Recent Storm Damage Posts

Storm Damage Left at Your Home

6/17/2019 (Permalink)

Storm and flood damage can be devastating. Immediate action is needed, and you need the company with storm damage experience. SERVPRO of Columbia & Greene Counties have the expertise and the resources to handle any size disaster and can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions.

The damage left behind from a storm can be devastating and put a big damper on your life. Knowing what to do before the storm comes and what to do after it is over is important for you and your home or business. It can lessen the amount of stress and worries you might come across resulting from the storm. 

SERVPRO of Columbia & Greene Counties is here and ready to help you and your home or business after a disaster. We are equipped with knowledgeable, experienced crews with the right equipment to get your life back to normal. We are ready to help make it "Like it never even happened."

"Like it never even happened" SPOTLIGHT

6/3/2019 (Permalink)

This Sleepy Hollow home in Athens faced a good amount of water in the basement after some heavy rain one night and left behind some damage. SERVPRO of Columbia & Greene Counties was called for their expertise and arrived quickly to find the entire carpet sopping wet. We immediately removed all the wet carpet from the whole basement and continued to remove any wet contents and document them. Anything left over that wasn't damaged was moved into a pod. More metering was done to find wet drywall about 2-3 feet up all surrounding walls of the basement that were then removed by making flood cuts. SERVPRO brought drying equipment to the area to dry everything so that we could begin rebuilding all the walls and trim. A new paint job on all the walls was also completed. Carpet was to be installed by another company. 

Flooding TIPS

5/30/2019 (Permalink)

What to do after a 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 a 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.

Basement Flooding in Ancram

5/30/2019 (Permalink)

This home experienced a lot of heavy rain over a long period of time causing the basement to flood. The water seeped in throughout the foundation coming in from around the whole house. The homeowner called SERVPRO of Columbia & Greene Counties to come assess the situation to find several inches of water on the ground that needed to be extracted immediately. After the water was removed they were able to begin making flood cuts on all of the walls in the basement to remove wet drywall that they later replaced. The flooring also was removed and replaced by SERVPRO to porcelain tile. The homeowner also had to have an excavation company come in a redo the entire drainage system around the house so this wouldn't happen again. SERVPRO helped make it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO READY

5/29/2019 (Permalink)

Storms hit across the U.S. throughout the year nearly everywhere. It is very important to have a set plan of preparation to prevent or minimize the amount of damaged inflicted on your home. 

The damage left behind from a storm can be devastating and put a big damper on your life. Knowing what do do before the storm comes and what to do after it is over is important for you and your home or business. It can lessen the amount of stress and worries you might come across resulting from the storm. 

SERVPRO of Columbia & Greene Counties is here and ready to help you and your home or business after a disaster. We are equipped with knowledgeable, experienced crews with the right equipment to get your life back to normal. We are ready to help make it "Like it never even happened."

Prevent Flooding in Basement

5/13/2019 (Permalink)

Experiencing a flood in your basement after a storm can be stressful and will bring in a lot issues to your home. SERVPRO of Columbia & Greene Counties is here to help bring your home back to normal in case of such disaster.

Here are a few tips to take to help prevent water in your basement.

1. Install a sump pump. Having and maintaining a sump pump in your basement helps take away and prevent basement floods. Make sure to check on your pump frequently to ensure it is properly working.

2. Clean and prevent clogged gutters. Keep your gutters free from debris to ensure adequate drainage from your roof. Allow the gutters to extend at least three feet from foundation to keep water from seeping in. Frequently check and clean gutters. 

3. Inspect or repair your foundation. If you notice crack on the interior and/or exterior side of your home, be sure to repair them to keep water from making its way into your home. 

If you experience water in your home or basement, call professionals at SERVPRO of Columbia & Greene Counties at (518) 943-5005 today!