Recent Storm Damage Posts
FEMA'S Type of Assistance Information
If you have suffered damages from a storm, then you need to be aware of FEMA. Likewise, this is a resource everyone in Southern Oregon should at least be aware of when a storm is on the way. It is the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and it provides assistance to people whose homes were damaged after a natural disaster. The agency provides other types of support as well, including:
If you are going to take advantage of this resource, you need to understand what kind of support you can receive from them.
When the flood waters are on the rise, you should not expect immediate help from the agency. The agency focuses on providing assistance when flooding is over, but they still can help you in the form of resources and partners. The agency has a mobile app that can provide information about emergency shelters and evacuation guidelines in your local area. If you are in need of immediate help, you should call 911 instead or your local emergency management agency. FEMA partners with certain emergency relief companies, and may be able to help you receive the support you need.
After the Storm
When the disaster is over, this is the time when The Federal Emergency Management Agency can really provide you with support. After you apply, an inspector will evaluate how severe the damage you suffered is. This should never be a substitute to your own insurance coverage, but rather a resource you use in addition to it. Along with helping you recover financially, the agency can provide medical and dental services, as well as covering funeral costs. FEMA cannot take care of all storm reparations, so it might be beneficial to research a private reconstruction company too. With the right help, you can repair and move on from any disaster that affected you.
SERVPRO of Klamath and Lake Counties is one such company with all of the expertise and equipment needed to recover from a major flooding or natural disaster event. We suggest that you contact us in order to have a complimentary Emergency Readiness Plan (ERP) prepared and on hand just in case you ever experience the type of event where it will come in very handy. For more information, call us at: (541) 773-3740.
Preventing Moisture From Getting in Your Building and Causing Damage
Rain and flooding from a major storm in Jackson County can result in costly damage to the interior and exterior of your business. In order to protect your business, it can be valuable to know how to prevent moisture from entering your building and causing damage.
- Create a Physical Barrier
In order to decrease the likelihood of water and mold damage to your building, it can be helpful to put a barrier between your building and the elements. A building envelope acts as a water-resistant cover and protects your business from strong winds and heavy rains. In order for the envelope to be of use, it’s often important to make sure the envelope is securely placed around your building before a storm hits.
- Inspect Your Building Before the Storm
Rain damage can occur seemingly without warning, and it may be necessary to contact storm restoration experts to fix the damage. However, it’s often preferable to prevent damage from occurring in the first place. By inspecting your building before a storm, you are likely to notice if there are any loose shingles, small holes or other areas where water may be able to enter your building. Inspecting the building frequently will allow you to make the necessary changes that can help to prepare your property for a disaster.
- Clear and Reposition Gutters
If your property’s gutters are clogged or are positioned too closely to your business, the likelihood of water damage and mold growth increases. In order to avoid black mold growth and other issues related to water damage, it can be useful to clear your business’s gutters before a storm. Moving your gutters to ensure the flow of water is not directed at your building’s foundation can also be helpful.
Though storms have the potential to cause major issues for a business, preventing moisture from entering the building can make damage less likely to occur. By creating a physical barrier, inspecting your property before a storm and clearing and repositioning your building’s gutters, you can help to keep your business safe from rain damage.
Restoration on Contents After a Storm Hits
Storm and water damage affects not only the structure of your house but also your belongings. SERVPRO of Klamath and Lake Counties understands that your home is more than a structure; your family’s furniture, clothing, keepsakes, and other belongings help transform a house into a home.
SERVPRO of Klamath and lake Counties specializes in restoring contents damaged by storms and other water damage events. Our expertise and our “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced. We pretest your contents to determine what items can be restored back to their condition before the water damage. We utilize several methods of cleaning your contents, including:
- Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to cleaning.
- Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
- Spray and Wipe -Effective for items that can’t withstand cleaning.
- Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if cleaned.
- Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned.
- Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product
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STEPS TO KEEPING YOU AND YOUR FAMILY SAFE AFTER A FLOOD
Are you confused about how to handle a flood in your home? Here are a few tips to help.
If flood water is not handed quickly and correctly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home's structure.
What NOT To Do After a Flood
- Don’t use any television or other household appliances.
- Don’t use your household vacuum to remove water.
- Don’t turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.
What To Do After a Flood
- Turn off the main switches or valves if instructed to do so.
- Try to find the source of flood the best you can and stop it.
- Evacuate the premises if able to do so.
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541-773-3740 for your home's emergency needs!
SERVPRO of Klamath and Lake Counties specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.
Since we are locally owned and operated we can respond quicker and with the right resources, with just a phone call away.
Don’t wait to call
We want every customer to understand the longer you wait can further damage, causing more damage to the structure of the building along with destroying other personal belongings.
Each job is always a little different from either the extent, how much was damaged, to how this has affected you and your family. Which is why it is so important to make sure we use the right resources to make sure the job is done correctly.
Every job is very important to us and we want to make sure it looks “as if it never happened.”
Types of Storm Damage and who to call in Klamath and Lake Counties
Storm and flood damage can be devastating regardless of scale. This is why immediate action is always needed, and common sense dictates that you need a company with Storm Damage Experience.
SERVPRO of Klamath and Lake Counties franchise professionals have the expertise and the resources to handle any size disaster and can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions.
Regardless of the Storm Damage, SERVPRO of Klamath and Lake Counties Can Help and We Do It Quickly!
Storms and natural disasters often occur with little warning and can be especially devastating, so you'll need the company with the reputation that you can trust to handle your unique situation. Regardless of the type of storm, SERVPRO of Klamath and Lake Counties can handle any size disaster. During catastrophic and major events, our Disaster Recovery team can and will respond quickly with additional large scale response teams and any other needed resources.
- Flooding caused by heavy rains
- Hurricanes and Tidal surges
- Tornadoes and wind damage
- Ice and snowstorms
- Local or Regional Forest Wildfires
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