Recent Storm Damage Posts

Storm damage in California

4/4/2022 (Permalink)

Storm damage Storm damage to the customer's ceiling.

This was a storm water loss. The roof was affected by the storm and heavy rains. SERVPRO Of NW Bakersfield was called out to help with the customers ceiling which collapsed due to the water from the rain and went through the roof as well. 

SERVPRO specializes in restoring contents damaged by storms and other water damage events. 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.

Storm Damage in Bakersfield, CA

2/16/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employee taking moisture reading on walls of a home Water damage to ceiling due to storm damage.

What is classed as storm damage? Buildings insurance policies usually cover financial loss caused by storm damage. There are occasions where rain, hail, or snowfall by itself can constitute storm. Any extreme form of bad weather has the potential to cause damage to a property. In this case it was a storm which caused water damage to roof and ceiling in our customer's living room. Something to keep in mind is make sure to look out for windows and doors to see if they are sealed good since they are vulnerable to strong winds and flying debris. Examine all of your windows and doors from both sides. Look for cracks, holes, broken panes and any frame damage. If you have shutters, awnings or window caps or cladding, give these all a once-over, too. Nevertheless call SERVPRO Of NW Bakersfield if you have storm or wind damage.  

Storm Damage in Bakersfield, CA

1/28/2022 (Permalink)

Storm damage in a home Storm damage to roof.

Storm damage in town due to heavy rains and customer's roof being old, therefore it made the bedroom ceiling collapse. Customer called us to go out and help them tarp the roof from the outside in order to keep water from coming in through the bedroom ceiling. All debris, drywall and insulation was removed and hauled off.

Do you have storm damage? 

Everyone knows that any major storm can leave your home with damage. From serious thunderstorms and snowstorms to hurricanes and tornadoes, your major structures like your roof, siding, fencing, outbuildings, and more can be left with a variety of problems that need repair. Wind can topple trees, rain can cause flooding, hail can put dents and holes in the roof and gutters, electrical system. If you're experiencing any of lightening strikes can wreak havoc on your these issues, it's time to call SERVPRO Of NW Bakersfield for an inspection or damage repair. 

Storm/Wind Damage in Bakersfield, CA

1/26/2022 (Permalink)

Wind/Storm Damage Wind damage to roof.

This was a storm/wind damage to the owners roof. When a storm hits you must act quickly to help prevent further damage and protect your home’s interior. Without warning, nature can take a violent turn: floods, wildfires, tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards. Any of these can have a devastating effect on your home or business and you can count on SERVPRO of NW Bakersfield to be there for you day or night. Response time is critical, not only to mitigate your damages but to get your home back to normal quickly. 

Nevertheless, roof damage needs to be addressed immediately to help avoid further harm by the elements or intruders. Our professional crews use roof tarping and board-up techniques to help keep your home or business secure while the roof is inspected and repaired. Call SERVPRO Of NW Bakersfield for any wind, storm or roof damage. 

Storm Damage in Bakersfield, CA

1/12/2022 (Permalink)

Storm damage Storm damage to fence.

Is storm damage covered by your insurance company?

Storm damage may be covered by your insurance policy, but you’ll need to reach out to your agent to get specifics about your particular coverage. It’s important to note that your home must be maintained to a reasonable standard. Otherwise, it could be hard to prove that the storm was the cause of the damage versus a lack of proper maintenance and general wear and tear.

SERVPRO Of NW provides many of the services you may need after a storm blows through your area. We provide emergency roof tarping and board-up services to help prevent additional damage from the elements and provide security to your property. This service may be needed immediately if your property was damaged by falling trees, hail, high winds, tornado debris or fire. SERPVRO has a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby should a disaster strike near you. We are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 

Tree Removal in Bakersfield, CA

1/3/2022 (Permalink)

Tree removal Tree removal due to wind storm.

Storm Damage?

This was a wind storm in Bakersfield, CA. We were called out to perform tree removal and haul off. Without warning, nature can take a violent turn: floods, wildfires, tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards. Any of these can have a devastating effect on your home, turning your life upside-down. SERVPRO Of NW Bakersfield is highly-trained and our professionals are close by and customer-focused. Our priority is to have you back in your restored home/business as quickly as possible. Whether you have minor storm damage or something larger to deal with, we have the experience and the equipment needed to cleanup and restore your home and help get life back to normal following storm damage. With more than 1,900 locations, there’s a SERVPRO® location waiting to serve you 24 hours a day 7 days a week including all holiday's. We are here to help! 

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 Ready.gov, 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 www.SERVPROnwbkfd.com 

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:http://www.tri-cityherald.com/news/local/article107990287.html

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!