Recent Storm Damage Posts

Wildfire Damage

4/16/2024 (Permalink)

Ready to help

Here at SERVPRO of Mission Viejo, we monitor wildfire situations closely. Our thoughts are with those neighbors who may be put in harms’ way during these events. In many cases, a wildfire can result in a total loss for a home or business, but it may be a partial loss in others or can result in mild smoke damage. If your home or business is affected by a wildfire, SERVPRO of Mission Viejo is Here to Help®. 

About SERVPRO of Mission Viejo:

SERVPRO of Mission Viejo specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke, or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Fire or Soot Damage? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help (949) 855-9992

How to be Prepared for a Storm

2/14/2024 (Permalink)

Thunderstorms can be very dangerous at times. SERVPRO wants to help you and your family be prepared for any bad storm conditions. Here are a few tips to help you prepare:

  • Go indoors when you hear thunder
  • Pay attention to any alerts and warnings
  • Unplug appliances
  • Cut down or trim trees that may be in danger of falling on your home
  • Secure garbage cans, outdoor furniture, and outdoor contents
  • Clean out gutters to reduce flooding from occurring, and to allow rainwater to easily flow
  • Rake up leaves to avoid any flying debris
  • Have extra flashlights and batteries in case the power goes out
  • Have extra food along with non-perishable foods and lots of water
  • Make an emergency family kit
  • Ensure mobile phones are fully charged

Another "Atmospheric River Pineapple Express" is headed to Southern California!

2/1/2024 (Permalink)

Torrential rain is on the way to Southern California again. SERVPRO of Mission Viejo is ready to handle any flood damage to your home or commercial business. These "Atmospheric River" storms have caused quite a bit of damage in the past, including water damage from roof leaks, exterior water build up from uncleared drains and even mud flows. Our crews are on standby 24/7, ready to help with the clean up and make it "Like it never even happened". 

Prevent Roof Leaks/Damage

2/1/2024 (Permalink)

Are you prepared for the rain? Many residents experience a roof leak during the rainy season. Here are a few tips to help prevent your home from experiencing a roof leak:

  • Get regular roof inspections
  • Pay attention to roof flashing
  • Do not block ventilation
  • Maintain gutters
  • Keep trees away from home
  • Replace missing or torn shingles IMMEDIATELY

Getting a professional to inspect your roof can help prevent a roof leak as they have the ability to spot signs of early damage. If there are no tight flashings around vents or wall/roof junctions, water can enter the home and cause damage. Attic ventilation will help prevent the home from damage caused by moisture and mold. Improper ventilation caused heat and moisture to build up causing damage to insulation, rotting, and shingles to buckle. Keep gutters and downspouts unclogged to prevent water from backing up under the roof material. Keep trees trimmed and away from home to keep gutters clean. Maintain your roof to prevent any damage.

If you experience a roof leak, SERVPRO of Mission Viejo is always here to help. We will come to your service immediately and help get your roof covered as soon as possible to help prevent any further damage.

SERVPRO of Mission Viejo is independently owned and operated.

When Storms or Floods hit Mission Viejo, SERVPRO is Ready to Help!

2/1/2024 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Mission Viejo 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 can 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 Mission Viejo, 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 that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today (949) 855-9992

Are You Prepared for an Emergency?

1/9/2024 (Permalink)

We should always be prepared for the unexpected. It is very hard to predict when a natural disaster will occur. Emergency disaster kits are important steps to be prepared for and to help protect your household from these events. Make sure your emergency kit is in a readily available place that is known to everyone in the household.  

Here are a couple of items that should be included in your emergency disaster kit:

  • Water
  • Non-perishable food
  • Medicine
  • Flashlight
  • First aid kit
  • Batteries, power banks, & a cell phone with chargers
  • Blanket
  • Set of clothes & shoes
  • Dust masks
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Local map
  • Toolset

All of these items can be bought at stores or you can even purchase prepared kits online if you would like to purchase a kit that is ready to go. SERVPRO of Mission Viejo hopes you could share this information with friends or family to help them be prepared and safe for any unexpected events.

SERVPRO of Mission Viejo is independently owned and operated.

Contacting Your Insurance Company for Storm Damage

2/28/2022 (Permalink)

It is uncommon to have a serious storm blow through here in Southern California, but it is not impossible. But for even the most maverick homeowners, some storms/flooding are a slight bit too much. When paired with a bit of wind, even a thunderstorm that is severe enough can have long-lasting implications. Fortunately, our services here at SERVPRO are at your full capacity. We are a local restoration company that can provide an emergency response at immediate notice!

Contacting Your Insurance

Sooner rather than later, you'll want to make a property loss report with the insurance provider. It is best to call your insurance company, which will guide you through the process of claiming. If you have a preferred emergency restoration company you are working with for the damages, the insurance company may ask. To assess the damage and decide how much your claim is worth, they could even send an insurance adjustor. Or they can use a trained repair firm to record, review and start the damage cleanup.

For 24/7 storm damage recovery in Orange County, SERVPRO of Mission Viejo is here to help. Call us at (949)855-9992