Recent Storm Damage Posts

Summer Thunderstorm Safety

7/6/2021 (Permalink)

In the Upstate the summer is packed with many thunderstorms due to high humidity. Thunderstorms can be dangerous because they include heavy rain, lightning, and high winds. They can even go on to produce tornadoes, causing damage to local homes and businesses. A thunderstorm is considered severe when it contains large hail and/or damaging straight-line winds of 58 miles per hour or greater.

These types of storms can cause great damage to any home or business, but more importantly can pose a threat to your safety! There are some safety tips to help keep you safe during summer thunderstorms.

  • Avoid unnecessary travel
  • Get into basement if available or the lowest level of your home/ business
  • Stay away from doors or windows

It is extremely important to know what to look for and understand what thunderstorm warnings may mean. For example, a thunderstorm watch means that the conditions are right for a thunderstorm to develop, whereas a thunderstorm warning means that there have been storms spotted around your area in the radar. Keeping up with the forecast can help keep you prepared for any disaster.

To better prepare your business for possible damages, SERVPRO of Anderson has a team ready to set up an Emergency Readiness Plan at any time. Our production crew is available 24/7 for any damage a summer thunderstorm may have on your home or business.

We hope that this information will help prepare our local community for any storms that may roll through this summer season. Being prepared is the first step, but if damages do occur, we at SERVPRO of Anderson can be your second step into getting your home or business back to preloss condition!

Give us a call at (864)-224-0285!

Hurricane Elsa

7/6/2021 (Permalink)

This hurricane season has started off quiet as the first few storms never developed past a tropical storm. Hurricane Elsa, which has already made landfall in Cuba and is headed for the United States east coast, is the first storm to develop into a hurricane. The storm is projected to make landfall in the Florida Keys midweek and extend up the Georgia and South Carolina Coast later in the week. There is an anticipated 4 to 8 inches of rainfall expected over the course of the week, that could lead to possible flooding.

At SERVPRO of Anderson, we have been prepping for hurricane season for a few months and our production crew is on alert and ready for any possible damages. If need be, our STORM team is organized and will be dispatched to the coast to help with any severe damages.

If you experience a bad storm or any kind of storm damage from a hurricane call SERVPRO of Anderson to restore your home. We are a 24-hour emergency service company who is trained to handle any size job. 

You can contact us at 864-224-0285!

Rainwater Causes Water Damage in South Carolina Business

5/14/2021 (Permalink)

outside water entering building Heavy Rain Floods Business

This business called us at SERVPRO of Anderson to come out and help extract water that entered their business from outside. The storm causes some pretty extensive water damage in their business, leaving over two inches of standing water in their stock room. While there are things that you can do to help prevent things like this happening, in some cases it is not avoidable like in the photo posted. The business owners cleared their drainpipe, unfortunately there was just too much rainwater. Our production crew came in and extracted all of the standing water and evaluated if any further mitigation was needed. It is important to extract water straight away to prevent further damages. Give SERVPRO of Anderson a call if you experience any water damage from these summer storms. Call us at (864)-224-0285!

Hurricane Training 2021

5/8/2021 (Permalink)

Did you know that SERVPRO of Anderson’s production team aids in storm jobs during hurricane season? Our team starts Hurricane training this coming week on May 10th, 20201. This training entails not only a brush up of technical knowledge, such as proper drying techniques, but also maintenance of all of our equipment. While we prepare for hurricane season, there are things that you could be doing too if you live in an area that is affected by hurricanes. The most important thing you can do is to make sure that you have a plan in place if a hurricane did hit. Make sure to renew any insurance in case your home does receive damage during a storm and clear up any nearby trees and loose items that could cause damage to your home. Should your home be damaged during a storm, our team will be fully prepared to come out and help!

Preventing Water Damage This Summer

4/23/2021 (Permalink)

With summer right around the corner, SERVPRO of Anderson is beginning to prepare for the water damage that these storms may bring to the community around us. While we prepare our production crew and equipment to help mitigate storm damage, you could be preparing your home or business to help prevent any damage at all! The first thing you can do to prep your home for the impending summer weather is to clean out your gutters. Even though this is a dreaded summer chore for all of us, it can actually save you a lot of grief in the long run. Next, check those appliances that you rely on so heavily during those long hot days. Your air conditioning unit creates a good amount of condensation during the summer, so make sure you tend to your units regularly and that there are no clogs. Some A/C units are found in the attic, which can cause unnoticed significant water damage and the potential of microbial growth due to the warmness of the attic. Maintaining these few things can help keep your home or business safe from any summer storm damage these next few months! If the summer rains do cause damage on your home, not to worry, we are prepared too and can be out to help in no time. Call us at SERVPRO of Anderson at (864)-224-0285.

Storm Team Back From Oklahoma

4/7/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Anderson’s production team is finally home from providing assistance to SERVPRO branches in Oklahoma and Texas after the polar vortex event. Homes in southern states are not typically designed to withstand extreme cold temperatures, so many people experienced water damage when their pipes froze and burst, causing significant damage to their homes. SERVPRO of Anderson extracted all of the standing water and placed drying equipment. Next, the crews demolished and removed any damaged drywall and flooring. It’s important to be thorough when removing water damaged materials to prevent any mold and microbial growth. Once all of the affected materials have been removed, the drying equipment will continue to remove any remaining moisture. Weather events like the polar vortex don’t happen often, but when nature reminds us of who is really in charge, SERVPRO of Anderson will always be there to help. Call us at SERVPRO of Anderson at (864)-224-0285!

Storm Preparation

3/17/2021 (Permalink)

The upstate of South Carolina is expecting some severe weather Thursday March 18th, 2021 as a large storm makes its way east from the Mid-West. Local news outlets are reporting that, “this area has not been under a ‘very high risk’ like this since April 5th, 2017.” Our area of the upstate will experience high winds, heavy rains, large hail, and possibly even tornadoes. It is important that you have a plan for you and your family should a tornado touch down near your home or place of work, but you should also prepare your home for possible water damages. In order to do this, there are a number of steps you can take.

  • Seal off basement area
  • Secure items outside, such as garbage cans and outdoor furniture.
  • Make sure all outside items left behind are secure.
  • Clean the gutters on your home and storm drains near your house.

Doing any of these things ahead of bad weather can help eliminate damage to your home. If you do suffer any damages during the storm that is approaching, you can call SERVPRO of Anderson to help clean and repair any damages. SERVPRO of Anderson (864)-224-0285!!

African Dust and Tropical Storms

8/19/2020 (Permalink)

Have you noticed that this year's hurricane season is supposed to be more severe? There have been more tropical storm warnings than there usually are, and part of the reason is because of this season's African dust.

The amount of African dust over the eastern and central Atlantic Ocean can inhibit tropical storm development. Although this dust occurs almost every year, some years there is more dust than others. The dust is created in the Sahara Desert and is blown through the Caribbean Sea and Gulf Coast by strong winds. This dust creates extremely dry air over the ocean which can prevent tropical storms from progressing. 

In years past, the African dust has prevented a lot of tropical storms from forming so far. Part of Hurricane season is still upon us, but hopefully we will not see any more severe tropical storms or hurricanes.

Call SERVPRO of Anderson today if you experience storm damage.

Hurricane Season

8/7/2020 (Permalink)

As August approaches, we are starting to come into hurricane season here on the East Coast. While these storms rarely come as far inland as Anderson, it is not unheard of like we learned with Hurricane Florence. Here at SERVPRO of Anderson, we are prepared for anything and want to make sure that as homeowners, you are too!

 We prepare for incoming storms by making sure that we are stocked up on products to help clean your homes and by refreshing the production team’s knowledge with courses in restoration and water mitigation.

 YOU can prepare by reading our blog on Categories of Water Damage, that way if disaster does strike, you can be educated on what you are dealing with. Another important tip is knowing where the water shut-off valve is for the home and knowing the right people to call in case there is damage beyond your ability to fix.

 At SERVPRO of Anderson, we can be reached, day or night at (864)-224-0285.

Summer Storm Damage

5/29/2020 (Permalink)

Moisture and warm air are crucial for a thunderstorm to occur, which is why more storms occur in the summer. There are almost 16 million thunderstorms each year and most last about 30 minutes. With summer in full swing, we are beginning to experience more and more thunderstorms. A storm has the potential to damage your home and cause flooding.

Storm and flood damage requires specialized restoration techniques and equipment, and SERVPRO of Anderson has both of those. Here at SERVPRO of Anderson, we are a 24 hour emergency restoration service and can respond at any time to your storm damage. 

In the past we have had multiple homeowners and commercial businesses who have asked for our help to repair storm damage. They are always pleased with the knowledge, efficiency, and mannerism from the workers at SERVPRO of Anderson.

Call 864-224-0285 if you experience storm damage this summer!

Emergency Storm Damage Help

5/29/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Anderson is available 24 hours a day for storm and water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today – 864-224-0285

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Anderson has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water and storm damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

We are ready to help, so call us today!

Have You Experienced Flooding from a Storm?

5/29/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Anderson specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. We understand Summer Storms can often cause water damage in your home. Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition. With some of the worst storm months coming up, we want you to know why SERVPRO is great for your water damage restoration.

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.

SERVPRO of Anderson is here to help you and get your home back to normal in no time!

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 864-224-0285.

Why SERVPRO Can Help You After a Storm

4/7/2020 (Permalink)

With Summer storms around the corner, we want to let you know how we can help if a storm damages your home!

SERVPRO of Anderson specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Our crew is highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore you property to it pre-storm condition. We have endless supplies and resources to restore your home back to normal in no time!

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.

Floods and storms don't wait for normal business hours, and neither do we. Our highly trained technicians are available 24 hours seven days a week.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Anderson we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,700 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States. No job is too large for us to handle!