Recent Water Damage Posts

Spring is Officially Here!!

4/4/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Spring is Officially Here!! Do you really know how deep the water is?

We here in Cheyenne know what that means: unpredictable weather!

We all know how it goes, one day it is a beautiful, sunny day, 70 degrees out; then the next day? Snow or hail storm. As the saying goes, “if you don’t like the weather in Cheyenne, wait 15 minutes.”

As we are finally starting to warm up here in “The Magic City of the Plains”, we need to be aware that all that snowfall we had will be melting, and melting snow can lead to spring flooding.

Here at SERVPRO®  of Cheyenne, we want you to be as prepared as possible. Here are some great tips from FEMA to keep your family, your home, your business and your finances protected. 

Spring Flood Tips

Be Prepared

First and foremost, be prepared! Have a family evacuation plan in place. Practice your family emergency plan. Plan and practice flood evacuation routes from home, work, and school that are on Make sure that your important papers and any valuables are kept in a safe and dry place.

Download our SERVPRO Ready Plan App. https://ready.SERVPRO.com/Home/MobileApp

With our app, you can keep all of your important numbers: family, insurance, utility company and all major contacts in one place. It will be accessible to you whenever and wherever you need, with your smartphone or computer.

Insurance

Homeowner’s insurance will not cover floods!

If you want your home protected, you must purchase a separate policy for flood protection.

While flood damage is not typically covered in a standard homeowner’s policy, you do have options. The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) flood insurance is available for renters, homeowners, as well as businesses as a special policy that is federally backed by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). This federal program is managed by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Administration). The NFIP allows property owners in participating communities to buy insurance to protect against flood losses. In order for a homeowner to be able to purchase excess flood insurance, they must be covered by NFIP flood insurance first.   

An average flood policy costs around $600 a year and rates start at just $129 a year for homes in moderate-to-low-risk areas.

For more information, Visit floodsmart.gov (or call 1-800-427-2419) to learn more about individual flood risk, explore coverage options, and to find an agent in your area or the Wyoming Insurance Department (www.doi.wyo.gov) or at 1-307-777-7401.

Stay Alert While Driving

Avoid flooded streets. It is a simple rule to follow, if the roadway is submerged, do not travel on that road. You have no way of knowing how deep the water is. If the roadway is flooded, turn around.

After a Flood

Always Check for damage.

Before you re-enter your home, check for any structural damage. If at any point you suspect that your water, gas, electric, or sewer lines have been damaged, CONTACT THE AUTHORITIES.

Once you have established it is safe to return to your home; remove wet contents immediately. According to FEMA, wet carpeting, furniture, bedding, and any other items holding moisture can develop mold within 24 to 48 hours.

Call SERVPRO® of Cheyenne at 307-514-9011 to extract any standing water and to mitigate any mold growth, to clean and disinfect everything touched by floodwaters. Our franchise professionals have the training and experience to make flood damage “Like it never even happened.” 

Cheyenne 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

7/20/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Cheyenne is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 
307-514-9011

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Cheyenne has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Cheyenne

SERVPRO of Cheyenne 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.