Recent Storm Damage Posts

Hurricane Season 2018

1/25/2021 (Permalink)

hurricane Have storm damage? Call SERVPRO of Southwest Fort Worth today!

Weather experts say there is a slightly above-average hurricane season ahead of us this year. SERVPRO of Southwest Fort Worth is ready to combat these storms! We have equipment for drying structures so they can be saved and not have to be replaced! This saves people time and money. The weather experts expect 14 named storms, 7 hurricanes, 3 intense hurricanes, and accumulated cyclone energy of 130. We must be prepared for these storms! Our certified storm technicians know the necessary steps to take when a storm hits your home. SERVPRO is capable of board-ups, roof tarps, and more! Our crew can travel to areas that are more likely to be affected by these storms, like the coast of Texas and Houston areas; we traveled and worked during Hurricane Harvey in 2017. SERVPRO is here to help those in need!

Recovery After Dallas Tornadoes

1/22/2021 (Permalink)

Thank you card Cindy and John were utterly overwhelmed when a tornado hit their North Dallas home. They were kind enough to send us a card to say "Thanks!"

On October 20, 2019, an unexpected turn in the weather occurred. Storms across the DFW metroplex produced 10 tornadoes:

  • Four EF-0 storms in Allen, Ferris, Kaufman County, and Wills Point.
  • Four EF-1 whirlwinds in Kaufman County, Midlothian, Rowlett, and Rockwall.
  • An EF-2 twister in Garland.
  • The EF-3 monster that tracked from northwest Dallas to Richardson.

The largest storms, the F-3 in North Dallas, left a trail of destruction nearly 15 miles long. Many of the structures were deemed a total loss by the insurance companies, while the rest sustained severe damage.

SERVPRO of Southwest Fort Worth was on the ground as soon as possible to assess houses and assist the residents in the journey through disaster recovery. We can handle the clean-up, drying, pack-out, move out, and rebuild after any storm.

Working on significant disasters such as these is all at once rewarding, exhausting, and emotional. SERVPRO of Southwest Fort Worth is honored to serve our community in times of need. We bring normalcy into people's lives by getting them back in their homes as quickly as possible "Like it never even happened."

Storm Season is Here Again!

1/22/2021 (Permalink)

storm damage to Fort Worth, Texas, home Have storm damage? Call SERVPRO of Southwest Fort Worth at (817) 557-6895.

Storm Season

When the cold arctic air from Canada and the warm tropical winds from the Gulf of Mexico meet, this may cause significant weather disturbances in North Texas. 

As everyone who's lived here a while knows, we can see all kinds of dangerous weather from torrential rains, ice, sleet, hail, high winds, and tornadoes.

When these storms hit, SERVPRO of Southwest Fort Worth is ready to clean up the mess and make it "Like it never even happened." With over 40 franchises in the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex and our expert storm team always on the ready, SERVPRO of Southwest Fort Worth has the resources available to handle any size disaster. Our highly trained technicians will restore your property while providing excellent customer service in the process. We are here for you 24/7.

When Storms Hit Fort Worth

1/22/2021 (Permalink)

Tornado in Fort Worth, Texas If your property has storm damage, call SERVPRO of Southwest Fort Worth today!

Unexpected emergencies like severe weather call for immediate action! SERVPRO of Southwest Fort Worth knows that immediate reaction is essential in getting life back to normal after storm damage has occurred.

SERVPRO will always strive to contact our customers within 1 hour from the notice of loss to arrange for service! SERVPRO of Southwest Fort Worth will be on-site within 4 hours to begin mitigation after storm damage has occurred. Our SERVPRO professionals will also provide a verbal briefing of scope to you within 8 business hours of on-site arrival. SERVPRO of Southwest Fort Worth can also perform pack-out services, removing salvageable personal property from the affected area for off-site cleaning and storage. When disasters strike, SERVPRO of Southwest Fort Worth is here to help! 

Southwest of Fort Worth SERVPRO Services Include:

Restoration

  • Fire, Smoke, and Soot
  • Water Removal & Dehumidification
  • Mold Mitigation & Remediation
  • Catastrophic Storm Response
  • Move-Outs & Contents Restoration
  • Electronics & Equipment
  • Document Drying
  • Contents Claim Inventory Service

Cleaning

  • Air Ducts & HVAC
  • Biohazard, Crime Scene, & Vandalism
  • Carpet, Upholstery, Drapes, & Blinds
  • Ceilings, Walls, and Hard Floors
  • Deodorization 

Weather the Storm with SERVPRO

1/22/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO storm damage icon Have storm damage? Contact SERVPRO of Southwest Fort Worth!

SERVPRO of Southwest Fort Worth 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 can respond quicker with the right resources. This 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 North Texas, 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 strategically located throughout the United States.

If your Fort Worth property experiences storm damages contact SERVPRO of Southwest Fort Worth at (817) 557-6895.

Preparing for Tornado Season

1/22/2021 (Permalink)

storm damage after a tornado Be prepared before tornado season!

Did you know Texas has the highest average annual number of tornadoes in the US? That's right, an average of 132 tornadoes touch Texas soil each year! 

Tornado season typically runs from March to June. However, tornadoes are capable of being produced year-round. Make sure you and your family get prepared ahead of time, as tornadoes can be unpredictable. 

#1 Find the Safest Place in Your Home

It's essential to know the best place to go when a tornado hits. Find a space where there are no or few windows, away from breakables. If you have a basement, cellar, or storm shelter, head there immediately. In one-floor structures, go to a small interior space, such as a closet or under a stairwell. If possible, an interior bathroom in the tub could provide extra protection.

You should discuss where the safe place is with every member of your family so they know where to go in the event of an emergency.

#2 Gather Supplies

Put together an emergency kit with these items:

  • One gallon of water per person, per day, for at least three days
  • Enough non-perishable food to last each person for three days
  • A battery-powered weather radio
  • Several flashlights
  • Extra batteries
  • Prescription medications
  • First Aid kit
  • Clothes and closed-toed shoes for every person

Storm Damage Cleanup & Restoration

1/22/2021 (Permalink)

Texas Home We can repair your home to pre-storm condition.

SERVPRO of Southwest Fort Worth

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • A Trusted Leader in the Water Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated

Restoring storm and flood damaged properties is the cornerstone of our business. Our highly trained professionals use specialized equipment and advanced training to restore your Southwest Fort Worth property to pre-storm condition quickly. We’re dedicated to responding immediately, which helps to minimize secondary damage.

We are storm and water damage specialists who get started promptly to get your property dry and back to pre-storm condition. Using advanced equipment and scientific drying techniques, SERVPRO of Southwest Fort Worth will document the drying process to validate your home or business is ready.

  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technicians

Check for Roof Damage After a Storm

1/22/2021 (Permalink)

roof damage after a storm Be sure to check for roof damages after a storm!

After a significant storm, it's a good idea to inspect your property for storm damage. Your Texas home's main line of defense is your roof, and it takes a beating. Pay attention to things like dings in your gutters or tears in your window screens, which indicate hail damage. You may see missing tiles or other signs of roof damage from the ground, but most leaks don't represent a need for whole roof replacement. Usually, the leak is coming from something requiring minor roof repair. Find the source of the leak, stop the leak, and clean the water damage.

Find the Leak Source

During storms in Fort Worth, Texas, wind damage lets the rain into your roof. From the inside, look for stains that indicate the leak source and the area that needs roof repair. You may see water stains on your ceiling or coming down a wall. When you see that, get your flashlight and head to that area.

Here are five familiar sources for a roof leak:

  1. Vents and fans
  2. Chimneys
  3. Window dormers
  4. Vent pipes
  5. Unsecured nails and nail holes

Fix Water Damage

To complete your roof repair:

  1. Start looking for materials damaged by water.
  2. Check for discolorations and rotting wood and wet drywall and insulation.
  3. When you find mold, remain careful and don't spread during cleanup.

A mold remediation professional can help create a containment area while working on the water and mold damage. If you haven't found mold, be sure to start drying any wet materials immediately. Mold can begin growing on wet damaged materials in as little as 48 hours. Complete drying is critical to preventing mold, and it may take longer than you realize. Specialists have monitoring equipment that they use to ensure materials are dry. Call SERVPRO of Southwest Fort Worth today.