Recent Storm Damage Posts

Steps to Take When You're Hit with a Storm!

9/30/2021 (Permalink)

Storm Damage? Call SERVPRO of Norcross at 770-858-5000. Call SERVPRO of Norcross 24/7 at 770-858-5000. We are here to help.

Storm damage can cause harm to your home, and it can occur anytime. Heavy rain with powerful winds can cause flooding or even roof damage.

Take Safety Precautions

Heavy rain and wind can create physical hazards on your property, such as a collapsed roof, window damage, collapsed walls or standing water in the basement. Once the moisture soak into carpeting, furniture or building materials, it can cause mold growth.  Be cautious of broken glass, exposed nails and other sharp objects on the property. If you smell gas, shut off the main gas line. Contact your insurance company and a reputable property restoration company to help get process going to get your home back together.

Take a Picture of the Damage

Only if it is safe to move around, use your camera or phone camera to photograph the damage so that you will have a record for your insurance company. This action will ensure that you are fully compensated.

Contact Your Insurance Company

Contact your insurance agent to notify them about the damages to your home as soon as possible. The company will send out an adjustor to determine the extent of the damage so that payment for repairs can be made.

Federal Disaster Assistance

Look into federal disaster assistance, the federal government may have declared the area affected by the storm as a disaster area. It may be eligible for low-cost loans to help restore your property to normal. You will be required to file documents to receive these loans.

When a storm-related disaster strikes, it may seem overwhelming, but these steps can help you to begin the process of restoring your home, "Like it never even happened." Storm Damage? Call SERVPRO of Norcross at 770-858-5000. We are here to help. 

Are you ready for the next emergency?

9/3/2021 (Permalink)

Emergency Ready Call SERVPRO of Norcross 24/7 at 770-858-5000. We are here to help.

Preparation is the key to making it through any size disaster, whether it is a small water leak, a large fire, or an area flood. The best time to plan for such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens. No one ever plans on a disaster, but now, you can plan for it.

There is no better time than the present to review your emergency plan. Emergencies can happen unexpectedly in communities just like ours, to people just like you. Tornado outbreaks, river floods, flash floods, historical earthquakes, and even water main breaks and power outages in U.S. cities affecting millions of people for days at a time.

In recent years, many different types of disasters have affected the United States. Flooding, tornadoes, hurricanes, wildfires, and blizzards are natural disasters that can threaten your home, business, and community.  SERVPRO of Norcross want you and your customers to be aware of the steps to take to help prepare for Mother Nature's worst.

Now is the time to think about the basics, things you will need in advance of an emergency, how you will communicate, what supplies you will need to keep in your home, car, or office. Use the list provided here to build an emergency supply kit to ensure your family is equipped and ready for any disaster type. The more you know about what to do in an emergency, the more confident and secure you will feel in your abilities to manage through a disaster.

Contact SERVPRO of Norcross Professionals for more information and tools to help you be "Ready for whatever happens."

Collapsed Ceiling Damage!

7/6/2021 (Permalink)

If your home was damaged from a storm like this one, call us 24/7 at 770-858-5000. We are here to help. If your home was damaged from a storm like this one, call us 24/7 at 770-858-5000. We are here to help.

Norcross and Gwinnett County area has been impacted by a lot of storms and heavy rain in the past couple months. While we do our best to be prepared for disaster, sometimes the extent of the damage is far worse than we could ever imagine. What would you do if one night you're sound asleep in your warm, cozy bed when suddenly, the ceiling collapses because it has become extremely saturated with water or if a tree fell on your roof? An incident like this is absolutely devastating but SERVPRO of Norcross is here to see you through to the other side; SERVPRO is here to help! 

No matter when disaster hits, SERVPRO of Norcross is here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every single day of the year.  Rain or shine, big or small -- we are here to help make your loss "Like it never even happened." We have been serving our community for almost 15 years. 

Call us 24/7 at 770-858-5000. We are here to help.

When Storms or Floods hit Norcross, SERVPRO is ready!

6/21/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Norcross specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Our crews are highly trained, and we use specialized equipment to restore your properties. We provide 24 hours a day, 7 days a week residential and commercial services.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we can respond quicker with the right resources. A quicker response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Norcross, 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 (770) 858-5000

Tips on What to do During a Thunderstorm

6/21/2021 (Permalink)

lightning storm Storm Damage? Call SERVPRO of Norcross at 770-858-5000

Here are some tips on what to do before, during and after a thunderstorm when it comes to lightning protection. 

Before a Thunderstorm 

Limit electric contact in and around your home by: 

  • Remove dead tree branches near your house which could ignite and cause a fire if struck by lightning. 
  • Unplug all appliances before the storm hits to prevent power surges. 
  • Close all blinds and shades. 

During a Thunderstorm 

Once a storm has started, there are additional safety measures to take. 

  • Stay away from windows. 
  • Avoid phone use - telephone lines can conduct electricity. 
  • Stay away from faucets, sinks and bathtubs. 
  • Stay away from water if you're stuck outside. Get inside or in a car. 
  • Keep the windows shut if you're in a car. Pull to the side of the road to wait until the heavy rain subsides. Keep away from trees that could fall on your car. 
  • Find a place outside that is unlikely to flood, if you can't find shelter. Avoid tall structures such as towers, trees, fences, telephone lines and power lines. 

After a thunderstorm

Lightning can strike your home or other areas of your property. If you have storm damaged, call SERVPRO of Norcross at 770-858-5000.

Be Prepared for Severe Weather

6/2/2021 (Permalink)

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Severe weather can happen anytime and anywhere. Being prepared for a severe weather is critical to staying safe. Deadly weather can cause more than $8 billion in property damage. Many businesses affected by the disasters never reopen, so it is very important to be prepared.  

Know Your Risk.  You need to understand the type of hazardous weather that can affect where you live and work. Your shelter plan should include all types of local hazards because severe weather comes in many forms.  

Take Action.  You need to create communications plan for your home or business. You will need to put together an emergency kit.   Also, keep your important papers and valuables in a safe place.  

Be an Example. Once you have taken the action to prepare for the severe weather, share your story on social media. Your preparedness story may inspire others to do the same.  

What should be in your Emergency Kit?  

  • Water  
  • Food  
  • Manual can opener  
  • Battery operated radio  
  • Flashlight with extra batteries  
  • First aid kit  
  • Whistle – so you can signal for help  
  • Clothing  
  • Dust mask  
  • Plastic sheeting, garbage bags, and duct tape  
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities  
  • Hygiene items  
  • Important documents – copies of insurance policies, I.D and bank account information  
  • Cash  
  • Fire extinguisher  
  • Matches in a waterproof container 

Heavy Storms Can Damage Your Home

5/10/2021 (Permalink)

storm Contact SERVPRO of Norcross for Storm Damage day or night! 770-858-5000

Heavy storms can damage your home unexpectedly. High winds, heavy rain and even hail can cause significant damage to your property. Flooding from heavy rains can result in damage by backing up sewer mains or water building up around your facility and having nowhere to go but inside. Lightning can even pose as a threat by causing a fire when you least expect it. Roof damages can be caused by many sources such as rain, hail, wind and fire. When dealing with roof damage, you can expect wet installation and drywall. 

A team of SERVPRO professionals stand ready to assist; we give you access to IICRC-industry certified professionals, advanced equipment, and vast resources that make your restoration as stress-free as possible. Our entire Green Fleet is stocked and ready to deploy at a moment’s notice, we can address any situation you face and work hard to ensure a successful recovery. We have large commercial desiccant dehumidifiers designed for climate control in large facilities.  

If you have any questions about Large Loss capabilities, contact SERVPRO of Norcross at 770-858-5000. We are open 24/7.  

When Storms or Floods hit Norcross, SERVPRO is ready!

6/22/2020 (Permalink)

tree on a house Tree fell on your house during a storm? Call us for your emergency storm damage at 770-858-5000.

SERVPRO of Norcross 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 Norcross, 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 (770) 858-5000