Severe weather can happen when you least expect it. When bad weather hits, it is important to know what to do and how to stay safe. It is also helpful to know how to handle cleanup efforts after the bad weather leaves your area. Governor Terry Branstad has declared this week, March 23-27, Severe Weather Awareness Week in Iowa. Both the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management as well as the National Weather Service have joined forces to promote severe weather awareness and family preparedness throughout the state.

Severe Weather Awareness Week in Iowa

For each day of Severe Weather Awareness week, a different topic is featured. Monday they featured flash floods, Tuesday was weather warnings, today is tornadoes, Thursday is severe thunderstorms, and Friday will be family preparedness. To learn more about Severe Weather Awareness week, check out the Ready Iowa website. At ServiceMaster by Rice, we understand that severe weather can be scary. While you need to know how to handle severe weather when it hits and how to be prepared, you also need to know what to do afterwards. That is where our experienced ServiceMaster team comes into play. We are going to highlight our flood and water damage cleanup services so you can be more prepared post-severe weather in Iowa.

Flood Cleanup in Des Moines, Atlantic, and Carroll

After a flood hits, your home is likely to have water damage. Whether you only have small damage in part of your basement or had standing water in your entire house, we can help with the cleanup. We have worked on a wide variety of flood mitigation projects so no matter what the scope of your damage is, our team knows what to do. Our ServiceMaster by Rice team follows a step-by-step process so we can get your home back to normal as quickly as possible.

Once we arrive to your home, we start by identifying the problem and reviewing the damage. We evaluate your carpeting, flooring, walls, ceiling, and cabinets to check out the current condition and the effect of water on them. After completing the evaluation, we start the structural drying process. We decide what is salvageable and what needs to go. Our drying process is regularly monitored by our managers and our team makes sure everything is properly dried. After everything is dried, we re-evaluate your home and see if any other work needs to be done.

ServiceMaster by Rice: Water & Flood Restoration

Contacting ServiceMaster by Rice immediately after your Des Moines, Milford, Spencer, Okoboji, Atlantic, Cedar Rapids, Fairmont, Carroll, or Fort Dodge home is affected by a flood is one of the best calls you can make. We will get our qualified team to your home as quickly as possible to work on cleaning up water damage. Our ServiceMaster by Rice crew can also help you when other disasters strike including fires, natural disasters, or trauma. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can assist with your flood cleanup process.