Storm Damage Photo Gallery

Snow Shovel

Tips for Winter Weather

  • Accelerate slowly, doing otherwise could result in getting stuck or sliding into something. 
  • take your time, it is harder to slow down on icy roads. 
  • make sure you add a larger gap in between you and the vehicle in front of you. This should be about 8-10 seconds behind. 
  • Know what type of brakes you have and how you should use them properly.
  • Do not stop fully if you can. Stoping increases the chances that your vehicle will become stuck in the snow. 
  • Don't put too much gas into getting up hills. This could make your tires spin and result in a stoppage. 

Icy Roads

Tips for Driving in Winter Weather

  • Accelerate slowly, doing otherwise could result in getting stuck or sliding into something. 
  • take your time, it is harder to slow down on icy roads. 
  • make sure you add a larger gap in between you and the vehicle in front of you. This should be about 8-10 seconds behind. 
  • Know what type of brakes you have and how you should use them properly.
  • Do not stop fully if you can. Stoping increases the chances that your vehicle will become stuck in the snow. 
  • Don't put too much gas into getting up hills. This could make your tires spin and result in a stoppage. 

Lightning

Be Ready For The Next Storm

A storm can come about so quickly, we may not even have time to react when the next forecast shows heavy rain and lightning. It is important to prepare before the storm occurs. Some good ideas to help prepare yourself are have non-perishable food and bottled water available. Keep flashlights easily accessible and know where they are before the power goes out. Crank powered flashlights and AM/FM radios are highly recommended. Stay inside; you never know when a tree or power line could fall. Do not open the fridge or freezer as doing so will result in food to go bad quickly. Last but not least, keep extra pet food if you own a cat or dog, etc. 

Building collapsing

What to do if an Earthquake Strikes

1. Stand under a doorway, as this is likely a sturdier spot than many other places in your home. 

2. Keep a 3-day water/food supply in case you are trapped within your home. 

3. If you can, turn off the gas and water manes. 

4. Stay indoors until shaking stops. 

5. Stay away from things that can fall on you. 

6. If outdoors, stay away from buildings and drop to the ground. 

How to protect property

Protect Your Property

SERVPRO of University City is constantly handling water and storm damage and making it "Like it never even happened." Here are a few things to do before potential flooding. Always be prepared because a flood or emergency could happen at any moment. it is always a good idea to have an emergency kit made before something occurs. Make sure to keep at least a 3 day supply of food and water at all times because you must be prepared in case a natural disaster occurs and leaving the house is improbable. Lining doors on the ground floor, especially garage doors, with sandbags could potentially save you from getting water in the home. 

Storm Damage in Celling

Residential Storm Damage

Weather can often differ from region to region and in our case, we're in the northeastern region of the U.S. This means we get a pretty wet and rainy season during the year. This year has been particularly bad regarding rainstorms. All the rain has softened up the ground allowing water to seep through it faster. Pictured is a home we did a job after heavy rain caused water to leak into the basement. We were able to take on the in-home disaster within a couple of days. Call SERVPRO of Overbrook/Wynnefield when your home suffers damage from a storm!