Recent Storm Damage Posts

Winter Storm Preparedness Tips for Florence Residents?

10/24/2022 (Permalink)

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Our South Eugene and Florence team offers this helpful information from the Oregon Automobile Association for winterizing your home in Florence:

Check your heating system.

Inspect and insulate pipes.

Carefully inspect pipes for cracks and leaks, and have them repaired as soon as possible. Insulate exposed pipes and seal cracks to prevent them from bursting.

Know the location of the main water shutoff valve.

If your pipes freeze, the quicker you shut off the water, the better your chance of preventing them from bursting and causing major damage.

Check your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

Regularly check your detectors to make sure they are in working condition.

Clean out gutters.

Remove leaves, sticks, and other debris from gutters so rain and melting snow can flow freely.

Trim trees and remove dead branches.

Ice, snow, wind, and rain can cause weak trees and tree limbs to fall and damage your car, home, or even people walking on your property.

Seal exterior cracks and holes.

Caulk openings and install weather stripping around windows and doors to prevent cold air and moisture from entering.

Stock up on emergency items.

Be sure you have flashlights and a portable radio with extra batteries, necessary medications, at least three days of water and canned food for family and pets, a can opener, first-aid supplies, heating fuel, and a lighter or a generous supply of matches on hand.

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When your home or business in Florence has storm damage, our South Eugene and Florence team will restore the damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 541-345-0115.

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Storm Preparedness Tips for Eugene Residents?

8/5/2022 (Permalink)

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Strong winds can cause severe damage to homes and structures. Thunderstorms in the Eugene area are known to bring strong winds and often occur with little advanced warning. Our South Eugene and Florence team offers this information from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA):

Fortify Your Roof

Your roof is your first line of defense in a high wind event. Re-adhere any loose shingles and consider impact-resistant shingles when installing a roof. Install roof strappings to anchor the roof framing to the wall framings so the wind can’t lift your roof off your house.

Trim or Remove Dead, Damaged, or Rotting Trees and Limbs

High winds can cause trees and branches to fall. Make sure any damaged trees on the property are trimmed or removed regularly. Your home should be at least a full-grown tree’s height away from the base of any tree, usually about 40 feet away.

Secure Objects Outside the Home

Loose shingles, your dog’s house, trash cans, and sports equipment can be picked up by the wind and cause damage to your home. Secure outdoor objects like furniture, gutters, and downspouts.

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Our local South Eugene and Florence team is a trusted leader in storm damage cleanup and restoration services. When you need help restoring storm damage, call us today at 541-345-0115.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Wildfire Escape Planning for Florence Families?

7/13/2022 (Permalink)

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The late spring rain is delaying the start of wildfire season, but Governor Kate Brown and state officials are preparing for an intense fire season this year. Our South Eugene and Florence team wants everyone to prepare in advance for wildfire season by creating and practicing an escape plan.

The National Fire Protection Association offers these helpful tips for creating your plan. Be sure to include your pets too!

  • Make a home escape plan. Draw a map of your home showing all of the doors and windows. Discuss the plan with everyone in your home.
  • Know at least two ways out of every room, if possible. Make sure all doors and windows leading outside open easily.
  • Have a designated place (tree, mailbox, light pole) a safe distance away from the house where everyone should meet.
  • Practice your home fire drill at night and during the day with everyone in your home twice a year
  • Practice using different ways out
  • Teach children how to escape on their own in case you can’t help them
  • Close doors behind you as you leave

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When your Florence home or business has wildfire or other storm damage, our local South Eugene and Florence team will restore your property damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 541-345-0115.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

How Do I Prepare for a Power Outage in Wolf Creek?

5/17/2022 (Permalink)

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Wolf Creek residents experience severe weather each year, and sometimes the power goes out. Our South Eugene and Florence team offers these tips for preparing for a power outage from the American Red Cross:

Create a support network. Identify people who can help you stay at home or evacuate during an extended power outage. Keep a paper copy of your contact list.

Stay connected and alert. Sign up for alert systems and apps for text alerts. Have communication devices that work without home power, including a crank or battery radio, a non-cordless home phone, and chargers/batteries for your cell phones and your computers.

Stock food and water. Store non-perishable food and water supplies for at least two weeks. Plan to use coolers and ice to extend food refrigeration and keep a thermometer in the fridge, freezer, or cooler to monitor the food temperature.

Know and plan for your personal and medical electrical needs. Take an inventory of your electrical needs. Consider backup and non-power alternatives for lighting, communication, medical devices, refrigerated medicine, cooking, garage doors, locks, and elevators. Discuss a plan with your doctors for your medical needs.

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When your Wolf Creek home or commercial business is damaged by severe weather, our local South Eugene and Florence team is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 541-345-0115.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Storm Damage in Eugene?

5/2/2022 (Permalink)

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Storm Damage Tips

You never know when storm damage might occur, and when it does, it’s important to mitigate the damage quickly to avoid costly structural repairs. SERVPRO of South Eugene / Florence offer these helpful tips from our website on what to do and what not to do after flooding:

What To Do After Flooding

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place
  • Gather loose items from floors

What NOT To Do After Flooding

  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don't use television or other household appliances
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging

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When you have a storm damage emergencySERVPRO of South Eugene / Florence has a team of highly trained restoration technicians ready to assist you 24-hours a day.