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Damage Caused By Thunderstorms

7/8/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Damage Caused By Thunderstorms SERVPRO of North Huntington is here to make storm damage "Like it never even happened."

How Thunderstorms Form

There are an estimated 16 million thunderstorms annually throughout the world. In the United States, the number of thunderstorms typically comes to approximately 100,000 per year—10% of those are considered severe.

There are certain conditions that are necessary for a storm to develop. There must be moisture and rising unstable air, as well as a “lifting” mechanism that forces air to rise, or where warm/cold or wet/dry air bump together, causing a rising motion.

A thunderstorm’s life cycle takes three distinct stages: the developing stage, the mature stage and the dissipating stage. The mature stage is where you’ll find hail, heavy rain, strong winds, and even tornadoes occurring.

Various Types of Damage

There are plenty of parts of a thunderstorm that can prove to be dangerous, but one of the most serious risks is the opportunity for winds to send debris flying.

Wind speeds during severe thunderstorms can reach over 57.5 mph. This is more than enough speed to create chaos and damage to your property.

When there are strong winds, there is always a chance for non-threatening items to turn into a serious threat in projectile mode. These items can include tree branches, gravel, mailboxes, fencing, lawn furniture, potted plants and garbage cans. Take some time to check on and secure these items in your yard before any thunderstorms come rolling into town.

Thunderstorms are also responsible for causing the following types of damage besides wind damage:

Lightning damage. Lightning damage can be broken into two categories, fire and electrical. When lightning strikes a home, it will pass through the electrical wiring and can cause damage to any appliance that is plugged into an outlet.

Tornado damage. With wind speeds that can reach upwards of 200 mph, tornadoes are capable of causing immense amounts of damage over large areas in a limited amount of time.

Hail damage. It may come as a shock, but hail damage can top out at $1 billion annually. The smaller hail can wreak havoc on crops, and larger hail can do a fair amount of damage to homes and vehicles.

Flood damage. Since rain is common with storms, it is not shocking that heavy rains can lead to flash flooding. Occurring without warning, flash floods can cause structural damage and even rip trees out of the ground.

If a thunderstorm has resulted in damage to your home or business, know that the team at SERVPRO® of North Huntington is available 247 to help with cleanup and restoration.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms of Any Size!

6/20/2019 (Permalink)

Flood or storm damage?SERVPRO of North Huntington has the resources to Handle it!

We are the experts! Let us make it "Like it never even happened."When storms hit, SERVPRO of North Huntington can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of over 1,700 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States. In addition, SERVPRO of North Huntington is an IICRC certified firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. We take great pride in what we do and are always here to help! 

Commercial & Residential Storm Cleanup

6/19/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Storm Services

There's never a convenient time for flood or storm damage to strike your commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO of North Huntington has the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business.

Residential Storm Services

When your home needs emergency flood damage or storm cleaning, you can depend on SERVPRO of North Huntington. Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Call us for your storm damage needs!

5/21/2019 (Permalink)

Residential Services

When your home needs emergency flood damage or storm cleaning, you can depend on SERVPRO of North Huntington. Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for flood or storm damage to strike your commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO of North Huntington has the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business.

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Mold Remediation
  • Commercial Cleaning Services

SERVPRO of North Huntington provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your storm damage restoration and cleaning needs.

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 631-423-1734

Need Storm Damage Cleanup?

5/20/2019 (Permalink)

Residential Services

When your home needs emergency flood damage or storm cleaning, you can depend on SERVPRO of North Huntington. Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best.

Additional Residential Services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for flood or storm damage to strike your commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO of North Huntington has the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business.

Additional Commercial Services:

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Mold Remediation
  • Commercial Cleaning Services

We have the resources to handle storms of any size!

5/20/2019 (Permalink)

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call SERVPRO of North Huntington Today.

631-423-1734

When storms hit, SERVPRO of North Huntington 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. SERVPRO of North Huntington is an IICRC certified firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. As an IICRC Certified Firm, we have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo. SERVPRO of North Huntington is here to help with your storm or flood damage cleanup needs, No matter how large or small!

The difference between a tornado watch and tornado warning.

5/13/2019 (Permalink)

What to Do if There Is a Tornado

Have you thought about the difference between a tornado watch and tornado warning? A watch is issued when the conditions are favorable for tornadoes, while a warning is issued when a tornado has been reported by spotters or indicated by radar.

If there has been a tornado warning issued for your area, it is important that you take action immediately to find safe shelter, especially if you are in the path of the tornado.

Shelter options include:

  • Underground options like a basement or storm shelter.
  • The lowest part of your home, in an area that is away from outside walls, doors and windows. Interior closets and bathrooms can be ideal options.
  • If you are outside, try to get to a sturdy building. Mobile homes and trailers are not a safe option.
  • If on the road and no building access is available, do not get under an overpass or bridge. Instead, find a low, flat location and use your arms to protect your head and neck.

It would be good if you have flashlights, a battery-powered weather radio and extra batteries available and ready to use in your selected tornado shelter at home.

When driving, if you are caught out on the road during a tornado, NEVER try to outrun it. Also, when you are taking shelter in your home, you can provide additional cover by using furniture items like couch cushions, mattresses or blankets to help keep your head and neck covered.

Tornadoes can take you by surprise and wreak absolute havoc on the areas they touch down in. While meteorologists and weather services can provide some advanced warning to potential threats, tornadoes can still occur with little to no warning at all.

If your home or business has been damaged by a tornado, know that SERVPRO® of North Huntington is ready and waiting to jump into action and get cleanup and restoration of your property underway.

Tornado Safety Info Everyone Should Know

5/6/2019 (Permalink)

When you know that the weather in the spring can be unpredictable, you can take steps to always be prepared for the chance of severe thunderstorms that lead to the perfect conditions for a tornado to strike.

The months of April and May are notorious for the highest occurrences of tornadoes at 30% and 24%, respectively. This means we are currently entering into the height of tornado season throughout the United States. Included in this blog are some tips and information on tornadoes that can help keep your family prepared for the worst possible scenario.

Ideal Conditions for a Tornado

There are approximately over 1,000 tornadoes that occur in the U.S. each year, and they are the product of severe thunderstorms, especially those known as “supercells.”

The formation of a tornado occurs when changes in wind speed and direction create a horizontal spinning effect within a storm cell. This is then tipped vertical by rising air moving up through the thunderclouds.

At first look, you will not see the tornado’s signature funnel cloud because it will be transparent until water droplets from the storm’s moist air condense or when dust and debris are picked up. A typical tornado can grow to be 660 feet wide and will move at 10 to 20 miles per hour, although larger and faster tornadoes have been observed. Hail and intense winds of over 200 mph can accompany tornadoes.

Typically, tornadoes occur in the late afternoon, but it is vital to remember that they can occur at anytime and anywhere.

If your home or business has been damaged by a tornado, know that SERVPRO® of North Huntington is ready and waiting to jump into action and get cleanup and restoration of your property underway.

Here to Help!

5/1/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Huntington is Here to Help! 

When storms hit, SERVPRO of North Huntington can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of over 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

We have the resources, training and certifications to handle floods and storms of any size! Have storm or flood damage? Call SERVPRO of North Huntington today.

631-423-1734

SERVPRO of North Huntington is an IICRC certified firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

Severe Storms Cause Damaging Winds

11/28/2018 (Permalink)

There are many concerns that come with severe storms, with one of those being the threat of damaging winds. These winds can come with little to no notice and can cause long-term structural impacts.

Concerns About High Winds

Tornadoes and hurricanes are probably what first comes to mind when thinking about damaging winds. However, those are not the only ones to be concerned about.

Traditionally, damaging winds are those with wind speeds exceeding 50–60 mph and can be the result of a strong thunderstorm. You will commonly hear damaging winds referred to as “straight-line” winds, which differentiates from the damage from a tornado.

The damage from these winds can be especially destructive. Straight-line winds can cause loose articles to become projectiles. Windows and the roof can take a beating from straight-line winds, and if it’s extensive enough, water damage can result as the outside elements come indoors.

Anyone who lives in a thunderstorm-prone area is at risk from damaging winds. Many structures can suffer from damaging winds, but there is one structure in particular that is especially at risk. For example, even mobile homes that are anchored can become a victim of wind gusts over 80 mph.

If your home has been hit by damaging winds and resulting water damage, our highly trained specialists at SERVPRO® of North Huntington are here 247 to help with cleanup and restoration of your home.

How to Protect Your Home

There are a number of ways you can help protect your property from damaging winds. Some are listed below, but keep the “Two R’s” in mind: reinforce and remove.

  • Have your garage door reinforced by a professional.

  • Remove or anchor loose items on your property that could be blown around and tossed by the wind. This includes trash cans, grills and outdoor furniture.

  • Hire a professional to remove any large or dying trees and branches that could be blown over onto your home.

We don’t always receive advanced notice about straight-line or damaging winds. But, as we all know, being proactive with some of the above preventive items may just protect you from damage.

Also, if you are building a new home or renovating an older home, make sure that the windows, walls and doors are meet the building code for your area.

Flood or Storm damage? We can help!

7/2/2018 (Permalink)

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call SERVPRO of North Huntington today!

631-423-1734

SERVPRO of North Huntington 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, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of over 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States. 

Storm or flood damage damage? The experts are a phone call away!

6/25/2018 (Permalink)

Have questions about storm damage to your home or business? Call Us Today!  631-423-1734

Residential Services

When your home needs emergency flood damage or storm cleaning, you can depend on SERVPRO of North Huntington. Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for flood or storm damage to strike your commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO of North Huntington has the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business.

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Mold Remediation
  • Commercial Cleaning Services

Let our team help make it "Like it never even happened."

6/25/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Huntington has the resources to Handle Floods and Storms of Any Size!

When storms hit, SERVPRO of North Huntington can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of over 1,700 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States. In addition, SERVPRO of North Huntington is an IICRC certified firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. We are the experts! Let us make it "Like it never even happened."

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call SERVPRO of North Huntington Today.

631-423-1734

Storm Damage? Call the experts today!

5/22/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Huntington provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 631-423-1734

Residential Services

When your home needs emergency flood damage or storm cleaning, you can depend on SERVPRO of North Huntington. Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for flood or storm damage to strike your commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO of North Huntington has the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business.

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Mold Remediation
  • Commercial Cleaning Services

Flooding caused by a storm? We can help!

5/22/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO OF North Huntington is IICRC Certified and has the resources to Handle Floods and Storms of Any Size!

When storms hit SERVPRO of North Huntington 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. SERVPRO of North Huntington is an IICRC certified firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call SERVPRO of North Huntington Today.

631-423-1734

Storm or Flood Damage? Call us now! 631-423-1734

7/13/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of NORTH HUNTINGTON 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, 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 SERVPRO of NORTH HUNTINGTON today!

631-423-1734

SERVPRO of North Huntington is here to help!

6/5/2017 (Permalink)

Storm and Flood Help Available 24/7!

SERVPRO of NORTH HUNTINGTON specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained professionals and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition. Our office staff will assist you every step of the way. We are only a phone call away and are always ready to help!

Faster Response Time

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 are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Need Help With Storm or Flood Damage? Call SERVPRO OF NORTH HUNTINGTON!

631-423-1734

We are always here and ready to help!

6/5/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO OF NORTH HUNTINGTON is IICRC Certified and has the resources to Handle Floods and Storms of Any Size!

When storms hit SERVPRO OF NORTH HUNTINGTON 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. SERVPRO of North Huntington is an IICRC certified firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call SERVPRO of NORTH HUNTINGTON Today.

631-423-1734

SERVPRO of North Huntington provides 24-hour service!

3/6/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Huntington provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 631-423-1734

Residential Services

When your home needs emergency flood damage or storm cleaning, you can depend on SERVPRO of North Huntington. Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for flood or storm damage to strike your commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO of North Huntington has the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business.

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Mold Remediation
  • Commercial Cleaning Services