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Hide and Seek

5/15/2018 (Permalink)

Hide and Seek

Mold growth in your home can bring with it a wide array of problems and should be remediated as quickly as possible by a certified professional.  But what happens when you suspect their might be a problem but you can’t locate the culprit. Often homeowners will begin to think there may be mold in their home due to increased allergy, asthma issues, or just a distinctive “musty” smell.  The problem is that mold is a sneaky adversary and often sneaks in to hidden spaces. Most often it is found hiding out behind appliances, under cabinets, in the walls, behind baseboards and in crawl spaces, just to name a few. At SERVPRO of South Mobile County our team members have the training and experience to effectively locate Mold, wherever it may be hiding.   If you suspect you may have a mold issue in your home, contact us at 251-653-9127 to schedule an inspection.

Hurricane Preparedness

5/9/2018 (Permalink)

Hurricane Preparedness

The flowers are blooming, the air is thick with humidity and pollen and school is just about to be out for the summer, you know what that means???  Well for us here along the Gulf Coast, it means it’s time to start thinking about hurricane season! Hurricane Season runs from June 1 through November 30, 2018, with the height of the season falling around the middle of September.  Even though our minds are more focused on barbecues and beach trips, it is best to go ahead and create a plan so that you are fully prepared if Mother Nature turns her fury our way. If you aren’t sure of where to begin, there are lots of resources out there to help you find your way.  A great place to start is Ready.gov and RedCross.org.  These sites will help you create a supply list, communication plans and even design an evacuation plan should it be necessary.  If you own a business, you can contact SERVPRO of South Mobile County to create an Emergency Ready Profile. This is a free service that compiles vital emergency information, photographs of crucial shutoffs, and contacts into an easily accessible app form.  Residential customers, you can create your own ERP by visiting clicking here.  Having a plan in place can help you minimize damage and recovery times!

Crawfish for a Cause 2018

5/9/2018 (Permalink)

Crawfish for a Cause 2018

The only thing hotter than this year’s Crawfish for a Cause event were the Mudbugs themselves.  DIP Seafood was onsite in their decked out crawfish kitchen on wheels, cooking up more than 1800 pounds of the delicious delicacy for more than 350 of our “closest” family and friends to enjoy!  We want to thank everyone who came out to support the event this year. Thanks to you and our local sponsors, we were able to raise over $10,000 to support the USA Medical Center’s Arnold Luterman Regional Burn Center.  The money is still rolling in, so we will have a final count on down the road but we just wanted to let you all know what an awesome job our community did supporting this event. We are so proud to have another successful year under our belts and look forward to next year’s event being even bigger and better!  Don’t forget to like our Facebook page to keep up with all of the news and important dates as we look forward to 2019.

Sewage Clean Up

3/16/2018 (Permalink)

Sewage backups in your home should be considered an emergency situation and you should ALWAYS leave the clean up to professionals.  There are three types of water as classified by the IICRC.  Category one water is considered “clean water” and is from a source such as a broken pipe or a supply line.  Category two water or “gray water” results from an overflow in a washing machine or a dishwasher.  This type of water may contain some bacteria or viruses.  Category three, known as “black water” contains the most contaminants and should be cleaned quickly and properly.  Flood water, toilet overflows containing feces and water that has been standing for an extended period of time all fall into this category.  At SERVPRO of South Mobile County, our water technicians have undergone extensive IICRC training and certification to ensure they know how to properly clean this type of water loss.  It is important that you call us immediately if you fall victim to a category three water damage.  Our experts can clean up the damage and make sure that your home is restored to a safe and healthy environment for you and your family.   

ICAT Inventory System

3/16/2018 (Permalink)

When you go through the trauma of a fire, the stress can be intensified when you have to move all of your belongings to begin the recovery process.  At SERVPRO of South Mobile County, our goal is to make this process as easy as possible for you.  One way in which we do that is through our iCat inventory system.  This electronic inventory tool allows us to catalog each item we pack up and note the location to ensure accurate tracking of your contents.  Each item is photographed and receives a unique barcode as it is being packed by our crew.  Once it is at our shop, the item is cleaned and receives a new label, allowing our team to place the item in the correct room upon its return to your home.  During this entire process, you have the ability to view the contents through the web access and request any items that you may need during the cleanup.  Using this innovative inventory process gives our customers piece of mind by knowing where their contents are at all times.  It is just one more way that SERVPRO of South Mobile County goes above and beyond to care for our customers.

 

Green Cleaning in Mobile, AL

3/4/2018 (Permalink)

Spring is right around the corner and that means it’s time for the heavy duty scrubbing that we have neglected over the past few months. Do you dread the thought of all that cleaning? Maybe you don't know how to best clean certain areas or you don't have the proper tools to do the job. Whatever the case don't forget that green means clean! Let SERVPRO wipe your worries away and get your home or office in tip top shape to kick off the summer season.  And you can rest assured that all of our cleaning methods are effective and safe for you, your home and our environment.  When we say GREEN CLEANING, we aren’t just talking about the color of our uniforms! We will make it, "Like it never even happened."

Commercial Losses and the SERVPRO Difference

2/19/2018 (Permalink)

When it comes to large commercial losses they often present many more challenges than a residential job.  For most commercial water damages, the size and scale of the building alone means that there is much more area to be dried.  Often the building involves multiple floors affected and displaced tenants or customers.  At SERVPRO of South Mobile County, we have the resources, knowledge and skilled team members to take care of any size commercial loss. We have spent years developing operating procedure and processes to ensure the fastest response times and most efficient treatment plans.  The SERVPRO Difference means that your business is back up and running as quickly as possible.   To further help minimize business interruption and damages associated with emergency situations, contact us today to learn more about our FREE Emergency Ready Program.  We will customized and emergency plan for your business to help you prepare for the unexpected.

Water Damage Deception

2/8/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial water damages have many aspects that make them unique from residential cleanup.  They usually encompass a much larger space, and involve multiple units or multi-floor facility.  At SERVPRO of South Mobile County, we have the resources and skilled team members to handle any commercial job, no matter how large.  We are also experts at the tricks water can often play in a large multi-tenant building.  Water is extremely sneaky and can often seep in between levels and walls within a large structure.  We have state of the art tools to check every nook and cranny water can find to hide in.  When you call SERVPRO of South Mobile County to handle your water damage, you can rest assured that every last inch of your facility will be dried to preloss conditions!

 

National Fire Awareness Week

2/6/2018 (Permalink)

As we enter February we are focused on Fire and the widespread damage it can cause to those affected by its wrath. February 4-10 is National Burn Awareness Week and we want to focus our attention on how we can help burn victims. One way that we can help those affected is to support the resources that are available to aid in their recovery. We have devoted our time and energy for over 5 years now to help raise funds for our local burn center. The USA Medical Center's Arnold J. Luterman Regional Burn Center is the only facility of its kind within a 250 mile radius to offer complete patient care from injury through recovery. Each year we host Crawfish for a Cause to raise funds for this amazing facility. This family friendly event offers all you can eat crawfish and beverages, live music and a silent auction. Tickets are only $25 for those 10 and over and include all you can eat crawfish and beverages. Children 9 and under are free. All proceeds go directly to the Burn Center. Last year we were able to donate over $12,500 to help this awesome cause. Tickets can be purchase on Eventbrite or by contacting our offices at 251-343-0534.

Are You Ready?

2/6/2018 (Permalink)

We all know that the best time to prepare for a disaster is before it happens. Having a plan of action in place can help us protect our property and our loved ones. In the insurance industry, the number of claims and claims costs can be drastically reduced when you give your customers the tools to minimize or prevent many common risks. Being prepared is especially important for property owners and businesses. Downtime means lost revenue and that have a big impact on your bottom line in 2018. Research has shown that as many as 50% of businesses never reopen after after experiencing a disaster. We can help get you ready for the unexpected in 2018. Call SERVPRO of South Mobile County to schedule your FREE Emergency Ready Profile consultation. We come to you and put together a customized plan with all of the resources you need to get your customer or business ready for the unexpected. This no cost service gives you all of the tools you would need in a disaster situation at your fingertips. The entire plan is available in an easily accessible app form for all Apple and Android devices. Call us at 251-343-0534 for more information!