recent mobilizations of the Catastrophic Storm Response Teams include:
- 2017 California wildfires
- 2017 Hurricane Irma
- 2017 Hurricane Harvey
- 2016 Hurricane Matthew
- 2015 Carolina floods
- 2014 Polar Vortex
- 2012 Sandy
- 2010 Nashville floods
- 2008 Ike
- 2007 Chicago floods
- 2007 Ohio floods
- 2007 California wildfires
- 2005 Katrina/Wilma/Rita
If your home or business is the victim of severe weather this spring, call the experts at SERVPRO of Hamilton County at 317-773-0422.
Fast Response To Storm Damage in Fishers
When your Fishers area home has been damaged by a devastating storm, the restoration professionals at SERVPRO of Hamilton County will respond quickly to begin the process of cleaning up and making your home "Like it never even happened". From flooded basements to major structural damage, our technicians are ready with the training, expertise, and equipment to thoroughly clean and restore your property. We are an independently owned small business but have the support of over 1700 franchises so we are ready no matter what size the disaster.
Why Choose SERVPRO of Hamilton County?
We Are Faster to Any Size Disaster
We are dedicated to responding immediately to water emergencies. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost.
We Are Highly Trained Water Damage Specialists
We specialize in water damage restoration, the cornerstone of our business. We have extensive water damage restoration training with an emphasis on monitoring and documenting the drying process until completion.
- Water Damage Restoration Technicians
- Applied Structural Drying Technicians
We Use Advanced Water Restoration Equipment and Techniques
Our advanced equipment helps to detect hidden moisture, extract the standing water quickly, and thoroughly clean and dry your home and belongings. We finish the job with professional deodorization and sanitizing agents for your comfort and safety.
If your home has been impacted by a storm or flooding, call SERVPRO of Hamilton County today at 317-773-0422.
SERVPRO Mobilizes to Help Victims of Hurricane Florence
When catastrophic natural disasters strike, the 1700 plus franchises in the SERVPRO family are quick to respond. Our specially trained Catastrophic Storm Response Teams monitored the trajectory of Hurricane Florence and immediately dispatched trained restoration specialists to begin the process of cleaning up after this devastating storm. While SERVPRO of Hamilton County is proud to be a locally owned Central Indiana business, we have the manpower, training and expertise of hundreds of other SERVPRO franchises to take care of any disaster no matter the size. Our Catastrophic Storm Response Teams are specially trained and prequalified to effectively manage the unique challenges of large scale disasters. So whether your emergency is a leaky dishwasher or damaging flood waters, you can trust SERVPRO of Hamilton County to take care of you anytime day or night.
Risks To Your Home From Thunderstorms
It's summer in central Indiana and that means it's important to keep an eye on the weather. Thunderstorms can mean high winds, lightening strikes and heavy flooding that can cause extensive damage to your home or business. The serious consequences of severe weather can include the following:
* Wind damage (including tornadoes) and hail can cause major structural damage to buildings. Be sure to have a professional inspect your roof following severe weather if you suspect damage. Roof leaks are a major cause of water damage.
* Lightening strikes can be deadly and are the cause of more than 20,000 structural fires each year. Lightening striking a home can also damage electrical appliances such as home electronics, computers and phones.
* Flooding can occur quickly during a thunderstorm. Regularly check to be sure your sump pump is in good working order and consider purchasing a battery-operated backup in case you lose power.
We all know thunderstorms are a part of life in the summer. If your home or business is damaged you don't have to deal with the aftermath on your own. Trust the experienced professionals at SERVPRO of Hamilton County. We are ready anytime day or night to make your home or business "Like it never even happened."
Severe Weather Watches vs. Warnings: Do You Know the Difference?
During the summer in Central Indiana, severe weather can pop up quickly. It's important to understand the differences between severe weather watches and warnings.
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means that atmospheric conditions are favorable for the development of a thunderstorm in the watch area. A thunderstorm is considered severe when it contains large hail (1" in diameter or greater) and/or wind gusts at 58 mph or greater.
A Severe Thunderstorm Warning indicates that a severe thunderstorm is occurring in the warning area or is about to occur. If a thunderstorm warning has been issued in your area, seek shelter immediately.
A Tornado Watch means that atmospheric conditions are favorable for the development of tornadoes and thunderstorms in the watch area. It does not mean that it will occur or one has been sighted, only that it is possible.
A Tornado Warning means that a tornado is imminent in the warning area. It means that one has occurred or is about to occur. If a tornado warning has been issued in your area, it is important to immediately seek shelter.
Severe weather can strike quickly and leave devastating damage in its wake. If your home or business has been damaged by severe weather, call SERVPRO of Hamilton County at 317-773-0422. We have the training, manpower and expertise to restore your property to its preloss condition and make your home "Like it never even happened."
Stay Safe in Severe Weather
Storms often come with no warning. Prepare your home and family ahead of time to minimize your risks in case severe weather strikes. Follow these guidelines to keep your loved ones safe and protect your home or business:
* Keep a flashlight in an easily accessible location on every floor of your house. Check the batteries frequently and replace as necessary. Flashlights are safer than candles.
*Develop a disaster plan for your home and place of business and practice evacuation routes or where to take cover in case of severe weather.
*Always keep a battery powered radio on hand and check the batteries frequently so you can hear weather alerts even if you lose power.
*Keep a first aid kit on hand and an emergency stash of food and water.
Taking simple precautions ahead of time and preparing for severe weather can mean the difference if you or your loved ones are caught in a storm. If severe weather strikes your home or business, call SERVPRO of Hamilton County at 317-773-0422 for immediate restoration services.
Storm Cleanup: What To Do First
If your home is damaged by storms, it can be devastating. We at SERVPRO of Indianapolis North understand that you need help fast to minimize the damage. Immediately following a storm that has left your home with a flooded basement or damaged flooring, there are steps that you can take right away.
1. Take pictures! Photos of affected areas and belongings can be critical proof of damaged items and repairs that need to be made.
2. Remove what water you can if it is safe to be in your damaged home or office. Check to be sure drains are not clogged to allow sump pumps to work properly.
3. Call the restoration specialists at Hamilton County at 317-773-0422. Our trained technicians can evaluate the extent of the damage to your structure and contents and evaluate for possible mold infestation. Utilizing the most up to date processes and equipment, Hamilton County can make your home or business "Like it never even happened."
Preparing for Severe Weather in Central Indiana
It's storm season in central Indiana, and there are steps you can take to prepare for the potential damage to your home and property and minimize the after effects should your home be hit hard by a storm.
First, be sure you know what you are covered for under your homeowner's insurance. Most policies cover damage due to tornadoes, fire, ice, wind, severe temperatures, lightening and hailstorms. However, flooding due to a storm is not generally covered under most policies. Never assume your home and property are protected. If you have questions about your policy contact your agent.
Immediately following the storm inspect your home and watch out for hazards such as broken glass, exposed nails and downed power lines. Stay at least 10 feet from downed lines and contact your utility company immediately.
If your home does sustain damage after severe weather, contact your insurance company and have your home inspected by a qualified restoration specialist to determine what repairs are needed. If it is necessary to relocate during the restoration process your insurance company may be able to reimburse you some of the expenses to do so.
SERVPRO of Hamilton County can walk you through the steps necessary to restore your home and property after a storm. Our technicians are highly trained to clean and restore your home after disaster strikes. Call 317-773-0422 - We Are Faster To Any Size Disaster.
When Storms or Floods Hit Cicero, SERVPRO is Ready!
SERVPRO of Hamilton County specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.
Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.
Resources to Handle Floods and Storms
When storms hit Cicero, 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 317-773-0422