Recent Storm Damage Posts

Keeping Your Pets Safe During the Storm.

11/20/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Keeping Your Pets Safe During the Storm. Need assistance tarping a roof? We do that too! Give us a call now!

SERVPRO Tips For Keeping Your Pets Safe During a Storm.

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor understands that when a family owns a pet, they become a part of your family. During the winter months Butte County is no stranger to storms. Often times these storms bring in several problems including one of the largest being safety compromising. SERVPRO has developed a couple of tips for you and your family to make sure your pets stay safe during both storm situations and every day emergencies. 

1) Start Getting Ready NOW

-Make sure that all cats and dogs are wearing collars and identification tags that are up to date. This will increase your chances of being reunited with your pet if separated.

-Put together your disaster kit for yourself and your pets. This includes food, water, and basic necessities.

-Find a safe place to stay ahead of time. Never assume it will be allowed to bring your pet to an emergency shelter. So before a disaster hits, make sure that you are given the authorization by your local office of emergency management to make sure it is alright to evacuate with your pets. 

-Contact hotels outside of your immediate area and find out if they accept pets. Ask about restrictions to pets including number allowed, size, and species.

2)If You Evacuate, Take Your Pet

-If it isn't safe for you, chances are, it isn't safe for your pet either. You have no way of knowing how long you will be kept out of your home after the evacuation and you may not be able-or allowed- to go back for your pets.

3)After The Disaster 

-Make sure to assess the damage and hazards before letting your pets roam through your home. There may be wild animals who may have sought refuge in or near your home during a storm or emergency.

4) Be Ready For Everyday Emergencies

-Find a trusted neighbor, friend, or family member and give them a spare key to your home to care for your pets if you are not able. 

-Make sure the caretaker understands the specific needs of your pets.

If you follow these steps your pet will be safe during whatever emergencies come your way.

And trust SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor for all of your storm damage needs. We make the damage "Like it never even happened."

(530)899-9141

License #: 1013416

Checking Your Property for Damage

10/1/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Checking Your Property for Damage The roof is typically one of the most vulnerable areas during a storm.

After the Storm: How to Check Your Property for Damage.

As summer ends and fall begins by bringing in cooler temperatures, it can also bring with it heavy rains, strong winds and powerful storms. While your home protects you from the wrath of Mother Nature, it should also be thoroughly checked for problems after every storm.

Butte County and Plumas County are not strangers to storms nor the potential damages that occur with those powerful weather changes.
You may not have reason to suspect that your home has been damaged by a passing storm. However, once the inclement weather has safely passed, it’s important to look over the dwelling for any issues. This is also a great time to make emergency repairs and assess if an insurance claim is needed.


The following is a handy storm checklist from the National Storm Damage Center:


Roof
The roof is typically one of the most vulnerable areas during a storm. Hail, wind, rain and debris can adversely impact it. The following indicators can help in your assessment:
    •    Holes or tears in the roof
    •    Split seams
    •    Lost or missing shingles
    •    Ceiling or roof leaks


The Exterior of the Dwelling
Materials such as brick, siding and stucco are usually heavy and durable. However, during a storm, they can withstand significant damage. In some cases, problems may not be noticed until it’s too late to file an insurance claim, so you need to be diligent in your determination:
    •        Chipping, cracking, dents and dings are obvious signs that there is a problem. Even if your siding appears to be fine at first, you want to check it at varying times of the day. Different stages of lighting can showcase problems that you may have missed.
    •        Small or large holes in the stucco. No matter if the hole is small or large, this is a serious issue for a homeowner. If you find a hole or blemish, a knowledgeable and trustworthy company such as SERVPRO can conduct a thorough inspection of the property.
    •        Damaged tuck pointing and brick. Brick is a solid material when it comes to homes. However, it should be thoroughly checked for problems following a storm.
    •        Detached or ruined gutters, trim, downspouts, etc. Gutters, trim, downspouts and other exterior materials on a home are instrumental in its protection. If anything is out of sorts, it should be immediately repaired.


Driveways, Walkways, and Porches
Concrete can split, chip and crack with continuous storms and rain. This can reduce the lifespan of your walkway driveway or porch. To alleviate a safety issue, you’ll want to assess it for any imperfections.


Trees and Fallen Limbs
According to the National Storm Damage Center, fallen trees and branches can cause billions of dollars in damages every year. Most property owners would handle the removal of debris, even if the limbs or trees came from your neighbor’s property. Your insurance company may help in the retrieval of the costs, but it’s dependent on the type of policy and circumstances surrounding the incident.


Basic Tips
    •        Severe storms may knock down power and electrical lines. If this occurs on your property, you’ll want to cordon off the area approximately 30 feet in various directions from the fallen line. It’s also important to call the power company and 911 immediately.
    •        After a storm, you also want to assess the remainder of your property including fences, air-conditioning units, caps, vents etc. If your vehicle was left out of the garage, it would also need to be checked over for damage.
    •        Crawl spaces and basements should be looked over for water or flooding.
        Document as much of the damage as possible by taking photos at various angles.


Finally, it’s important to comprehend your homeowner’s coverage, limits, and deductibles before a problem occurs. In case something happens, you’ll be thoroughly prepared for any storm or disaster.

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is always here to help once the storm has passed. Call us today to find out what we can do for you!

(530)899-9141

License #: 1013416

What Storm Damages Should You Anticipate For?

9/19/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage What Storm Damages Should You Anticipate For? Storm damage can often lead to secondary damages if left unattended to. Call SERVPRO now!

The stormy season is upon us and the Plumas County, Butte County, and surrounding areas are not immune to the potential damages that may come with the influx of water, hail, and high winds. During this time, it is essential to have the needed knowledge as a home or business owner to keep your home and business safe. Storm damage isn’t always something that comes to mind when we see the first chance of rain, but sometimes it is necessary. Different types of weather can create different types of damage, both based upon severity and amount. When you need help cleaning up the mess that Mother Nature has left on your doorstep, a professional full service restoration company like SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor can help. So what type of weather scenarios should you be on the look out for?

Flooding

One of the most destructive forms of storm damage in terms of your home’s structural integrity is flooding. Floods have the potential to occur when heavy rainfall, such as that associated with hurricanes, cause water levels to rise and surge into all territory. Even a minor flood can send unknown contaminated water straight through your home. This water is dirty, full of debris, and extremely harmful to a home’s structure and your belongings. Call a professional to get the flood water navigated properly from your home to attempt to avoid these damages.

Hail

There have been horror stories on the different sizes of hail and the insurmountable damage that it has caused in the past. Hail can cause damage to yourself, your car, your home, and any exterior possessions. During particularly nasty storms, you might find yourself having, broken windows, water damage, destroyed siding, and downed trees. This type of storm is a fairly common one so it is extremely important to be aware of the damage to expect and to keep SERVPRO’s number close at hand.

High Winds

A gentle breeze can be such a relief on the hot days during summer, but it is certainly not fun when combined with stormy weather and has the potential to increase speed to dangerous rates. Wind does the bulk of damage outside of your home such as busting windows, destroying framing and shutters, and causing cracks and holes. Here in the Butte County and Plumas County regions there is another danger when it comes to incredibly high winds, trees. Trees have the potential of causing massive damage to your home during a storm.

Contact SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor for Help!

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is a 24 hour, 7 days a week, 365 days a year Full Service Restoration Company here to service you. Our goal is to get you back into your home safely and promptly.

Call us today to find out more information!

(530)899-9141

License #: 1013416

Storm Damage: Protecting Your Butte County Home

8/20/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Storm Damage: Protecting Your Butte County Home Contact SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor if you find yourself cleaning up storm damage in your Butte County home!

How will you protect your home?

Wind is an unpredictable source that can not only cause damage to your home but can also make outside activities dangerous. Wind may be invisible moving air, but when a storm is added to that equation, it becomes an incredible force of nature. Wind is capable of causing thousands of dollars worth of damage to a County each year. Businesses are not immune to wind damage and the result of this damage can lead to hundreds of thousands dollars for damage alone. Wind can cause significant storm damage that will leave you dealing with cleanup. Storm damage from wind occurs because the force is often too much for a home to bear. It can cause structural damage that leads to destruction and often water damage.

Protect your Roof

As the top of your home, your roof is the most vulnerable spot. It sticks out like a sore thumb and doesn’t have as durable of a structure as the rest of your house. The best way to avoid wind damage to your roof is to have it professionally installed and inspected. If there’s a big storm on the way and you have enough advanced warning, call your local roofing company to check out the shingles, the connectors, and your attic. Protecting your roof from storm damage is all about taking the proper precautions well before the damage can occur.

Windows and Doors

Your biggest worry when high winds strike will be your windows and your doors. These areas are the most likely to cause injury, and they are vulnerable entry points for water and debris. If your windows or doors are blown away, you’ll find yourself dealing with shattered glass, splintered wood, and broken belongings. Wind will have an easier entry point, and you will have to seek safety. One way to protect yourself is to invest in permanent shutters that can be easily closed, or board up your windows or doors in the face of a storm. If a storm strikes suddenly, find a safe place to take cover away from your windows and doors.

Contact SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor for Storm Damage Cleanup

Contact SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor if you find yourself cleaning up storm damage in your Butte County home. Our experts can help deal with dangerous cleanups, and restore your home to the safe and secure environment it was before forceful winds struck. We will come in and identify the problem. When we leave, your home and your life will be back to normal.

For more information on SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor’s Services, call 530-899-9141

License #: 1013416

Wind Damage Prevention Tips

8/6/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Wind Damage Prevention Tips Be aware of weak, or dying, trees to have them removed or reinforced before a storm.If wind damage does occur, remember to trust SERVPRO!

Preventing damage is as easy as 1…2…3!

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor wants to remind everyone in the Butte County, Plumas County and surrounding areas of the possibility for high winds to be entering this area any time of year. With this wind, comes the possibility for damage which could jeopardize your safety and could leave to an insurmountable about of repairs and restoration. Our community has seen its fair share of weather related damages and it never hurts to be prepared for even the worst conditions. Prevention is easy with the following three simple steps:

1) Keep outdoor items from becoming harmful weapons!

High winds may come with other hazards such as hail, heavy rain, and flooding. These hazards can make something as simple as a trashcan or a child’s toy to becoming a safety hazard! When you receive a warning for wind and storms, make sure to bring anything that could be a danger in these conditions inside to avoid damage. This will prevent broken windows, damaged siding, and decrease the chance for personal injury. Outdoor buildings, such as storage sheds, should also be anchored properly to avoid damage.

2) Reinforce susceptible areas.

Garage doors are particularly susceptible to wind damage. High winds can damage or create a high pressure situation which can damage your roof as well. Reinforce the door by using braces across the back and tracks. Modifications to any door should be done by an installer to avoid damage.

3) Pay attention to your trees and landscaping.

In this area, trees are a particularly dangerous combination with high winds and heavy storms. Trees can cause debris that may damage your home in a windstorm. Taking care to make sure your landscaping is done properly and safely is one of the highest ways to avoid these type of damages. Be aware of weak, or dying, trees to have them removed or reinforced before a storm.

If winds damage does occur, remember to trust your local professionals. SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor will work hard for you to bring your business back to the preloss condition the right way!

Call us today for more information.

(530)899-9141

License #: 1013416

4 Steps to Take After a Storm Has Passed

7/2/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage 4 Steps to Take After a Storm Has Passed Our disaster restoration services are available 24/7, 365 days a year, to bring your home back to the way it was.

Disaster Rehabilitation and Recovery 

Natural disasters are unpredictable and can be terrifying, especially when they hit your home and affected your loved ones. Although it is scary to think about, there are a wide variety of different catastrophes that could strike Butte County, Sutter County, Plumas County and surrounding areas. These disaster include floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires and more. If one of these unfortunate events should hit your home you don’t want to find yourself unprepared!

Follow these 4 essential steps for disaster rehabilitation and recovery:

  1. Assess the Situation

As soon as the calamity has died down, check yourself and your family members to make sure no one is injured and emergency medical personnel will not be needed. If you have any nearby neighbors see if they need help once the scene is safe. Turn off the gas and electricity in your home if it is safe to do so and avoid entering your home if you notice structural damage to your home that could cause the floors or ceiling to collapse.

  1. Find Food and Shelter

Food and water are vital for your health and keeping your strength during this difficult time so start searching for your necessities as soon as possible. Keeping nonperishable items in your home is essential during crisis and can be the determining factor in saving your health. If you home no longer has running water visit one of the many American Red Cross shelters that will be available after the disaster has passed through to those whose homes are no longer safe to inhabit. They also have shelters open regularly during these times at local churches, schools and other community properties. These areas are good resources if you have any needs.

  1. Be Cautious of Your Surroundings

Disasters always leave a trail of destruction behind; be wary of contaminated floodwaters, fallen power lines, or any criminals taking advantage of the chaos. Don’t turn the gas back on in your home until you have been given the promise of safety as there could be a leak.

  1. Recovering Important Information

One of the last steps of disaster rehabilitation and recover is to salvage as many of the important documents from the wreckage (insurance policies, birth certificates, drivers license, deeds, wills, financial statements). Collecting these documents will help you and your family recover from this crisis faster.

Should your home suffer from damage call SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor! Our disaster restoration services are available 24/7, 365 days a year, to bring your home back to the way it was. These emergency services include (but are not limited to) water damage, flooding, fire damage, pack-outs and mold remediation services. Don’t wait another moment call us now at (530)899-9141

License #: 1013416

What to Do After the Storm

6/5/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage What to Do After the Storm Your roof is typically one of the most vulnerable areas during a storm.

How should you check your property for storm damage?

After the storm has passed, it is so important to conduct a thorough storm damage inspection. With the changing weather, Butte County is going to suffer heavy rains, strong winds, and powerful storms. While your home is able to protect you from Mother Nature, your home should be thoroughly checked for damages once the storm has passed. You may not have a reason to suspect that your home has been damaged as it may not be evident initially. However, once the inclement weather has safely passed through, it is extremely important to assess for damages and what repairs may need to be done before another storm comes along. The following is a handy damage assessment list that should be followed after the storm has passed by the National Storm Damage Center:

Roof

Your roof is typically one of the most vulnerable areas during a storm especially with all of the trees in residential areas of Butte County and Plumas County. Hail, wind, rain and debris can adversely impact your room and may cause permanent damage to the integrity of your roof. The following indicators can help in your assessment-

  • Holes or tears in the roof.
  • Split seams.
  • Lost or missing shingles.
  • Ceiling or roof leaks.

Do not attempt to climb to your roof if there are still dangers or if you suspect your roof to not be secure.

The Exterior of the Dwelling

Materials such as brick, siding and stucco are usually heavy and durable. However, during a storm, they may not be able to withstand significant damages that a storm may cause. In some cases, problems may not arise, or be noticed, until it is too late to file an insurance claim. Be diligent and pay attention to the following areas of your home-

  • Chipping, cracking, dents and dings being obvious signs of damage to the exterior of your home.
  • Small or large holes in stucco.
  • Damaged tuck pointing and brick.
  • Detached or ruined gutters, trip, downspouts, etc.

Driveways, Walkways and Porches

Concrete can split, chip and crack with continuous storms and rain. Should you have gravel or dirt on your driveway, this could lead to flooding and additional damage to the structure of your home. These damages can reduce the lifespan of your walkway and can cause damage to your home even after the storm has passed.

Trees and Fallen Limbs

According to the National Storm Damage Center, fallen trees and branches can cause billions of dollars in damages each year. Make sure you do not have an excessive amount of overgrown vegetation surrounding your home as this can be a tool to cause additional damage to your home.

Basic Tips:

  • Severe storms may knock down power and electrical lines. Should this happen near you, do not approach the line, and call your power company immediately.
  • After a storm, assess your fencing, air conditioning units, vents, and garages for damages.
  • Crawlspaces and basements should be inspected for flooding and damage.
  • Document all the damage.

Call SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor today if your home has suffered storm damage- (530)899-9141!

License #: 1013416

Don’t Let Storm Damage Stop You!

4/9/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Don’t Let Storm Damage Stop You! After a flood damage please make sure it is safe before you reenter your home by getting an inspection and evaluation.

When your home sustains flood damage during the stormy weather, call SERVPRO!

It can be tragic when a flood bring devastation and water damage to your home. SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is here to serve our community but rapid water removal, cleanup and repairs are needed immediately to reduce damage and cost. Safety is a top priority for SERVPRO. After a flood damage please make sure it is safe before you reenter your home by getting an inspection and evaluation done.

Should you be choosing to file an insurance claim make sure you call your insurance to ascertain if you are covered under your standard home owner’s policy or if you do possess flood insurance. An insurance adjuster will then be dispatched to your property to inspect the damages soon after offer a settlement. SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor has experience with working with several kinds of insurance companies in California and we are the best in the industry. We can assess and document all water damage, help you with your insurance communications, and expedite the water removal and damage restoration.

Once you are given the authorization to reenter your home safely you should do all you can to document the damages you are seeing for your insurance company. Be sure to take specific notice of any damage to personal contents. Once you and the insurance adjuster have inspected the damages then the restoration can start. SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor will make sure your home gets dried and your contents properly taken care of in order to prevent further damages from happening. The fast response is crucial and something that SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor can swear by every single time. We are faster to any size disaster and we are always here to help!

A benefit about choosing to have SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor serve you is that we can handle the job from start to finish. Our technicians can extract whatever standing water there is and we can also assist you with any and all repairs that need to take placed after the mitigation and drying services have been completed.

We’re Highly Trained Storm Damage Specialists

As the top water and storm damage specialists in the industry, SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor has the knowledge, expertise, and certifications needed to restore your property quickly the first time! Call us anytime at (530)899-9141

License #: 1013416

When Storms or Floods hit, SERVPRO is Ready!

2/19/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage When Storms or Floods hit, SERVPRO is Ready! Noticing damage after the storm has passed? Give us a call to make it "Like it never even happened"!

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor specializes in the clean-up and damage restoration when storms and floods hit the Butte County, Plumas County, and surrounding areas. Our Restoration Technicians are IICRC Certified and are able to use specialized equipment to restore your property to its preloss condition.

Why Choose SERVPRO?

Faster Response

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is locally owned and operated so our crew is able to respond faster to any size disaster which is important to reducing damage and overall cost. A fast response time can save your home and your wallet.

Better Resources

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor will handle your unique and special storm damage by following the IICRC s500 standards of Water Damage Restoration. This will uphold safety for you and your family and will bring your home back to its preloss condition faster. You can trust that you are in the best, capable, hands when you call SERVPRO.

Full Service

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is a Full Service Restoration Company. Meaning we can assist you from the start of your storm damage to the repairs. That means you are trusting the best company around to walk you through one of the hardest times you will ever experience.

When storms hit Butte County and the surrounding areas SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is here to help!

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call us today!

(530)899-9141

License #: 1014316

Tornado Safety Tips- Before, During and After

8/28/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Tornado Safety Tips- Before, During and After Between 1950 and 2013, there were 403 confirmed tornadoes in California, coming out to an average of around 6 or 7 tornadoes per year.

Fortunately, tornado emergencies are not common in the Butte County and Plumas County areas. But that is all the more reason to be prepared in the event that there is one. Tornadoes can occur at any time of the year both day and night and it is important to be ready for it.

Here are some safety tips that can and should be taken before the tornado hits.

1)Be Prepared- Tornadoes can strike at any time without warning. Make sure your family knows the plan of action in the case of a tornado warning being issued for the community. Make time to consider discussing the best places to take shelter, the different between watches and warnings, and the emergency safety kit.

2) Practice, Practice, Practice!- Make sure to practice your emergency readiness plan in the event of a storm. If you do not practice your plan there is the possibility of panic and injury. 

3) Protect Important Information- Consider storing important information such as insurance information, loan/mortgage papers, and medical information. 

Families should not just be prepared before the storm but during the event as well. Here are some safety tips that should be taken during the tornado emergency.

1) Take Shelter- Seek shelter in a safe, contained, area. Protect yourself by crawling underneath a sturdy object for protection against falling debris. Examples of safe rooms are a basement, closet, or bathroom. 

2) Do Not Drive- In the event that you are driving when the tornado begins stop and seek shelter immediately. Do not attempt to race the storm.

3) If you live in a dorm or an apartment building seek shelter at the lowest place you have access to. Use stairwells only and avoid using the elevator.

The dangers still do not cease even after a storm has passed through. Here are some tips that should be taken even after the storm has passed.

1) If you are away from your home, try to return safely. Stay updated on weather and hazard reports from the news.

2) If your home has been damaged, do not enter until given the authorization from local authorities. When you are given that authorization, first turn off your utilities to avoid further damage.

3) Do not consume water or food that has been damaged by the storm.

Remember to contact your family and your friends after the storm to ensure their safety as well. 

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor understands the trials and devastation that a storm brings and we are here to help bring your home back to life after it has been damaged by a storm.

(530)899-9141

SERVPRO Tips for a Storm Safety Kit

8/23/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage SERVPRO Tips for a Storm Safety Kit The American Red Cross sells already prepared Emergency Safety Kits for every emergency possible!

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor encourages everyone to be knowledgeable about storm safety so you can stay safe and be prepared as much as possible.

We have generated a list of items needed in the event of a storm emergency. It is important to keep your Storm Safety Kit accessible and filled throughout the year!

A proper safety kit should include the following:

  • A Landline telephone that does not require electric operation and will work in the event of a power outage
  • A battery operated radio to stay as updated as possible on the weather conditions and predictions
  • An LED flashlight; we recommend one in every room of your home being prepared in case of emergencies.
  • A First Aid Kit with the essentials needed to provide initial emergency care.
  • Drinking water to last at least 3 days.
  • Non-perishable, ready to eat foods and a can opener.
  • Pet items (food, blankets, leash, water)
  • Towels, toilet paper, bathroom and sanitary items.
  • A copy of insurance documents,
  • Blankets and sleeping gear.
  • A list of phone numbers and addresses of local emergency services, shelters, physicians, family and friends.

Make sure your entire household knows where the Safety Kit is going to be placed so that it can be easily accessed in the event of an emergency.

Should your home suffer storm damages, know that SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is available to help you through it during any weather conditions. We are a 24 hour, emergency service, full service restoration company that is locally owned and operated. Make sure to put us on your emergency contact list in a storm event!

(530)899-9141

"Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Tips for After the Storm

8/23/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage SERVPRO Tips for After the Storm Personal Safety comes first!

Unfortunately the problems that come with a Storm Emergency event are not over when the storm has passed through. There are still dangers and emergencies immediately following the storm that require safety precautions.

SERVPRO of Chico-Lake Almanor has generated a list of how to stay safe after the storm.

1) Stay away from fallen or damaged powerlines and encourage others to do the same.

       **Be alert to the possibility that tree limbs or debris could be hiding an electrical hazard. Treat all fallen power lines as being energized and dangerous. The same goes for the materials around these power lines. Treat any debris, branches, or items around a fallen power line as being a hazard. Avoid at all cost.**

2) Make sure to have a proper Storm Safety Kit on hand with the essentials.

       **It cannot be predicted how long you may be trapped in a certain building or situation. It is important to have the needed essentials in your safety kit. **

(Take a look at our previous blog post for Safety Kit Tips!!)

3) Stay inside and dress in warm layered clothing to avoid illness.

        **Roads may be flooded or blocked so emergency personnel may not be able to respond to you right away. Stay safe and take care of yourself**

4) Stuff towels and rags underneath doors to keep the heat inside.

5) Only use a generator if you are aware on how to use it safely.

         **After a power outage, the power can be returned in spokes. Keep yourself and your electronics safe by keeping them unplugged. Leave one light on to indicate that power has been restored and then slowly turn on your other appliances one at a time.**

Storms are not uncommon for this area so these safety tips are useful to everyone! Not just homeowners and business owners.

Should your home be affected by storm damages know that SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is here to help day or night. We are a 24 hour, Emergency Service, Full Service Restoration company ready to help you.

(530)899-9141

"Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Storm Safety Tips!

7/18/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage SERVPRO Storm Safety Tips! SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is a 24/7 Full Service Restoration Company here to help with your needs.

Storms are extremely difficult to predict and to guarantee the severity of the storm.

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor encourages everyone to be as emergency ready as possible for any storm emergency event.

We have generated a list of SERVPRO Storm Safety Tips that could be used throughout the year. By following these steps, you are being more prepared and are doing your part in keeping yourself and your family safe during a devastating event.

1) Stay Inside During Thunderstorms and Blizzards.

They may be cool to look at but lightning, wind and ice can damage powerlines and make them very dangerous to be around. It is also important to stay off of the phone and the computer during a storm. Instead, stay updated on the most current storm conditions with a battery operated radio.

2) Use Flashlights Instead of Candles.

Using candles during a storm can be a huge fire hazard. Never leave candles unattended to nor in an unoccupied room. 

3) Unplug as Many Appliances as Possible.

Doing this will prevent damage to the appliances when the power comes back on. Gradually plug things back in when the power is restored.

4) Do Not Open the Refrigerator or the Freezer Unless You Absolutely Have to.

Keeping the door closed as much as possible will help to make the food last longer.

5) Do Not Try to Use a Gas Appliance to Stay Warm.

Using a gas appliance the wrong way may cause deadly carbon monoxide. Bundle up in layers of clothing and blankets instead.

6) Stay Away From a Damaged Power Line.

Even utility workers cannot tell if a power line is energized just by looking at it. Stay cautious and away from damaged lines.

In the event of a storm damage affecting your home know that SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is here to help with anything you need. We are available 24 hours a day for emergency services, board ups, water extraction, etc. 

(530)899-9141

Like it never even happened.

How to Respond Appropriately During a Thunderstorm

7/10/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How to Respond Appropriately During a Thunderstorm Should the storm result in damage to your home SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is here to help you get through it!

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor believes that all homeowners should be knowledgeable about the safety pre-cautions that can and should be taken in the event of a Thunderstorm Emergency. We have made several blog posts about the importance of safety, having a Storm Safety Kit, and steps that can be taken to prepare for a storm emergency. We have now made a list of tips to be taken during a thunderstorm event.

1) Listen to local news or NOAA Weather Radio for emergency updates. Watch for signs of a storm (darkening skies, lightning flashes, or increasing winds).

2) Postpone outdoor activities if thunderstorms are likely to occur. Many people struck by lightning are not in the area where rain is occurring.

3) If a severe thunderstorm wanting is issued, take shelter in a substantial building or in a vehicle with the windows closed. Get out of mobile homes that can blow over in high winds.

4) Avoid electrical equipment and telephones. Use battery-powered TVs and radios instead.

5) Shutter windows and close outside doors securely. Keep away from windows in case of breakage.

6) Do not take a bath, shower, or use plumbing.

7) If you are driving, try to safely exit the roadway and park. Stay in the vehicle and turn on the emergency flashers until the heavy rain ends. Avoid touching metal or other surfaces that conduct electricity in and outside the vehicle.

8) If you are outside and cannot reach a safe building, avoid high ground; water; tall, isolated trees; and metal objects. Picnic shelters, dugouts, and sheds are NOT safe.

Do what you can before the storm to prepare for emergencies and make sure you are in a safe location should the storm begin. SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is here for you and your family in the event of a storm emergency.

(530)899-9141

“Faster to any Disaster.”

Be Prepared for Thunderstorms in Advance

6/1/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Be Prepared for Thunderstorms in Advance Local home had a tree collapse on it during a recent storm.It's a good thing that SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor was called!

Thunderstorms are considered severe in the even that it produces hail at least 1 inch in diameter or has wind gusts of at least 58 miles per hour. Every thunderstorm produces lightning which has shown to kill more people each year than tornadoes or hurricanes. Heavy rain from thunderstorms can cause flooded, high winds, and power outages.

The best way to protect yourself and your family is to prepare for a thunderstorm in advance. Here are some tips on what you can do now to be prepared in an emergency.

1) Learn about your local community’s emergency warning system for severe thunderstorms. Make sure you understand what the different warnings mean and how to act upon them.

2) Discuss thunderstorm safety and lightning safety with all members of your household. In the event you are not there make sure the rest of your household would know what to do in the event of an emergency situation.

3) Pick a safe place in your home to gather during a thunderstorm. This safe place should be away from windows, skylights, and glass doors that have the potential to be broken by the weather conditions.

4) Make a list of items to bring inside in the event of a severe thunderstorm. Make sure these items are brought in before the storm. Do not attempt to go out in the middle of the storm to retrieve these items.

5) Make trees and shrubbery more wind resistant by keeping them trimmed.

6) Protect your animals. Ensure that they are either brought inside or kept in a safe part of your home. Again, do not attempt to go out in the middle of the storm in search of your pet.

7) Get trained in first aid and learn how to respond to emergencies. Local hospitals, colleges, and training facilities are open year round to get this training.

8) Put together an emergency preparedness kit.

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor encourages homeowners to complete these steps to be as prepared as possible during a thunderstorm. Should a thunderstorm affect your home, know that SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is faster to any disaster and is able to respond 24 hours!

(530)899-9141

We’re Faster to Any Size Storm Disaster

4/18/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage We’re Faster to Any Size Storm Disaster Water staining on the ceiling of a home after a storm compromised the roof and led to water damage.

Storms and floods are not planned nor do they wait to be during normal business hours.

It’s a good thing that SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor are 24 hour, seven days a week, emergency service specialists.

Our crew is available for you from morning through night to assist with any damages your home may suffer. Choosing SERVPRO means that you can rely on us to get there immediately to help any time of the day or night.

Faster to Any Size Emergency

Our SERVPRO specialists are able to respond faster to any disaster when you need help the most. An immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs. Water is particularly invasive, quickly spreading throughout your property and being absorbed into the materials in its path including floors, walls, furniture, etc. SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately.

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

 

Trust the company that has the fastest response time and our specialists to prevent further damage to your home.

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is a full service restoration company that can help you from the start of your storm damage to the conclusion of the restoration.

 

License#: 1013416

SERVPRO Tips For Keeping Your Pets Safe During a Storm

11/18/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Damage SERVPRO Tips For Keeping Your Pets Safe During a Storm Keep your pets safe through any kind of emergency

How to keep pets safe during natural disasters and emergencies.

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor understands that when a family owns a pet, they become a part of your family. We have developed a couple of tips for you and your family to make sure your pets stay safe during both storm situations and every day emergencies. 

1) Start Getting Ready NOW

-Make sure that all cats and dogs are wearing collars and identification tags that are up to date. This will increase your chances of being reunited with your pet if separated.

-Put together your disaster kit for yourself and your pets. This includes food, water, and basic necessities.

-Find a safe place to stay ahead of time. Never assume it will be allowed to bring your pet to an emergency shelter. So before a disaster hits, make sure that you are given the authorization by your local office of emergency management to make sure it is alright to evacuate with your pets. 

-Contact hotels outside of your immediate area and find out if they accept pets. Ask about restrictions to pets including number allowed, size, and species.

2)If You Evacuate, Take Your Pet

-If it isn't safe for you, chances are, it isn't safe for your pet either. You have no way of knowing how long you will be kept out of your home after the evacuation and you may not be able-or allowed- to go back for your pets.

3)After The Disaster 

-Make sure to assess the damage and hazards before letting your pets roam through your home. There may be wild animals who may have sought refuge in or near your home during a storm or emergency.

4) Be Ready For Everyday Emergencies

-Find a trusted neighbor, friend, or family member and give them a spare key to your home to care for your pets if you are not able. 

-Make sure the caretaker understands the specific needs of your pets.

If you follow these steps your pet will be safe during whatever emergencies come your way.

And trust SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor for all of your storm damage needs. We make the damage "like it never even happened". 

Wind Storm Damage Prevention Tips… Easy as 1. 2. 3.

9/27/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Wind Storm Damage Prevention Tips… Easy as 1. 2. 3. Trees can cause a large amount of damage during a storm. Trust your local professionals to help you out of a sticky situation the right way!

With the ending of the summer months there is the possibility of storms heading towards the Butte County areas. 

Butte County has seen its fair share of weather related issues and despite the weather being perfect right now, it never hurts to be aware of the damage that high winds can do to your home or business.  Prevention is easy if you follow these three simple steps:

  1. Keep outdoor items from becoming harmful weapons!  High winds, hail, and heavy rain can make something as simple as a trashcan or child’s toy into an airborne missile!  When you hear of wind and storm warnings, make sure to bring in anything that could be picked up and blown into vulnerable areas of your home or business like windows or doors.  Outdoor building such as storage sheds should also be anchored properly to the ground.
  2. Reinforce susceptible areas.  Garage doors are particularly susceptible to wind damage.  High winds can damage or blow them, creating a high pressure situation which can damage the roof as well.  Reinforce the door by using braces across the back or replace with a stronger door and tracks.  Modifications should be done by an installer.
  3. Pay attention to your trees and landscaping.  Trees can cause debris that can damage your home in a windstorm.  Maintain trees having them trimmed and debris raked and disposed of regularly to help minimize damage from a storm. Be aware of trees that are breaking or dying as these can be especially hazardous during the storms.

If wind damage occurs remember to trust your local professionals. SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor will work hard for you to bring your business or home back to the pre-loss condition the right way!

Call today at (530)899-9141 to get more information.

Did you know SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is a full service restoration company?

Visit our website today to find out more!

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License #: 1013416

What are the Most Common Types of Storm Damage?

9/14/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Damage What are the Most Common Types of Storm Damage? Leaving water in a residential or a commercial building can cause lasting damage. Take care of the problem today!

The stormy season will soon be upon us, and as the Butte County prepares for an influx of water, hail, and high winds, you should know how to keep your home safe. Storm damage isn’t always something you think about, but when it comes to your home, it can be quite problematic. Different types of storms can create different types of damage. When you need help cleaning up the mess that Mother Nature left behind, a professional cleaning service like SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor can help.

Flooding

The most destructive type of storm in terms of your home is a flooding. Floods occur when heavy rainfall such as that associated with hurricanes, causes water levels to rise, and surge over banks and into streets. Even a minor flood can send contaminated water straight through your home, causing untold damage. The water is dirty, full of debris, and extremely harmful to every single one of your belongings. Instead of navigating the flood waters on your own, contact a professional.

Hail

When frozen ice balls shoot out of the sky at high speeds, the results are about as good as they sound like they might be. Hail can reach incredible sizes, and can be harmful to your home, your vehicles, and your safety. During particularly nasty storms, you might find yourself cleaning up broken windows, water damage, destroyed siding, and downed trees. This type of storm is a fairly common one, so be aware of the consequences, and have the number of SERVPRO close at hand.

High Winds

A gentle breeze can be a relief on a hot day, but it is certainly not fun when it picks up to the highest of speeds. Wind does the bulk of its damage to the outside of your home, busting windows, destroying window frames and shutters, and causing cracks and holes. This creates vulnerable areas in your home, and during an intense storm, that can spell trouble. At the end of a particularly rough battle with high winds, you could be dealing with shards of glass as well as water damage.

Contact SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor for Storm Damage Cleanup

Contact SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor if you find yourself cleaning up storm damage in your Butte County home. We will come in and identify the problem. When we leave, your home and your life will be back to normal. For more information on SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor’s Services, call 530-899-9141 

Storm Damage: Protecting your Home from High Winds

9/14/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Storm Damage: Protecting your Home from High Winds SERVPRO staff are always ready to respond to any storm emergencies you may encounter

When you sit by the water and enjoy a nice breeze, you probably don’t realize what a powerful force you are dealing with. Wind may be invisible moving air, but when a storm hits, it becomes an awe inspiring force of nature that can be both incredible and terrifying. In 2014, Maryland residents and business owners dealt with over $5.4 million in property damage as a result of wind. Wind can cause significant storm damage that will leave you dealing with cleanup. Storm damage from wind occurs because the force is often too much for a home to bear. It can cause structural damage that leads to destruction and sometimes even water damage.

Protect your Roof

As the top of your home, your roof is the most vulnerable spot. It sticks out like a sore thumb and doesn’t have as durable of a structure as the rest of your house. The best way to avoid wind damage to your roof is to have it professionally installed and inspected. If there’s a big storm on the way and you have enough advanced warning, call your local roofing company to check out the shingles, the connectors, and your attic. Protecting your roof from storm damage is all about taking the proper precautions well before the damage can occur.

Windows and Doors

Your biggest worry when high winds strike will be your windows and your doors. These areas are the most likely to cause injury, and they are vulnerable entry points for water and debris. If your windows or doors are blown away, you’ll find yourself dealing with shattered glass, splintered wood, and broken belongings. Wind will have an easier entry point, and you will have to seek safety. One way to protect yourself is to invest in permanent shutters that can be easily closed, or board up your windows or doors in the face of a storm. If a storm strikes suddenly, find a safe place to take cover away from your windows and doors.

Contact SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor for Storm Damage Cleanup

Contact SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor if you find yourself cleaning up storm damage in your Butte County home. Our experts can help deal with dangerous cleanups, and restore your home to the safe and secure environment it was before forceful winds struck. We will come in and identify the problem. When we leave, your home and your life will be back to normal. For more information on SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor’s Services, call 530-899-9141

4 Essential Steps of Disaster Rehabilitation and Recovery

9/12/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Damage 4 Essential Steps of Disaster Rehabilitation and Recovery Ceiling collapse in Lake Almanor due to storms affected the area

Natural disasters can be terrifying, especially if they affect your home and your loved ones.  Although it’s scary to think about, there are a wide variety of different catastrophes that could strike your home, including floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, and more.  If one of these unfortunate events does happen, you don’t want to find yourself unprepared!  Discover the most important steps to take following a major disaster so you and your family are able to recover quickly and safely.  

1.     Assess the Situation

As soon as the calamity has died down, check yourself and any family members to make sure no one is hurt.  If you have any nearby neighbors, see if they are in need of any help.  Turn off the gas and electricity in your home if it safe to do so, and avoid entering your home for a while, as there could be damage to your floors or ceilings that could cause them to collapse.

2.     Finding Food and Shelter

Food and water are vital for keeping your strength up, so start your search for necessities as soon as you can.  If your home no longer has running water, you can obtain it through emergency sources, such as rainwater, your hot water tank, your toilet reservoir, or ice cube trays.  If you have food that needs to be cooked, you can cook it over a fire in your chimney or use a grill outside.  Shelters are usually assembled by the American Red Cross in emergency situations for those whose homes are too damaged to stay in; look for one of these if you feel your home is dangerous.  The Federal Emergency Management Agency, as well as local churches and community services, are also good resources for any needs you might have in these dire situations.

3.     Be Cautious

Disasters always leave a trail of destruction behind; be wary of contaminated floodwaters, fallen power lines, or any criminals taking advantage of all the chaos.  Don’t turn the gas back on in your home, as there could be a leak, and make sure your house is ventilated if you’re cooking over your fireplace.

4.     Recovering Important Information

One of the last steps of disaster rehabilitation and recovery is to salvage as many of the important documents from the wreckage, such as your insurance policies, birth certificates, driver’s license, deeds, wills, financial statements, and any other precious information.  Although these procedures might be difficult, it will help you and your family recover from this crisis as quickly as possible.

Call SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor with all Your Disaster Rehabilitation Needs!

If a disaster has affected your home, call SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor for all your cleanup needs!  Our disaster restoration services are available 24/7, 365 days per year; they include water and flood damage cleanup, mold remediation, odor control, reconstruction services, trauma cleanup, and fire and smoke damage cleanup.  Don’t wait another moment if your home has been devastated; call us today at 530-899-9141.

After the Storm: How to Check Your Property for Damage

9/8/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Damage After the Storm: How to Check Your Property for Damage This roof became compromised by the storm and the ceiling became affected and collapsed.

The Importance of Conducting a Storm Damage Inspection


As summer ushers in warmer temperatures, it can also bring with it heavy rains, strong winds and powerful storms. While your home protects you from the wrath of Mother Nature, it should also be thoroughly checked for problems after every storm.


You may not have reason to suspect that your home has been damaged by a passing storm. However, once the inclement weather has safely passed, it’s important to look over the dwelling for any issues. This is also a great time to make emergency repairs and assess if an insurance claim is needed.


The following is a handy storm checklist from the National Storm Damage Center:


Roof
The roof is typically one of the most vulnerable areas during a storm. Hail, wind, rain and debris can adversely impact it. The following indicators can help in your assessment:
    •    Holes or tears in the roof
    •    Split seams
    •    Lost or missing shingles
    •    Ceiling or roof leaks


The Exterior of the Dwelling
Materials such as brick, siding and stucco are usually heavy and durable. However, during a storm, they can withstand significant damage. In some cases, problems may not be noticed until it’s too late to file an insurance claim, so you need to be diligent in your determination:
    •        Chipping, cracking, dents and dings are obvious signs that there is a problem. Even if your siding appears to be fine at first, you want to check it at varying times of the day. Different stages of lighting can showcase problems that you may have missed.
    •        Small or large holes in the stucco. No matter if the hole is small or large, this is a serious issue for a homeowner. If you find a hole or blemish, a knowledgeable and trustworthy company such as SERVPRO can conduct a thorough inspection of the property.
    •        Damaged tuck pointing and brick. Brick is a solid material when it comes to homes. However, it should be thoroughly checked for problems following a storm.
    •        Detached or ruined gutters, trim, downspouts, etc. Gutters, trim, downspouts and other exterior materials on a home are instrumental in its protection. If anything is out of sorts, it should be immediately repaired.


Driveways, Walkways, and Porches
Concrete can split, chip and crack with continuous storms and rain. This can reduce the lifespan of your walkway driveway or porch. To alleviate a safety issue, you’ll want to assess it for any imperfections.


Trees and Fallen Limbs
According to the National Storm Damage Center, fallen trees and branches can cause billions of dollars in damages every year. Most property owners would handle the removal of debris, even if the limbs or trees came from your neighbor’s property. Your insurance company may help in the retrieval of the costs, but it’s dependent on the type of policy and circumstances surrounding the incident.


Basic Tips
    •        Severe storms may knock down power and electrical lines. If this occurs on your property, you’ll want to cordon off the area approximately 30 feet in various directions from the fallen line. It’s also important to call the power company and 911 immediately.
    •        After a storm, you also want to assess the remainder of your property including fences, air-conditioning units, caps, vents etc. If your vehicle was left out of the garage, it would also need to be checked over for damage.
    •        Crawl spaces and basements should be looked over for water or flooding.
        Document as much of the damage as possible by taking photos at various angles.


Finally, it’s important to comprehend your homeowner’s coverage, limits, and deductibles before a problem occurs. In case something happens, you’ll be thoroughly prepared for any storm or disaster. Should you need any help with water or storm damage or clean-up call the professionals from SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor at (530)899-9141 to get an inspection.

Don’t Let Storm Damages Hold You Back!

9/6/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Don’t Let Storm Damages Hold You Back! Standing water in a basement as a result of storm damage

When a Butte County Property Sustains Flooding Damage, Call SERVPRO!

It is tragic when a flood brings devastation and water damage to a Butte County home. But rapid water removal, clean up and repairs certainly must get under way for you home to get back to normal with minimal losses.
 
Safety is a top priority. After the flood damage, evaluation of the home's safety issues must be completed before you dare to enter your home again. 
 
You do need to call your insurance agent to ascertain if you are covered under your standard home owner’s policy or if you do possess flood insurance. An insurance adjuster will be dispatched to your property to inspect the damage and eventually offer a settlement. Ask for help in retaining a competent water damage restoration company. SERVPRO does work with many agencies and municipalities in California. We can assess and document all water damaged items, help you with your claims and paperwork, and expedite the water removal and restoration. We can check your home for structural damage and any possible electrical issues since water and electricity are a dangerous duo. This inspection will indicate to you the severity of the water damage that your home has suffered and any potential health issues you may have to address during the process of getting the flood damage repairs done on your home. 
 
When these concerns have been addressed, and if you have been given permission to enter your home, you should also document all the flood causing water damage for insurance purposes. Be sure that you do take pictures of the flooded areas of your home and any damaged belongings, including damaged furniture. This, along with the input from SERVPRO, will help you to be fairly compensated by the insurance company. 
 
Once you have done the documentation and the adjuster had done his inspection, then the clean-up starts to get under way. The home needs to be made dry and needs to be cleaned up as soon as possible to prevent any other damage from occurring. This will also lessen the likelihood of mold and mildew growth. Contamination is a given if the flooding is the result of groundwater intrusion, whether from rain, bodies of water, or a sewage back-up. Do not attempt to clean and sanitize on your own. The potential for future illness is too great.
 
It is wise to call the professionals from SERVPRO; because they can immediately begin to pump out the water and mitigate on-going water damage. And they have the skill and knowledge, along with the professional equipment required to start and complete the entire restoration process for you. 
 
After the water removal and clean up are in operation, then repairs need to be done. They could be extensive, depending on how much structural damage has occurred and the condition of the contents of your Butte County property. SERVPRO can start with water removal and finish your project with complete restoration services, "Like it never even happened."

We're Highly Trained Storm Damage Specialists

As water and storm damage specialists, SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor has the experience, equipment, and advanced training that enables us to restore your property quickly. "We're Faster to Any Size Disaster." Call 24/7 at (530)899-9141

When Storms or Floods hit Butte County SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is ready!

8/19/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Damage When Storms or Floods hit Butte County SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is ready! Tarped roof during storm event in Oroville.

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor 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 Butte County and the surrounding areas 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.

SERVPRO of Chico/Lake Almanor is a full service restoration company open 24 hours, 7 days a week. Ready at any time to respond to emergencies without delay!

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today

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