Recent Storm Damage Posts

Be Prepared for The Coming Winter

9/10/2021 (Permalink)

Storm Damage If you experience water damage from this coming winter season. Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County at 530-241-2424

Whether you believe the changing of climates is our influence, an inevitable change beyond our control, or somewhere in between, Its undeniable at this point we are reaping the planets indifference. Here in Northern California, we are experiencing it firsthand, and to adapt we should brace ourselves going into the winter season.  It will without a doubt be a nice change of pace after all the surrounding wildfires and smoke we have become accustomed too, but it always pays to be prepared.

Here are some tips to prepare you for the coming winter season.

  1. Inspect your roof before rainfall and snowfall. Make certain your shingles are secure and extract any branches or debris that may obstruct water flowing off the roof.
  2. Remove debris from your gutters. When there is an excessive amount of debris in your gutters it can cause back flow of water and cause a leaking roof.
  3. Keep sandbags handy in case there is a rainstorm that is causing flooding in the area.
  4. Also, if you live in higher elevation, it is never a bad idea to have your plumbing inspected to prevent freezing of pipes. This may cause a disastrous water damage in the future.

If you experience water damage from this winter season. Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County at 530-241-2424

We offer Free inspection and work with all insurance companies.

What Happens During A Hailstorm?

1/18/2021 (Permalink)

Hail Damage To House If you have hail damage call SERVPRO of South Shasta County 24/7 for all your water damage needs at 530-241-2424.

There are 4 types of severe storms that can cause heavy damage to your home, office, and outbuildings in the Northern California area. These storms consist of hail, lighting, wind, and rain.

In Northern California we rarely see hail the size of dimes and quarters. However, June of 2019 proved to be a hailstorm to remember. Many of us watched in disbelief as the quarter size hail hit our car windshields, plants, and roof tops. Watching the damage unfold right in front of us for a full half hour.

The damage after the storm was a mess. Roof tops, skylights, and windows had been torn, tattered and broke by ice balls the size of rubber balls you find in a vending machine at the grocery store. Many people were not prepared for such an unexpected hailstorm in June. Once the built-up hail on roof tops began to melt many people found themselves with water damage on their ceilings.

If you find yourself in a similar situation due to any type of storm damage call SERVPRO of South Shasta County 24/7. We can send our expert Water Techs out to cover up any continuous water damage from entering your home, dry out and monitor existing water damage and repair water damages.

SERVPRO of South Shasta County

  1. works directly with your insurance company.
  2. gives free inspections.
  3. provides you with a free estimate.

We are here to makes sure that the damage stops and does not continue to create more damage. Call Now! 530-241-2424

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Inspect Your Home Before The Storm

1/12/2021 (Permalink)

Tree Fell On House Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County for all your storm needs. Your Water Restoration Specialist! 530-241-2424.

Storm damage to a house, barn, shed, or business can be devastating. It can reek havoc on your day to day living or business. 

Wind, rain, snow and flooding are the most common causes of storm damage. Helpful tips to lessen the chances of weather damage is inspecting your home before the winter weather hits. Look for 

1.  Damage to your rain roof gutters. Make sure they are not sagging and not full of debris. Clear out anything that could block water to flow freely through the gutter.

2. Make sure any pipes that are exposed to the weather elements are properly wrapped to prevent your pipes from freezing.

3. Check your roof for loose or missing shingles. Make sure all shingles are secured properly.

4. Look at your trees on your property. Inspect and cut week over grown limbs that could fall during a heavy wind or snow storm. 

If your structure has suffered from weather damage this year. Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County 24/7. 

5 Ways To Prepare Your Property From Storm Damage

1/4/2021 (Permalink)

Gutter Debris Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County for all your storm damage needs 24/7 530-241-2424.

Being proactive in preparing your property from storm damage before it starts can be greatly beneficial and save you money in the long run.  Before winter storms season hits have you done everything you can to prevent storm damage from your home?

Some preventive tips you can do to keep your house from suffering from storm damage is:

  1. Clean out gutters and downspouts. Backed up gutters and downspouts are one of the leading caused of roof damage. Clean out gutters and downspouts before winter storms start and often during the winter months.
  2. Sump pump annually. If you have a sump pump under your house for standing storm water, make sure it has power and it has had annual maintenance. You do not want to find out it doesn’t work when it is too late.
  3. Check the windows and door seals. Make sure they are not sun damaged and cracked. Forced water caused by winds can leak through window and door seals that are wore out.
  4. Check all your pipes and makes sure they are insulated from the outside weather. Freezing pipes will bust and once the water melts it could cause major damage to your structure.
  5. Review your insurance coverage. Make sure you are aware of structure and content damage coverage. Know your deductible.

SERVPRO of South Shasta County can provide you with any emergency and nonemergency storm damage. Leaking roof, leaking pipes, fallen tree, flooding, and much more. Call us 24/7 at 530-241-2424 or look us up on the web.

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Flood Damage From Weather Can Destroy A House

12/30/2020 (Permalink)

Living Room Flood Your house flooding? Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County for all your storm related needs. We respond 24/7 call 530-241-2424.

Weather is unpredictable. There are days when we do not expect to come home to water flooding in the back door due to the rainstorm from earlier that day. 

Water damage from flooding can cause a lot of damages to your structure. It is important to not wait. Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County immediately before any further damages begin. 

Secondary damage from water is not unusual if it is not dried out or extracted immediately. Mold and other bacteria can begin to grow and cause toxic reactions to homeowners if left untreated.

SERVPRO of South Shasta County staff are IICRC certified in water. We will arrive within 1 hour of your call if you are local to the area. Once on site we will start drying out your structure and begin all mitigation services. 

Don't sell yourself short by trying to dry out a flood yourself. In the long term it will be more cost effective to have professionals monitor moisture levels and dry out the structure for you. 

Storm Damage Can Be Devastating

12/29/2020 (Permalink)

Storm Damage If you have storm damage, water damage or mold damage call SERVPRO of South Shasta County. We do FREE inspections. 530-241-2424

Storm damage can be devastating and stressful. Cause of storm damage can be everything from heavy rainstorms, fallen trees and debris, hurricane, flash floods and heavy winds to freezing pipes, melting snow and a leaking roof.

Water damage can range from wet floors, wet sheet rock, blown off roofing, broken windows and more. There is no time to waste. It is important to make sure that any wet areas in your home are properly dried out so that mold does not grow.

Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County for all your storm damage, water damage and mold damage. We will do a free inspection, moisture check and provide you with free estimates. SERVPRO of South Shasta County works directly with all insurance companies to ensure you a less stressful experience.

SERVPRO of South Shasta County respond 24/7 to all emergency disasters. No storm damage is too big or too small for SERVPRO. We handle it all.

Storm Readiness Plan

9/1/2020 (Permalink)

Storm Readiness If you have any storm damage. Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County for a free inspection. 530-241-2424

Winter is coming and Northern California weather can be tricky. SERVPRO of South Shasta County is here to help.  We experience everything from wind, water, hail, snow and flooding. Here is a quick guide to Northern California winter readiness. 

1. Clean out rain gutters. Remove loose debris to prevent water damage on roof.

2.  Keep batteries, flashlights, food and water on hand. 

3.  Sandbags are a helpful tool to prevent water from entering the structure. 

4. Generator. Helps keep refrigerator from food spoilage if power is out for multiple days. 

5. Board Games. Always a plus to keep the kiddos and the family entertained. 

If you experience any winter damage to your home our business please call SERVPRO of South Shasta County at 530-241-2424. We do free inspections.

Are you ready for the storm

1/20/2020 (Permalink)

Although we aren't experiencing a storm at the moment, we need to accept the fact that we live in California and may get a random storm tomorrow. 

The effects of a powerful storm

El Nino did hit us hard the past couple of winters, and we made sure to remain on standby with extra materials in case we were needed. We went out to a job this weekend that had extreme mold due to a leak from past storms. Sometimes, these mold findings aren't made visible for a long time. It's always what you don't see that causes the most damage.

We battle the water and fire damage, as well as creating estimate, conducting inspections, getting additional training, and working out conflicts with insurance companies.  Dedication is our middle name!

Water job details

The roof on this home had been caved and the floor was buckling due to the rain from the storm. SERVPRO technicians went to the home right away, and determined the home could be repaired to preloss condition. If the homeowner had waited any longer, the entire home may have been absolutely soaked! While repairing the home under this condition may not be impossible, other factors may have made repair difficult. The amount of water led to a small mold growth; we removed the mold, and applied an antimicrobial agent to prevent further growth. Part of the floor had to be removed, as seen in this photo. 

Storm Prepareness

1/17/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of South Shasta 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.

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 Shasta County, 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. Today is the day to make it happen

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The storm and you

1/17/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of South Shasta 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.

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 Redding and Surrounding areas, 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 530-241-2424

For more information call us at SERVPRO of South Shasta County today,  (530) 241-2424 or by our social media pages (links below).

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The Weather is Changing. Are You Prepared?

11/19/2019 (Permalink)

Backed Up Gutters Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County for all your water damage. All inspections are FREE! 530-241-2424

The weather in Northern California is changing quickly from a scorching hot summer full of wildfires, to a cold frosty winter. Are your prepared? Have you winterized your home?

Tips to help you during the winter season.

1. Inspect your roof before rainfall and snowfall. Make sure your shingles are secure and remove any branches or debris that may obstruct water flowing off the roof.

2. Remove debris from your gutters. When there is an abundant amount of debris in the gutters it can cause back flow of water and cause a leaking roof. 

3. Keep sandbags handy in case there is a rainstorm that is causing flooding in the area. 

If you have water damage from a storm. Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County at 530-241-2424 for your Free inspection. We also work with all insurance companies. 

When Storms or Floods hit our town, SERVPRO is ready!

11/8/2019 (Permalink)

Storm If your house or business has been damaged by a storm call SERVPRO of South Shasta County at 530-241-2424.

SERVPRO of South Shasta 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. We give FREE water and storm damage inspections and we work direct with your insurance company.

Faster Response 24/7 

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.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County  Today 530-241-2424

Protect Your Home From Flooding

11/8/2019 (Permalink)

House Flood If your house floods. Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County at 530-241-2424--24/7. Emergency Response Available

One of the most usual places for your home to be flooded is the basement.  Even if you do not live on a floodplain or anywhere near a body of water, basement flooding can still be a possibility.  The water can come from numerous places such as:

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain which can cause surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure 

Fortunately, basement floods are 100 percent preventable.  Below are some steps that you can take to ensure that your basement will not flood.

Clean Your Gutters and Down Spouts.  

It is important that you clean your gutter a couple of times a year in the fall and the spring. Keeping gutters free of debris and positioning downspouts away from the foundation can keep storm water from collapsing your gutter. The goal is to drain storm water at least three feet away. 

Inspect your house’s foundation.

Simply inspecting the exterior foundation and your basement’s walls and floors can save you money.  If your home has already been damaged by water, call SERVPRO of South Shasta counties and we will be here to help. 530-241-2424

Check your sump pump.

If you have a below-grade sump pump, check to make sure it is free of debris.  If you have a portable pump, position it in the lowest part of the basement and make sure it is connected to a power source.

Inspect your sewage and septic system.

If you have not had your sewer inspected or your septic tank cleaned, spring is an appropriate time to address these concerns.  During periods of heavy rainfall, clogged sewers and over-taxed septic’s are a disaster waiting to happen.  
Did these tips find you too late? If your home has suffered water damage - call SERVPRO of South Shasta.  We can make it "Like it never even happened."  We are available 24/7.  

530-241-2424

Tips for Filing an Insurance Claim for Water Damage

11/8/2019 (Permalink)

File Claim with Insurance if you have a water damage File claim with Insurance if you have a water damage. SERVPRO of South Shasta County works direct with your insurance. 530-241-2424

Something to Know:

Every insurance policy is different. Therefore, what will be covered may only be determined by reading your policy or calling your insurance agent/insurance company to have them determine coverage. 

Knowledge is Power:

Be sure you know who your insurance company is and how to contact them. You may want to list the phone number for your insurance company on your refrigerator for easy access. You could also add your insurance company's 24 hour emergency contact number to your cell phone to have ready at all times. You never know when this information is going to be important. 

Stay Calm:

This experience can be upsetting. It's important to stay calm when you are talking to your insurance company so they can ask all the essential questions to set up your claim and get the ball rolling. 

Take Pictures:

Document the situation every step of the way to help your insurance company understand the full extent of the damage. Take pictures of every room that sustained damage, structural materials affected and personal items. These pictures will help your adjuster understand the full picture of what happened and what will be involved in restoring your house and the contents affected.

Ask Questions:

Resolving the water damage issue can be very confusing. Feel free to ask as many questions as you can think of to your insurance company so that you understand what will happen next every step of the way. It's important to know what your roles are and what your insurance company will be doing for you.

Use a company with IICRC Certified Technicians:

While there are many companies that may be willing to help you clean up from your water damage, it is important to utilize a company that has technicians who have been trained to properly perform mitigation. SERVPRO of South Shasta County prides itself on the fact that our technicians are IICRC certified. Our technicians go through on-the-job training and complete IICRC training so that we can keep up with the latest techniques and technologies to dry your home out quickly to eliminate further damage. Education and training is very important to satisfying our customers

Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County 530-241-2424 if you have a water damage. We work direct with your insurance company. 

SERVPRO'S DISASTER RECOVERY TEAM CAN ANSWER THE CALL!

11/8/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of South Shasta County Call SERVPRO Of South Shasta County 530-241-2424 to answer any of your questions. Every Minute Counts During Flood, Fire and Natural Disasters.

Need help fast in a storm situation? SERVPRO of South Shasta County has answered the call! The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team is a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby, ready to act when disaster strikes. The Disaster Recovery Team is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, always prepared for the unpredictable. When localized storms overwhelm the local restoration companies, SERVPRO’s Disaster Recovery Team is there to help manage the workload. SERVPRO has mobilization teams across the country to travel as needed to support recovery after large storm events. With mobilized local command centers, management, crews, equipment and more than 1,650 franchises nationwide, the SERVPRO Franchise System has the ability and the manpower to relocate where needed and help make it “Like it never even happened.” 

Disaster and Recovery

11/8/2019 (Permalink)

Disaster Recovery - image of SERVPRO semi Has your home or business suffered loss from a Storm event? Call SERVPRO of South Shasta County 24/7 at 530-241-2424.

Need help fast in a storm situation? SERVPRO of South Shasta County has answered the call! The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team is a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby, ready to act when disaster strikes. The Disaster Recovery Team is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, always prepared for the unpredictable. When localized storms overwhelm the local restoration companies, SERVPRO’s Disaster Recovery Team is there to help manage the workload. SERVPRO has mobilization teams across the country to travel as needed to support recovery after large storm events. With mobilized local command centers, management, crews, equipment and more than 1,650 franchises nationwide, the SERVPRO Franchise System has the ability and the manpower to relocate where needed and help make it “Like it never even happened.” 

SERVPRO Is Here To Help After The Storm

10/1/2019 (Permalink)

Recent wildfire burnt up to the structure. This photo shows how close a local wildfire had gotten up to a local residents structure.

SERVPRO of South Shasta County specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly skilled and trained, and use specialized equipment to restore your property and make it "Like it never even happened".

When storms hit Shasta County, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. 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.

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.

Call today for emergency services or to schedule an inspection.