Recent Storm Damage Posts

Storm/Roof Inspection

1/22/2020 (Permalink)

After roof was temp tarped Roof After

SERVPRO Of NW Bakersfield was called out to perform a roof inspection. Our inspector inspected the roof then the roof was tarped by our technicians. They used sand bags in order to keep the tarp from lifting with the heavy winds. There is no visible wind nor storm related damages to any of the roof elevations. The only damage discovered were the broken tiles right along the area where the roof was tarped. There is a lot of debris and a lot of cat fecal matter in the valleys and the rain water is not properly draining down the valley. Inspector lifted some of the tiles by the valleys and found debris and that is the exact area where the rain water was seeping into the kitchen ceiling. Call us for any emergency services you may need, even if your not sure what type of work we specialize in we are here for you to answer any questions you have.

Heavy wind damage to roof in Bakersfield, CA

5/31/2019 (Permalink)

This was wood shake roof there is some scattered wind damage to all the roof elevations. There are ridge caps that have suffered due to wind damage. Since you can't be prepared for any natural disaster, storm or heavy winds here are some storm tips that can be useful and important to know. 

Be sure that once you have came up with an emergency preparedness plan, you go over it and practice it with employees or family if it's for your home. Reviewing and rehearsing various scenarios can help ensure the process remains fresh in their minds and can help employees or family feel more empowered.

Timing is everything! By developing a SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile for your business, you can help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do, who to call, and what to expect advance is the key to timely mitigation.

Timely mitigation: minimizes the affects of water and fire damage allowing your property and business to be restored at an advance rate with minimal down time. 

Storm Damage in Bakersfield CA

5/30/2019 (Permalink)

This photo is showing the customers roof suffered wind damage due to the heavy winds we had. Storm ready preparedness for either your business or home. No one plans on a disaster, however you can plan for it. Disaster and emergencies always strike without warning. Planning ahead speaks trust to your clients and your employees. In the event your business is affected by a disaster, you don't necessarily have to be.

Are you ready for whatever happens? Remember disasters and resulting business interruption can devastate companies. It is estimated that up to 50% of businesses that close due to disaster never reopen. Of those that reopened, the majority had some type of response plan in place.   

By preparing now, you demonstrate excellence in readiness planning by compiling a comprehensive information resource to use in case of a disaster. 

Timely response in a crisis can: Minimize business interruption and associated loss revenue. Save thousands of dollars in reduced secondary damages. Nevertheless, SERVPRO of NW Bakersfield is ready for any size disaster and is here for you 24 hours a day 7 days a week including all holidays.  

Storm damage tips

5/28/2019 (Permalink)

This was a storm damage to the homeowners roof which made the ceiling inside of their home to cave in. As seen in the photo our technician is checking for moisture all around the affected area. In order to be ready for any storm, we should all be as prepared as we can by beginning to set up an emergency plan for your business or home. You’ll first want to evaluate which scenarios are most likely to occur—and those that are a long shot but could still happen. After all, it’s better to prepare for all the worst-case scenarios and not be caught off guard. 

There are plenty of online resources to help guide you through this process, including, the American Red Cross, FEMA and the CDC.

A business impact analysis (BIA) can be performed to help predict the potential effect a disaster may have on your business. This should include lost or delayed sales and income, increased expenses from repairs, and delayed implementation of business plans. Don’t forget to make sure a crisis communications plan is in place, too. Come visit us on 

Storm Damage to a commercial building in Bakersfield

5/22/2019 (Permalink)

This is a before photo upon technicians arrival on a stormy afternoon weekend. The technicians tarped the roof and made it secure enough for the heavy winds not to blow it off. This was for a commercial building that ended up as a water damage inside the building due to the roof leak. We took care of it in a timely manner and the manager was very happy with us.

While creating an emergency plan does not prevent your home, your business or your employees from experiencing a disaster, it can still give your business a leg up on the safety side. Your employees will know what to do and how to respond if a disaster or emergency situation should occur either a storm damage or unexpected water damage. 

You should make sure that safety training and familiarization of emergency preparedness plans are included in the company on boarding process, team-building activities and continuing education opportunities. By helping employees familiarize themselves with proper safety protocol and emergency procedures, you’re not only giving them the tools to protect themselves, but you are also setting them up to help protect guests/visitors and the business itself. 

Storm damage in Bakersfield, CA

5/21/2019 (Permalink)

After photo showing our technicians covered the roof for insured due to a storm damage.
Making a Working Plan

Have you taken the time to sit down and work out an emergency preparedness plan for various disaster situations? If not, it should be a priority!

There are numerous emergencies your business should have a preparedness plan in place for, including:

  • Fire
  • Severe weather, including thunderstorms and winter storms
  • Other natural hazards like floods, hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes
  • Human-caused hazards, including accidents or acts of violence
  • Technology-related issues like power outages and equipment failure

Disasters can come in different ways—man-made incidents or those stemming from nature—and if there is no emergency plan for your business, things could become even more devastating quickly. Remember you always want to be prepared in case of an emergency, because your time is valuable and being prepared pays off. Nevertheless if it's your business or home you want to get back up and running in no time and SERVPRO Of NW Bakersfield can do that for you!

Storm Tips

1/12/2017 (Permalink)

Strong winds blew trampoline on top of house photo credit:

Here in Bakersfield, we never really have to worry about to many storms. However, they do still strike! When they do, be prepared. Here are some great tips to help protect your home or building during a storm.

  • Keep flashlights handy with extra batteries
  • Make sure you check the weather to know ahead of time for a potential storm
  • Make sure your cellphone is charged or that you have a charged battery pack. 
  • Store away any items that might blow away or be damaged by wind or rain.
  • Keep away from windows and glass doors in case of strong winds or hail that can break them.
  • Make trees and shrubbery more wind resistant by keeping them trimmed and removing damaged branches.
  • Keep dry foods and water stored in case you are unable to leave your house
  • Avoid taking a shower or bath during a storm 
  • Avoid using things that need electricity

Stay safe during the storm season!