Recent Storm Damage Posts

Sump Pump Failure Due to Power Outage

5/16/2019 (Permalink)

What do I do when the power goes out?

Sump pumps keep your basement dry. The sump pump will remove the unwanted water from the structure. Sump pumps are a great solution except for when the power goes out. When a storm hits the loss of power can be a significant issue for the homeowner or business owner. One way you can help prevent your sump pump from losing power is with a battery back up.  This will make a  significant difference on if your building or home will flood. 

If you lose power and do not have a battery back up for your sump pump and are flooded  please give us a call. We are here to help. 

SERVPRO of Steuben, DeKalb and LaGrange 

260-665-7998

Frozen Pipes

5/16/2019 (Permalink)

When the temperatures are below zero, it is possible for your pipes to freeze. Frozen pipes can create a massive water damage in your home if the pipe breaks.  If you experience this please give us a call. A few things you can do to help prevent frozen pipes are:

  1. Drain water from sprinkler supply lines. 
  2. Remove, drain and store hoses used outdoors
  3. Close inside valves supplying outdoor hose bibs
  4. Add insulation to attics, basements, and crawl spaces
  5. Check around the home for other areas where water supply lines are located in unheated areas
  6. consider installing products made to insulate pipes such as pipe sleeves
  7. consider relocating exposed pipes to provide increased protection from freezing

SERVPRO of Steuben, DeKalb and LaGrange 

260-665-7998

Board Ups

5/16/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Steuben, DeKalb and LaGrange offers board ups. Whether a tree fell on your house and created an opening in your roof or a window was shattered,  or maybe you had a  fire,  it is important to board up the opening. Secondary damage caused by not boarding up an opening is very likely. 

It is important to board up in a correct way so you do not do anymore damage to a structure. We have an in house contractor who can scope the situation and provide a board up that is accurate to your damage.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.

260-665-7998 

Dangers of Cold Weather

1/9/2019 (Permalink)

Did you know that in 2015, 2.84 million dollars of property damage was caused by extreme cold weather? That 53 people died and 3 were injured because of cold temperatures?

Two main conditions that you should be aware of are frostbite and hypothermia.

Frostbite happens when your skin is exposed to extremely cold temperatures. Symptoms of frostbite are skin that feels unusually firm, waxy or numbness. Skin that is yellow or greyish in color.

Hypothermia is when your body temperature falls to a very low temperature. This happens when from long exposure to cold weather. Symptoms of hypothermia include exhaustion, shivering, confusion, memory loss, slurred speech, and drowsiness. If a persons body temperature reaches to below 95 degrees seek medical attention immediately.

It is best to stay indoors during extremely cold temperatures to avoid this conditions.