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Commercial generators ready for when storm damage strikes

6/15/2020 (Permalink)

Storm damage caused from Atlantic hurricanes Map of Atlantic hurricane

We have a generator ready for when a severe storm knocks out the power

We have seen violent weather cause storm damage to Alpharetta and surrounding areas. When winds pick up to above 20mph, you can guarantee that the building's structure will be compromised. We have seen high wind speed knock out windows and tear off roof shingles. When shingles go missing, water can easily find its way inside easier. 

A week after a storm

We have found interesting patterns in mold damage claims after a massive storm affects metro Atlanta. Usually, a week after a heavy storm passes through, we get calls about smells of mold. Mold in an attic is typically the cause of the smell. The reason that mold has caused issues after a storm is that water has infiltrated through the roof and caused the wood beams that support a home's roof to become moldy. When water damage mixed with mold in your home attic occurs, you can guarantee that your ceiling and installation will eventually be damaged.  

5 Main Alpharetta Storm Elements 

  • Wind 
  • Rain 
  • Hail 
  • Snow 
  • Lightning  

Since hurricane season is amongst us, we want our Alpharetta residents to know that we are prepared for all weather conditions and storm damages. We know that storm damage can leave a homeowner's life upside down. At SERVPRO of North Fulton, we have actionable plans in place to handle any size disaster. 

Our Commercial Generators

It's a known thing that hurricanes and power outages go together. With the use of our commercial generators, we know we are prepared for any size hurricane. We use our commercial grade generators to operate equipment that will be placed throughout a damaged property. Dehumidifiers and air movers are the main pieces of equipment that will be powered by the generator. 

Generator Size

With power outages, we will need to consider the total power required in kilowatts to serve the drying equipment at your property. We follow the industry-standard rule of thumb and add 20 percent to the maxim power wattage that is needed to operate our equipment. We add 20 percent to ensure that we never overload our generators.

Generator Safety 

There have been deaths in the past from generators and people getting carbon monoxide poisoning. In most cases, people have been poisoned from a generator that is too close to the property. We will never run a generator too close to your home or business. We take safety precautions seriously here at SERVPRO of North Fulton when we set up a generator for our equipment. We will always keep the generator at a safe distance and make sure that the gas never runs out.


Whether it is a business or residence, SERVPRO will come to your property with our IICRC certified trained experts and will examine the interior and exterior of your building to make sure we are using the right amount of equipment. We want our local Alpharetta residents to know that we care for their home as if it were our own. When a homeowner or property manager contacts us shortly after a storm, we will make sure to address the problems quickly and restore to its former condition in quick timing.

 We are available 24/7 for any questions or concerns. (770) 992-2777 

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