Recent Storm Damage Posts

4 Steps During a Bomb Cyclone Storm to Help Prevent Water Damage!

1/9/2023 (Permalink)

Image of heavy rainfall hitting the ground Heavy Rainfall in Redding, Calfornia causes Flood Damage.

If you have lived in Northern California, you are probably familiar with the different seasons that take place each year. December is considered the wettest month in Northern California, with 4 inches of rainfall on average. But this year looks a lot different. On January 4th, 2023, Governor Newsom declared a state of Emergency for the entire state of California as a cyclone bomb storm was predicted to hit the state. With the prediction of flooding, high winds, and power outages, the Redding California Fire Department released a statement offering free sand for those preparing for flooding.

What is a cyclone bomb storm or a bombogenesis storm? According to AccuWeather, "In simple terms, bombogenesis is a storm (low-pressure area) that undergoes rapid strengthening. The vast majority of such storms occur over the ocean. The storm can be tropical or non-tropical in nature." 

With the passing of the cyclone bomb storm, KRCTV said the worst is behind us, but we can see more rain as the week continues. What does that mean for homeowners, and how could this affect your property? During strong storms, flooding, hail, and power outages aren't the only thing you have to fear. With the continuation of rainfall brings a greater risk of water and sewage damage to your home. Water damage can come from broken or loose shingles on your roof, not having a rain guard over your chimney, clogged gutters, and the list goes on and on. Heavy rainfall can also cause water and debris to overload sewer systems. If the water continues to flow into the home's sewer lines, a sewage backup can occur in your basement. But a few preventative steps can help keep the heavy rainfall from wreaking havoc on your home. 

  • Check your gutters
      • Keeping your gutters free of debris will help with the overflow of water into the foundation of your house. Installing gutter guards can also help prevent leaves and larger debris from falling into the gutters. 
  • Trim Trees
      • Trim your trees of any low-hanging branches that could fall and cause damage. Any damage to the shingles of your roof, could allow water to seep into your home and create the possibility of mold growth. 
  • Clean out yard drain
      • Regularly clean out any debris that is blocking or clogging your yard drain. You can also install a drain guard to prevent any rocks, leaves, or dirt from flowing into the drain and causing your sewage line to back up. 
  • Check improper grading
    • If your home’s grading system is deteriorating, water will eventually find its way into your home. Watch for pools of water that accumulate in your yard that are close to your foundation. Professional landscapers can help with rebuilding your home's grading system and keep water from seeping into the foundation. 

If you have been impacted by this storm and have experienced any water damage, flood damage, or storm damage, SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity, and Greater Tehama counties is here to help! We have served this area for 30 years and know what kind of damage these storms can cause to your home. Our technicians are trained and certified in water restoration, odor removal, and biohazards safety and cleanup if needed. 

Give us a call at 530-222-0200


12/12/2022 (Permalink)

image of homeowner's insurance agent going over details Redding Homeowner checking into their Homeowners' Insurance Policy to make sure it covers STORM DAMAGE FLOODING.

There is a wise quote once said by a bear who loved to eat honey. "When life gives you a rainy day, play in the puddles." - Pooh Bear

Rainy days in Redding, California, are more common in the fall and winter months, making now the perfect time to check your homeowners' insurance policy. Because although jumping in the puddles can be filled with laughter and magic, persistent rain can cause extraordinary damage to your home and potentially could lead to flooding. 

Most homeowners' insurance policies don't cover flooding by storm damage or excessive rain. With flooding being the most common and most expensive natural disaster in the United States, having a separate policy for flooding can keep money in your pocket and give you peace of mind. Depending on where you live, the average annual cost for a flood insurance policy can be around $600-$1,000 per year. With inflation costs rising and the threat of a recession, most people are looking for every way to save money. Researching weather patterns, flood risks, the age of the home, quality of the roof, and speaking to your local homeowner's insurance agent, can help assess if flood insurance is right for you and your family. 

According to Bob Vila, the national average for water damage restoration repairs costs homeowners around $3,291. We can firmly say no one wants to spend that amount of money on an unplanned crisis, which should play a part in your decision for purchasing flood insurance. 

If an unplanned crisis does arise and you experience flooding in your home, call SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity, and Greater Tehama Counties. Our staff can help walk you through contacting your insurance company and knowing what steps to take to minimize the damage in and to your home. 

Water Damage can be the root of mold issues and the rotting of cabinets, floorboards, and walls. There are some things you shouldn't DIY, and handling a flood in your home is one of them. 

SERVPRO of North Shasta's technicians are trained and certified in water damage restoration and are available to start the process of drying out your home 24 hours a day. With the backing of SERVPRO's national network, we use the latest and most advanced technology along with access to 90+ products made in-house that provide the best solution for the job. 

If recent storm damage has caused flooding or water to seep into your home, give us a call today! 530-222-0200

4 Steps to Prepare your Home for the Redding, California Rainy Season.

9/19/2022 (Permalink)

image of child waiting out a Redding, California storm Prepare your house for the rainy season in California by these 4 steps.

Natural Disasters cause the most damage to houses across the United States. From tornadoes to floods, cold winter storms to wildfires, natural disasters have caused billions of dollars in damage. With Fall just around the corner, people often think we are out of storm season and start to settle in for the cozy fall/winter months filled with pumpkin spice lattes, hay rides, and bonfires. But if you live in northern California, the rainy season starts in September, and the temperatures begin to drop in the nighttime hours. Starting the opportunity for ice to form in your gutters, creating ice dams that could cause water to seep into your home and create unknown water damage. With the weather starting to cool and the heat starting to dwindle, this is a great time to prepare your house for the potential winter storms. 

Here are a few steps to follow to prepare your house for the fall and winter months. 

1. Clean your Gutters 

  • Cleaning your gutters needs to happen year-round but becomes especially important before the winter months. When leaves and debris are left inside the gutter, pockets of water can become trapped. As the temperature drops, the water becomes frozen, creating ice dams that could stop water from correctly flowing within the gutter. Causing water to back up and create water damage to your home. 

2.  Inspect Windows and Doors

  • Caulking your windows doesn't last forever, and according to HouseGrail, you should caulk the side of your windows when it's needed, but most caulk lasts up to 5 years. If the caulk around your doors or windows has cracks or is pulling away, it's time to replace it. This will keep the cool winter air from pouring into your home and help your heating bill. 

3. Inspect your Roof

  • It's time to call the professionals! Having a professional inspect your roof can help detect leaks or loose shingles. With the rainy season beginning in Redding, California, and the temperatures getting lower, don't delay, water and winter storms can wreak havoc on your roof and create water damage to your ceiling and walls. 

4. Cut Tree Branches

  • Walk around your property and check your trees for limbs hanging over your house. If an ice storm, strong winds, or heavy snow should occur, cutting limbs can keep them from falling onto your home. 

If your house experiences storm or water damage due to frozen pipes, gutter damage, or a leaky roof SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity, and Greater Tehama Counties is here 24 hours a day! Our trained technicians and team are ready to board windows, cover leaks, and dry up the water, day or night, keeping more damage from occurring before the problem or crisis can be fixed. Our staff isn't just trained and certified in cleanup and restoration but is also highly experienced in working with insurance companies. Call us first, and we can help walk you through the process. 


4 Steps to Take After a Storm!

7/14/2022 (Permalink)

4 different images showing storm damage to personal property in Redding, California The aftermath of a storm to personal property in Redding, California

Three years ago, a strong hail storm made its debut, in Redding, California. Hailstones covered the ground like a blanket of snow, creating widespread damage around the city and long wait times for roofing contractors. But that doesn't even compare to the record-breaking hail storm that occurred in Hondo, TX on April 28, 2021. Measuring 6.4 inches in diameter and weighing 1.26 pounds, this storm spit out the world's largest hailstone to date! 

U.S. hail storms normally occur between May through August and cause an average of $15 Billion in damages to personal property each year, with the year 2021 producing over 3,700 hail-producing storms, according to the National Weather Service. But have no fear, according to, most standard home insurance should cover hail damage to your property minus the deductible. With us being smack in the middle of hail-producing storm season, it's a great time to review your home and car insurance policy. Hail storms don't just affect your roof and car but can cause damage to your home siding, drywall, and windows, making hail and wind damage the most common insurance claim. So here are a few steps to follow if you experience hail damage to your personal property. 

  • Examine your property to assess any damage to your property. 
  • Use websites like to find local roofing companies with good reviews. Finding someone you can trust is important and extremely necessary when asking for quotes. Storm chasing roofing companies love to follow the aftermaths of storms. Bringing the chance of being scammed along with them. 
  • Document the damage. 
  • Grab your smartphone or camera and take a quick look around your property. Here are a few tips on how to take pictures of your damaged property. 
  • Take multiple-angle pictures. 
  • Document every detail up close and from far away. 
  • Take as many photos as possible. There is no such thing as "too" many photos. 
  • Take photos of the landscape, fallen trees, and broken limbs. Having detailed "before" pictures of your house and landscape could help show what property was damaged.
  • Make sure the time-stamp on your photos is correct. This will help provide proof, for your insurance company the storm did cause the damage. 
  • Call the professionals for photos and examing of your roof. Most professional roofing companies train their inspectors in how to spot storm damage. 
  • Contact your insurance provider. 
  • Call your insurance provider immediately after you have examined yourself for injuries, looked for damage to your property, and taken photos. Your insurance agent will be able to review your policy and recommend what local roofing companies are covered. 

Lastly, if you find hail damage to your roof and notice any wet spots or water damage give us a call. Our technicians are trained and certified in water damage restoration, water drying, and mold remediation. We also provide 24-hour, 7 days a week, window board-up service, to keep any more damage from occurring to your property. We are your 5-star google rated local restoration company that you can trust! Give us a call today! 530-222-0200

6 Ways to Prepare Your Kids for Storms.

5/27/2022 (Permalink)

image of superhero kid facing a storm image of a superhero kid facing a thunderstorm in Redding, California.

Storms can be rare in the Summer months in Shasta County, with our wettest months being between October 28th till May 2nd, according to But that doesn't prevent that beautiful summer sky from turning black, bringing scary sounds and flashes of lightning that send our kids rushing to our beds. Fear is a learned trait, something we have picked up from observing while watching a movie, tv-show, or even hanging with friends. How do we help kids prepare for those Summer storms, keep them safe, and break that pesky habit of running to the parent's bedroom every time it rains?

  • Empower through education
  • Each stage of a kid's development brings different challenges, wonder, and growth. Depending on your child's age will also depend on the different needs they have. Teaching, at an early stage, the science behind storms could help prevent future anxiety. 

What is a thunderstorm? 

What causes a thunderstorm? 

Are thunderstorms dangerous? 

Answering simple questions like these could help familiarize children with storms and increase their desire to learn more. Weather Wiz Kids is a great resource that helps answer some of these questions while giving Thunderstorm Ideas to help learn about static electricity. 

  • Coloring and Art
  • Exposure and response prevention is a proven way to help kids fight their anxiety in a safe environment. Gradually exposing kids to things that might trigger their anxiety could help them fight their fears in the future. 

Thunderstorm Coloring Pages 

Storm Art Projects 

Storm Science Projects 

Projects like the above list are great ways to have children face storms and provide them with tools that could help gently prevent anxiety. 

  • Be Prepared

Being alone and the dark are some of the top fears of children. Creating a plan for severe storms could help prevent both things from happening.  

  • Create a Storm Bag. 
  • Inside the bag might include a flashlight, extra batteries, a storm radio, a cuddle buddy (for younger children), a blanket, water, and non-perishable snacks. If the lights go out, grab your child's hand, walk together to the bag and your kid never has to be alone or in the dark for long. 
  • Prepare a Kid Box.
  • Turning what could be a scary moment into a fun-filled afternoon could be as easy as playing flashlight games and creating a great distraction from the storm. Glow sticks, coloring books, crayons, snacks, and your smartphone are just a few things we recommend for your Kid's Storm Box. The outside world might be going crazy, but inside the home, your kids are rocking to their favorite song from your smartphone or creating their next masterpiece. Making their storm experience fun and exciting and not scary and filled with anxiety. 
  • Home is supposed to be a safe refuge for our children. When a disaster strikes and causes destruction in and around your home, it can prevent children from feeling at ease. At SERVPRO, we understand how important getting your home back to working order is and make it our top priority. As a parent, you are working hard to guide, grow, and mold your children, so let us help when storm damage affects your house. Grab your phone, click add new contacts, type SERVPRO of North Shasta in the name, and type 530-222-0200 under the phone number. We are here, 24/7, 365 days a year, day or night, waiting for you when you need us. 

Lightning strikes from storms could cause fire damage to your home.

4/13/2022 (Permalink)

lightning strikes home near Redding California Lightning strikes from storms near redding california, may cause fire damage to home.

When looking at a drought map of California, you see that most of our state is either under severe or extreme ratings.  

Sending most of us Shasta County residents to check the local weather quite frequently. Crossing our fingers that rain is in the forecast. But what happens when those storms you are hoping for become severe and cause damage to your home? 

According to, 1 out of every 200 homes will be struck by lightning per year. These potential strikes can cause minimal to life-altering damage, creating a unique situation that leaves people not knowing their next steps. 

  1. Verify Insurance Coverage and File a claim with your Home Insurance
  • Most insurance companies will want to send out their adjusters to assess the damage and cost of repairs. Filing your claim the moments after damage occurs can help the quickness of receiving payment for your claim. Helping get your house and property back to normal. 
  • Check your coverage and review the deductibles of your policy. Your home insurance could include payment for hotels, rental cars, storage facilities, gas, food, etc. 
  1. Document Property Loss
  • Grab your smartphone, camera, and or video camera and take pictures and videos of all property and structures that have received any damage. These should include pictures and videos of smoke damage or soot on any of your property and items. Example: couches, pans, knickknacks, comforters, etc. Keeping a detailed account of your losses will help with your home insurance claim process. 
  1. Secure your property 
  • One of the many services we offer at SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties is our ability to help you keep your property safe and secure from any further damage or vandalism. Whether the damage was caused by high wind or a lightning strike causing fire damage, you need to create a barrier from outside elements or thieves. 
  • Remember if your house is inhabitable, do regular drive-bys to check on your property. 
  1. Know what repair company you can trust
  • Your insurance company may have a repair/restoration company they automatically use. What people don't always know, you can pick your own company. Repair costs can vary drastically by the quality of work, labor, and cost of supplies. Finding a company that specializes in restoration instead of one that "just" repairs and replaces could save you a lot of money. Our philosophy is that “clear communication” can create ease for you and your family. Check out this helpful blog on "how to choose a restoration company near you”. 

Safety is one of our top priorities when it comes to our family and friends. With the potential of severe storms in our forecast for Northern California, knowing safety tips for lightning could help keep your family safe. 

Remember your local SERVPRO is here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to help when you need us. 

Give us a call: 530-222-0200

Thunderstorms without rain?

3/1/2022 (Permalink)

picture of a dry thunderstorm with no rain, and sky to ground lightning. Picture of Dry thunderstorm without rain in Shasta County, California producing sky to ground lightning that could cause potential wildfires.

Living in California, we become accustomed to natural phenomenons that most of our country has never experienced. Dry Thunderstorms, a word commonly used among California firefighters, are becoming a more frequent natural phenomenon within our community. Adding this to our vocabulary is not something we love to celebrate; with the frequently changing weather patterns in Shasta County, this word becomes more of a warning than a weather forecast.  

Dry thunderstorms get their name from the lack of rain they produce, but that doesn't keep them from creating sky to ground lightning. Mix dry and hot weather conditions with this type of storm, and you get high risk for fire hazards and wildfires. Are we in the middle of a science fiction novel? Preparing your home for a possible fire in the middle of a storm can seem a little strange, but here is a list to keep you, your property, and your family safe. 

  • Defensible Space - creating a vegetation-free border around your house that is 3 to 10 feet in width can lower your risk of fire damage to your home. It also creates a space for firefighters to do their job and keep your home safe. For a more in-depth description of creating a defensible space, check out the NASD
  • Add 1/8 inch mesh screening over vents to your house. - this can keep fire embers from falling into your home, through your roof, attic, and gables. Make sure to keep the screens free and clear of any debris. 
  • Trim trees around your house and property. - Remove any low-hanging or dead limbs over your roof and gutters. Keep all branches a minimum of 6 feet from the ground. 
  • Check your home insurance. - Most home insurance includes wildfire coverage but talking to your local insurance company to review your coverage regarding dry thunderstorms is a great way to be prepared. 
  • Be observant of the weather forecast. - frequently check your local weather station for chances of thunderstorms, dry thunderstorms, or even dry lightning. 

California's landscape is beautiful. Learning how to embrace its wild side is sometimes a challenge, but being prepared and following a few steps can keep us enjoying the beauty and land California has to offer us. Sometimes disaster strikes and creates circumstances that are out of our control. If a recent storm has caused any damage to your home or property, give us a call, we can help!


How to prepare for a Shasta County winter storm

1/25/2022 (Permalink)

Snow Storm in Shasta County If you have experienced storm damage in Shasta County, contact us today! 530-222-0200

Winter is still here, and so is the threat of winter storms. Being prepared for the unknown can keep your house, car, and most importantly, your family safe.  

With circumstances deteriorating fast and temperatures dropping below freezing, everyone is potentially at risk during a winter storm. Long-term exposure to low temperatures can quickly cause frostbite, hyperthermia, and potentially death.

70% of all winter deaths occur in automobiles and 20% inside of homes.

Here is a quick guide and checklist to make sure you are ready and prepared for anything the next Shasta County winter storm throws at you. 

  1. Monitor the National Weather Service Forecast
  2. Familiarize Yourself with Winter Weather Terms. 
    1. Check out for a detailed list of terms and their definitions. 
  3. Winterize your home
    1. Check caulking around windows
    2. Install storm doors
    3. Add extra insulation or weather-stripping around windows and doors. 
  1. Gather Supplies and Create Winter Storm Kits for your House and Car.  

Home Winter Storm Supply List:

  • Water 
  • The RedCross encourages one gallon per person per day. 
  • Nonperishable Food Items: Dry cereal, nuts, peanut butter, protein bars, bottled or canned juice, tuna, beans, fruit, etc. 
  • Flashlight
  • Extra Batteries 
  • First Aid Kit
  • Battery-powered or hand-cranked Radio
  • Warm coats, blankets, gloves mittens, hats for all household members
  • Sand, rocks, or non-clumping kitty litter for ice-covered walkways or 
  • Driveways.
  • Extra Baby Supplies: Formula, Diapers, Baby food. 

Car Winter Storm Supply List:

  • Battery Cables
  • Ice Scraper
  • Flashlight
  • Cell Phone Charger
  • Simple Tool Kit
  • Sand, rocks, or non-clumping kitty litter
  • Foldable Shovel
  • Fix-a-Flat
  • Blanket

If you live in Redding, Shasta County, or the surrounding areas and have experienced storm damage, Contact us today! 


Storms in Shasta County

1/18/2022 (Permalink)

Heavy storm with lightning in Shasta County CA If you have experienced storm damage contact us today. We would love to help! 530-222-0200

Recently, the middle of our country experienced a devastating storm with tornado coverage across four states. In the North State, heavy storms are not a common occurrence. Although when they happen, they can cause significant damage. Here are 3 of the biggest storms our area has experienced.

The great flood of 1862

In 1862, Shasta County experienced the worst storm in its recorded history. This particular event spanned across Oregon, Nevada, and California. Weeks of continuous rain started in November and lasted through January. Record rainfall occurred from January 9th through the 12th. California specifically experienced 10 feet of rain and snow over 43 days. The damage today would have been the equivalent of 3.117 billion dollars.

Mount Shasta snow storm of 1959

This event was the largest snowfall from a single storm in North America. It accumulated 189 inches of snow. Thankfully, the brunt of the snowfall affected unpopulated areas. Much of the surrounding towns were so used to and prepared for snowfall that it left towns and people virtually unaffected.

Redding snowmageddon of 2019

Redding went through two years with no snow. Then in 2019, we experienced what many people called snowmageddon! It was the biggest snowstorm since 1968, with a snow accumulation of up to 14 inches. This storm left 20,000 residents without power, and the Shasta County Sheriff declared a state of emergency. 

Our area isn’t one that typically has regular storms, but when they happen, they can cause significant damage. If you have experienced storm damage in Redding, Shasta County, or the surrounding areas, contact us today. We would love to help.


Storm Damage Aftermath Do's and Don'ts

12/14/2021 (Permalink)

A house during a storm graphic If you have experienced storm damage, don't wait, contact us today! 530-222-0200

In Redding and the surrounding areas, storms may not be the most common occurrence, which leaves many people not knowing what to do after storm damage affects their homes or business. Over the years we have heard many questions on the actions to take, and we wanted to give some insight that may help. Here are some common dos and don’ts with storm damage restoration. 

Don’t Climb On Your Roof to inspect the damage.

We understand how anxious a homeowner can feel after a storm hits, and their desire to check the damage on their roof. While this may be a good thing, actually stepping onto your roof after storm damage, may lead to further damage. There is a possibility that the damage has weakened your in ways that are not visible, and stepping onto your roof may cause further damage, and possibly hurt you as well.

Do Have Your Roof Inspected and Repaired Promptly.

As mentioned above, there are times that damage to a roof may not be easy to see. If you suspect damage at all, don’t wait, contact a roofer to inspect your roof for any damage. Faulty or leaky roofs are one of the main causes of water damage, and the quicker you fix the damage, the less chance it has to become a large problem.

Do document the storm damage that has occurred

Documentation is key when it comes to receiving help from your insurance company. Even in the small details that may seem pointless, a professional may be able to see the signs of a loss unnoticed to an untrained eye. In the day and age of the smartphone, everyone has a great tool right in their hand. Take as many pictures as you can of the damage and have them ready to be passed on to your insurance provider when needed!

Don’t step into floodwater when electricity is still running through your home.

It is very hard to tell if water is electrified, and with our homes utilizing electricity as much as they do, stepping into floodwater may not be as safe as one might think. Be sure to turn off the main and preceding breakers to your home before stepping into floodwaters in your home. It may prevent you from being electrocuted.

If you have experienced storm damage to your home or business, don’t wait, contact us today. We would love to help!


Shasta County Storm Damage Preparedness

9/22/2021 (Permalink)

Storm damage graphic If you have experienced storm damage in Shasta County or the surrounding areas, don't hesitate, contact us today!

As September is National Preparedness Month, we are doing our part by helping deliver tips and information and keeping people informed in the event of a disaster. The key to being prepared is doing the activities necessary before a disaster happens, and although Redding is still experiencing hot weather with little storm activity, now is the time to prepare for when the storms may come!

Trim broken limbs 

Over time, tree limbs become old and brittle. Especially with the dry climate that Shasta County and the surrounding areas provide, large tree limbs tend to break off when storm winds come. If you have large trees near your home, it is a good idea to trim them before any potential storms can cause damage. 

Clean Gutters

As mundane as it may sound, cleaning your gutters can be one of the most beneficial actions you can take to prevent storm damage. As heavy rain comes from the storm, clogged gutters can easily overflow. This overflow can eventually spill into your home inside of your walls, causing significant damage over time.

Yard Grading

No, this isn’t how a yard will pass high school or not. Yard grading is simply the slope of your yard. Proper yard grading will help to prevent flooding into your home. If you are grading your yard, make sure that your yard slopes away from your house. The rule of thumb is every ten feet of your yard should slope down two to three inches. That will provide good water flow away from your home, which lowers the potential for flooding.

If you have experienced storm damage in the Redding or surrounding areas, don’t hesitate, contact us today!


How do storms damage a home

7/1/2021 (Permalink)

Picture of a tree branch going through a window If you need storm damage restoration, don't hesitate, contact us today! 530-222-0200

Storms are as unpredictable as the damage they may cause. Storm damage restoration can be needed for many different reasons, and as much as we love the work we do, we would rather you never need restoration. We can never fully predict what a storm will do, but here are some answers to how storms damage a home and some tips to prevent it.

High winds

While wind speeds of 45 mph may take down tree branches, 50-75 mph is officially considered damaging winds. At that speed shingles and roofs may become damaged. Anything above 64 mph can cause structural damage. High winds are nothing we can control but there are some actions we can take to help prevent the damage they can cause. These actions include 

  • Using storm shutters to protect your windows
  • Reinforcing your roof
  • Reinforcing your garage doors

Here's a link to for more high wind protection info

Fallen Branches

As we have already stated, high winds are a cause for fallen trees and branches, but snow and ice storms can cause limbs to fall as well. As trees mature it is natural for limbs to die or weaken. Often we don’t pay attention to these limbs as they are “out of sight, out of mind” but when snow or ice accumulates on the branches, the weight increases and these weaker branches tend to break and fall. In an open field or forest this usually doesn't cause an issue, but in a neighborhood that has plenty of mature trees, this can cause extensive damage. Having your trees serviced regularly can cut down the potential of a tree limb damaging your home.

Ice and rain

Storms usually bring a significant amount of precipitation, and with precipitation comes the risk of damage. Heavy rains bring floods and leaks while ice can create ice dams and broken pipes. These potentials for damage can be avoided with some proper activities. 

  • Have the grade of your landscape slope away from your home at a 2 percent angle
  • Use a roof rake to remove excess snow from your roof. This will help to eliminate ice dams
  • Cover all exposed outdoor pipes. Even a little bit of coverage can keep the temperature on the pipes from dipping too low.

If you have experienced storm damage in Redding, and need storm damage restoration, don’t hesitate to contact us. We would love to help!


Storm Damage Repair

4/27/2021 (Permalink)

Graphic of a home in a storm If you have experienced storm damage, don't wait, contact us today! 530-222-0200

As we dive deeper into spring, the chance of inclement weather increases. Some would welcome the beauty and peace of rain, while others have had quite a different experience. Regardless of our viewpoint, we can all agree that storm damage repair can be a daunting and sometimes dangerous task. Here are some tips to help in the unfortunate event that you are dealing with storm damage.

Turn off your power before cleanup

Even in the instance that nothing electrical is visibly broken, the best thing to do before cleanup is to shut off the electricity to your home. Often, it is in the places we don’t expect that can harm us the most, and something with the potential danger of electricity, you will want to take every precaution you can. Locate your fuse box, turn off the main breaker along with each individual circuit breaker. This is especially important if your home is flooded. 

Board up windows

Strong winds, and fallen trees. One of the most common damages a storm can cause is broken windows. As soon as possible you will want to board up any broken windows to secure your home. This will help keep out looters, rodents, and help to prevent any further weather damage. There are ways to board up your home that can potentially cause more harm, so be sure to consult a professional before taking on the task of boarding up your home.

Take pictures

As they say “a picture is worth a thousand words.” Before any cleanup ensues, be sure to take plenty of pictures of the damages caused. This will aid you greatly in filing an insurance claim. Taking plenty of photos is the best form of evidence to accurately show damages, and obtain the most from your insurance company.

If you have experienced storm damage, don’t wait, contact us today. We would love to help!


Storm Damage Common Causes

2/12/2021 (Permalink)

Graphic of a lightning storm If you have experienced storm damage, don't hesitate, call us today! 530-222-0200

According to the NOAA, storm damages accounted for over 90 billion dollars in damages last year. Although the weather can not be controlled, our hopes are that we can offer tips and activities that can help to minimize the damage. Those tips first start with understanding how damages happen.

Lightning and Thunderstorm Damage

Some feel that lightning and thunder are beautiful things while others dread the events. One thing is for sure, lightning and thunder carry tremendous power and can cause significant damage. According to In 2020 there were over 500 fires started by lightning in California alone. If lightning and thunderstorms are predicted, be sure to take precautions as you would for any other fire prevention


Hail develops from water freezing in the upper parts of a cloud. The size of an average hailstone ranges from 1-2 inches. Large hailstones can grow up to 6 inches in diameter and weigh up to a pound. No matter the size of hail, a hail storm can cause significant damage, especially to your roof and siding. has a great article about the factors that cause hail damage that include hail size, hail density, and building material.

Wind damage

Wind gusts between 50-60 mph can cause damage to trees and powerlines. As wind speeds increase from a storm, the damages become significantly higher. Although high winds are not extremely common in this part of the country, we did recently have a tornado touchdown in Tehama county. This goes to show that it is important to be prepared, even for events that may not be as common. A couple of great tips are to use storm shutters to protect your windows and reinforce your garage doors. has a great list of prevention activities to follow in the event of a storm.

If you have experienced storm damage to your home or business, don’t hesitate to contact us. We would love to help!


Tornado Touchdown

1/22/2021 (Permalink)

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On January 4th of 2021, a tornado touched down in Northern California. You read that right, a tornado touched down in Northern CA! Tehama County to be exact. WWLP News covered the tornado with a great story and video!  Typically tornadoes are not a threat in these areas, but often it is the unexpected and unprepared that can cause the most damage. Here are some tips to help minimize damage from a tornado.

Impact-resistant windows

Tornadoes bring strong winds and usually toss debris everywhere. Often times that debris can cause some of the most damage. Older windows can be likely to break in the event of flying debris. This not only leads to external damage but during a storm, having a broken window can allow water from the rain into your home. Install newer, impact-resistant windows to reduce the risk of damage from debris and high winds.

Ensure proper roof repairs

Over time, weather can begin to break down the integrity of your roof. Repairs and replacement become necessary as natural elements continue to impact your roof. As you are repairing or replacing your roof, there are a few things that can be done to help protect it during severe weather. Some ideas would include high wind roof covering, bracing your gables, and strengthening your connection points.

Impact-resistant glass doors

Many back patio doors consist of mainly glass, and the size of these doors makes them particularly vulnerable to damage from flying debris. Yard furniture along with other outdoor items can pose a major threat to glass doors. Be sure to install impact-resistant glass doors to prevent damage to your home.

If you have experienced storm damage, don’t hesitate to call, we would love to help! 


Winter Storm Types

12/21/2020 (Permalink)

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While most winter storms bring precipitation, there are differences in how they affect the environment around us and how they can damage our home or business. As we head deeper into the winter months it is a necessity to be prepared in order to minimize the chance of any possible damage. As a company, it is our hope to help others steer clear of any disaster before it has a chance to present itself. Here are some winter storm types, and what to prepare for.


A rainstorm has a heavy precipitation downpour. While it may not carry freezing elements, the heavy rain can problems. The larger damages would be floods and landslides that could potentially seriously damage homes or businesses in its vicinity. On an individual level, there are ways to protect your home or business from a rainstorm. 

  • Check your sealant.
    • The sealant around the windows in your home can allow for water to enter I they are cracked. Over time, this can allow for mold to grow.
  • Clear your gutters.
    • Having clear gutters moves the water away from your roof and minimizes the potential for water leaking into your roof.
  • Maintain good drainage.
    • Good drainage will allow for quickly rising water to be dispersed away from your home.

Ice Storm

An ice storm carries heavy precipitation with freezing temperatures. This combination results in an accumulation of ice on everything the precipitation touches. While it may not result in flooding like a rainstorm, an ice storm still carries environmental dangers. Here are some ways to help avoid ice storm damage

  • Frozen pipes.
    • Insulating exposed pipes will help to keep them from freezing. Even the smallest amount of insulation can help to keep the temperature warm enough not to freeze
    • Let your faucets drip to keep a flow through your pipes. 
  • Trim overgrown and damaged trees.
    • When ice accumulates on trees, it weighs them down significantly. Dead branches, specifically branches that hang over your home or business should be removed. 


Snowstorms can cause much of the same damages as ice storms including broken limbs and frozen pipes. However, there are some damages that snowstorms are more prone to causing. One, in particular, is called an ice dam.

  • Ice dams happen due to the uneven temperatures of a roof. Snow will melt on one section, then refreeze in another, usually closer to the edge of a roof. This can cause leaks into your walls causing mold and water damage.
    • Adding insulation to your attic may help to even out the temperature
    • Snow rakes are another great way to minimize the risk of an ice dam on your roof

If you have experienced damage from a winter storm, don’t hesitate to contact us. We would love to help!


Places to inspect before a storm

11/12/2020 (Permalink)

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As fall continues and winter just around the corner, weather changes are sure to come. Wind and rain can cause damage to our home or business if we are unprepared for these changes. Unfortunately, it is in the places we think are safe from the elements, the unchecked places, that can be the source of the most damage. Here are some places to inspect before a storm.

Gutter Clutter

Fall weather brings on great scenery with the changing leaves, but as it progresses, those leaves will fall and can cause build up in your gutters. When storm rains come it can cause your gutters to overflow, and leak into your home. Another potential hazard is having your gutters break or become damaged. It may seem like a simple or mundane task, but be sure to inspect your gutters before stormy weather is here.

Outdoor Furniture

Windy weather from storms can cause damage in many ways. One way that may be easy to forgive is outdoor furniture. Not only can your furniture be tossed around and damaged by the wind, but the wind can also throw your furniture into your home causing windows to break and even damage to your outer walls. Be sure to anchor down, or bring in your outdoor furniture before the winds from a storm reach your area.

Roof damage

Over time, wind and rain can erode the shingles on your roof. With those shingles becoming brittle and loose, all it takes is a strong wind to blow them off of your roof. Missing or broken shingles can allow moisture or rain into your home which can cause mold and water damage. Be sure to check your roof regularly before the storm season comes, as the effects of a damaged roof can hide until it becomes a much bigger problem. 

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We understand the need for emergency service at a time when a storm disaster hits. We have made ourselves available anytime you need so that we can serve you best. If you need restoration services please contact us anytime. We would love to help.

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How To Prevent Storm Damage

7/7/2020 (Permalink)

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Storms can be as unexpected as the damage they cause. Often, with the right preparation, much of the storm damage can be minimized or prevented altogether. Here are some tips to help prevent the damages storms may cause.

Clean Your Gutters

When it rains, and your gutters are clogged, it could cause the overflow to run down into your home. Often, this water can go undetected and sit. Over time, mold can grow in these areas that remain wet. Having clean and sturdy gutters before the rain comes can minimize the damage a storm may cause.

Landscaping and drainage

Depending on the land your home is built, water runoff can accumulate around your foundation, and flood your homes. Fortunately, there are solutions with the right landscaping. Better pathways can be created for water runoff, guiding the water away from your home. If you have noticed puddles or water accumulation near your home when it rains, contact a professional to help, before a storm comes. That can make the difference in whether your home is damaged or not.

Damaged or Dead Trees 

Storm damage often occurs when a tree or limbs break off and falls onto a home. Snow and rain can weigh down trees, while wind can make them bend. If this happens to trees and limbs that are dead or damaged, there’s a high chance that they will break. Before the storm season comes, be sure to trim your trees, and remove all dead limbs.

SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties is available 24/7-365. We understand that storm damage can happen at any time, and we are available to help whenever you need it! 


Storm Damage in Shasta County High Winds

4/28/2020 (Permalink)

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Storm damage is something that unfortunately many of us will have to deal with as a home or business owner. Over half of the damages from a storm are caused by wind, and various wind speeds can affect your property in different ways. Here is some info on wind damage, and how wind can affect your home or business.

Damaging winds.

According to the National Severe Storm Laboratory, damaging winds are classified as those exceeding 50-60 mph. At that speed, branches from trees can break off, and fall on your home or building. It is highly recommended to have maintenance performed to the trees around your home before storm season starts.

How wind speeds may affect your home.

The National Weather Service explains in detail how specific wind speeds will affect your home or business. Starting at 25-30 mph, Large branches move, whistling can be heard in wires and ending at 65+ mph where major structural and tree damage can occur. Click here for their full break down, and other great info on wind damage.

What actions to take after wind damage.

Acting fast in any damage situation can save you time and money in repairs. Here are some steps to take, once the storm has passed.

  • Check your walls and ceiling for any discoloration or leaks 
  • Remove debris from your yard and property
  • Check your structure and roof for any damages
  • Submit a claim to your insurance provider
  • contact a professional restoration company to perform any repairs

If you have experienced storm damage, don't wait, contact us today!

SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties


Storm Damage Restoration Flood Awareness

2/27/2020 (Permalink)

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The Month of March is flood awareness month. Storms can cause damage unexpectedly, but being prepared beforehand can help to minimize the need for storm damage restoration. What many people may not be aware of is that urbanized areas can be more prone to flooding. Highways, driveways, and parking lots do not allow for rain to absorb into the ground and increases the chance for flooding. 

Conversely, mountainous areas May be prone to flooding as well. Steep hills lead to fast runoff, which causes water to rise quickly. Much like urban materials, rocks and clay soils make is harder for water to absorb into the ground. 

Flood Damage Prevention Tips

Exterior Precaution

Be sure to elevate or protect machinery on the ground. Outdoor furniture and valuable loose items should be moved inside. Any item that is unable to be moved inside should be anchored down. Even heavy objects can be washed away by floodwaters. 

In cases of extreme flooding, floodgates, sandbags, and tarps are a great idea to install.

Interior Precaution

If the water seems to be rising high enough to reach outlets, shut off your electrical service. Remove any rugs or materials that will hold water, this will reduce the risk of mold or mildew. All office electronics and important documents should be elevated to ensure valuable documents won't be damaged. 

If you have experienced Storm Damage, don't hesitate to call us. The sooner you can have an expert out, the less damage there may be. We would love to help!

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Storm Damage Ball Lightning

1/17/2020 (Permalink)

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The strangest things we experience happen not in our imagination, but reality. This holds true for our weather and the causes of storm damage.

Imagine yourself in a setting almost 400 years ago, technology isn't quite what it is now, you are sitting in a church and all of a sudden a glowing orb floats into the window. As much as this sounds like science fiction, this, in fact, did happen!

In 1638 at a church in England was the first record of Ball Lightning. Although we don't fully understand ball lightning, we do have some clue of its attributes, and how it is formed.

Although its presence and effects are not as common as lightning storm damage, the danger of experiencing one is real. Ball Lightning is hotter than the surface of the sun and moves erratically. They can be white, red, blue, yellow, or orange, and have tendrils that seem to jerk the ball around. The most commonly accepted theory on how it is created was introduced by John Abrahamson of New Zealand. He believes when lightning strikes the ground it turns the naturally occurring silicon from the soil into vapor. The vapor cools, turns into dust, then the particles are attracted to each other by the charge from the lightning. This results in the particles binding together into a lightning ball.

If you happen to see ball lightning, run! If you have experienced storm damage, and need storm damage restoration, don't run, call the professionals at SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties!


Winter Storm Causing Ice Dams On Roofs

1/2/2020 (Permalink)

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When winter weather comes in, snow and ice are sure to follow. As aesthetically pleasing as the scenery becomes, it also presents new challenges. Being prepared and taking proper action can prevent incidents leading to mold and water damage.

Ice Dams

Ice dams form in a unique way. As snowfall begins to accumulate on your roof, the warmer air in the attic begins to melt it causing runoff. The runoff water then refreezes as it reaches the cooler edge of your roof. Over time the ice will build up and create an “ice dam”. 

An ice dam itself is not dangerous, but it can lead to water seeping under shingles, and through your roof. As this continues to happen, the chance of water damage and mold increases. 

How To Prevent An Ice Dam

keep your attic and roof cold.

About one-third of the heat loss in a home is through the

ceiling into the attic. There may be areas in your home with gaps leading to your attic that can be filled it. This will save on energy costs as well as keep your attic cooler.

Eliminate heat sources under the roof.

Lights and heaters in the attic can cause enough heat to melt the snow on the roof above. Turn off all attic lights and heaters, and if possible, ventilate your attic to allow it to stay cool.

Clear Snow off of the roof with a roof rake.

An ice dam snow rake, which is an aluminum scraper mounted on a telescoping aluminum pole, is the simplest solution for occasional heavy snows. Be careful not to damage your shingles though while using it, as your shingles become more brittle in the cold weather.

If you have experienced winter storm damage, contact us today!

SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties


Preparing Your Home For A Winter Storm - Redding Restoration

12/18/2019 (Permalink)

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With winter here, colder temperatures, ice, and snow present different challenges we all need to be ready for. Being prepared beforehand will minimizing and in many cases avoid damage altogether. Here are some tips to help you prepare.

Prevent water damage by preparing your home's exterior

  • Repair roof leaks

Often roof leaks are noticed when it's too late. Heavy rain and snow present a real danger for leaky roofs to lead to water damage. Have your roof inspected to ensure it is ready for the winter precipitation.

  • Clean rain gutters 

Clogged gutters can lead to water overflow and trapped water can rot the wood boards your gutters are mounted to. When this happens it could allow moisture to enter your home.

  • Cutaway tree branches near your home

Trees that remain untrimmed near your home can break under the weight of snow and ice, and fall on your causing damage to your roof, and potential water damage to the inside of your home. Have your trees trimmed before the winter months arrive.

Prevent Fire damage and other dangers by preparing the interior of your home

  • Caulk and weather-strip doors and windows.

This will help to keep out the cold as well as any moisture. Another great idea is to insulate your home by installing storm windows, or you can cover your windows with plastic to keep out the cold.

  • Have your chimney Inspected 

Using a fireplace is a great way to keep your home warm, but can lead to fires if your chimney is not in proper condition. Ask your local fire department to recommend an inspector or find one online.

If you have experienced storm damage to your home or business, don't wait, contact us today!

SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties.


How To Keep Pipes From Freezing-Redding Restoration

11/4/2019 (Permalink)

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You might think freezing temperatures are too far in the future. The fact is, it's just around the corner. We have already had snow just above 4,000 feet elevation and it’s only the beginning of October. This is the perfect time to plan and prepare for freezing temperatures. It’s essential to prepare ahead of time for potential impacts this winter that storm damages can bring, including pipes freezing.

Dropping temps can do catastrophic damage to your home. For example, 250 gallons of water a day can come out of a small 1/8-inch crack from a pipe, creating structural damage, flooding, and mold growth.  

Tips to help prevent frozen pipes:

Turn up the heat

               If you are going away for a few days during the winter, it’s recommended by many insurance companies to keep the heat at a steady 55 degrees. This will keep your home just warm enough to keep the pipes from freezing.

Open your doors 

               As the temperature drops, it’s a great idea to keep the cabinet doors open in your home to allow the heat from the rest of your home to warm up the pipes.

Faucet Drip

                When pipes freeze it’s the pressure that is formed between the blockage and the faucet that will cause the pipe to rupture. Letting the faucet drip (preferably with warm water) avoids the pressure from building.

Insulate, Insulate, Insulate 

               Usually, pipes are located where there isn’t much insulation, like attics and basements. You can use fiberglass sleeves or foam to dramatically reduce the chances of your pipes freezing.

During frigid weather, frozen pipes are the most common cause of property damage. In the disastrous event you encounter any kind of water damage loss, call SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties at 530-222-0200 for immediate response. You will have a greater chance of mold growth the longer you wait to call. We have the training and knowledge to mitigate the destructive effects that water damage can cause.

Shasta County Hailstorms | Redding Storm Damage Restoration

10/30/2019 (Permalink)

Hail on grass If you have experienced storm damage in Shasta County or the surrounding area, contact SERVPRO® today! 530-222-0200

Right when we think there is any time to relax from all the repairs you’ve completed from the last weather disaster something else has hit the North State, Hail. (First comes fire, then comes snow, then comes...oh hail nooo) 

Hail is formed from layers of water freezing in a cloud. Frozen droplets begin to fall from the cloud during a storm and then is pushed back up into the cloud by an updraft of wind. As the hail is traveling up, it gathers droplets that freeze to the hailstone, adding layers to it. Hail will fall when it becomes too heavy or the updraft stops. A 3-inch hailstone can fall at a speed of 110 miles per hour.

Nearly 30% of hail damage claims have a miscalculation on the date of loss. Most claims are filed almost a year after the storm even took place, simply because most people don’t inspect their roofs after a storm.

Verisk Insurance Solutions reported from 2000 to 2013 Insurers paid nearly 9 million claims for hail losses, which totaled over $54 billion. It's estimated that over 10 million properties in the nation were damaged by hail events in 2017.

If you are in a hailstorm, take cover immediately.

after the storm as passed and you are safe. You can check to see the condition of your property and belongings. The most common areas to check for damages from hail are; Roofs, vehicles, windows, AC units, and siding. Hail doesn’t come alone it usually is accompanied by rain, check for flooding in low-level areas in your home or property. If you are in the Redding and Shasta County area, SERVPRO® of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties is here 24/7/365 for any help you may need during this time. We are also available to answer any question you have about damages and the process of restoring your home. 

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Storm Damage in Shasta County

9/11/2019 (Permalink)

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Lightning damage for a Redding resident.

On March 27th, 2019 a Redding resident was in for a "shock" when lightning suddenly struck a tree near their home. As reported by KRCR news, a nearby resident named Ginnifer Carpenter gives her account

"A huge blue flash and it felt like a bomb hit our house. You know it's probably just seconds but everything just turned blue for a split second and like I said it was just raining so hard and with the hail and everything, it was just making it very hard to see what was going on," 

According to National Geographic, A flash of lightning can heat the air around it to temperatures five times hotter than the sun’s surface. 

What we were surprised to find was due to the extreme heat in a flash, the moisture in a tree can immediately vaporize when lightning hits it. This builds pressure which can lead to the tree exploding. Many times, it is surprising to find what caused the storm damage, but what is never a surprise is the way we handle storm damage restoration. 

Helping our community in their time of need through expertise, compassion, patience, and professionalism. At SERVPRO® of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties we take pride in our work and the way our customers are handled. 

If you have experienced storm damage, we would love to help!

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SERVPRO in Redding, CA - Water and Storm Damage Specialists for Shasta, Trinity & Tehama Counties

3/28/2019 (Permalink)

Heavy Rainfall? Flooding in your Redding Home? SERVPRO is here for you! Call Now! 530-222-0200

Heavy rainfall in localized urban space can cause small stream flooding. 

Recent storms have recently produced pea sized hail.  Pouring more water upon homes and businesses already flooded and damaged from our snow storm that knocked down power all throughout Redding and caused trees to fall and damage property.  Locations impacted include Redding, Shasta Dam, Palo Cedro, Shasta Lake, Anderson, Lakehead, Sugarloaf, Keswick, Central Valley, Olinda, Centerville, Igo, O'Brien, Mountain Gate, Ono and Lakehead-Lakeshore.


SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties, as storm, flooding and water damage specialists, has the advanced training and years of local Redding and Shasta County experience that allows us to quickly and professionally restore your property.  We use IICRC restoration industry standardized drying principles.  We document and validate every step of the process to ensure your property and contents are dry and the job is complete.

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Dealing with Rainwater and Flooding

  • Keep towels and a mop ready to remove excess water.
  • Wood furniture wet?  Remove electronics and table top items to wipe off excess moisture.
  • Collect upholstery and cushions from sofas for drying.
  • If you have wet carpeting use foam blocks or aluminum foil to prop chair and table legs.
  • During summer months turn on your air conditioning to speed up and maximize drying.
  • Color dyed rugs can run when wet.  Remove if they are placed over wet carpeting.
  • Move important family heirlooms, documents and contents to a dry and safe location.
  • Remember safety.  Move wet or slippery items from walkways and traffic areas.
  • And one more thing….Many times we have found that residents forget to remove valuables from underneath beds.  Be sure and check!

When you are hit with a sudden storm, flood or water damage our professional and trained team here at SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties is ready for a fast 24/7 – 365 response to your home or business.

Since we are locally owned and operated with over two decades of Northern California weather experience, we understand the complexities of storm, rainwater and flooding damage.  The goal of fast response is to stop water intrusion whether through your roof or leaks from groundwater, save what is possible, lessen damage and reduce restoration costs. We train our crews to high standards and provide them with the technology and state-of-the-art restoration industry equipment to handle any commercial or residential job of any size. 


Choose SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties, a local company that specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  We are Here to Help® in Redding for any storm and flooding conditions!

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Very soon the Spring beauty and clear skies of our Shasta basin will arrive.  We are not out of the woods yet.  More rain, hail and wet weather is coming.  Remember to call SERVPRO!

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Redding Snow Storm, Power Outage, Fallen Trees, Home Roof Leaks, Water and Property Damage

2/15/2019 (Permalink)

Redding Power Outage, Snow, Rain and Flood Damage to Your Home? Call SERVPRO 530-222-0200

Redding, California got pummeled with a rare 50-year massive snow storm knocking down trees, powerlines and cutting off power in Shasta County for thousands. 

From the Redding Record Searchlight:  UPDATE: This is the most snow Redding has seen in 50 years. Here's what that looks like

Fortunately, our local power company, Redding Electric Utility works around the clock to restore the grid.  The heavy accumulation of snow caused large tree branches to tear through home roofs and opened structural gaps allowing rain and water flooding into living spaces.  Our crews with SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties are taking calls and responding on-site with water removal equipment, dehumidifiers and drying equipment to prevent further moisture damage.

Call Us for Roof Tarping, Water Removal, Emergency Board Up, Content Removal and Dry Out.


Winter weather hit the North State hard.  Strong storms will continue to bring large amounts of precipitation.   More information here:    North State Digs Out – More Snow on the Way

Many residents are still without power.  Homeowners are looking for quick response to reduce secondary damage and the growth of mold on untreated and wet ceiling and wall surfaces.  Insurance companies already reeling from the massive costs associated with the Carr and Camp fires are now dealing with water damage claims. Our highly trained water damage restoration technicians use proven structural drying techniques and document every step of the process from start to finish.  More rain along with higher daytime temperatures continue to melt snow and create severe flooding conditions in many Redding neighborhoods. 

Do you have Home Water Damage and Flooding from Fallen Trees?  SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties is here to help NOW!  Just a phone call away at 530-222-0200

Roof Snow, Ice, Frozen Pipe Damage from Winter Rain and Extreme Weather Storms

1/9/2019 (Permalink)

Northern California winter storms bring freezing rain, snow and ice. SERVPRO can help you with any winter home damage. Call Now! 530-222-0200

Call SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties!   


Business and major home property damage can occur with very little warning from freezing rain, ice storms, snowfall accumulations and cold winter temperatures.  During the Redding, California winter months the higher communities and mountain passes in Shasta and surrounding counties like Trinity and Siskiyou frequently experience longer travel delays and road closures from higher than average snow levels.  Throughout these winter months Northern California is visited by dark and quickly moving low hanging storm clouds facilitating fast damaging winds and heavy mountain snow drops. Wind gusts can topple trees and rip loose shingles and siding from residential dwellings at speeds of 40 to even 50 mph.

Roofs and Ice Damming

Gutters and roofs also suffer damage from large drifts and piles of snow weighing down lose or weak beams.  Especially when afternoon temperatures rise from occasional sunlight and cause snow to melt and then refreeze in cracks, under shingles and expand to the point of a possible structural collapse.  This cycle of frozen water thawing and refreezing causes small cracks, most of the time hidden, to become exposed and produce unsound structural integrity this continuous cycle of thaw, freeze and expansion continues; all the while, snow continues to fall producing more stress.  

Another serious result of winter snow storms is when ice buildup forms on the gutters and eves.  As the surface is exposed to slightly higher temperatures melting water slides around the frozen encasement and creates an ever increasing weight of unsupported refrozen ice underneath roof supports. 

The good news is that most correctly built and up-to-code roofs can support quite a bit of additional weight.  Construction industry experts agree that roofs that are maintained and in sound condition can hold 20-pound snow packs per square foot.  New home construction in the SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties regions, under extreme weather conditions, are built to support much more weight.  One cubic inch of water or ten to 12 inches if snow weighs in at approximately 5 lbs per square foot of roof.  Thus, if your roof is not decaying from age or damage, up to 4 feet of snow is a widely accepted benchmark for determining the risk level of collapse.

Frozen Pipes

Water inside pipes becomes cold to the point of freezing.  Once again, over time, the contraction and expansion of seasonal freeze and thaw patterns weakens traditional copper, galvanized, iron and especially PVC plumbing. Pipes are more likely to burst and rupture seams when they are exposed to below freezing temperatures in the 20 degree Fahrenheit range.  Our experienced SERVPRO professionals can safely repair water damage resulting from frozen pipes.   Winterizing plumbing fixtures exposed to outside elements, such as pipes in laundry rooms, outside access bathrooms, within garage or exterior facing wall spaces, and exposed sewer plumbing would include insulating those pipes and fittings with commercial grade foam insulation.

SERVPRO is Here For You!  

Northern California Winter has arrived.  We brave the elements to serve the mountain communities of Trinity, Siskiyou and Lassen Counties along with our local areas of Shasta and Tehama.  Fast and effective SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties experts have specialized training in water, fire, thunderstorm, snow, and home property damage cleanup, water extraction dryout and restoration.

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SERVPRO Helps Redding, California residents with Winter Rain and Snow Storm Damage

12/11/2018 (Permalink)

Rain, Ice, Storm, Snow Damage to your home? SERVPRO is here for you in Redding, California. Fast Response by Professionals - 530-222-0200

Winter Ice and Water Damage from Northern California Storms

December is upon us and we have experienced the beginning stages of rain and snow accumulations.  January, February and into 2019 will bring the heavy onset of Winter beauty and the ravages of high winds, ice, rain, and the resulting storm damage to homes and businesses.  As always, SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties stands ready in catastrophe situations following a disaster across multiple regions.

SERVPRO’s STORM response is unmatched in the ability of scale and deploy resources, equipment and personnel at a moments notice to water and fire damaged and ravaged local communities such as what we saw with the Carr Fire in Redding and now with the Camp Fire destroying Paradise and affecting the living conditions of thousands in Butte County.

Temperature drops from freezing cold cause water pipes to freeze and crack.  Ice expansion through melting and refreezing in roof structures damages shingles, crawl spaces and overall structural integrity.  SERVPRO’s experience and quick response servicing commercial businesses and residences in Shasta, Trinity & Tehama Counties is focused on saving property and reducing insurance claims.

Follow these winter tips:

  • Caltrans warns motorists to check their brakes, tires and windshield wipers, and make sure their vehicle's defroster, heater and exhaust system are in good condition.
  • Caltrans road advisories suggests motorists add special winter solvent to their windshield-washer reservoir to prevent icing. 
  • Check your vehicles to ensure they have plenty of antifreeze.  Vehicle tires require sufficient tread for icy and slick conditions. 
  • Fill you gas tank before travelling. 
  • If possible, avoid road travel altogether. 
  • Caltrans also recommends motorists take water, food, warm blankets and extra clothing in case of long delays.

Go to for chain requirements and installation information. Go to the District 2 Winter Maintenance and Operations web page at more winter driving and preparation tips.

Also, local Redding weather forecasts are at these links:

During our winter storms frost and freezes in higher mountain elevations will endure considerably colder temperatures and longer freezing conditions than the lower Redding areas of the Shasta Basin.  Polar and arctic air masses move South into Northern California from central Canada.  These dry and cold arctic blasts along with strong winds produce property damage from fallen trees and already weakened building materials.

Be Prepared.  Be Safe. SERVPRO is your trusted severe weather emergency responder.

(530) 222-0200

Rain Water, Fallen Trees and House Repair in Redding, California

10/31/2018 (Permalink)

Has rain storm wind and hail flooding damaged your Redding, California home or business? We can help fast! SERVPRO - 530-222-0200

Redding rain, wind and the wet Northern California drizzle of late Fall; throughout the November and December Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays, and into the New Year, can create havoc for Shasta County homes and businesses.  Burned and weakened tree trunks, Manzanita brush, uncleared, bend and break during heavy winds falling and tearing into a buildings roof, structural sidewall, gutter and through window and door frames.  Water and cold rain flood the inner attic, drywall and flow into carpeting, personal possessions, television, computer and stereo components and the heating and air duct work. 

SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties is a trusted North State storm damage clean up and restoration provider.  We know the impact and trauma home and business owners experience when lightning causes a fire, high winds rip the roof from a home, power lines and downed trees cause hazardous power outages and destroy property.  Storm damage clean up and repair requires more than just a handy-man approach.

Because we hold the respect of our national SERVPRO brand along with many years of hard-earned local Redding community trust our knowledge and experience can deal with any small or large residential or commercial loss resulting from storm damage.  Water, fire and mold often join to create a toxic soup inside a place of business or family home.

Call SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties for storm damage repair.  530-222-0200

We are the storm restoration company that knows how to work with your insurance.  We make sure the job is done right and paid properly through the insurance company.

Storms waters also carry sewage, bacteria, garbage and biohazard runoff.  Our SERVPRO professionals who quickly arriving at your Redding and Shasta County home or business carry the latest personal protective suits, gloves, goggles and breathing masks to ensure your safety and the safety of your premises with any sewage flooding or chemical waste spills.

As a locally owned and operated SERVPRO franchise we all carry professional certifications in the restoration industry including the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), and personal certifications under the American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC), or the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA).  Our expert technicians who arrive to service your home or business are trained and certified in these same qualifications.

Is your home in need of storm damage restoration due to rain, wind, hail storms and flooding?

Do you want your damages repaired as soon as possible, but are uncertain how to deal with your insurance company?

SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties in Redding is your answer. 

You can call us anytime of the day or night at 530-222-0200.  

We will arrive quickly, assess the storm damage and provide a comprehensive plan of action with YOU as the top priority.

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Carr Fire Water Damage, Winter Rain Storms, Ash and Toxic Debris Flooding

9/11/2018 (Permalink)

Rain & Winter Storm Water mixed with Fire and Smoke Damage creates Acidic and Toxic slurry. Contact SERVPRO - 530-222-0200

Redding, California Wildfires and Rain Water

The Carr Fire catastrophic wildfire season of 2018 has produced a scorched earth effect upon the recreational Whiskeytown wilderness as well as long term residual toxic debris and ash accumulation in Shasta County neighborhoods. 

The City of Redding has put together a resource website for debris removal at

CalRecycle and the California Department of Toxic Substances Control  are orchestrating a massive “opt-in” undertaking working with homeowner who have suffered devastating fire-loss to quickly assess and remove toxic waste – essentially burned metal and toxic chemicals within a property owners ash footprint.  Northern California severe weather rain storm systems will very soon produce downpours in our area.

An important point to understand is that when CalRecycle physically removes a home owners fire damaged cement foundation as well as possibly removing several inches of toxic earth what is left is not necessarily flat earth.   There will be a depression in which the soon coming rain storm water will fill and provide a toxic gray ash sodden reservoir for runoff.

Our hot smoke-filled Shasta Summer with very little wind in a few short weeks will possibly experience water saturated ash pools and flooding from wildfire brush and vegetation scraped landscapes.   Of concern are property owners who have not opted-in to the county debris removal programs and are left with unfinished soot filled plots exposed to now water damaged contents and toxic storm runoff.

SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties asks “How can you be prepared for storm water damage to already fire damaged property?”

Flash floods depend on several factors:

  1. The severity and expanse of the fire.
  2. Mountainous and steep terrain which produces culverts and fire-scarred drainage.
  3. The volume of rain.

Looking at the Carr Fire we can say a resounding “Yes” to all three given past Redding severe weather precipitation experiences this time of year.  In fact, Thunderstorms that develop over burn areas can produce flash flooding and debris flows nearly as fast as National Weather Service radar for Shasta County can detect the rainfall.  We urge home and property owners to start preparing now.  Water can enter through roof and siding gaps made worse by exposure to wildfire heat.  Leaking water brings with inside the wet toxic and acidic outside uncleared ash and soot. 

Water Damage Emergency Tips

RECOMMENDATION:  Because of the severity of Carr, Hirz Fire and other local fires the smoke penetration and ash accumulation into residences has been severe.  The first step is to contact a local Redding restoration provider like SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama counties to perform a fast on-site assessment to wipe down and clean these smoke and ash covered contents, ceilings and interior / exterior walls.  

(530) 222-0200

Recognize that it only takes one-half inch of rain water to produce flooding under the right conditions of storm runoff and terrain.  Any left-over ash piles will turn into a toxic slurry with the potential to merge directly into Sacramento River affecting downstream environmental impact areas.  The key is to evaluate property, terrain and points where unseen pools of water will accumulate.

Call Us Now for questions answered and a community trusted fast emergency response for any water or storm damage related event. SERVPRO – 530-222-0200    Available 24/7 - 365

Storm and Wind Damage: Wildfire Brush, Vegetation and Dry Trees

6/22/2018 (Permalink)

Create defensible wildfire space around you home from dry brush from winter storms.

California Storms create potential wildfire plant growth.

Redding, CA is entering the hot zone.  Moving from the typical cool wet winter into the hot summer thermal layers of our Shasta basin.  Because we are in Northern California we in the inland lower elevations do not experience the humid and wet afternoon thunderstorms of other regions of the United States.

The wet and rainy winters leave scattered brush and downed tree branches strewn about the landscape.  The rain also saturates the ground providing spring plant and grass growth.  Wild vegetation accumulates and then becomes baked and dried under the scorching summer heat. 

SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties responds to the immediate storm damage aftermath of wind-blown and wet scattered debris.   We understand the seasonal aftereffect of uncleared, now dry, wood, branches and combustible building material ready for a simple spark to create a firestorm.

Rain Storm / Fire Storm / Mold Growth

Storms create the potential for both water and fire damage. Also, please remember that mold contamination can creep into home or commercial water damage from a storm or the fire department water used to put out a fire created by uncleared storm material. SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties follows strict guidelines and industry protocol when mitigating mold. We isolate the affected area using physical barriers and a negative air pressure chamber for proper remediation. Mold must be taken very seriously; it poses health risks. It’s important to address any flooding issues as quickly as possible, because mold can begin to grow within 48-72 hours.

We’re a preferred vendor with most Northern California insurance companies. And our 1-4-8 Emergency Service guarantees:

1) within one hour of contact, we're on the phone to arrange services.

4) within four hours, we're on site to begin mitigation services.

8) within eight hours, we'll have a prepared statement and a plan of action outlined for you and your insurance company.

Don’t leave your storm repair to just anyone. Trust the nationwide leader in storm cleanup at SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties. 

(530) 222-0200

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Wind & Storm Damage Restoration

6/15/2018 (Permalink)

Shasta and Trinity California homes and businesses experience all season storm damage - Call Us Today - (530) 222-0200

Hit Hard by an unexpected storm?

To get help fast, call SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties at (530) 222-0200

Property damage caused by severe weather can be devastating to your home or business and repairing it can be a complex undertaking. We are a restoration service company that can get your storm damage repair completed safely and quickly.

How Wind and Storms Can Damage Your Home

Because we are a SERVPRO franchise our professionally trained technicians specialize in emergency cleanup and restoration services to bring your property back to normal with minimal interruption. We can handle any damage due to severe weather, including:

Ice and freezing weather

High Winds


Lightning strikes

Hail Storms

Whatever the job requires, structural drying, water removal and roof tarping and everything in between, SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties is always available – 24 / 7.

Cleanup & Repair:

Whatever wind damage you have experienced, we are fully equipped to help. Contact us for:

24/7 emergency services

Storm damage assessment

Wind damage repair

Emergency board up

Tree Removal

Structural stabilization

Insurance claim assistance

When your property experiences damage from a storm, call the experts at SERVPRO. We work with a variety of home insurers.  We are fast, highly trained and have the experience and equipment to handle any size disaster.

Call us at (530) 222-0200

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Storm Damage and the Redding, CA Fire Season

6/8/2018 (Permalink)

Uncleared downed trees and brush from winter storms can dry in the hot Redding summer heat and become fuel for WildFires!

Don’t forget that fallen trees and branches from winter storms lead to hot dry vegetation during Shasta County Summer fire season.

Redding, California and Shasta County are approaching the hot days of summer.  Mountain towns like McCloud, Mt. Shasta, Dunsmuir, Burney, Weaverville, and Hayfork are located in backcountry elevations where cold and hot air mix to produce those summer thunder and lightning storms.  Dime size hail, winds in excess of 30 mph, frequent lightning and locally heavy rain produce unexpected severe thunderstorm warnings.   Redding is at the northern tip of what is known as the NORTHERN SACRAMENTO VALLEY SURFACE MOISTURE CONVERGENCE ZONE.   Ringed with mountains, Redding sits at the center of the northern geological narrowing of terrain accumulating weather system pressure build up.  Thunderstorms can develop particularly in the evening hours if there is sufficient moisture and instability.  All of this is to say that storm damage is possible anytime and anywhere.

Heavy rainfall and storms in Northern California can be thought of in two ways. 

  • The immediate effect from high wind storms creates downed tree limbs, power line failure and immediate property damage on roof and building structures.  Water flooding on poorly sloped and graded surface areas around residential foundations creates basement flooding and water leaking into living spaces. 
  • Plant vegetation, tree limbs and scattered debris left after the storm passes along with new plant growth from winter rain fall creates, in the spring and summer, an accumulated tinderbox of combustible dry fuel waiting for a spark on a blistering hot Redding afternoon.

SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties understands all these dangers.  Our many years helping North State residents with water and fire damage to homes and businesses has made us a valuable restoration provider. Storms can bring a wide range of immediate property damage as well as unexpected future catastrophic damage from uncleared dried and hot lingering debris aftermath of seasonal rain and floods.

Please call us for any property damage emergency 24 / 7 – 365 at (530) 222-0200.

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Redding Storms, Flood Water and SERVPRO

3/19/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Emergency Clean Up and Restoration - Trust SERVPRO - (530) 222-0200

Shasta County disaster relief and storm clean up requires a SERVPRO professional with protective gear, cleaning techniques, tools and state of the art restoration industry products to adequately recognize and treat both the seen and unseen health concerns and hazards of the devastation a severe rain, thunderstorm or flooding event. 

Although many Redding homes would suffer some property loss...

...our trained restoration technicians can often save, clean and restore the sentimental memories of family heirlooms and irreplaceable family furnishings. 

Because we are experts in fast storm response and personal protection equipment (PPE) we wanted to pass along a few tips.

1.     Respirators and goggles in post-flood conditions are especially critical. Walking into a flood damaged home unprepared could be catastrophic.  Household detergents and industrial chemicals, oil, gasoline and sewage swelling up from the earth by the rising flood water create a hazardous mix of pathogens and fumes.  >>> Natural Disaster Flooding

2.     Keep in mind that animals, snakes, predators and wildlife along with formerly friendly family dogs and cats become confused and displaced when flood water invades their territory. The American Red Cross provides some helpful animal post-storm resources here:  >>> Pet Disaster Preparedness

3.     Storms produce debris. Downed trees, live electric transformers sparking and flashing in the rain-soaked pools, branches, displaced vehicles, roof asphalt and shingles and any number of structural material from residences. Extreme care and caution is required.  Read our article: Flood Water Damage Insurance Regulations for Commercial and Residential Property Owners for further information

4.     A word about insurance claims. Flood water silt and mud bury and remove property.  Homeowners must prepare by taking pre-storm photos and videos of inside and outside spaces and a full inventory of personal belongings. Photos with a date and time provide proof to an insurer and expedite a successful claim.

SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties storm, flood and water damage team will respond 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at (530) 222-0200. 

Our goal is to respond quickly, dry and save property to limit damage and reduce the costs of restoration.  We cover the entire region of Shasta County and have served the local Redding, California community for many years.

Northern California Freezing Winter Snow Storms and SERVPRO

2/27/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO North Shasta Snow and Freezing Rain Emergency Response - Always Ready

During late February and early March in Redding and the lower elevations of Shasta and North State counties are experiencing an unexpected Winter blast bringing high winds and large accumulations of snow.  As always, SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties stands ready in catastrophe situations following a disaster across multiple regions.

Our capability as a SERVPRO franchise to deploy and scale our personnel and equipment is unparalleled.

With resources including multiple stage locations throughout Northern California resources can be mobilized at any number of offices throughout our coverage regions. We offer immediate help to secure your property and prevent further damage from occurring.

Cold weather extremes and freezing temperature drops cause pipes to freeze and burst.  Ice accumulation in roof gutters and eaves melts and refreezes creating unexpected water damage to shingles, crawl spaces damaging structural integrity.  This is exactly why SERVPRO’s experience and fast response is focused on saving property and reducing insurance claims.

Current alerts from the National Weather Service include the following:

* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 12 inches, with localized amounts greater than 16 inches possible above 5000 feet.

* WHERE...Western Siskiyou County, South Central Siskiyou County and North Central and Southeast Siskiyou County above 3000 ft. The Mt Shasta City area, Black Butte Summit, Highway 89, Scott
Mt. Summit, and Greyback road.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult to impossible, including during the morning commute. Significant reductions in visibility are possible. Blowing snow will also be possible in the Black Butte Summit area and on Highway 89.

Caltrans warns motorists to check their brakes, tires and windshield wipers, and make sure their vehicle's defroster, heater and exhaust system are in good condition.

Make sure vehicles have plenty of antifreeze. Caltrans suggests drivers add special solvent to their windshield-washer reservoir to prevent icing.  Also make sure your tires have good tread for icy and wet conditions.  Also fill your tank with gas before travelling.  Avoid traveling and remain home if possible. Caltrans also recommends motorists take water, food, warm blankets and extra clothing in case of long delays.

Go to for chain requirements and installation information. Go to the District 2 Winter Maintenance and Operations web page at for more winter driving and preparation tips.

Also local Redding weather forecasts are at these links:

During our winter storms frost and freezes the sheltered lower elevations will have colder temperatures and longer duration freezing conditions than the thermal belt areas of west Redding.  This occurs when a polar or arctic air mass moves southwestward from central Canada into Northern California.  The air mass is very cold and dry and these events are usually accompanied by strong north to northeast winds. The chilly winds of the last week in February in effect eliminate the thermal belt of Shasta Basin.

Be Prepared.  Be Safe. SERVPRO is your trusted severe weather emergency responder.

(530) 222-0200

Storm Damage - Redding, Red Bluff and Northern Shasta County

12/20/2017 (Permalink)

Storm in Shasta County Redding, Red Bluff, Shasta - Strong winter storm systems bring damaging winds, heavy rain and more flooding.

Severe Weather in Northern California

We think of storms as severe weather producing hail, damaging winds, thunderstorms, lightning and heavy rain.  Certainly, with Shasta County being Northern California’s gateway to the mountains, snowstorms, ice storms, blizzards and freezing temperatures also contribute to interior and exterior home, basement and business property damage affecting roof, shingle, siding and windows resulting from broken tree branches, power outages, flooding, heavy snow and ice accumulation. SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity and Greater Tehama Counties recommends a couple of links for local weather forecasts.  Serving Redding, Red Bluff and the surrounding region KRCR TV provides accurate and ongoing storm alerts.  Another severe winter weather resource for timely information serving the Shasta Lake and Northern Shasta County areas is found here.

The continuing damage and aftermath of a severe weather event goes far beyond the immediate effect.  For example, because the City of Redding is located within the Sacramento River watershed the residual water from the higher elevations, through drainage and snow melt, accumulates as storm water and thus becomes one of California’s most valuable resources which quite often requires emergency management.  As our extensive years of restoration experience in water and storm damage clean up have shown, water run off produces unexpected results through spillage, leaks, sludge waste and raw material storm drainage systems, damaged pipes and sewers.  Curbs, gullies, city roads, aqueducts, ditches, and manmade water channels all carry vast amounts of storm water into the Shasta basin.

Storm water in many instances becomes wastewater picking up any variety of solid materials, liquids, hazardous waste, debris and litter.  Think for a moment of what runoff water carries as it comes into contact with residential neighborhoods and commercial industrial manufacturing areas of town; paints, varnishes and solvents; soil, sand, oil and other automotive fluids, yard waste, pesticides, fertilizers, body fluids, fecal and heavy metal waste. Additionally, things we do not ordinarily think about such as residential car washing, air conditioning condensation, water from crawl space pumps, untreated swimming pool discharge water, and landscaping; the everyday activities for human life become participants in the storm damage story.

When you deal with storm, flood or water damage call us 24 hours a day at (530) 222-0200.  We make home owners and insurance agents “heroes”. Our immediate action and a fast response, lessens damage, limits further damage and reduces restoration costs.  Our highly trained crews have the specialized equipment and resources to handle the job, large or small, residential and commercial. 

Also take a look at our water drying video to learn more about our water extraction system.

Storm Damage Inspection Strategy - Redding & Shasta County California

8/28/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Clouds Understand storm damage inspection

Assessing Redding / Shasta County California Storm Damage

The beauty of Northern California seasons are often tempered by powerful storms, with heavy rains, strong winds and destructive hail. Through it all, your home protects you from the elements, so be sure to check it for damage afterward.

Even if you have no reason to suspect that damage occurred, check your home and its surroundings (once it’s safe to do so, of course). It’s important to identify problems, make emergency repairs and determine if an insurance claim is necessary.

SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties provides this list of Storm Problems areas.


Your roof might be the area of your home most vulnerable to damage in a storm, because so many things can impact it. Whether you’ve had high winds and downed tree branches or just a simple hailstorm, look for these indicators of damage:

  • Holes in the roof
  • Missing Shingles
  • Leaks in your roof or ceiling
  • Split seams

Building Exteriors

While siding, stucco and brick all are durable, they also are susceptible to storm damage. In some instances, homeowners don’t notice until it’s too late to file a claim, so check carefully for:

  • Cracking, chipping or dings and dents on siding. Even if there doesn’t appear to be damage at first, check again at a different time of day. You may see something you missed when the lighting is different.

  • Holes in stucco. This is a serious problem, even when small, so look closely. If you find holes, have a professional conduct a full property inspection.

  • Damaged brick and tuck pointing. While brick typically holds up well, a check can identify any problem areas.

  • Detached or damaged trim, gutters, etc.

Storm and flood damage require specialized restoration techniques and equipment. When a storm hits your Redding home, you need the company with storm damage experience and expertise. SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions.

Do You Have Flood or Storm Damage?Call Us Today (530) 222-0200

Redding / Shasta County California Homeowners: Professional Storm Damage Tree Work

8/28/2017 (Permalink)

Home with fallen tree on it Unexpected severe storm property damage.

Storm Damaged Property and Fallen Trees

For the “do-it-yourself” homeowner, outsourcing tree work may seem like an unnecessary expense. But in reality, the costs of tackling tree care on your own can run high — damaged property, hospital bills, and a ruined landscape aren't cheap.

“Most homeowners simply don't have the tools, knowledge or experience necessary to safely attempt their own tree work,” says Tchukki Andersen, BCMA, CTSP* and staff arborist with the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA).

“We hear many unfortunate stories each year of homeowners getting severely injured or killed while attempting this dangerous, and often misunderstood, work on their own.”

SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties has the professional staff and systems in place to deal with property damage from storms and fallen trees.

Meet Our Team

Company Profile

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SERVPRO Storm Restoration Services in Northern California, Shasta County and Redding

8/28/2017 (Permalink)

Hailstorm hail on grass Hot and Cold Weather Damage

Northern California, Shasta County and Redding has a reputation for its ”HOT” summers and "Cold and Wet" winters, but those of us who live here know better!

Torrential rain for five months straight suddenly turns to blazing hot and dry summers in the Shasta, Whiskeytown and Lassen basin. 

The Pacific Northwest storms are relentlessly destructive to houses, property, and the contents within! Summer heat and the wildfires in Redding and the surrounding Shasta, Trinity and Tehama areas can be devastating, and assessing the aftermath may leave you feeling helpless.

Fortunately, our experts at SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties are focused on restoring and repairing your property and contents rather than just replacing them. We understand the importance of personal belongings and can restore damaged items some would write off as ruined. SERVPRO can work with you and your insurance company to return your home to its preloss condition, and make it “Like it never even happened.”

Water damage from storms / roof and window leaks.

Our industry-leading water restoration techniques are second-to-none. Whether it’s a flooding emergency from a failed sump pump or a leaking roof or window, our crews can track the source of water and dry your home. We document the drying process using moisture detection equipment to ensure your property is completely dried. Sometimes water problems are in areas hidden from view, like in a crawlspace or attic. SERVPRO’s storm damage experts can find these water problems before they cause serious damage.

Mold mitigation.

Strong winter storms here in Northern California usher in heavy rains that may enter your home. If left untreated you can experience secondary damagesuch as moldSERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties follows strict guidelines and industry protocol when mitigating mold. We isolate the affected area using physical barriers and a negative air pressure chamber for proper remediation. Mold must be taken very seriously; it poses health risks, especially to those with asthma and low immune systems. It’s important to address any flooding issues as quickly as possible, because mold can begin to grow within 48-72 hours.

Restoration of heirloom / memorabilia / sentimental pieces.

Using advanced drying techniques, we can restore your home and help save your precious possessions such as: important papers, photo collections, books, certificates, electronics, and other fragile / delicate valuables.

Property damage / power lines and who to call.

ALWAYS stay away from power lines. Call your local utility company or 911 if you see any downed power lines. If you receive heavy storm damage from high winds or a tornado, your home may not be safe. Always remember,SAFETY FIRST, and let the authorities clear your property of any potential hazards before going back inside.

So when storm damage strikes, don’t despair! Call SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties at their emergency 24/7 phone # at (530) 222-0200 where a live person is always there to take your call and schedule a in-home consultation.

We’re a preferred vendor with most Northern California insurance companies. And our 1-4-8 Emergency Service guarantees: 1) within one hour of contact, we're on the phone to arrange services. 4) within four hours, we're on site to begin mitigation services. 8) within eight hours, we'll have a prepared statement and a plan of action outlined for you and your insurance company. 

Don’t leave your storm repair to just anyone. Trust the nationwide leader in storm cleanup at SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties.

(530) 222-0200

Homeowners: Professional Storm Damage Tree Work

8/25/2017 (Permalink)

Fallen tree in home in Shasta County Unexpected severe storm property damage. Call the Tehama, Trinity and Shasta County Professionals.

Storm Damaged Property and Fallen Trees

For the “do-it-yourself” homeowner, outsourcing tree work may seem like an unnecessary expense. But in reality, the costs of tackling tree care on your own can run high — damaged property, hospital bills, and a ruined landscape aren't cheap.

“Most homeowners simply don't have the tools, knowledge or experience necessary to safely attempt their own tree work,” says Tchukki Andersen, BCMA, CTSP* and staff arborist with the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA).

“We hear many unfortunate stories each year of homeowners getting severely injured or killed while attempting this dangerous, and often misunderstood, work on their own.”

SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties has the professional staff and systems in place to deal with property damage from storms and fallen trees.

Call Us 24/7 at (530) 222-0200

Northern California Wind and Storm Damage – Crisis Recovery

8/25/2017 (Permalink)

Fallen tree in Redding Don’t let wind or storm damage keep you out of your office or home longer than necessary.

SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Tehama Counties Storm Damage Recovery

High winds and storms can cause serious damage to buildings and homes – sending trees through windows, ripping off siding and shingles, and causing severe structural damage. If you are the victim of storm damage, call us 24/7

(530) 222-0200 

Homeowners and businesses in Shasta, Tehama and Trinity counties have looked to our professional services since 1993. Our team has vast experience in insurance restoration, insurance adjusting and construction. In the wake of a storm, homeowners and businesses can count on us 24/7. Our storm damage restoration professionals offer turnkey services to get properties back to normal.

When we work for you, you have a trusted partner in every step of the storm damage recovery process, from re-installations to repairs and temporary board-ups. Moreover, our 24-hour disaster response service means that no matter when a Northern California storm hits, we’ve got you covered. Our services include:

• Inspection to determine the extent of storm damage
• Negotiations with your insurance company to ensure you get a fair settlement
• Cleanup of debris
• Temporary security measures that include board-ups for doors, windows, roofs, etc.
• Emergency tree removal
• Window replacement
• Siding damage repair
• Roof damage repair

Don’t let wind or storm damage keep you out of your office or home longer than necessary. Contact us at SERVPRO North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties for fast response, personalized solutions, and excellent results.

We specialize in restoration of water, smoke, fire, or storm damage, as well as vandalism and any other disaster that affects your property. The stress and trauma of a catastrophe is bad enough – don’t let restoration and cleanup be additional worries.

(530) 222-0200

Water and Storm Damage Through the Roof - Mold and Ceiling Stains

8/25/2017 (Permalink)

Mold on a wall Contact us today! 530-222-0200

Unpredictable Water and Storm Damage

Bad weather can be unpredictable, and when it is, homes are at risk of suffering storm damage. The worry is that it’s often difficult to tell just how serious the damage is.

SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties understands the process of water damage through the roof and has years of experience.

Homeowners often ignore what is seemingly minor damage, not knowing that it is actually causing major issues within the building’s structure. Remember, serious storm damage is not always immediately visible. It may seem like there’s nothing to worry about, but actually, mold growth and ceiling stains are very often signs of a more sinister problem.

Phone Us 24/7 (530) 222-0200

Schedule an appointment for us to come and take a look ASAP. If you wait for obvious signs of damage, you may be putting your entire home at risk. Moreover, if your roof or other structural elements have suffered storm damage, your insurance should cover the cost of repair and restoration.

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SERVPRO North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties is a fully licensed general contractor specializing in insurance restoration. We also offer 24/7 emergency home restoration services on mold, water, fire, smoke and storm damage, as well as vandalism or any other disaster that may strike your home.

When Storms or Floods hit North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties, California, SERVPRO is ready!

8/23/2017 (Permalink)

Shasta County rain damage to home Quick Response Teams Available

Storm Damage

Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties, California.

SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties  specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Shasta County, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today (530) 222-0200

North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama County, California - Quick Response to Flood and Storm Natural Disasters

8/23/2017 (Permalink)

Storm damage to a Shasta County home Flood and Storm Quick Response by SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity and Greater Tehama Counties (530) 222-0200

Redding and Shasta County California flood and storms are among the most frequent and costly natural disasters.

Rain conditions that cause floods include heavy or steady rain for several HOURS or days that saturates the ground. Flash floods occur suddenly due to rapidly rising water along a stream or low-lying area.

SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity & Greater Tehama Counties recommends being prepared with a home evacuation plan including the following items:

  • Sand bags you can pick them up locally
  • Water—at least a 3-day supply; one gallon per person per day
  • Food—at least a 3-day supply of non-perishable, easy-to-prepare food
  • Flash lights
  • Battery powered radio
  • Extra batteries
  • First aid kits
  • Medications (7-day supply) and medical items 
  • Multi-purpose tool
  • Sanitation and personal hygiene items
  • Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, deed/lease to home, birth certificates, insurance policies)
  • Cell phone with chargers
  • Family and emergency contact information
  • Extra cash
  • Emergency blanket

SERVPRO of North Shasta, Trinity and Greater Tehama Counties takes the risk away from further damage to you home by attempting to clean it yourself.  

Call Us 24/7 -  (530) 222-0200

We will be there anytime day or night!  We will secure your property, assess the damage, provide a free estimate and work directly with your insurance company to help alleviate your stress.

Safety Recovery Tips after the Storm:

  • Return home only when officials have declared the area safe.
  • Before entering your home, look outside for loose power lines, damaged gas lines, foundation cracks or other damage.
  • Parts of your home may be collapsed or damaged. Approach entrances carefully. See if porch roofs and overhangs have all their supports.
  • Watch out for wild animals, especially poisonous snakes that may have come into your home with the floodwater.
  • If you smell natural or propane gas or hear a hissing noise, leave immediately and call the fire department.
  • If power lines are down outside your home, do not step in puddles or standing water.
  • Keep children and pets away from hazardous sites and floodwater.