Recent Storm Damage Posts

SERVPRO of La Puente/City of Industry West is your Damage Restoration expert. If you experience any storm damage call us right away.

2/5/2020 (Permalink)

While storms are a fairly common occurrence, the damage they can cause should still be taken seriously. There were approximately $2 billion in storm-related damages and losses in 2018, creating an expensive issue for homeowners and insurance companies across the nation.

Understanding how to handle storm damage and what restoration company to call in advance will make sure you can get your damage treated quickly and prevent moisture buildup from getting worse. With a 24-hour emergency line, you can always count on us to answer your call.

Choose Us for High-Quality Storm Restoration

We Can Handle Structural and Water Damages
The damage that storms caused is generally not a straightforward issue—structural damage and water damage often go hand in hand and must be repaired in tandem for a full restoration. This is why we make sure our technicians can handle whatever storm damages occur and are fully trained and certified in both structural and water restoration.

We Will Send Technicians Who Are Leaders in Their Field
In restoration situations, having qualified technicians work on your home is directly tied to the quality of work you will receive—that is why we take our technicians’ training so seriously. Everyone is up to date on the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification standards and given the opportunity to continue their training and further their career all throughout their time with us.

We Can Handle Disasters of Any Magnitude
As a local business with a national backing, we can handle any number of damages with the same quality and efficiency that you have come to expect from us. In the event of severe storms or other disasters, we can work with other SERVPRO® owners across the nation to pool resources and provide everyone with timely restoration.

We Take Pride in Our Reputation
There are many unscrupulous restoration practices out there, especially in the wake of disasters. We are proud of our reputation as a dependable and qualified restoration company, so you can rest assured that when you choose us for your home, you will not have to worry about receiving low-quality or incomplete work.

If you have experienced storm damage or want to learn more, you can call us 247 for more details.

The Basics About Lightning and Thunderstorms | SERVPRO® of La Puente/City of Industry West

9/24/2019 (Permalink)

Lightening strikes in the sky Dark skies and clouds with lightening in the foreground.

Thunderstorm damage is not always exclusively caused by flooding or high winds. Lightning strikes can pose real dangers as well, in more ways than one.

Every storm is electrically charged, meaning they all have the potential to create lightning. With lightning bolts reaching upward of 500,000 degrees, they can be extremely dangerous and it is important to stay informed.

What Is Lightning?

All thunderstorms carry electrical charges, and lightning is a physical display of that charge, which either strikes across the clouds or toward the ground.

Because the air is a poor conductor, lightning will typically route through an object on its way to the ground in order to experience less resistance. If this object is a building, it can travel through waterways or wiring paths within the structure.

How Does Lightning Cause Damage to a Home?

To protect your house from lightning damage, it is important to know what types of damage it can cause to a home:

Lightning can start fires. When lightning strikes a building, it creates a high risk for fire both due to its temperature and electrical charge. The heat from lightning can cause a fire to start on impact, but it can also damage electrical wires and lead to fires later on as well.

Lightning can damage appliances. Lightning will typically travel through a home’s electrical wiring and can transfer its charge through the wires as well. Any item plugged into the wall can be ruined in a power surge, which is why it’s important to use surge protectors.

Lightning can create shock waves. In the clouds, shock waves are known as thunder, but they can do serious damage once they reach the ground. They are powerful enough to cause foundations to explode and windows to break near a lightning strike site.

If your home has been affected by storm damages or lightning-related fires, give us a call today! (626)330-1027. We are experts in damage cleanup and can restore your damage quickly, "Like it never even happened".