In recent weeks, a number of Midwest communities suffered through a severe weather event that left countless homes destroyed, at least 10 million acres of crops demolished, and more than a quarter of a million people without power.
Known as a derecho, this rare type of straight-line wind storm brought hurricane-force winds with speeds of up to 70 miles per hour and even 140 miles per hour in some places. In addition to wide scale utility disruptions, the storm’s impact subjected millions to residential and commercial property damage.
According to Travis Ellerbroek of SERVPRO, a leading Fire & Water Cleanup & Restoration company, the damage was beyond catastrophic, and cleanup remains a lengthy ongoing process.
“In many of these communities, the storm made houses unsafe to live in,” said Ellerbroek. “That’s why SERVPRO has mobilized to help the people affected by this natural disaster.”
A leader in the water restoration industry, SERVPRO is well-known for providing superior emergency aid for flood-damaged homes and communities. With more than 1,700 franchises throughout the country, the company is ideally equipped to move quickly to any size disaster.
“With multiple locations, leading-edge equipment, and knowledgeable professionals, SERVPRO is often a first-responder when natural disasters strike,” said Ellerbroek. “The company’s agility, compassion, and in-depth industry knowledge make it the perfect partner for restoring flood-damaged residential and commercial properties. It’s a big reason I’m so proud to be a part of the SERVPRO family.”
A trusted water restoration company in Denver, Travis Ellerbroek’s SERVPRO franchise has seen its share of weather-based disasters. The local company’s ability to quickly respond to both major and minor water damage has made it a trusted resource for homeowners and businesses in and around Denver County.
“Unfortunately, Iowa and the upper Midwest aren’t the only places that see extreme weather,” said Ellerbroek. “Here in Denver, we see plenty of residential and commercial property damage due to storm-related flooding. At the same time, we deal with water-damage related to unexpected accidents, such as sprinkler activation due to minor and major fires.”
In addition to its water restoration services, SERVPRO helps with fire damage, mold remediation, and viral pathogen elimination that ensures the cleanliness of local homes, businesses, restaurants, and public spaces. SERVPRO professionals are also highly trained and experienced in professional biohazard decontamination and chemical spills. They’re also great communicators who have compassion for the clients they serve.
“Our team understands the powerful emotions tied to a home,” said Ellerbroek. “Whether it’s damaged by mold, water, fire, or smoke, we know you want your property restored to its original state. Our team also understands the limits of service before insurance adjuster approvals become necessary. We aren’t interested in creating higher bills for our customers. Since many losses fall below high insurance deductible thresholds, we strive to make our services affordable, while providing free estimates for every client.”
While SERVPRO professionals are helping the Midwest recover from catastrophic weather events, the company’s many franchises continue to provide timely restorative services throughout North America.
According to Ellerbroek, disaster is a daily part of life, even when weather conditions are serene.
“Unfortunately, residential and commercial damage doesn’t always make headlines,” said Ellerbroek. “Here in Colorado, every day we see clients who are grappling with serious property damage due to water, fire, mold, and chemical accidents. While some of this has to do with storms, it can also happen unexpectedly without notice. That’s why we strive to maintain the agility to respond to clients quickly, so we can mitigate any damage and restore their properties as soon as possible.”
About SERVPRO Denver West
With a 20-year history, SERVPRO® of Denver West is the longest-running local franchise. Using the best tools and expertise, we provide a full spectrum of restorative services for homes and commercial properties, including local businesses, schools, churches, medical buildings, and high-security government buildings.
From water and mold to smoke, fire, and more, our team provides flawless, comprehensive restorative services, while giving back to the local community. In addition to supporting Chambers of Commerce and Rotary Clubs, our employees volunteer their time to community organizations throughout the Front Range.