Storm Damage Photo Gallery

Now that's a lot of water!

This is not your run of the mill amount of water! This nursing home was very close to a water retention pond. Although the pond didn't breach, the water table in the surrounding area was extremely high. Although we had 5 4" gas powered pumps, we could not pump that water out for 3 days! Then the cleanup began!!

Tarping after the storm

The storm moves through your town and the winds are howling. You hear bumps and sounds that you have never heard before, but at least you are in your home and safe.

After the storm passes, you can the courage to venture outside and assess what mother nature has done to you!

What do you do when you see that half of the side of the siding on one side of your house is completely gone? What do you do to keep rain and wind damage from affected the inside of your home? Well, call SERVPRO!

Whether it is night of day, raining, snowing or all of the above, SERVPRO of Elgin/Northwest Kane County will take care of you. Whether you need tarping, board-up or a combination of the two, we will secure your home to protect it until permanent repairs can be made. 

SERVPRO of Elgin/Northwest Kane County, 847.697.8500.

The start of the beginning

After all of the water, damage, garbage and smell, this is how a lot of homes looked when we were done with them. They still had a long journey before they were complete and they could put this horrible event behind them. 

At least we left them clean, and ready for reconstruction. I think most were happy with having at least that.

Water line

This picture shows the water line of how deep the water was in this house. Considering that the ceilings are 9 1/2 feet tall, I think the water line was about 4 feet.

Hurricane cleanup

The two things that people seem to remember most about being in a hurricane affected area are the smell and the garbage. Although I cannot show the smell, you can see the piles of garbage that are outside of each house, lining the streets. 

If you look hard, you can see a dump truck being loaded by a heavy piece of equipment.

Sometimes you just need to be creative!!

When a tornado caused serious damage to the Streator Illinois community theatre, what do you do with the 60,000 costumes so that the building can be repaired? Call in SERVPRO of Elgin/Northwest Kane County!

So what do you do with all these clothes, content, and stage props? We rented two 53' trailers and made them into huge closets!! This allowed the costumes to stay in a secure container until all the repairs were completed. 

SERVPRO of Elgin/Northwest Kane County, 847.697.8500. When you need it "Like it never even happened."