Recent Storm Damage Posts

Storm Damage to Roof: What Can I do Now?

6/14/2021 (Permalink)

Storm Damage to Roof: What Can I do Now? Remember to seek shelter and stay safe during a storm! If your home suffers damage during the storm, call SERVPRO of Loudoun County at 703-450-4504!

Every time there is a storm, many houses break. Storm can cause many different issues such as power outages, broken windows, flood damage, and many dangerous problems. After a Storm, it's important to evaluate your home and consider any damage.

For serious damage like roof damage, you'll need help from a Storm Damage Repair Company in Loudoun County for a quick fix. Some problems, such as repairing a roof after Storm damage, may require specialized repair services. If your roof is damaged during a storm, do the following:

  • Assess the Situation: the first thing to do is to evaluate the damage around your home. If you find any damage, it's a good idea to stay with friends and family for a while until the repairs are complete.

  • emergency assistance: When an emergency occurs, such as hail, Storm, or emergency Storm, the Federal Emergency Management Agency assists Storm victims.

  • Claiming Damage: You need damage proof to make an insurance claim. So, it is best to use a mobile phone to record damage in the video, take damaged photos, etc.

  • Process insurance claims: You will then need to contact your insurance company regarding an insurance claim statement. The insurance company sends a representative to take care of the repairs. However, this process can take few months. In this case, you should contact the Storm Damage Repair Company in Loudoun County for immediate repairs.

If your roof is damaged by a storm, please contact SERVPRO for quality roof repairs at affordable prices.

Storm Damage Restoration: All You Need to Know

6/3/2021 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Restoration: All You Need to Know Remember to seek shelter and stay safe during a storm! If your home suffers damage during the storm, call SERVPRO of Loudoun County at 703-450-4504!

Storm damage is by far the biggest form of damage. When your home or building is destroyed due to a storm, then professional storm damage restoration is the best solution for you. Storm restoration is a way to regain what you and your family might have lost.

Storm restoration is a job of responsibility and you should use the service of a reliable storm restoration company only. Here are some tips to follow during storms.

  • Ensure your safety first: Witnessing a storm causing damage to your home can be heart-breaking, but your priority should be the safety of your family. You should not go ahead to protect your property by risking your life. You should evacuate your family and critical items.
  • The secure property after the storm: Once the storm is over, you should go inside and check the damage caused. Standing water, damaged windows or doors, or electricity problems should be dealt with first. You can contact a good storm restoration company like SERVPRO of Loudoun County to inspect and analyze the restoration process.
  • Look for roof damage: Roof damage can be dangerous and risky damage. Holes in the roof, split seams, or even cracks can be a cause of concern. Moreover, roof damage restoration is a costly affair. You should take pictures to claim for the property damage.
  • Insurance Claim: Once you’ve assessed your property and the damage caused due to the storm, you should file an insurance claim. You should take pictures to prove your claims and ask for the replacement value.

6 Tips to Prepare for The Winter Storm

5/31/2021 (Permalink)

6 Tips to Prepare for The Winter Storm Remember to seek shelter and stay safe during a storm! If your home suffers damage during the storm, call SERVPRO of Loudoun County at 703-450-4504!

It is always said that prevention is better than cure. Winter storms are highly dangerous because it brings sleet, hail, snow, and high winds. All these can cause severe damage to your home. 

From taking out trees and power lines, storms can cause massive damage to infrastructure. You cannot control the storm or its after-effects, but you can prepare yourself in advance to ensure minimal loss and destruction.

Tips to Prepare for Storms in Advance

  1. Get your gutters clean before the storm. It will prevent waterlogging or blockage due to the melting of ice. 
  1. You should get your pipes insulated before the storm. Insulation reduces the risk of bursting out of pipes.
  1. You should be ready with an alternate way of cooking food. It could be a fireplace or camp stove. You cannot completely depend on electricity during storm season for food.
  1. You should have an evacuation plan ready for the worst-case scenario. Prepare your garage and ensure your car's gas tank is full. 
  1. You should prepare an emergency tool kit including flashlights, batteries, blankets, non-perishable food, water bottles, first-aid equipment.
  1. Also, do not hesitate in buying a gas generator to help you during a power outage. It is expensive, but it can help you many days after the storm.

The damage caused by storms can be dangerous. Your priority should be to keep yourself and your loved ones safe. You can hire a professional storm-damage restoration team like SERVPRO to help you clear the storm mess.

Tips to Protect Your Home from Storm Damage

5/27/2021 (Permalink)

Tips to Protect Your Home from Storm Damage Remember to seek shelter and stay safe during a storm! If your home suffers damage during the storm, call SERVPRO of Loudoun County at 703-450-4504!

Storms can be strong at any time of the year. However, there are ways to prepare your home for the storm that comes sooner or later. Here are some steps you can take to reduce the damage risk to your home in bad weather.  

Dealing with drainage problems

Cleaning the gutters only when the leaves have fallen should be a problem. Though, there may be other drainage problems in your home, as well as areas where water can lead to the foundation and damage it. Professionals can help you identify problems and find solutions, so you don't run into a problem with a storm.

Remove dead trees

Trimming your tree frequently will help fewer branches to fall during strong winds or other storms. For very tall trees, hire a professional Strom Damage Services in Loudoun County to assess and properly cut or trim dangerous trees.

Secure Outdoor Items

Loose items such as grills, bicycles, utensils, picnic tables, and lawn furniture should be taken so they don't turn into shells during strong winds. Decorations, although firmly attached to a home, can cause damage or be destroyed during a storm.

Check the roof regularly

The new roof must resist the harshest weather conditions. However, if your roof is more than 10 years old, check for loose wood planks, nails, and siding. Not only can shingles blow during a thunderstorm, but loose nails and sheathing can slide roof sections or punch holes for rain and dirt.

The weather is at all times unpredictable, but if we take a few steps to prepare, we can avoid some of those painful storm stories. Visit https://www.SERVPROloudouncounty.com/ for more tips on how to protect your family during a storm.

Storm Damage Commercial Services - Property Protection in Loudon County

5/21/2021 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Commercial Services - Property Protection in Loudon County Remember to seek shelter and stay safe during a storm! If your home suffers damage during the storm, call SERVPRO of Loudoun County at 703-450-4504!

Properties ravaged by a storm can end up acquiring irreparable damages. Thus, you need the best and most trusted storm damage commercial services. One of the first things to consider is getting temporary protective measures for your home, office, or business. These are the first steps before the experts assess further and see the extent of the damage.

About Initial Storm Damage Commercial Services

So, what exactly are the first steps to make sure your property is protected after a storm or natural disaster? To ensure and secure the property, some professional companies may provide their own methods and appropriate equipment for the job.

Protective Measures

One protective though temporary measure by cleanup and restoration companies is placing roof tarps on the affected area. It is to make sure that there will be no additional damage moving forward. Another method is to board up the building, remove the debris, and eliminate water buildup in the area.

Restoration Process

Any storm damage commercial services involve the restoration process, which depends on the evaluated damage. For instance, your property may require reconstruction work. This is vital if you want to bring back the condition of the property in its pre-storm state.

Here are some of the other full-range restoration solutions that can bring the property to its full functionality: drywall installation, HVAC services, electrical services, temporary fencing, tile floors repair, and plumbing. If you want to know more about storm damage commercial services, make sure you call the experts. Get in touch with SERVPRO today!

Storm Damage Restoration - Helping You Bounce Back Hassle-Free

5/13/2021 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Restoration Remember to seek shelter and stay safe during a storm! If your home suffers damage during the storm, call SERVPRO of Loudoun County at 703-450-4504!

Natural calamities are inevitable especially if you are located in calamity-prone areas. With such phenomena happening, you need essential help such as storm damage restoration services from the experts. Why suffer the aftermath of inundation due to storm run-off? You can deal with it on your own or simply hire the right people to do the tough, messy job.

About Storm Damage Restoration

Are you looking for cleanup and restoration services for storm damage on your property? What exactly should you look for when hiring a service provider? Here are some important pointers to remember:

24/7 Emergency Service

Calamities such as storms may hit anytime, anywhere. Thus, you also need a storm damage restoration company that can respond to your call round the clock. Choose the service provider that offers 24/7 communication lines and dispatch services.

Any Size of Disaster

There is no disaster damage big or small when it comes to clean-up and restoration. The best service provider does not discriminate as to the size of work they are called for to do.

Local, Certified, Insured

You need a service provider that is reachable any time of the day and near your location for fast dispatch. Thus, it is better to hire a locally owned company. Make sure you check their certification and insurance as well.

Getting back on your feet after a natural calamity is vital. It starts with the best cleanup and restoration services. Get in touch with our consultants at SERVPRO Loudoun County and schedule an appointment for storm damage restoration solutions today!

Staying Safe During a Storm

11/26/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Warning Sign in front of Cloudy Weather Remember to seek shelter and stay safe during a storm! If your home suffers damage during the storm, call SERVPRO of Loudoun County at 703-450-4504!

Staying Safe During a Storm

Never underestimate the power of a storm! They are dangerous events of nature that can harm you or destroy your home in the right conditions. So how do you minimize your risk in a storm?

1. Find Shelter! If it is storming, make sure you find a place with shelter (home or vehicle) with windows closed that protects you from the rain and lightning. If possible, find a larger closed off structure as they are safer than small and open areas. 

2. Avoid conductive or electrical tool and item use while it's storming so you do not risk shocking yourself. 

3. If you see the lightning/hear thunder, then you are already at risk. 

4. The louder and more frequent you hear thunder, the closer lightning is to your location. 

5. Minimize your driving, especially in areas of outage. Traffic incidents rise sharply at intersections that are suffering from outage problems, and your car may skid on roads especially where flooding exists. 

How to Read Storm Warnings

10/15/2019 (Permalink)

Sign with Storm Warning in front of cloudy weather Never underestimate a storm warning, a storm can devastate your home or property. Call SERVPRO of Loudoun County 24/7 at (703)450-4504

How to Read Storm Warnings

Storm Warnings can pop up anywhere: TV, cell phone warnings, radio, etc., but do we really understand what these warnings mean? SERVPRO of Loudoun County has you covered! Know these definitions so you are prepared for any storm:

  • Tornado Watch Conditions are ripe for tornadoes within the watch area. Tornadoes associated with hurricanes and tropical storms are typically a very significant cause of death and damage.
  • Tornado Warning A tornado has been spotted visually or on radar. Usually issued for a county. If a tornado WARNING is issued where you live, GET TO THE MIDDLE OF THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A STRONG BUILDING IMMEDIATELY!!! 
  • Severe Thunderstorm Watch Conditions are ripe for severe thunderstorms within the watch area.
  • Severe Thunderstorm Warning There is a severe thunderstorm in or heading for the warned area. Treat this like a tornado warning!!
  • Flash Flood Watch Flash floods are likely to occur in the near future. Be alert for rising water and be prepared to have to move to high ground.
  • Flash Flood Warning Flash floods are occurring or expected to occur in the near future. If this happens, get to high ground immediately, and GET AWAY FROM VEHICLES... it only takes 18 inches of water to sweep a car or truck away!
  • High Wind Advisory Windy conditions may occur in the advisory area. This usually makes for unsafe conditions while driving, especially in (but not limited to) large vehicles. Also, avoid boating anywhere in the advisory area.
  • High Wind Warning Very strong winds are expected or already are occurring that present a significant danger while driving, boating and other outdoor activities. Often issued near tropical storms and hurricanes.

Storm Tips!

10/15/2019 (Permalink)

Flooding can Happen Anywhere caption in front of a flooded street Never underestimate the power of a storm, keep your home safe with these tips, and call SERVPRO of Loudoun County 24/7 at (703)450-4504

It has been a very stormy summer in Loudoun County and water damage as well as mold removal has been a problem for many homeowners. We thank all of our customers for choosing SERVPRO of Loudoun County to help them during this storm season.


In case of a flood here are some useful tips to protect yourself and your home.

TIPS: 

1. Do not walk through moving water. Use a stick to check the firmness of the ground in front of you.

2. If your property suffers flood damage, clean and disinfect everything that got wet. Mud from floodwaters can contain sewage and chemicals. Dispose of any food or personal hygiene items exposed to floodwaters

3. Do not drive into flooded areas. If floodwaters rise around your car, move to higher ground.

4. Avoid floodwaters because they can be contaminated by oil, gasoline, or raw sewage.

When Storms or Floods hit, our SERVPRO Team is Ready!

10/15/2019 (Permalink)

Flooding Can Happen Anywhere caption in front of a flooded street SERVPRO of Loudoun County is always ready to help, you can all us 24/7 at (703)450-4504!

SERVPRO of Loudoun County 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 Loudoun 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 703-450-4504

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Loudoun County provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

The SERVPRO Do's & Don'ts After a Flood

10/15/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Warning Sign in front of cloudy weather Be prepared for a flood in Loudoun County with these emergency tips! Or Call SERVPRO of Loudoun County at (703)450-4504 24/7 for more help!

The SERVPRO Do's & Don'ts After a Flood

After any water damage situation, your primary focus should be safety first:

  • Is it safe to stay in the house?
  • Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.
  • Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful!

Have A Water Damage Emergency? Call 703-450-4504 24/7

What To Do After 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 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.

How SERVPRO Protects your Contents

10/15/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Technicians cleaning a room with equipment Don't let a storm destroy the items in your house, be prepared to call SERVPRO of Loudoun County 24/7 at (703)450-4504!

How SERVPRO Protects Your Contents

Contents Restoration

SERVPRO of North Arlington specializes in restoring contents damaged by storms and other water damage events. Our expertise and our “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced. We pretest your contents to determine what items can be restored back to their condition before the water damage. We utilize several methods of cleaning your contents, including:

  • Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to cleaning.
  • Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
  • Spray and Wipe -Effective for items that can’t withstand cleaning.
  • Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if cleaned.
  • Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned. 
  • Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product.

Move-Outs/Pack-Outs

If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning, SERVPRO of North Arlington can conduct an organized, efficient move-out of the affected area. A move-out will provide several benefits, including:

  •  A quicker remodeling process
  •  Protecting items from potential damage
  •  Protecting contents from further on-site damage

When restoration is completed, we will work with you to coordinate the move-in according to your needs. The services offered upon move-in may depend on your insurance coverage.

Electronic Cleanup

Water-damaged electronics can present a serious hazard. Do not attempt to turn on or operate any electrical device that you suspect has been damaged by water. We will coordinate the restoration of your electronics, including:

  •  Television sets
  •  DVD players
  •  Computers
  •  And more

The key to restoring electronics is taking prompt action to prevent further damage. We start by cleaning the exterior of electronic devices to help stop further corrosion and damage. Electronics will be cleaned and inspected by a qualified electronics technician.

Document / Photograph Drying

When your valuable documents, including photographs, are damaged by water, extreme caution should be taken to help ensure the water damage does not destroy the document. Although some documents may not be restored to pre-water damage condition, SERVPRO of North Arlington can save a great deal and help minimize additional damage. 

Depending on the type of documents and the level of water damage, we have five options for the restoration of documents:

  • Air Drying
  • Dehumidification
  • Freezer Drying
  • Vacuum Freeze Drying
  • Vacuum Thermal Drying

Contents Claim Inventory Service

When a storm event happens, the damage can often feel overwhelming. We can help ease the worry and confusion during the recovery process by offering our Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS), which provides a detailed and accurate list of your belongings. We take a room-by-room inventory of your contents, including digital photos, and in some instances, bar coding.

Our Contents Claim Inventory Service:

  •  Preloss list and value of contents
  •  Detailed and accurate report
  •  Better information to settle claims quicker
  •  Assistance with burden of proof for claims
  •  Peace of mind when you need it most