Recent Storm Damage Posts

Protecting Your Roof During a Hurricane

3/10/2021 (Permalink)

Protect your roof. Consider hurricane straps to ensure your roof is bolted to the rest of your house. And inspect your roof tiles or shingles to make sure they are secure. Use roofing cement to fix any loose tiles to prevent them from becoming lethal projectiles during a storm and damaging the underlying roofing material. Seal any areas where wires enter the home, minimizing the chance of water damage during heavy wind and rain.

Trim your trees. Broken limbs could land on your (or your neighbor’s) roof/house or become missiles that can break windows during a storm. If your tree damages your house or a neighbor’s house, your insurance cover the damages, but it may pay only a portion.

If your home is damaged during a San Antonio area storm, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Marble Falls / Lampasas.  Faster to Any Disaster

Source: Kiplinger Online

Securing Your Home for Hurricanes

3/10/2021 (Permalink)

Brace your garage door to prevent more-extensive damage.  Most garage doors are not reinforced, and when the wind gets into the garage, it creates a positive push at the same time that the wind swirling above the structure creates a negative pull. That push-pull combination can cause the roof to fly off. Find a kit that you can buy at home-improvement stores to brace your garage doors.

Secure your windows and doors. Broken windows can let in wind and rain, and they can also increase the pressure under the roof. Storm shutters provide the best protection, but boarding up windows when a storm is on the way can help, too. Make sure doors have several locking mechanisms so they don’t fly open; deadbolts are best. And it’s important to secure windows and doors at all sides of the home -- not just the one facing the body of water where hurricanes could form -- because hurricanes can swirl in any direction.

Source: Kiplinger Online

SERVPRO of Marble Falls / Lampasas is Prepared for Storm Damage

11/23/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Marble Falls / Lampasas keeps an eye on the weather and is always prepared for storm damage at any moment. In the event of a huge storm that affects many, many homes in the area, storm "Extreme Teams" are called in to help us so we can help out even more homes and businesses in the San Antonio, Marble Falls, and Lampasas areas. Oftentimes with storm damage comes water damage, and if not properly treated, comes mold damage. The first 48 hours of storm damage are critical in preventing further damage to your home or business.  As always, SERVPRO of Marble Falls / Lampasas works with your insurance every step of the way.  To learn more about storm damage restoration from SERVPRO of Marble Falls / Lampasas, click HERE. We are open 24/7 for emergency service and here to help.

Contaminated Water after a Storm

4/27/2020 (Permalink)

Contaminated Water after a Storm

Should you experience a flood in your home after a storm, our team of technicians will inspect your home or business to determine the appropriate plan of action for the type of water encountered.

Category 3: "Black Water"

Category 3 water is grossly contaminated and could cause severe illness or death if ingested and any contact should be avoided. Examples include flooding from rivers or streams, water from beyond the toilet trap, water from the toilet bowl with feces, or standing water that has begun to support microbial growth.

  • May contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes
  • Water from flooding rivers or sewer backup

24 Hour Emergency Service

Water contaminated with sewage backup should be considered an emergency situation and dealt with as quickly as possible. Our technicians at SERVPRO® of Marble Falls / Lampasas are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for any emergency situations that arise. We have been a trusted name in safety and properly restoring homes and businesses for almost 15 years! We are here to help!

What Secondary Damage can occur after Storm Damage?

4/27/2020 (Permalink)

What Secondary Damage can occur after Storm Damage?

After roof leaks or flood damage, if not properly dried and treated, a home or business can develop mold from the moisture left on: wood, tile, carpeting, windows, concrete, and/or other materials/items that were affected.  SERVPRO of Marble Falls / Lampasas strives to prevent secondary damage every time we remediate water damage. Building material and flooring are dried and treated to prevent mold and other allergens/contaminates using specialized equipment and cleaning products.

If water damage is not properly treated, the perfect environment is created for mold spores to grow in your home and to contaminate the air that is breathed.

Should you ever suffer water damage due to: excessive rain, storm damage, leaky roof, flood damage, a water heater leak, sink overflow, fire, refrigerator leak, or any other reason water has invaded your home or business, please know that SERVPRO of Marble Falls  / Lampasas is here to help.  Faster to Any Disaster

Marble Falls - Are You Storm Aware?

4/22/2020 (Permalink)

Marble Falls Area - Are you Storm Aware?

As we continue to see storms throughout our Marble Falls area cities, we at SERVPRO® of Marble Falls / Lampasas want you to be aware of what the different threat levels mean so that you can be prepared for whatever happens. 

Flash Flood Watch

A Flash Flood Watch is issued when conditions are favorable for flash flooding. It does not mean that flash flooding will occur, but it is possible.

Flash Flood Warning

A Flash Flood Warning is issued when flash flooding is imminent or occurring.

Flood Watch

A Flood Watch is issued when conditions are favorable for flooding. It does not mean flooding will occur, but it is possible.

Flood Warning

A Flood Warning is issued when flooding is imminent or occurring.

If your home or commercial building ever suffers flood damage, call the SERVPRO® of Marble Falls / Lampasas experts.

STORM Ready with the SERVPRO Extreme Teams

7/6/2019 (Permalink)

This photo is from a home that was affected in the Highland Lakes area after intense storms caused extreme flooding. The damage to the area was so extensive that a STORM Site was activated in SERVPRO of Marble Falls / Lampasas' territory.

With help from SERVPRO Extreme Teams, and numerous other SERVPRO Franchises from all over the great state of Texas, we were able to service many of the over 600 homes affected during this unexpected crisis.

SERVPRO of Marble Falls / Lampasas is equipped to respond to any size disaster. Their professional team is on call 24/7, and can be on site quickly to begin remediation of the damage to your property. If there are widespread areas of destruction, or if your loss is extensive, we can call on our network of franchises for support to help make it "Like it never even happened."

When storms roll through, what damage are you left with?

4/11/2019 (Permalink)

wall restored for water damage Water in the walls from major storm.

After a major storm system rolled through Blanco, TX, this family's home experienced wind damage and rain driven into its interior, affecting both the structure and its contents. 

When the certified technicians from SERVPRO of Marble Falls / Lampasas arrived on site, there was major work to be done. We assessed non-salvageable items, demo'd on the exterior walls and ceiling to remove wet insulation and drywall, applied antimicrobial spray on surfaces, and set up industrial grade drying equipment. Contents were packed up, itemized, and moved.

As you can imagine, this ordeal was quite an experience for the homeowners, and those of us at SERVPRO of Marble Falls / Lampasas were privileged to help walk them through it, and to get them on the road to recovery. It's our passion to help make it "Like it never even happened."

Does Water have you a float in your home?

3/5/2019 (Permalink)

Full tear out after flooding of residence.

This is the end result during a STORM event in Marble Falls, Texas. Excessive rain caused massive flooding in the area.  A STORM Site was activated and SERVPRO of Marble Falls, Lampasas & Brownwood along with numerous other SERVPRO Franchises were here to help the local residents get back to normal. Over 600 properties and business' were affected but SERVPRO was there to help.

Flooded home in Marble Falls

11/6/2018 (Permalink)

Demo done after 5 feet of water flooded this home.

This was one home recently affected in the Highland Lakes area after extreme flooding caused a STORM Site to activate in my territory. With help from the TEAM STONE Directorship and numerous SERVPRO Franchises from all over Texas we were able to service many of the over 600 homes affected during this unexpected crisis.

When Storms or Floods hit Burnet County, SERVPRO is ready!

2/28/2018 (Permalink)

Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in Marble Falls or surrounding Highland Lakes areas.

SERVPRO of Marble Falls, Lampasas & Brownwood specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Burnet County, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams [[Click to your disaster recovery page]] that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today at (830)693-6415 or (512)556-5979.

Bad Storm Leaves Home in Marble Falls with a Flooded Living Room

11/30/2017 (Permalink)

water flooded home Flooded Home in Marble Falls

From a bad storm in Marble Falls, flooding in the area caused major flooding in this living room. This would be considered black water and potentially dangerous. Please call the professionals to restore the damage. SERVPRO of Marble Falls / Lampasas was able to remove the water and restore this home. 

Whether it's a water heater leak at 1:00 in the afternoon, or a toilet overflow at 11pm at night, SERVPRO of Marble Falls / Lampasas is here to help. Water damage from a bad storm can be a nightmare. That's why we have 24-hour emergency service for whenever disaster strikes. Very importantly, we will work with your insurance.

Give us a call at any time of the day or night, and our certified, professional technicians will be more than happy to assist you.