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Call SERVPRO of Fargo to Restore Homes after Storm Damage

Storms in Fargo, North Dakota

Severe storms are not at all unusual in Fargo. We’ve had both hurricanes and tornadoes (lucky us), powerful storms that didn’t qualify as either, plus massive blizzards.

High winds and lightning are able to topple trees, which are a sad sight for any homeowner. Trees that crash into houses are even sadder. We end up needing home repairs, not just tree removal.

SERVPRO® of Fargo is Always Available in Emergencies

If a storm causes any kind of structural damage, call us at 701-232-2455. We are available all day, every day. If a tree causes damage at 3:00 in the morning on a weekend or a holiday, we’re available. SERVPRO of Fargo stands by the motto: Faster to any size disaster. ®

We have extensive training and experience to remediate Fargo buildings (and contents) from any kind of storm damage. Our expertise includes:

  • Upholstery cleaning and disinfection
  • Water extraction
  • Roof repair
  • Repair of exterior and indoor walls
  • Clean and disinfect flooring (including carpet, tile, linoleum, and wood)
  • Removal of debris

We will also put a tarp on the roof or cover the walls to prevent further damage from water or other outside elements.

Even Strong Trees Can Topple

While some kinds of trees are more likely to break than others (hello, Bradford Pear Trees), high, sustained wind speeds can be dangerous to any tree.

At winds of 90 mph, no trees can withstand the punishment for long. Independent of the extent of a tree’s root system, elasticity, or trunk diameter, these winds will fell the trees. Wind speeds of 50 mph may topple trees if the trees:

  • Have rotted roots
  • Are in rain-saturated ground
  • Suffered previous damage (such as split trunks, whether from insects, disease, or storms)
  • Don’t have substantial root structures (insufficient depth or rocky soil)
  • Have trunks bent or twisted beyond their elasticity
  • Lean heavily

Lightning, of course, can topple trees regardless of wind speed.

Ideally, don’t plant trees close enough to the building that their falling will damage the home or other building, but we know that’s not always practical. We all want trees to provide shade and beautiful views.

Trees Most Likely to Break

While we are experts in remediating storm damage, we won’t promote damage. While any tree can tree can fall, experts suggest keeping mind that some trees should not be planted near buildings as they are more likely to topple than are others.

These types include:

  • Bradford Pears (mentioned before)
  • Silver Maple
  • Cottonwood

If Storm Damage Hits a Fargo Property. Call SERVPRO of Fargo

Call 701-232-2455. We are: Here to Help. ®