Storm Damage Photo Gallery

When the Storm Becomes too Much

Sometimes mother nature has her own plans and there is nothing that can be done about it.  As seen in the photo above, this homeowner suffered large amounts of water in their basement.  SERVPRO of Spencer & Iowa Great Lakes is equipped to handle any job large or small, our team will drain and clean up any standing water and begin the drying and demolition process.  As an added benefit to our customers, we have a construction side of the business which means we can truly return your home or business back "Like it never even happened." 

High Rains | High Number of Flooded Basements

Spring and early summer brought unseasonably high rainfall totals which lead to a very busy summer for the SERVPRO of Spencer & Iowa Great Lakes team.  

Many basements and crawl spaces were flooded out due to the rainfall totals.  To help prevent such issues make sure to clean out gutters, check the filter area on your sump pump, and ensure your sump is draining away from the house.  

Even the driest homes experienced water damage due to the storms, take the time to check your home for potential issues.  

Water After Storm

Our SERVPRO team faced many obstacles as we traveled to Houston to help with the cleanup. One of the main issues facing our team was the fact that most roads were impassible due to standing water. It took our team upwards of 3-4 hours to get to a job that was less than 6 blocks away. 

Desiccant Dries Large Commercial Building

Our SERVPRO team was able to quickly dry a large office building in Houston, TX after Hurricane Harvey left water in it's wake, using our state of the art Arid Dry 5000 Large Loss Electric Desiccant.

Meeting the demands of larger residential and commercial water restoration jobs with a large-capacity mobile dehumidifier from ARID-Dry™, SERVPRO® of Spencer and Iowa Great Lakes professionals can work more efficiently and with faster time-response.

Mold from Storm

When Hurricane Harvey hit, our SERVPRO team responded immediately. Our team heard the news of the hurricane and prepared for the worst. Within a few days, our team was on the way to Houston. Most of our team focused on the rebuilding and restoration of residential and commercial businesses.

When severe water damage comes into play, mold is likely to surface shortly afterward. Mold can begin to grow 48 to 72 hours after the water hits the exposed area. In the case of Hurricane Harvey, the area in question had the perfect growing environment for mold. This picture was the result of water on the area affected and massive mold growth.

Hurricane Harvey 2017

SERVPRO® of Spencer and Iowa Great Lakes spent three weeks in Houston, helping with the cleanup and recently returned home.

The Spencer-based business owns a desiccant humidifier, currently the only SERVPRO owned in the state of Iowa, that they transported to Texas.