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How Storms Might Damage Your Home | SERVPRO® of Central Garden Grove

9/2/2022 (Permalink)

a large lightning strike off in the distance of a dark sky When you suffer storm-related damage to your home or business, make SERVPRP of Central Garden Grove your first call.

Extreme storms are a homeowner’s biggest fear. While most current houses are built to take on the effects of severe weather scenarios, almost every home or property will sustain some type of damage when strong storms blow through our area.

Severe winds and wind-related calamities can throw debris all over town and produce freezing rains, snowstorms, lightning and flash floods, based on the time of year and the storm. Each weather event is capable of damaging your property and compromising the structure of your home.

Depending on the kind of storm and the hazards it produces, your home might sustain varying degrees of damage. Many variables influence the extent of possible damage, including the yard around your property, the geography of the area and the state of your house’s foundation or construction materials. (We admit, there’s also a bit of chance involved.)

There is a wide range of weather-related occurrences and risks, but only a handful of these dangers might put your Garden Grove property in danger of being harmed. You should prepare your home for weather such as earthquakes, floods and severe storms.

You should never go back into a storm-damaged home unless safety professionals permit you to. Many kinds of destruction will be evident right away, but there could be danger lurking where you can’t see.

Let’s go over three primary types of storm damage so that you can better plan for them:

Wind

Wind damage takes place when violent gusts of wind blow at absurdly high speeds. Tornadoes and hurricanes are known to produce violent winds, but even thunderstorms are capable of creating winds of up to 100 mph.

Heavy winds can scoop up the debris around your yard and throw it into your car or home. When a storm is on its way, it’s essential to take shelter indoors and keep away from any windows or outside walls in case glass shatters or walls are pierced by debris.

You can also take precautions before a storm rolls through to minimize significant damage due to wind. Keep your yard clean of any branches, large rocks, loose furniture or decaying trees so that strong winds have fewer things to work with.

Water

Water damage is a regular occurrence both during and after a storm. Heavy rainfall during even a small storm can lead to water collecting outside your house, which then can seep through any gaps around your doors or windows.

When the volume of water is significant enough, it might leak into your foundation and lead to severe structural damage.

To keep water from ruining your property or the inside of your home, try using strategic landscaping that can direct water away from your home instead of it accumulating next to it. You could also build a rain garden, which is a creative way to change up the look of your yard and keep all that rainwater from creating a huge mess.

Also, you should regularly clean out your gutters of debris so they function as intended and keep the water from weighing down your roof. Backed-up gutters could lead to water building up and finding its way inside from the top, leaking down to ground level.

Impact

“Impact damage” is another prevalent form of storm damage that can severely impact your home. This destruction manifests itself as toppled trees and debris being flung around by strong winds into your house.

It’s basically anything that impacts or comes in contact with your property or the items you own.

The easiest method to prevent this kind of catastrophe is to trim the trees surrounding your house and make sure any dead trees are removed so that Mother Nature doesn’t bring them down on your home.

Weather-related tragedies cost over $145 billion in losses in the United States alone in 2021. By preventing these common calamities before they occur, these techniques can keep your home safer while saving you a ton of time and money.

If your home sustains damage after an extreme storm, the experts at SERVPRO of Central Garden Grove have a solution. Our restoration professionals can inspect the damage and work with you throughout the entire restoration process to return your home to its pre-storm state.

When you suffer storm-related damage to your home or business, it’s important that you know who to call! Contact us today to get your storm damage restoration started faster.

Everything to Know About Weather Alerts | SERVPRO® of Central Garden Grove

7/12/2022 (Permalink)

"a red and white severe weather alert sign" If you suspect any damage to your home from a recent storm, call SERVPRO of Central Garden Grove.

There are many types of weather alerts, around 42 kinds to be exact. Each warning is separated into seven distinct categories. This can all be difficult to comprehend in the middle of severe weather!

Understanding the significance of a weather alert issued in our area can help you prepare properly. You’ll also be able to protect your home from the dangers associated with the weather. Being knowledgeable about all kinds of weather scenarios is helpful, but it’s also important to be aware of what weather may affect our community.

<h4alerts-are-issued">How Alerts Are Issued

Weather forecasts are used to predict the severity, location and weather conditions. These forecasts influence the types of alerts that are issued in specific areas. So, who chooses when these community warnings should be sent out?

The National Weather Service is in charge of forecasting the weather and issuing any required weather warnings. These notifications are issued by six regional offices around the United States, allowing for more accurate weather predictions and alerts depending on a specific location. For example, Garden Grove’s weather alerts are sent out from the Western Region headquarters located in Salt Lake City.

NWS weather forecasters use a variety of information to develop forecasts, including ground radars, weather balloons, sensors and even ocean buoys. This data aids in predicting how severe conditions will be, allowing for more precise and detailed forecasting.

<h4most-important-alerts-to-understand">The Most Important Alerts to Understand

Know the distinction between a weather “watch” and a “warning.” This is wording that practically all weather alerts utilize, including thunderstorms, heavy winds and snow storms.

watch means you should stay tuned to weather conditions and prepare for any possible severe weather. Watches often cover a large area, while a warning is more location-specific and may only cover a county or city. A warning means that weather conditions are approaching and you should take action to protect yourself and your home.

Staying up-to-date on your area’s most common weather conditions can help you better understand these local alerts that may be issued during these dangerous conditions. In California, for example, there are many beautiful beaches located around the state. They can cause threats such as coastal and tropical storms, thus individuals living near these beaches should keep an eye out for these storm warnings.

<h4your-home-during-a-storm">Protecting Your Home During a Storm

While following weather updates is the safest approach to secure your house and life during adverse weather, there are a few other actions you can take right now to help limit the damage.

Cleaning your gutters and restraining any outdoor items are two methods for protecting your home from the dangers that weather, such as floods and powerful winds.

Create a safe space with supplies and have an emergency exit plan for your family. Find a safe place to seek refuge that is well-stocked with essential supplies, and have an evacuation plan in case your family needs to escape.

If a storm blows through your area and damages your home, contact our repair experts at SERVPRO. We are accessible 247 to assist you in devising a strategy for restoring your house to its pre-storm condition.

Staying informed about the weather conditions in your area is a surefire way to stay safe. Learn about the many warnings that may be issued in our community and beyond so you can weather the next storm.

Experienced storm damage to your home or property? Contact us today for a quick response!

When Storms or Floods hit Garden Grove, SERVPRO is ready!

2/17/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Central Garden Grove specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we 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 fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Garden Grove, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,750 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams https://www.SERVPROcentralgardengrove.com/disaster-recovery that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today (714) 591-0646

When Storms or Floods hit Garden Grove, SERVPRO is ready!

2/16/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Central Garden Grove specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we 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 fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Garden Grove, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,750 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams https://www.SERVPROcentralgardengrove.com/disaster-recovery that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today (714) 591-0646

When Storms or Floods hit Garden Grove, SERVPRO is ready!

2/3/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Central Garden Grove specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we 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 fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Garden Grove, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,750 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams https://www.SERVPROcentralgardengrove.com/disaster-recovery that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today (714) 591-0646