Recent Storm Damage Posts

Securing your property after the storm

5/2/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Securing your property after the storm Board up and tarping trailer.

Storms can be very scary with the wind and rain, the lightning and thunder. You are watching the weather channel and hoping that the real bad parts of the storm pass you by.

Once the storm is over, it is a good idea to do an inspection of the exterior of your home and your roof, if you can see it. 

Strong winds and rain can cause otherwise tight siding and roofing to be damaged and cause water to get into your home. If you do identify areas of outside damage either on the roof or siding, call SERVPRO of Elgin/Northwest Kane County to secure your home.

Give the customer service technician as much information as possible such as what is damaged, is there material missing, is there hanging or sharp materials in the damaged area. 

We will bring our emergency services trailer that contains, tools, ladders, air compressor, generator, extension cords, lights, wood, tarps, etc. Hopefully everything needed to fully secure your home. 

SERVPRO of Elgin/Northwest Kane County, making your home safe and secure!! 847.697.8500.

Responding to out of state storms

5/2/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Responding to out of state storms Storm response trailer

What is one of the greatest things about working with SERVPRO during storms? BECAUSE WE ARE HUGE AND CAN SEND HUNDREDS OF CREWS!!!

SERVPRO of Elgin/Northwest Kane County is a part of the "Storm Response Teams." We keep a 36 foot trailer fully stocked with equipment and supplies so we can quickly respond to emergency situations. We will bring that trailer along with a couple of box trucks and vans full of our fully trained and experienced crew.

We bring enough equipment, crew and supplies that we can arrive onsite and start performing work for either dozens of homes or a large corporate facility immediately when we role into town.

When you combine our formidable response with hundreds of other SERVPROs from around the nation, we literally "Paint the town Green."

No other restoration company can respond to storm situations like SERVPRO; no one!! Residential, commercial and industrial all taken care of by the Men and Women of SERVPRO!

SERVPRO of Elgin/Northwest Kane County; painting our town Green!!

When storms hit Northwest Kane County, SERVPRO is ready to help!

3/3/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage When storms hit Northwest Kane County, SERVPRO is ready to help! Snow melt and heavy rains can cause flooding that could damage your home!

SERVPRO of Elgin/Northwest Kane County specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained to 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 quick response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the overall restoration cost. Whether it is your basement flood, sump pump backup and/or water coming in your doors or windows, we can help.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Elgin/NW Kane County, 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.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 847-697-8500

Even small storms can cause a lot of damage

3/3/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Even small storms can cause a lot of damage Flooded basement with wet content, flooring and workout equipment.

There are dozens of severe storm events across the country every year. Many of those can cause hundreds of millions of dollars in damages to homes, businesses and infrastructure. 

Realizing that your home or business has sustained damage due to a storm is hard to deal with. What do you do? Who do you call?

There is one bit of advise that we can give you that can save you thousands of dollars; Call SERVPRO fast!! Water damage doesn't just sit in your home and business. It spreads, everywhere. It wicks up the walls, into adjacent rooms. It even evaporates into the air and can cause "secondary damage" to areas of your building you are not even aware of. 

Even after you have sucked up the visible water off the floor and out of the carpet, water is still causing more damage every minute. 

SERVPRO of Elgin/Northwest Kane County has the training, experience and equipment to get your building stabilized fast and minimize the damage that water causes.

Call SERVPRO at 847.697.8500!!

When storms or floods hit your town, SERVPRO is ready to help!!

2/6/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage When storms or floods hit your town, SERVPRO is ready to help!! Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in your town, no matter where you are!!

SERVPRO of Elgin/Northwest Kane County specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained to 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 quick response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the overall restoration cost. Whether it is your basement flood, sump pump backup and/or water coming in your doors or windows, we can help.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Elgin/NW Kane County, 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.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 847-697-8500

Arctic cold air can cause pipes to break in your HEATED house!

2/5/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Arctic cold air can cause pipes to break in your HEATED house! Water in the pipes froze and the ice actually pushed the water valve off of the pipe!!

Below zero arctic air is hard on all of us. Add strong winds and it can really cause problems in your house. Even if your thermometer is set at 68 degrees, temperatures within your ceilings, walls and in vanities and cabinets may drop to temps near freezing. 

When outside conditions drop to below freezing and getting close to zero and the wind is really blowing, you need to pay particular attention to the spots where you have access to pipes. First, check the temperature in cabinets and vanities where water pipes are visible. If the temps in these spaces are close to freezing, leave the doors open to allow warmer temps in to keep the pipes warm. Consider using a small fan to blow warm air into that space. if you are concerned about pipes in your walls or ceilings breaking, you might want to let the water in your faucets to drip slightly. This will allow the water to stay moving and help prevent pipes from freezing. 

SERVPRO of Elgin/Northwest Kane County is here to help during the cold season, with helpful tips to keep your homes safe, and also to clean up if damage does occur!!

When Storms or Floods hit Elgin/NW Kane County, SERVPRO is ready!

8/12/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Damage When Storms or Floods hit Elgin/NW Kane County, SERVPRO is ready! Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in Elgin/NW Kane County!

SERVPRO ofElgin/NW Kane County specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained to 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 quick response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the overall restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Elgin/NW Kane County, 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 847-697-8500