Recent Storm Damage Posts
Storms Happen. Are You Prepared?
A to-go-bag by the front door is a great way to prepare for any emergency.
Do You Have an Emergency To-Go-Bag?
SERVPRO of Yuma East/Foothills encourages every homeowner and family to have an emergency to-go bag. Natural or man-caused disasters can strike with little or no warning. An emergency to-go bag should be part of everyone's disaster preparedness planning checklist. It would help to have a grab-and-go bag or a suitcase for all the essentials.
Most people expect the to-go bag (s) to be placed in an automobile, which is fine. However, remember that the bags will probably also be carried. Thus, size and weight are always a consideration.
Essential items for a to-go-bag include:
- Portable/pocket radio
- First aid kit
- Portable cell phone battery pack
- Refillable water bottle
- Water purification tablets/LifeStraw
Other items to include:
- 2-4 extra batteries (most radios require 2 AA)
- An external hard drive with backups of important files/photos
- A set of keys for your house/car
- Spare glasses/contact lenses
- A copy of your ID
- A list of emergency contacts
- Meal replacement bars
- One change of clothes for each person
- Thermal blankets
- Plastic rain gear
Last-minute additions to your to-go-bag:
- Your medicine
- Cell phone / Laptop /I-pad and chargers
- Hard drive backups
Pre-packed emergency go-bags are available for purchase from hardware stores, camping supply companies, and online sources, including the Red Cross website.
When you're building or buying your to-go bag, think about your and your family's needs and even your pets. A small package of dried pet food doesn't occupy too much space. So, customize your bag to fit your needs.
The employees at SERVPRO of Yuma East/Foothills are always concerned for the safety of our neighbors. That's the main reason we're in the property disaster restoration industry. If you ever require assistance with property damage problems caused by storms, fires, flooding, and others, we are here to provide cleanup 24/7. You can reach SERVPRO of Yuma at 928-247-1100.
SERVPRO of Yuma is a SERVPRO STORM TEAM Member..
We are a Storm Team Member. We restore small to large properties impacted by adverse weather events.
Remember, Mother Nature is in Control
We have all heard or read the news headlines about climate change and its daily impact on our lives here in Yuma and our surrounding area. Major natural disasters could also impact our part of the world. Let’s look at these.
We all know that we live in an earthquake-prone area. That’s why we should be prepared and have emergency supplies like water, food, and a first aid kit. For businesses, SERVPRO of Yuma East, Foothills offers a free emergency-plan to help business owners prepare for whatever happens. Check it out; call us today at 928-247-1180.
We experience an annual monsoon season. Some years it’s more intense than other years. If your home or business is in or near a flood zone, have a supply of sandbags ready. Monitor weather and storm reports and be prepared to evacuate. SERVPRO of Yuma East, Foothills provides flood damage cleanup services. However, without special flood coverage, insurance policies do not usually cover flooding.
Insurance policies usually cover wind damage, which is good because winds can rip shingles from roofs, toppling trees and power poles, and blow debris around, causing significant property damage. We don’t have to experience a tornado to suffer wind damage. SERVPRO of Yuma East provides cleanup and reconstruction repairs.
Dust storms are something that happens to people that live in a desert. SERVPRO of Yuma East, Foothills can clean residential and commercial HVAC systems and other damage caused by dust storms.
We tend to think of wildfires as a problem for forested locations. Wildfires can spread through desert and grassland environments, burning crops and structures. Wildfires also produce smoke pollution. SERVPRO of Yuma East, Foothills is well equipped to provide cleanup of the damage caused by wildfires. As SERVPRO Storm Team members, we have traveled to California to participate in wildfire cleanup.
Hail & Freeze Events
As extreme weather events take place all around the globe, it is not unrealistic to imagine our desert area suffering from hail damage or a heavy freeze. This very thing happened in Texas in 2021. It could happen here. Our buildings and infrastructure are not designed to handle a prolonged freeze event. When there is a freeze warning, cover outdoor plants and plumbing fixtures, and be prepared for a loss of electricity and water.
As a proud member of the SERVPRO Storm Team, we’re prepared to travel to other regions that need help with storm damage cleanup. However, we are also prepared to help in our communities whenever required. SERVPRO of Yuma East, Foothills, 928-247-1180.
Storms are Becoming more Severe
SERVPRO of Yuma continues to invest in drying equipment.
Is Your Home or Business Prepared For a Storm?
The shift in our climate is causing a worldwide increase and the intensity of various types of storms. Extreme atmospheric temperatures collide to cause stronger tornadoes and hurricanes, and more of them. Draughts cause more wildfires. Heavy rains cause flooding and mudslides. Ice storms and wind damage take a toll too. In many parts of the world, including where we live and work, earthquakes can cause havoc.
Sometimes, people can feel helpless against the power of storms. However, we can take precautions and prepare ourselves for approaching storms. The Red Cross and FEMA websites provide many tips on disaster readiness. These websites offer ideas about having and maintaining an inventory of emergency supplies ready for use and making plans for communicating with family members and business associates during and after a disaster. For example, here in the Yuma area, flash floods are a possibility. Depending upon the location of your home or business, you may want to maintain an inventory of sandbags at the ready.
Consider the SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan
SERVPRO of Yuma offers an Emergency Ready Plan (ERP) free of cost for business owners and commercial customers here in the Yuma area. Users of the plan are not even obligated to use our service in the advent of disaster. Why do we offer such a valuable plan for free? Because we believe in our community and support our fellow business owners. We also believe that if we spend a couple of hours together customizing your disaster recovery plan, you will have confidence in our capabilities.
Our Emergency Ready Plan is designed to help commercial property owners and businesses to manage events during a storm and after a storm by assisting with the steps for a speedy recovery. The ERP plan is a phone APP that puts valuable data, including contact information of co-workers and emergency response vendors, at your fingertip. We invite you to take advantage of our ERP offer by calling today for more information or an appointment.
We are SERVPRO of Yuma East Foothills: 928 247-1180
Does SERVPRO of Yuma Provide Storm Cleanup?
Our Region of the Country is No Stranger to Storms
Yuma and the region are susceptible to Monsoon rains and flash flooding that can impact not only individual structures, the water damage, and flooding can devastate entire communities, including causing loss of life. SERVPRO of Yuma is experienced in providing storm damage responses for rain and water events. We are also experienced in providing qualified services for other types of natural or man-caused disasters.
SERVPRO of Yuma is certified by SERVPRO Industries’ Storm Response Team. As a team member, we have traveled to Texas to perform mitigation and restoration services for freeze damage and flooding. Our trained storm team technicians have also responded to multiple wildfire events throughout the state of California. During a large fire, the air quality usually becomes a serious concern. Because we offer HVAC cleaning, we were assigned to clean the HVAC system at a hospital thoroughly. Our team was pleased to provide this vital service.
When significant disaster events happen, they will rapidly overwhelm the local response services. That’s why the states and the federal government will shift equipment and response personnel to the heavily affected areas. Likewise, property disaster restoration companies often become overwhelmed. That’s why SERVPRO Industries has developed a national storm response team (a support network) to shift resources from around the country to where they are most needed at any given time. Several SERVPRO franchises have been trained to participate in the Storm Team.
At SERVPRO of Yuma and our sister company SERVPRO of El Centro, we are pleased to know that if a large-scale disaster happens in our area, competent help would be on the way to support us in serving our local communities. We hope that you, too, are confident that SERVPRO will be ready to help, no matter how big the storm disaster!
We are always available to talk and to provide service; call… 928-247-1180
Changing Weather Impacts Everyone.
Extreme weather seems to be the "norm." When it impacts you, SERVPRO of Yuma is here to help.
You Can Be Prepared for Severe Weather!
We have all heard or read the news headlines about climate change and the daily impact it has on our lives here in Yuma and our surrounding area.
- “A Pacific storm aiming first for the northern half of California and then moving south is picking up moisture from the tropical Pacific, making it a potent atmospheric river of precipitation also known as a "pineapple express.”
- “Seven million people were under flash flood alerts in California, Nevada, and Arizona where as much as 10 inches of rain was possible, according to NBC News forecasters.
- “Rates of rainfall from the storm could exceed one-half inch per hour, leading to life-threatening flash floods and mudslides in areas where recent wildfires created burn scars, they said.”
The weather events that are intensifying and breaking 100-year records are:
- High and low temperatures
- Wind and dust storms
Other events could take place, including freezing and even tornadoes. We can’t change the weather, but we take actions to prepare our properties to withstand storm damage.
There are many homeowner tips available on the Internet for home and building owners, such as keeping roofs well-maintained and many others. Commercial property owners and income property owners of multi-unit buildings can have SERVPRO of Yuma produce a customized and free ERP (Emergency Ready Plan). This APP helps property owners know how damage can be avoided or minimized. The ERP helps a building owner manage recovery if damage occurs. For information, please get in touch with our office at 929-247-1180
Mi Casa se Inundó; ¿Qué hago ahora?
¿Daños por inundaciones por tormentas en su casa de Yuma? Llame a SERVPRO de inmediato.
Llame a un servicio professional para eliminar el olor causado por el agua que inundo su casa de Yuma.
La necesidad de limpiar después de una inundación es bastante evidente. El lodo, la suciedad y los escombros pueden estar esparcidos por su casa, y usted sabe lo que debe hacer para restaurarlo. A medida que realiza un inventario del daño y determina lo que puede conservar y lo que necesita eliminar, considere también llamar un servicio professional para garantizar que su ambiente no se haya convertido en un caldo de cultivo para las bacterias. Desinfectar y desodorizar con soluciones industriales es esencial para protegerlo de futuras complicaciones.
Cuando el daño por inundación afecta su hogar en Yuma debe llamar a SERVPRO para que lo guíe en el proceso de restauración. Nuestros técnicos se especializan en la eliminación de agua y el saneamiento de su hogar y prestan mucha atención a las amenazas que se esconden detrás de un desastre natural. Cuando nos permite entrar a su hogar, usted cuenta con nuestra experiencia y sabiduría sobre los pasos necesarios para proteger a su familia y comenzar la reconstrucción después de la tormenta.
¿Por qué hay un mal olor en mi casa después de que se inunda?
La mayoría de las veces, el olor es consecuencia de las bacterias que invadieron su hogar. Aunado a su absorción por superficies porosas, el olor a humedad puede hacerse insoportable. En algunos casos, nuestro equipo de SERVPRO descubre que el moho ya se está formando en su hogar debido al exceso de humedad, lo cual también desprende un olor. En todos los casos, el tiempo es esencial. Cuanto más rápido elimine los rastros de la tormenta, más mitigará su pérdida. Entre los métodos utilizados por nuestro equipo para limpiar el aire y eliminar los olores residuales, podrá ver los siguientes-
- Depuradores de aire: interactúan con las moléculas de olor y las neutralizan
- Capsulas desodorantes: las dispersamos por su casa para contrarrestar los olores.
- Generadores de ozono: aplican partículas eléctricas en el aire para ayudar a descomponer las moléculas de olor.
SERVPRO de Yuma East Foothills es más que un equipo de limpieza. Somos líderes en abordar todos los aspectos del proceso de restauración después de una inundación. Llámenos al 928-247-1180 e invítenos a dejar su casa como que nada hubiera pasado.
Our Skilled Crew Is Here To Help After a Flood In Yuma
SERVPRO of Yuma has a cellphone App for commercial customers to be prepared for an emergency.
Restoration After Flood Damage in the Yuma Area is More Than Just Cleaning Up
The Southwest has been in a drought and Monsoon Rains has been unpredictable. Weather patterns continue to surprise us each year. The consequences of this years’ storms have been severe with flooding in Yuma and other nearby communities
If your property experiences a flooding emergency, please include SERVPRO of Yuma East Foothills as part of your essential part of your recovery plan. Our team is available 24/7 to arrive at your home or business and assess the damage. Floodwaters pose specific dangers to your health due to the bacteria they carry into buildings. We follow Industry best practices and quickly identify and remove soft goods that absorb microorganisms. We provide what are called flood cuts to wallboards to removed ruined materials. We make straight and neat cuts to facilitate the ease of reconstruction. Our team can clean, dry, and apply anti-microbial treatments to exposed framing and hard surface to prepare for cosmetic reconstruction (plaster, paint, carpeting, and other floor coverings.)
SERVPRO of Yuma and the surrounding areas is much more than a cleanup service. Homeowners and business owners can rely on us to be their partners in all aspects of the storm damage restoration process.
Even before a property disaster such as flooding takes place you may want to learn about our Emergency Ready Plan for business owners, and commercial property owners.
SERVPRO of Yuma East Foothills serves our surrounding area with storm damage cleanup, water and fire emergency mitigation, mold remediation, odor control, and many other specialty cleaning services.
Call us at 928-247-1100