Recent Storm Damage Posts

What is Flash Flooding?

7/12/2019 (Permalink)

There are many types of flooding that can cause damage to your home & your community. When you think of summer, we often think of water, whether that is a day at the lake, pool, or just some old-fashioned fun with a garden hose in the backyard. But, summer also can bring storms. One of the most common types of flooding is flash flooding, but what does that really mean?

We're sharing the definition straight from the National Weather Service today. 

Flash Flooding

Flash floods are exactly what the name suggests: floods that happen in a flash! Flash floods generally develop within 6 hours of the immediate cause. Causes of flash flooding include heavy rain, ice or debris jams, and levee or dam failure.

There are many reasons that flash floods occur, but one of the most common is the result of copious amounts of rainfall from thunderstorms that cause flash flooding.

SERVPRO of Phenix City, Eufaula and Tuskegee is locally owned and operated, so we’re already close by and ready to respond immediately when you need us. We make disaster "Like it never even happened." Give us a call today at (334)-298-8252! 

The Process Behind Storm Teams & Travel

6/24/2019 (Permalink)

When a natural disaster strikes and a local SERVPRO needs to call in backup from other franchises, they can contact their local storm team. The storm teams are spread out and sectioned off by the region (ours is Team Wilson in Birmingham, Alabama). We wanted to explain the process behind storm teams and how it works! 

Once the storm team has been contacted, they send out an email and ask who wants to travel. When it is time to travel, the storm teams will send franchises to specific zip codes to handle the work there. This is great because it keeps that franchise focused on that territory and they can respond to that territory quicker by already being in vicinity.

All billing and estimates run through the storm teams, as well as all jobs being dispatched by the storm teams. This helps with the consistency of the jobs and keeps all of our franchises working in the same direction! 

SERVPRO of Phenix City, Eufaula and Tuskegee is locally owned and operated, so we’re already close by and ready to respond immediately when you need us. We make disaster "Like it never even happened." Give us a call today at (334)-298-8252!

 

Equipment for Any Size Disaster

6/22/2019 (Permalink)

At our office and warehouse in Smiths Station, Alabama, we have over THREE HUNDRED air movers and over ONE HUNDRED dehumidifiers. That's a lot of equipment, right? Occasionally, the job requires more than this and that is when it is great to be a part of the SERVPRO family. Less than two hours away, we have access to four tractor trailer loads of air movers and dehumidifiers ready to mobilize. If the you need us, we are ready regardless of the size of the disaster. We have utilized the tractor trailers several times in our territory. If your home or business is impacted by storm damage, then you know who to call. 

SERVPRO of Phenix City, Eufaula and Tuskegee is locally owned and operated, so we’re already close by and ready to respond immediately when you need us. We make disaster "Like it never even happened." Give us a call today at (334)-298-8252!

Call the Professionals

5/30/2019 (Permalink)

Damage caused to your home by a storm can be big or small. No matter the size of your disaster, we have extensive water damage and storm restoration training that allows us to get your home back to normal quickly. You can depend on an immediate response from our highly trained technicians, who are available 24 hours, seven days a week. Storm restoration is the cornerstone of our business so you can bet that we can restore your home to pre-storm condition quickly. 

SERVPRO of Phenix City, Eufaula and Tuskegee is locally owned and operated, so we’re already close by and ready to respond immediately when you need us. We make disaster "Like it never even happened." Give us a call today at (334)-298-8252!

Let's Talk Storms.

10/31/2018 (Permalink)

We have been busy, busy, busy with this hurricane season. We are actually still in Panama City, Florida at the time of writing this. 

We've been sharing a lot of photos on our social media so use the links in the right hand corner of this screen and follow us to stay updated. 

Storms are devastating but they also can bring communities together. We have seen that happen time and time again. It is absolutely beautiful to watch everyone come together to help each other and we are so thankful that we get to be apart of that! We come from an outside community and jump right in to help others and work with SERVPRO's from across the country who do the same thing. That is amazing. Our employees have worked SO hard and we can't say "thank you" enough to them. We are so proud to be able to work with you guys every day and to have employees that care so much about our customers. Thank you guys for all you do for us and for our customers. 

Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.

9/14/2018 (Permalink)

We've already shared that September is National Preparedness Month and we're already well into the second week. 

We wanted to make sure that we took time to dedicate a whole blog post to this year's theme: "Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How." It is so fitting for us to share and is at the core of our business. We want to help you prepare, which is why we are sharing tips on our blog and our social media (click those icons in the top right corner of your screen if you aren't following us already). 

The Ready Campaign said it best when they mentioned this on their website, "Take time to learn lifesaving skills − such as CPR and first aid, check your insurance policies and coverage for the hazards you may face, such as flood, earthquakes, and tornadoes. Make sure to consider the costs associated with disasters and save for an emergency. Also, know how to take practical safety steps like shutting off water and gas.

The devastating hurricanes and wildfires of 2017 reminded the nation of the importance of preparing for disasters.  Often, we will be the first ones in our communities to take action after a disaster strikes and before first responders arrive, so it is important to prepare in advance to help yourself and your community."

Disasters don't plan ahead but YOU can. How are you getting prepared this month? Let us know!

Flooding Tips

7/19/2018 (Permalink)

Alabama storms can be a leading cause of flooding, especially during the summer months with all of the summer storms that come through. We wanted to share a couple of tips about what to do and what not to do after your home or business is affected by flooding. 

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.

Your Home's Contents

5/3/2018 (Permalink)

As a leader in storm and water damage restoration, SERVPRO of Phenix City, Eufaula and Tuskegee has the specialized training and expertise to restore your home back to its pre-storm condition. Our restoration process puts an emphasis on scientific drying techniques, progress monitoring and documentation.

This means that our employees are highly trained on getting your home back to normal and most importantly, caring for your belongings. We understand that your home is more than a structure; your family’s furniture, clothing, keepsakes, and other belongings help transform a house into a home. Our "Restore > Replace" mentality means that we work our hardest to save your belongings. 

When your home is struck by a storm, we know and understand the stress that goes along with that. From our contents restoration, to our organized move-outs, to our contents claim inventory service- we do our best to help you feel a little less overwhelmed. 

We're here to take your call 24/7. 

Storming and Your Local School

5/2/2018 (Permalink)

Nearby and ready to help!

When a storm hits and flooding starts, your contents are at risk. When you sit down and think about how many different contents are in a school between the desks and the books and the list goes on- it really starts to add up. We have quite the number of ways to handle your content restoration because we strongly believe in our "Restore > Replace" mentality. 

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.

So now you know a little bit more about how we can clean your contents (for your home or business of any kind). If you find your school being affected by storm damage, trust the professionals to handle your contents well. Give us a call at (334) 298-8252. 

Your Emergency Supply Kit

5/1/2018 (Permalink)

Basic Disaster Supply Kit should consist of:

    • Water (one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation)
    • Food (at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food)
    • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
    • Flashlight (don't forget the extra batteries)
    • First aid kit
    • Whistle to signal for help
    • Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
    • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
    • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities (or any other need that may arise)
    • Manual can opener for food
    • Local maps
    • Cell phone (Don't forget your charger!)

Thanks to Ready.gov for compiling this list for others, like us, to share! Sometimes it can be easy to forget what we would really need during an emergency situation so having a list like this can be crucial to make setting up your emergency supply kit easier. Storms can hit any time so be prepared. Don't forget to write our number down or save it in your phone so you can have it close by when disaster strikes. We're here for you 24/7. You can download the PDF version here if you're interested. 

Moving Water

4/4/2018 (Permalink)

Spring rains bring flash flooding. We shared on our social media recently a great photo that shows you how much water it takes to move a standing vehicle. 

For a small car, it'll take about 12 inches of water. For a larger vehicle, that moves up to about 18 inches. That means that for the average vehicle, you're in danger at 12 inches of water. We thought this was a safety tip worth noting on our blog with April showers happening all month long. We want to make sure all of our followers are safe and aware of their surroundings during these storms, big or small. 

Stay out of your car and find a safe area inside your home or the nearest building. Make sure you have a plan so you can think on your feet when you find yourself in this situation. 

Are you following us on social media yet? Scroll to the top of this page and click our links to take you straight there! Have a great week. 

Snow Storm in the South

1/19/2018 (Permalink)

Dottie enjoying the snow!

When we get snow in the South, towns shut down and a lot of people are put in danger due to poor road conditions. We wanted to remind everybody that if your home or business was affected by this recent snow storm in our area, please call us at any time. We are here to help. We hope that all of our local communities are out there staying warm and everybody got to enjoy the snow while they could. You can see from the image on this post that one of our office pups was really enjoying it so we had to make her model to post the image to our social media! 

We'd love to see your snow day photos so tag us on social media and let us see them! We hope everybody is having a great day. 

2017: Our Storm Travels in Review

12/19/2017 (Permalink)

All of our guys heading down to Florida after Hurricane Irma!

This year we got to travel a lot. Unfortunately, it was because our nation was hit with quite a few disasters along the way. Hurricane season was rough- especially for Texas and Florida. We are so lucky to have gotten to go and serve those communities as if they were our own.

As we reflect back on our 2017 year as a business, this is something that we felt was worth noting. You can see our previous blogs about these storms but we just wanted to write one more as the year is coming to an end. THANK YOU Texas and Florida for allowing us to do our part after your disasters. We hope that as 2017 is ending and 2018 is beginning, those affected by these storms will continue to find comfort and continue to get back to normal. We know that dealing with a disaster is never easy and especially at that volume but SERVPRO is so proud to get to be involved and help you get back to pre-storm condition.

Here to Help

9/18/2017 (Permalink)

#TexasStrong

Recently, we got back to Alabama from our time spent in Texas helping out with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. We then turned our crew right back out and they are now in Florida helping out with the Hurricane Irma aftermath. We are so blessed to be able to send our crews out to help communities that we normally aren't able to. SERVPRO truly is a family (of 1,700+ and growing) and we are so grateful to be a part of it and to have a crew that is always willing to get out there and give it their all for others. We want to leave you with a great quote, "We can't help everyone but everyone can help someone." So thank you, America, for letting us help you. 

Hurricane Harvey

8/30/2017 (Permalink)

And we're off!

This morning, we sent off our crew as they head to Texas to begin helping with the absolute devastation that these victims have experienced. We are so lucky that we can have a direct hand in helping these victims. The SERVPRO System has a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby should a disaster strike near you. Available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, we are prepared for the unpredictable. Our thoughts and prayers are with ALL those who are being affected by this storm- and it isn't over yet. As it continues it's path now as a Tropical Storm, continue to keep people in your thoughts and prayers. Please join us in praying for safe travels for our team and ALL the SERVPRO teams coming from all over to help. We look forward to writing an updated blog once our crew is back. 

Unexpected Disasters

7/20/2017 (Permalink)

Disasters are never expected but storm damage can be especially surprising. When a storm hits your Phenix City, Eufaula or Tuskegee home- trust the professionals.

We'd love to share what one storm damage customer Agnes shared about us- "I am very pleased and they did a wonderful job. I couldn't have worked with a better company. I loved them all and they were all so nice." 

We truly love hearing feedback from our customers and would love to hear what you have to say about your experience with us so that we can share it on our webpage for new customers to see. We’re dedicated to responding immediately to water and storm damage emergencies. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost.

SERVPRO of Phenix City, Eufaula and Tuskegee is locally owned and operated, so we’re already close by and ready to respond immediately when you need us. We make disaster "Like it never even happened." Give us a call today at (334)-298-8252!

Importance of Insurance

5/9/2017 (Permalink)

Let us help you today.

We know that making ends meet can be a monthly struggle for a lot of people out there. We are all looking for ways to cut our monthly spending so that we can save money. We wanted to write a blog to remind  you that homeowners insurance is important and is something that should stay in your budget.

Disasters don't discriminate and can happen to anybody. Even if you don't own a home, renters insurance is just as important. Unfortunately, we are sometimes called into jobs where tenets find out that their contents are not covered because they don't have insurance. A disaster isn't easy and we don't want it to be any harder. Please remember the importance of your homeowners or renters insurance policy. 

 

SERVPRO of Phenix City, Eufaula and Tuskegee is locally owned and operated, so we’re already close by and ready to respond immediately when you need us. We make disaster "Like it never even happened." Give us a call today at (334)-298-8252!

Disaster Recovery Team

5/8/2017 (Permalink)

No job is too big.

The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are prequalified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster.



Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation.



At SERVPRO, the difference is our ability to dispatch trained production professionals and cut costs through the strategic placement and oversight of temporary labor. Get the professionals, call us today.



Clients for the Commercial Large Loss program include the following:



  • The Hospitality Industry

  • Property Managers

  • Universities

  • Municipalities

  • The Pentagon


SERVPRO of Phenix City, Eufaula and Tuskegee is locally owned and operated, so we’re already close by and ready to respond immediately when you need us. We make disaster "Like it never even happened." Give us a call today at (334)-298-8252!

Severe Weather

4/14/2017 (Permalink)

When a storm hits, you know who to call.

Damage caused to your home by a storm can be big or small. No matter the size of your disaster, we have extensive water damage and storm restoration training that allows us to get your home back to normal quickly. You can depend on an immediate response from our highly trained technicians, who are available 24 hours, seven days a week. Storm restoration is the cornerstone of our business so you can bet that we can restore your home to pre-storm condition quickly. 

 

SERVPRO of Phenix City, Eufaula and Tuskegee is locally owned and operated, so we’re already close by and ready to respond immediately when you need us. We make disaster "Like it never even happened." Give us a call today at (334)-298-8252!

Disaster Strikes Anywhere

1/20/2017 (Permalink)

When disaster strikes, we're ready!

"Mr.Sam Malloy seemed genuinely concerned for our situation and helped me make the best possible decision with accurate information. He kept me informed every step of the process and corrected the slightest issues promptly." - Linda from Denham Springs, LA

Did you know that there are over 1,700 franchises and growing?It gives us access to more resources for larger cleaning or restoration projects or major storm scenarios. Sometimes we get to travel out of our neck of the woods to be able to help out during the storms. During Hurricane Matthew, we were able to send teams to Louisiana to help out there. Our teams go above and beyond for their jobs and for that, we will always be thankful. And you will be too!  

SERVPRO of Phenix City, Eufaula and Tuskegee is locally owned and operated, so we’re already close by and ready to respond immediately when you need us. We make disaster "Like it never even happened." Give us a call today at (334)-298-8252!

Hurricane Matthew

10/6/2016 (Permalink)

An update as of 10/6 of the storm.

We'd like to relay some information from our Weather friends. 

Hurricane Matthew is set to deliver a devastating blow to eastern Florida starting Thursday night, and then will hammer areas farther north up the coast in Georgia and the Carolinas Friday into the weekend.

Here is the approximate timing of the worst wind and surge impacts, coinciding with the nearest passage of the eyewall of Matthew. (Note that Matthew's eye may never make landfall, but its eyewall, containing the hurricane's strongest winds, may do so.)

  • Southeast Florida: Thursday evening through early Friday
  • East-central, northeastern Florida: Friday through Friday night
  • Georgia coast: Friday evening through Saturday morning
  • South Carolina: Saturday through Saturday night
  • North Carolina (mainly south): Saturday afternoon through early Sunday

We'd like to remind the folks that follow us in these areas to stay updated but most importantly, STAY SAFE! 

SERVPRO of Phenix City, Eufaula and Tuskegee is locally owned and operated, so we’re already close by and ready to respond immediately when you need us. We make disaster "Like it never even happened." Give us a call today at (334)-298-8252!

Storm Damage: Call Us

7/19/2016 (Permalink)

Sometimes disaster happens.. Don't panic. Call us (334)298-8252!

Storm Damage can happen at any time. When you are dealing with storm, flood, and water damage, immediate action is crucial. You should choose the company with storm damage experience and expertise that has the resources and equipment to handle the job. SERVPRO of Phenix City, Eufaula and Tuskegee can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions.


Why choose us?



  • 24-Hour Emergency Service

  • Faster to Any Size Disaster

  • Highly Trained Water Restoration Technicians

  • A Trusted Leader in the Water Restoration Industry

  • Locally Owned and Operated


Day or night, never hesitate to give us a call. See below for our information!


SERVPRO of Phenix City, Eufaula and Tuskegee is locally owned and operated, so we’re already close by and ready to respond immediately when you need us. We make disaster "Like it never even happened." Give us a call today at (334)-298-8252!