Storm Damage Photo Gallery

Highly damaged garage in desperate need of repairs.

Garage Repairs Needed After Tree Falling

Tree damage can be so daunting, especially when it looks like this. That is why we are Here to Help®. Once the tree was removed from this garage, we were called in for the restoration and reconstruction of this structure. We’re glad the customer knew we would do whatever we could to make the damage feel, “Like it never even happened.”

Equipment placed for drying in a basement.

Damage to Walls from Storm Water

Storm damage can vary in severity. Luckily, this person had damage that was relatively light compared to how bad it could have been. Still, it was important that this homeowner got the moisture dried before secondary damage occurred. So they called us and we got to work!

Damage to the floor inside from water that came in from the garage area.

Flood Water Entered Through Garage

When storms get bad enough, the damage they cause can spread from one area to another. This customer had water damage in their garage, and it spread from there to the inside of their house very easily. So our teams got equipment placed quickly and started the drying process as fast as possible to keep the damage from getting any worse.

Ceiling collapsed and mold on walls after storm damage.

Major Damage After Bad Weather

When storm damage occurs, you never know just how bad it will end up being. This house was horribly damaged by bad weather. The ceiling collapsed from water and other forces. There was a debris mess left on the floor. Eventually, the water from the storm created a mess of mold on the wall. This looks like an impossible challenge, but our teams were certainly up for the task!

A large amount of water on the floor came through a basement window.

Water Damage Through Basement Window

When water builds up outside your home, it’s not uncommon for it to try and make its way into your property by any means necessary. That is what happened to this customer. Water built up in the yard near a basement window and eventually poured in and covered the floor. Luckily, there was no carpet in their basement, so it was just a matter of calling us to extract the excess water and then place equipment to try the rest. It’s just one of the many ways we’re Here to Help.

Ceiling materials collapsed into the home after a tree fell onto the roof.

Tree Falling into Residential Property

We have seen quite a bit of storm damage from trees after the storms in June. This is an image of one of the jobs with some of the worst damage. Ceiling materials have collapsed into the home creating a huge mess on top of the rest of the damage from the storm. So we were grateful that the customer trusted us to come in and get the property cleaned and restored!

House almost completely hidden by a tree that fell on it during a storm.

Where is the House?

Can you see the house? We can!

This poor customer had a tree fall on their home, and the tree is so big that the limbs have made it difficult to even see the exterior of the house! We’re glad that once this tree is removed we’ll have the opportunity to help this homeowner clean up and restore their property.

Ceiling materials removed and the area being dried after storm damage.

Drying Porch Ceiling

We have been seeing quite a bit of rain. This customer had some pretty heavy storm damage to the ceiling of their home, including the enclosed porch on the front of the house. So we were happy when they reached out to us to get the home dry and back to normal!

Shed damaged by large fallen tree limb

Tree Limb Damage

This is not a pretty picture. This is the type of situation which multiple people found themselves in after the first ice storm of the year here in Central Illinois, and then the subsequent snow and ice storms didn’t help matters much. Trees are strong but they can only handle so much weight and so much wind. However, if this happens to you, just remember to be sure to contact your local tree removal service and then contact your local SERVPRO® to tarp the area to prevent further damage!

Tree fell on roof and damaged a small area.

Tree Damage

Trees are strong, but sometimes that is not enough during a storm. So it’s not a complete surprise when people find debris, branches, or even entire trees on their homes after a particularly bad storm. If this happens to you be sure to contact your local tree removal service and then contact your local SERVPRO® to tarp the area to prevent further damage!

Tarped roof after storm damage.

Roof Tarp After Storm Damage

Storm damage is tough to deal with any time of year. It can be especially tough in extremely cold weather when all of that damage can cause water, snow, or cold air to come into your home. If you find you’re dealing with damage to your roof like this client, or other damage to the outside of your home after a winter storm, you can call your local SERVPRO® to learn more about how we can help.

Roof damaged from snowstorm.

Roof Damage During Winter

Winter weather can be very harsh on your home. Snow, debris, branches, wind, and all different kinds of factors take part in roughing up your siding and your roof. This home ended up with roof damage after the initial ice storm we had this year in Central Illinois. Branches brought down by heavy ice, as well as snow and ice directly, had an impact on the roof which led to water damage and other storm damage. It’s definitely the season where we’ll see more calls like this come in!

Tarp placed on roof to prevent further damage during cleanup and restoration.

Roof Leak Tarp Job

Your roof is exposed to the elements 100% of the time. When storms occur, it can be devastating to the roof of your home or business. If something does happen and you find that your roof id leaking, know that you can call us to tarp the area until you get a roofer out to fix it and that you can count on us for the cleanup and restoration of any damage that happens to the inside of the building.

Ceiling damaged from water leaking from roof.

Roof Leak Into Livingroom

This is another example of how water leaking from your roof. Damage like this can be avoided if you do regular checks and maintenance on your roof and ceiling. If you still find that you have water damage, you can count on your local SERVPRO® for the cleanup and restoration process.

Hole in ceiling from water leaking through the roof

Roof Leak

The roof of this house was damaged and during a particularly rainy day, the damage to the roof lead to water leaking in and affecting the ceiling in the main room. The image you see here is just a visual of how bad the damage ended up being. The owners decided to reach out to us for the drying and the restoration of their property, and we were happy to help. It’s what we’re here for!

Floor damage resulting from water that came through a broken window

Broken Window. Damaged Floor.

When the window of this customer’s house was broken, it resulted in a great deal of water damage to the floors. After we got the window boarded up, we removed the flooring to get everything completely dried. Now that it’s done, the customer is well on their way to getting the flooring replaced and being able to move on from the experience.

Carpet removed from main room in the basement for the drying process.

Room Damaged After Sump Pump Failure

When your sump pump malfunctions, the water that gets pushed back into your home is not restricted to one area. That water can travel all over your basement, just as it did in the basement shown here. The customer called us because they knew they could count on our teams to come in and do whatever they could to get the area cleaned and restored so it would feel, “Like it never even happened.”

Air movers placed in closet to dry out the walls and the carpet after storm water leaked into the closet.

Water in Closet

Leaks from storms don’t always happen in areas where you can see them right away. In the case of this customer, the water that came in from a storm came in and soaked the closet in their bedroom. That’s why they called their preferred SERVPRO franchise. They knew we would have the ability to come in, get the closet dried out, and make it possible for them to get back to normal.

Corner of a rooftop cracked and damaged from storm debris.

Roof Damage

Something like this could happen to anyone’s property during a storm. Tree limbs and other debris are notorious for damaging rooves and for pulling down gutters. The good news is if you find yourself in a situation that looks like this, you can call your local SERVPRO for the cleanup and restoration.

Tree damage to roof caused the roof itself to collapse in a bit, and the gutter was damaged as well.

Tree Damage

When storms get bad enough, there is always the risk that there will be some fallen limbs or other damaging debris. This image is a good example of the damage that can come from storm debris. When something like this happens and you think you might need your roof to be tarped during the restoration process, please call your preferred SERVPRO franchise and ask about our building services.

Gutter is knocked down off the side of the residential building.

Gutter Damaged By Tree

Gutters are important when it comes to keeping water damage from your home. However, they can be damaged pretty badly when storms hit. The gutter shown here was torn from the side of this structure when a tree was blown onto it. To help avoid any further damage, the customer called their local SERVPRO for the cleanup and restoration of the problem. We were happy to be able to help!

Tiled floor damaged by water pushed back through the washing machine into the laundryroom.

Laundry Room Flood

It’s not completely unexpected for water damage to happen in a laundry room. The damage here was caused by a water backup that resulted in water being pushed out of the clothes washing machine. We were called to make sure that the excess water was extracted and the affected areas were dry. We were just happy that the clients knew that we are Here to Help.

Roof with a tarp covering a hole from tree damage.

Tree and Water Damage

Situations like these are why we specialize in storm damage cleanup and restoration as well as water, fire, and other damage. We know that damage from storm debris can cause damage externally which leads to damage internally (the secondary damage that we keep talking about).

Storms are common this time of year, and if you find that your home or business had experienced damage from them, please call and see what we can do for you!

Storm and tree damage to roof

Tree Damage to Roof

Metal buildings are strong structures, and they are generally pretty resilient to the elements. However, there are just some things that metal can’t withstand - among those things are trees. So if you find that your property is damaged from falling trees, please don’t hesitate to call us. We are Here to Help®.

The cleaning stages of a job after sup-pump failure.

Sump-Pump Failure

Sump-pumps can be the source of a lot of damage, and that damage can come out of nowhere sometimes. One bad storm and one malfunctioning moment can mean crazy amounts of water damage.

If you find yourself in this situation, just know that you can call us for the cleaning and restoration of your property.

Mold on home support beams from excess moisture.

Mold Damage

The support beams shown here show signs of really advanced mold damage. If you find damage like this in your home after water damage, storm damage, or high humidity, it is imperative to reach out to a professional. Do whatever you can to make sure the damage is not affecting the structural safety of your home and the safety of the people within your home.

Ceiling hole from water damage

Holey Ceiling

When water damage on a roof or in an attic goes unnoticed, this is what it can lead to. The ceiling in this room is warped to the point of caving in, which can be dangerous to anyone in that room. That is why the client’s called their local SERVPRO® for the cleanup and the restoration of their problem!

Storms damaged a garage with falling tree branches. The gutter and multiple shingles were knocked down.

Garage Damage from Fallen Tree

Fallen limbs can be a real hazard, and not just as they are falling. In the image here you can see the damage left by a large branch that fell during a storm. It fell from the tree and hit the gutter on the garage, pulling a good-sized section right off of the structure. It even damaged some of the shingles on the roof. Of course, the rain continued to fall and water began to damage the garage as well. Luckily the owners called SERVPRO® and the loss was taken care of.

Dark colored mold growth in the lower corner of two walls and on the concrete floor of an empty room

Left Untouched - Drywall Mold

We see a lot of mold in our line of work. The sad thing is that a majority of mold comes from either not knowing that moisture is there or from houses buildings being left empty. The image here is a result of the latter rather than the former. This building left empty ended up having mold growth in the drywall that required professional attention.

Of course, it’s nobody’s fault, these things just happen sometimes. Just make sure you call in professionals who will know how to alleviate the problem.

There is a light layer of mold growing on the white siding of a house.

Siding Mold

It’s hard to imagine that the outside of your house needs to be cleaned almost as regularly as the inside. It does though, and if you don’t take care of it you could end up with an issue like the one pictured here. The last thing you want is to end up having to replace the siding on your home because mold growths got out of control.

Sewage Backup

You can sum up a sewage backup by simply saying that it’s intrusive and it smells.

Sewage is one of the last things you want in your house, but sometimes that is out of your control. So if you do experience a sewage backup, reach out to SERVPRO® for the cleaning and restoration of your… stinky situation


This image may look silly among all the other images we post, but it fits right in. This split tree limb is an example of the type of tree damage that can cause all kinds of damage and loss to a home/business. This particular broken limb left an opening in a home during a storm that let in water. So not only was the building damaged from the limb, there was structural and content water damage, too. Watch the trees around your home or business. If it looks like there’s a branch that could fall onto or into the building, get the branch or the tree removed.

It’s better to be safe than sorry.

Shed Damage

Don’t think that we only get calls about homes or businesses. There have been plenty of times that we have seen jobs for external structures as well. When structures like sheds fall we take the call. If it makes sense for us to restore the property, we will do our best to make it happen!

There’s a Branch in the Roof!

It doesn’t look like much, but a hole this size can let in more than enough water and other messy materials to cause some real damage. If you have an attic, there is sure to be some damage up there. If you don’t have an attic, be ready to have some residual damage in whatever room is below this spot.

If you see that a tree or other debris has fallen on your house please don’t wait to check if there is any damage. The speed at which you fix things can make all the difference!

Burst Pipes - The Ugly Truth

Now that the weather is warming up, it seems like the extreme freezing temperatures are just a distant memory. However, it is important to remember just how rough Central Illinois winters can be on a building, especially when it comes to the pipes. The attached image shows exactly what can happen to water pipes when a home or business owner is not prepared, and it isn’t a pretty picture. The pipe here literally split, leaving a huge opening for water to flow out. Not only does something like this call for repairs to the source, but to every affected area around it.

Luckily, if you fail to plan for the cold or if your plan fails, you can always get a hold of SERVPRO® to help make it "Like it never even happened."

Storm Damage Repair Pekin

Storm damage in Pekin happens quite often. There are constant flooding and water damages. Here is a picture of a flood cut and our air movers working overtime to dry a house out.

Commercial Work North Central Tazewell County

We are capable of handling jobs of all shapes and sizes. This means small residential or large commercial work from a storm damage. Here is a job we picked up on the commercial side of the industry.

Storm Damaged Trees North Central Tazewell County

This was the aftermath of a nasty storm. The storm damage was massive. SERVPRO is here to help and along with the Emergency Management Teams, we have been leading the cleanup process!

Storm Damage Repair North Central Tazewell County

This was debris that was left over from a recent storm damage SERVPRO helped with. SERVPRO helped restore the owners hope in a time when everything seemed so crazy and hectic.

Storm Damage North Central Tazewell County

In this picture, we have debris from a storm damage. Flooding and heavy rain causes major damage to homes and businesses. We can remove the water and repair the damage in most cases.

Hotel Storm Damage North Central Tazewell County

This hotel was water damaged by wind-driven driven rain. 

The owner was so thankful when we showed up with our professional equipment to fix this hotel water damage in North Central Tazewell County as well as extremely satisfied with the results.