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How to Prepare for the Threat of Severe Spring Weather | SERVPRO® of Fayetteville

4/19/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How to Prepare for the Threat of Severe Spring Weather | SERVPRO® of Fayetteville Tornado and Lightening Storm

Spring is here! The arrival of spring brings longer days and more sunshine, but spring also brings with it warmer weather which is sometimes unstable. Fluctuating temperatures that can go from cold to warm in as little as an hour. That temperature changes can result in extreme weather changes. It is important that you are prepared for whatever Mother Nature may choose to send our way.

After studying natural catastrophe losses in the U.S. for 2017, it was found that severe thunderstorms were the most common and produced some of the costliest results. Out of 50 events, there were 85 fatalities and an estimated total of $25.4 billion in overall losses. These storms can bring about flooding threats, high winds and even tornadoes given the right conditions. 

Here are some things you can do to your home to prepare for the chance of severe weather:

  1. Clear out your home’s gutters, drains and downspouts.
  2. Trim trees of precarious limbs or branches that could break off in a storm.
  3. Secure or store outdoor belongings if severe weather is in the forecast.

There is no way to completely accurately predict the weather; however, forecasters have the tools available to them to at least give us an idea of the possibility of severe weather. Advanced warnings, along with the right preparation, can greatly improve overall safety for your family. One recommendation is to download a local weather app and set it to alert you in severe weather is approaching.

Having an emergency kit on hand is always advised. These kits should include the following:

  • Battery-operated flashlight and NOAA weather radio, with extra batteries for both
  • Emergency evacuation or shelter plans
  • Important personal info, like telephone numbers of neighbors, family and friends, insurance and property info, numbers for the utility companies, and medical info
  • A first-aid kit with things like non-latex gloves, adhesive bandages, tweezers, sterile gauze pads, aspirin packets, adhesive cloth tape and scissors
  • 3–5 day supply of bottled water and nonperishable food
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Blankets or sleeping bag

If your home or business is damaged in a storm, you can depend on SERVPRO of Fayetteville to get the cleanup and restoration process started fast. Call us at 910-860-1163.

How to Prevent Winter Storm Damage

3/1/2019 (Permalink)

Colder seasons bring freezing temperatures, snow, sleet, and ice, especially to homes and commercial properties in areas prone to severe winters. SERVPRO of Fayetteville can provide immediate service in repairing and restoring your residence following storm damage.

Here are ways to prevent winter storm damage:

  • Keep your pipes from freezing by wrapping your pipes in insulation. You can also keep your pipes warm by opening cabinet doors to expose them to the heat flowing in the rest of the house and keep your water flowing by turning your faucets on to a slow, steady drip.
  • You can secure the outside of your house by turning off the water hose, clearing your gutters of water buildup, caulking cracks in doors and windows, and trimming trees that can potentially cause damage to your home during windy conditions.
  • Check the roof of your house for problems before a storm strikes. Large, flat roofs are susceptible to ice build-up and snow drifts. Roofs with weak insulation or structural weaknesses can lead to leaks and extensive water damage.

SERVPRO’s quick 24-hour service ensures fast response to any size disaster. With reliable equipment, trained professionals, and a national network of franchises, SERVPRO of Fayetteville is the best choice when it comes to storm damage restoration.

For service help to Fayetteville, Hope Mills, and surrounding areas contact SERVPRO of Fayetteville at (910) 860-1163.

How to prevent winter storm damage

Colder seasons bring freezing temperatures, snow, sleet, and ice, especially to homes and commercial properties in areas prone to severe winters. SERVPRO of Fayetteville can provide immediate service in repairing and restoring your residence following storm damage.

Here are ways to prevent winter storm damage:

  • Keep your pipes from freezing by wrapping your pipes in insulation. You can also keep your pipes warm by opening cabinet doors to expose them to the heat flowing in the rest of the house and keep your water flowing by turning your faucets on to a slow, steady drip.
  • You can secure the outside of your house by turning off the water hose, clearing your gutters of water buildup, caulking cracks in doors and windows, and trimming trees that can potentially cause damage to your home during windy conditions.
  • Check the roof of your house for problems before a storm strikes. Large, flat roofs are susceptible to ice build-up and snow drifts. Roofs with weak insulation or structural weaknesses can lead to leaks and extensive water damage.

SERVPRO’s quick 24-hour service ensures fast response to any size disaster. With reliable equipment, trained professionals, and a national network of franchises, SERVPRO of Fayetteville is the best choice when it comes to storm damage restoration.

For service call SERVPRO of Fayetteville Fayetteville at (910) 860-1163.

Emergency Supply Kit

2/25/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Emergency Supply Kit Emergency Readiness Kit

Are you and your employees ready when an emergency strikes?

Recommended items you should include in an emergency supply kit:

  • Water (one gallon per person per day)
  • Food (non-perishable 3-day supply)
  • Manual can opener
  • Battery operated radio, preferably a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Clothing 
  • Dust masks or bandanas
  • Plastic sheeting, garbage bags and duct tape
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities 
  • Local maps
  • Hygiene items
  • Important documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account information
  • Cash 
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Matches in a waterproof container

SERVPRO® is proud to partner with the American Red Cross, ensuring communities are prepared before disasters strike, and to support our neighbors when natural or man-made disasters do strike.

For more information on how to be more prepared for any emergency situation visit: http://www.readyrating.org

SERVPRO of Fayetteville is locally owned so we are here when you need us. We are faster to any disaster and available 24 /7.