Storm Damage Photo Gallery

frozen pipe burst

Frozen Pipes

Extreme cold weather can cause pipes to freeze and burst. In general, pipes are more likely to freeze when the temperature is below 20 degrees F. The resulting water damage can be extensive. Outdoor pipes and pipes in unheated areas of the home can freeze if they are not properly insulated or if temperatures are severely cold. SERVPRO technicians can quickly and safely repair water damage caused by frozen pipes.

Snow on a roof

Snow Damage to Roofs

Snow and ice can cause significant damage to your gutters and roof. The additional weight of snow and ice can even cause a roof to collapse. When there’s a cold snap, water can get into cracks and small spaces and expand when it freezes, causing larger cracks and more damage. The repetition of freezing and thawing cycles can cause small cracks to get larger.

Ice dam On a roof

Dangers of Ice Dams

An ice dam is formed when snow melts unevenly on a roof and refreezes into a dam at the edge of the roof, near the eaves. This dam prevents any further snow from melting and draining off of the roof. This standing water can back up under shingles, leak into a home, and cause significant water damage to ceilings, walls, and other areas. Ice dams can also tear off gutters and loosen shingles.

water flooding a basement

Flooded Basement

Pictured is a local homeowners basement flooded with about 6 inches of standing water after a heavy rain storm. When SERVPRO of Central Chester County arrived, the technicians were able to remove the several inches of water and begin to dry out the basement.