GALLATIN, TN--(Marketwire - Mar 16, 2012) - The announcement comes over your TV or radio: there's a storm headed your way. What can you do to help protect yourself, your family and your home?
According to SERVPRO®, the answers to those questions lie in understanding the difference between a storm watch and a storm warning; in knowing where to seek shelter if you're caught by a storm; in taking precautions as storm season approaches to minimize the potential for storm-related property damage; and finally in knowing where to turn for prompt, professional help if your home or property does sustain damage.
"While violent storms can strike anytime, the return of warmer weather typically marks an increase in the threat of sudden, severe storms with their accompanying wind, rain, lightning and even hail," said Rick Isaacson, Executive Vice President of Servpro Industries, Inc. "Authorities issue a storm 'watch' when there is the potential for severe weather. A storm 'warning' means that the danger is imminent. We hope that the following tips* will give homeowners the information they need to help keep themselves, their family and their property safe when the first storm warning hits the airwaves."
* Storm tips provided by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency).
"If your home, property or furnishings sustain damage from wind, water or fire, a professional disaster mitigation and restoration specialist like SERVPRO® can help set things back to normal, 'Like it never even happened,'" said Isaacson. "Our cleanup professionals are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to provide the immediate response and advice that helps limit secondary damage and potential health risks."
SERVPRO® franchise owners specialize in disaster restoration, cleanup and repair services, helping to remediate fire or water damage for both commercial and residential customers. SERVPRO® also offers mold remediation, carpet and upholstery cleaning and other home-maintenance and restoration services.
For more information on severe storms or other emergency situations, visit the FEMA website at www.ready.gov. For more information about SERVPRO®, please visit www.servpro.com.
Founded in 1967, the SERVPRO® Franchise system is a national leader and provider of fire and water cleanup and restoration services and mold mitigation and remediation. SERVPRO's professional services network of more than 1,600 individually owned and operated Franchises responds to property damage emergencies ranging from small individual disasters to multi-million dollar large-loss situations. Providing coverage in 48 states, the SERVPRO® system has established relationships with major insurance companies and commercial clients, as well as individual homeowners.
Corporate Communications Coordinator
Servpro Industries, Inc.
(615) 451-0200 ext. 1644