Flooding Can Happen Anywhere
According to the National Weather Service, "Approximately seventy-five percent of all Presidential disaster declarations are associated with flooding." When catastrophic water damage happens to you, SERVPRO can help. We can help you prepare ahead of time with an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP), or respond to any size disaster to begin cleanup and restoration to get you back in business as soon as possible.-Restoration Newsline
Be Prepared with an ERP
The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile (ERP) will help ensure you are "Ready for whatever happens." In the event of an emergency, the ERP can help minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action in place for your facility. The ERP is a comprehensive document containing critical information about your business, including emergency contacts, shut-off valve locations and priority areas. Call us to establish your Emergency READY Profile! - Restoration Newsline
Spring Showers Bring Flowers (and Floods)
We are all relieved to see cold weather leave for awhile, but, be careful what you wish for when the potential for heavy rain sneaks in the weather forecast. The timeline below is to provide you with helpful information about what happens when water invades your home or business.
Water Damage Timeline
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.
Winter Vortex Record Low Temperatures
Temperatures reached an all time low this week in the Ames area. An official reading of 30 below zero was recorded shortly after midnight of January 30, 2019. As the local clocks were frozen in time on the night of the vortex, many homes were damaged by the extreme temperatures.
The result of the recent snow fall and record low temperatures is ice forming and working its way into places water naturally could not get into. As temperatures start to rise again the melting ice can lead to mold.
For your mold remediation services call SERVPRO of Ames today: +1 (515) 233-4544
Flooded Basement in Ames Home
This flooded living room was caused by frozen pipes breaking due to cold weather.
Ames Iowa Frozen Pipes Water Damage
The recent cold weather is causing an influx of problems and damage with freezing pipes. The frozen pipes break and cause water damage resulting in mold which causes health risks.
Pictured here is a recent example of this winter's damage. The SERVPRO team of certified technicians were called in to cleanup the aftermath. The living room of house was restored and brought back to life by our crew. The owner was very pleased with our services and referred to our trained team of professionals as "part of the family".
SERVPRO of Ames is the one stop shop for all your home damage needs. Here at SERVPRO we pride ourselves in being first responders to any and all home cleanup and restoration. Our certified technicians provide exceptional unmatched service.