Recent Storm Damage Posts

Sewage Cleanup and Restoration During a Storm

10/26/2017 (Permalink)

Nobody likes to deal with it, but somebody must do it!

During a storm, there is a lot of chaos. Many people may not realize that walking through flood waters is actually very dangerous. Not only can you get washed away, but you can also become exposed to harmful bacteria due to sewage and otherwise contaminated water.

Three types of contaminated water

Category 1 is Clean Water, which you don’t necessarily want to drink, but it comes from a clean source.

Category 2 is Gray Water, which means it has a significant amount of contaminants.

Category 3 is Black Water, which is contaminated and can cause health effects.

Do you trust yourself or a non-expert enough to put your life or family’s lives on the line because you don’t want to report the loss to insurance, or deal with it at all?

Water during a major flood is flowing from place to place and may be picking up disgusting stuff along the way. It could be tapping the sewage drains in the streets, and then take itself into your home if your home is close enough to the ground.

SERVPRO of Lancaster has dealt with flood damage inside and outside of homes, even in crawlspaces. We can prevent further contamination to your home, so you don’t need to risk your well-being. Our step by step process will be explained in detail, and we can answer as many questions as you have. We want you to feel at ease with our company, and our cleanup process.

Lancaster Storm Damage - Anticipating the Worst

9/18/2017 (Permalink)

Although we don’t want to admit it, no one wants to prepare for the possibility of a storm. However, with Hurricane Harvey, we have seen what happens when families aren’t prepared. Animals are left behind, important documents are lost, and people don’t know where to go to get help or seek shelter. Having a plan in place and not having to use it is much better than not planning one and losing everything.

What does SERVPRO of Lancaster recommend?

Packing emergency bags full of food, water, medication, items for your pets, and making a list of important documents to grab (social security information, blood types, birth certificates, bills, deeds, license, registration, insurance, etc.) should be first on your list. Then, you should have an escape route. Where are you going to go once you flee your home? Do you have reliable vehicles, phones, etc.? Lastly, teach your children to seek help if for some reason you become separated during a natural disaster. There are many ways to do this, including making necklaces or bracelets for your children with emergency contact information, blood type and any allergies they have.

SERVPRO of Lancaster is here to help you put your home back together, should you ever need us. We are always here to help, especially during the worst disasters. Here are some more water and storm damage tips you can follow!