Water Mitigation

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  • Flood hazards.

Flood Hazards

A flood is defined as any high flow, overflow, or inundation of water that causes or threatens damage. Flooding can occur with prolonged rainfall over several days, intense rainfall over a short period of time, or when water from an existing source moves too quickly (i.e. snowmelt, dam break, etc.). Brief descriptions of the various […]

  • Driving in floodwaters.

Turn Around Don’t Drown

Turn Around Don’t Drown, or TADD for short is an NOAA National Weather Service campaign used to educate people about the hazards of driving a vehicle or walking through flood waters. This year is the 10th anniversary of the TADD program. Hundreds of signs depicting the message have been erected at low water crossings during the […]

  • National Flood Safety Awareness Week

National Flood Safety Awareness Week March 16th – March 22nd

ServiceMaster Restoration Services is happy to support and spread the word about National Flood Safety Awareness Week. Below is some information from the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration.

On average, flooding causes more property damage in the United States than any other weather-related event. It is a threat to life and property that can […]

  • Freezing rain.

Freezing Rain: Why it’s So Dangerous and How to Stay Safe

Here is a great article from The Weather Channel. Cold weather will cause some trees to explode by freezing the sap, because it contains water, which expands as it freezes, creating a sound like a gunshot. The sound is produced as the tree bark splits, with the wood contracting as […]

  • Preventing frozen pipes.

What to Do if Your Pipes Freeze to Prevent Them from Breaking

What should I do if my pipes freeze?

If you turn on a faucet and get no water, your pipes may be frozen. If your pipes freeze, there are some procedures that you can follow to thaw them. The sooner the problem is recognized, the better chance that damage will be minimized. Some techniques for thawing […]

  • Staying warm.

It’s Cold Out There

With the massive polar vortex engulfing much of the country and bringing sub-freezing temperatures to parts of all contiguous 48 states for the next 2 days, it is a possibility that you may have to deal with freezing pipes. Frozen pipes can cause significant damage to homes. To read about how you can prevent […]