ServiceMaster RestoreSmart believes in helping communities and businesses impacted by property damage save time and money by minimizing the impact of weather damage. We have dedicated resources to respond quickly and the expertise to handle any size project. Severe weather and storms such as hurricanes, thunderstorms, tornadoes, winter storms or flooding can devastate a business facility. Not only is there the direct cost of the damage, but every minute your company is not operating at full capacity means lost revenue. We have a proven process of procedures, techniques, and the latest technology to get you back in business as quickly as possible.
40% of businesses never reopen after a disaster
According to a CNBC survey, 40% of businesses never reopen after a disaster. The impacts of the property and revenue loss are simply too much for many businesses to endure. This is why we here at ServiceMaster RestoreSmart have made it our mission to develop the most effective commercial restoration program possible to help clients and communities get back to business quickly.
It starts with great communication
We understand that there are a lot of moving parts and complicated aspects to any storm damage restoration. We also know that clear, concise communication is absolutely critical to ensuring a successful restoration. From on-site arrival to invoicing, we place tremendous value on communicating to all stakeholders to eliminate any unnecessary surprises.
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We’ll quickly be at your side to assess the damage and begin restoring your business immediately after any serious weather event, including:
- Winter weather like heavy snowfall or frozen pipes bursting
- Tropical systems like hurricanes or severe storms
- Earthquakes and tsunamis
- Wildfires and mudslides
- Extreme weather like high-speed wind gusts or life-threatening downpours
Hurricanes can be especially dangerous due to the fact they bring multiple types of potential damage including wind damage, water damage, flooding, and even structural failures. In addition, infrastructure such as power and fuel become very scarce making recovery more difficult.
This extensive experience in all types of hurricanes and named storms means you can rest assured no matter what the situation, ServiceMaster RestoreSmart has the expertise and resources to handle it in the most effective way possible. From the nearly 28’ storm surge of Hurricane Katrina to the record-breaking 155mph winds of Hurricane Michael, ServiceMaster RestoreSmart has been there to help communities get back on their feet and facilities get back in business.
Here is a list of the top 10 most destructive US hurricanes,
ServiceMaster RestoreSmart was there for every one of them…
Top 10 Most Destructive US Hurricanes
#1 — Hurricane Harvey, 2017: $125B
#2 — Hurricane Katrina, 2005: $108B
#3 — Hurricane Sandy, 2012: $71.4B
#4 — Hurricane Ike, 2008: $29.5B
#5 — Hurricane Andrew, 1992: $26.5B
#6 — Hurricane Wilma, 2005: $21B
#7 — Hurricane Irene, 2011: $7.3B
#8 — Hurricane Charley, 2004: $15.1B
#9 — Hurricane Rita, 2005: $12B
#10 — Hurricane Frances, 2004: $9.5B
In addition to working in all kinds of hurricanes and tropical storms, ServiceMaster RestoreSmart has completed work in nearly every facility type imaginable. We understand that restoring a school building is very different than a hotel. A manufacturing plant restoration is not the same as a hospital. Each property type has very distinct needs. You need a partner with the know-how and experience with your exact facility type. Whether you are a hotel on the beach in North Carolina, a manufacturing plant in Texas, a hotel in Florida, or anything in between we have the experience to restore your facility quickly and effectively.
NOAA Terms to Know
- Hurricane Watch
Hurricane conditions are possible within the specified coastal area. Because hurricane preparedness activities become difficult once winds reach tropical storm force, the hurricane watch is issued 48 hours in advance of the anticipated onset of tropical storm-force winds.
- Hurricane Warning
Hurricane conditions are expected in the specified area of the warning. Because hurricane preparedness activities become difficult once winds reach tropical storm force, the warning is issued 36 hours in advance of the anticipated onset of tropical-storm-force winds.
- Tropical Storm Watches and Warnings
Take these alerts seriously. Although tropical storms have lower wind speeds than hurricanes, they often bring life-threatening flooding and dangerous winds. Take precautions!
Ready.gov Emergency Planning
Environmental Protection Agency
National Weather Service Hurricane Forecasts
NOAA Weather Radio Frequencies
American Red Cross
Federal Emergency Management Agency
While the central US states are more prone to experience tornadoes, all 50 states do encounter tornadoes. On average, there are more than 1,200 tornadoes per year in the US. Tornadoes can cause significant structural damage, bring flooding rains, and cause sewage systems to back up. In addition, tornadoes can be especially dangerous due the unpredictable nature of the event.
The experts at ServiceMaster RestoreSmart have responded to some of the worst tornado disasters in our country’s history. We leverage our real-world experience to quickly assess your facility, determine the extent of the damage and do whatever it takes to get your business back to pre-loss condition. In addition, we can utilize our vast reach-back capabilities giving us more resources and personnel than any other commercial restoration company. Tornado damage clean-up and restoration often requires the skills of many different areas including structural, tree and debris services, tarping and board-up, mitigation, environmental testing, plumbing, construction and more. ServiceMaster RestoreSmart has the expertise and relationships to completely handle your property restoration from start to finish, giving you one point of contact and a dedicated project manager.
NOAA Terms to Know
What is the difference between a Tornado WATCH and a Tornado WARNING?
A Tornado WATCH is issued by the NOAA Storm Prediction Center meteorologists who watch the weather 24/7 across the entire U.S. for weather conditions that are favorable for tornadoes. A watch can cover parts of a state or several states. Watch and prepare for severe weather and stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio to know when warnings are issued.
A Tornado WARNING is issued by your local NOAA National Weather Service Forecast Office meteorologists who watch the weather 24/7 over a designated area. This means a tornado has been reported by spotters or indicated by radar and there is a serious threat to life and property to those in the path of the tornado. ACT now to find safe shelter! A warning can cover parts of counties or several counties in the path of danger.