Recent Posts

Biohazard Cleanup

11/5/2019 (Permalink)

Incidents involving biological or chemical contaminants require prompt attention and they don’t always occur during standard business hours.  It is important to have any type of spill cleaned up quickly and properly for health and environmental safety reasons.  SERVPRO of South Mobile County has the resources and the highly trained staff to handle any biohazard situation you may encounter, any time of the day or night.  Our team members are certified by the IICRC in proper cleaning and removal techniques.  Our technicians can safely clean all biohazards and dispose of them properly in accordance with OSHA and health regulations. In addition to the technical aspects, there are emotional aspects as well that we have trained our team members to handle.  Whether the loss is due to trauma, sewage backups, chemical spills, hoarding or other biohazards, our technicians will handle the situation with effectiveness and compassion.  If you experience a biohazard loss in your business, remember that SERVPRO of South Mobile County available 24/7!

Motivation

11/1/2019 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of South Mobile County, we believe that providing the best service to our clients is about more than the technical aspects.  Providing superior customer service is about a mindset.  We realize that the more we empower and uplift our employees, the better they will be able to help our customers on every job site.  We want to help them to not only be better employees, but better people all the way around.  As part of that drive to help our employees continually grow and succeed, we created our Monday Motivation series.  Each Monday, we meet and deliver a message focused around a variety of topics.  From integrity, to tenacity and optimism, we work together as a team to develop an environment of continuous growth and improvement.  We inspire on Monday for motivation that will last all week long.  Just one more way we are dedicated to being the best team we can be for our clients!

Into the Chaos

10/29/2019 (Permalink)

For most people, it is a natural reaction to run in the other direction when disaster strikes.  At SERVPRO of South Mobile County, we aren’t most people.  We head directly into the chaos to help those affected begin the recovery process.  This is part of what it means to be a SERVPRO Storm Team.  When lives are devastated by a natural disaster it is overwhelming.  Most homeowners don’t know where to begin picking up the pieces and that is where we step in.  We have been through every type of storm recovery imaginable and traveled all over the country as part of the SERVPRO Disaster Response Network.  We are there as soon as the clouds clear to show them the way.  It is about more than the process; it is about being that shoulder to lean on and letting them know that we have this handled.  We know where to start and where to go, and we can take that burden off their shoulders.  That is why we ride into the chaos…to help restore the calm!

It's All About Results

10/14/2019 (Permalink)

Carpet cleaning wand on commercial grade carpet. You can clearly see results on this recent commercial carpet cleaning.

When it comes to carpet cleaning, there are a lot of companies out there offering their services.  So...why should you choose SERVPRO of South Mobile County? The answer is simple...results! Just because they can do it, doesn’t mean they can do it to the level that we can.  When it comes to cleaning carpet there is no standard formula for success.  We approach each job on an individual basis and look at a number of factors to determine the most effective cleaning method for superior results.  We specialize in hard to remove stains and our customized treatment process is based on variables such as the fabric composition and the type of stain.  We use innovative cleaning solutions and a hot water treatment and extraction method to achieve optimal results on each job. Call us today to schedule your carpet cleaning and get your home or office in tip top shape!

Not Your Typical Laundromat

10/14/2019 (Permalink)

Tactical gear in a custom drying chamber. Tactical gear that we cleaned for a local municipality drying in our custom made chamber.

Why use a regular laundromat, when you can use the textile cleaning experts?  When it comes to cleaning textiles, no one can rival SERVPRO of South Mobile County.   We have invested extensively in cutting edge technology to put us ahead of the crowd when it comes to cleaning soft contents.  Our amazing Esporta washing system uses a patented four quadrant system to safely and effectively flush contaminants from a variety of goods without damage.  From drapes and bedding to clothing, shoes and event porcelain dolls, we can do it all.  We can clean virtually any type of soft contents in the Esporta including sports equipment and even tactical gear!  This cutting-edge system is even capable of cleaning items affected by sewage and mold, removing 99.9997 of contaminants.  Don’t trust your valued textiles to any laundromat or dry cleaner…trust the cleaning experts!  Call SERVPRO of South Mobile County at 251-343-0534 for more information!

Choosing a Mold Remediation Specailist

9/17/2019 (Permalink)

If you experience a mold issue in your home or business, proper remediation is vital to preventing future problems.  You may be asking yourself where to begin when it comes to choosing a qualified mold remediation company.  As an IICRC certified mold remediation specialist, SERVPRO of South Mobile County wants to help you know what to look for when choosing a restoration company.  First, make sure that the company you choose can explain the remediation plan from start to finish.  Once you have hired them to complete the project, you want to make sure that they are always wearing OSHA approved PPE (personal protective equipment).  They should also take proper safety precautions when it comes to protecting areas of your home not affected by mold contamination.  This means that they should be using approved materials such as plastic sheeting to prevent mold spores from migrating.  Other equipment such as HEPA air scrubbers and vacuums, and commercial strength dehumidifiers may also be necessary.  The best way to ensure that your home is restored to a safe and healthy environment is to hire a qualified a certified mold remediation expert. SERVPRO of South Mobile County has years of experience and extensive training to ensure that they can help you with all your mold remediation needs.  If you have mold concerns, contact us at 251-343-0534 to schedule a consultation.

Disaster Preparedness Kit

9/1/2019 (Permalink)

When preparing for a storm, it is important to make sure that you have an emergency supply kit on hand.  We all know that a supply of non-perishable food and drinking water are essential, but do you know what else should be included in your kit?  SERVPRO of South Mobile County is prepared to help you pick up the pieces after the storm.  We want you to be prepared to weather the storm and recovery.  In addition to food and water, your disaster readiness kit should include the following items:

  • Battery powered or hand-cranked radio
  • Flashlight
  • First aid kit
  • Extra batteries
  • Whistle (to signal for help)
  • Dust mask (to filter contaminated air)
  • Plastic sheeting and duct tape (to shelter in place)
  • Manual can opener
  • Cell phone with battery backups
  • Important documents (like birth certificates, social security cards)
  • Prescription Medications

If you choose to weather the storm, it is important that you have all necessary items to get you through until help arrives.  As part of the network of SERVPRO storm teams, we are always ready to set out as soon as possible to help those affected.  We are ready and we want to make sure you are too!

The Cone of Uncertainty

8/27/2019 (Permalink)

Living here along the Gulf Coast, we know all too well that the threat of hurricanes is very real. When a hurricane forms, we all keep our eyes on the “cone of uncertainty” waiting to see if this one will set it sights on Mobile. So, have you ever wondered how this particular prediction model came to be, or how they determine what encompasses the “cone”? The cone of uncertainty is defined by the National Hurricane Center as a “representation of the probable track of the center of a tropical cyclone, and is formed by enclosing the area swept out by a set of circles along the forecast track at 12, 24, 36 hours etc.” They look at and number of factors to determine the course and strength of the hurricane including pressure boundaries and both upper and lower level winds, as well as water temperature. Despite all the technologies and tools, we have in place now to predict these storms, it is never with complete certainty. At SERVPRO of South Mobile County, we are always “Ready for whatever happens” and you should be too. Having a plan in place is the best way to minimize damage and protect yourself and your family. For more resources on creating your own preparedness plan, CLICK HERE.

National Preparedness Month

8/18/2019 (Permalink)

As Hurricane Season gets into full swing, we would like to remind you to ask yourself if you are Ready for Whatever Happens®.  Each year, September is recognized as National Preparedness Month.  This month is geared towards encouraging family and community disaster planning not just for the month, but throughout the entire year.  The theme for 2019 National Preparedness Month is Prepared, Not Scared.  Each week, a different topic will be emphasized. 

  • Week 1 – Save Early for Disaster Costs
  • Week 2 – Make a Plan to Prepare for Disasters
  • Week 3 – Teach Youth to Prepare for Disasters
  • Week 4 – Get Involved in Your Community Preparedness

The goal of National Preparedness Month is to give the public the tools they need to be prepared for a natural disaster.  At SERVPRO of South Mobile, we pride ourselves on always being ready for emergencies and we want to make sure that you are prepared too.  Having a plan in place can minimize damages associated with storms and keep you and your family safe. CLICK HERE to be taken to Ready.gov where you will find valuable resources and tools to help you create a preparedness plan.

Storm Damage and Mold

8/8/2019 (Permalink)

When you experience flooding due to a storm event, you may be shocked to learn that your homeowner’s policy doesn’t cover flooding. Unfortunately, many homeowners don’t realize they don’t have flood insurance until it’s too late.  Many times, they resort to trying to clean up the damage themselves.  It is important to never try and clean flood damage on your own.  In addition to the water being highly contaminated, it is often difficult to dry the structure properly without the right equipment.  If the structure isn’t dried completely and in a timely manner, this may lead to mold issues in the future.  Mold is also a common peril that is not covered under homeowner’s insurance, especially if the mold was caused by failure to properly treat a previous condition in the home.  If you experience flood damage, you should call in a certified water restoration company like SERVPRO of South Mobile County.  We will ensure that your home will be dried properly and may be able to offer payment options if not covered under your policy.