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Helping You Minimize Damage

12/16/2018 (Permalink)

We are always Here to help® when water damage strikes; however, we also want to help you prepare before damage occurs as well.  Being prepared can minimize damage, reduce costs and disruption of your everyday life.  To help you be better prepared for the unexpected, SERVPRO has developed a service called the Emergency Ready Plan (ERP).  The ERP is an emergency plan customized that you can customize yourself.  You can visit our Ready Plan site by CLICKING HERE.  Once there you can create your login and begin the process.  It can be as simple or as complicated as you choose.  Once you have completed the process all of your emergency information is easily accessible in app form for any iOS or Android operating system.  Helping you be ready for the unexpected is just one more way SERVRPRO of South Mobile County cares for our customers!

Drying Water Damaged Documents

12/16/2018 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of South Mobile County, our goal is to be your one stop shop for any cleaning or restoration issue that may arise.  We pride ourselves on being at the forefront of technologies and cleaning methods to fulfill this goal of being a premier restoration and cleaning company.  We are continuously looking for innovative ways to save contents that would have previously been labeled as unsalvageable and discarded. One of the most amazing procedures we have in our arsenal is out document drying process.  We have become such a digital world, that many of us don’t even think of all the paper items we have around our home or office that could be lost. Family heirlooms, historical photographs, maps or books. Many offices still have paper files that could contain vital information.  Now, we can salvage these vital documents using a carefully controlled vacuum freeze-drying method. This same drying process is used by the Library of Congress and is the only method approved by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and the General Services Administration.  In many situations, your documents may not only be exposed to water, but also serious contaminants such as bacteria, viruses, pesticides to name a few. Not only do we dry your documents, but we also use a gamma irradiation process to ensure that your documents are safely and effectively sterilized.

Remediation vs. Removal

12/13/2018 (Permalink)

Mold is a tiny but mighty adversary when it comes to your home or office.  Visible growth can look like a solid covering, but it’s actually a colony of microscopic spores that cling together.  These microscopic spores exist naturally in almost every environment.  This makes “removal” almost completely impossible.  Claims to “remove” mold in its entirety or a guarantee to eliminate all mold are misleading.  As a certified mold remediation company, SERVPRO of South Mobile County understands that mold is a natural entity in our environment.  We have undergone extensive IICRC training in the proper methods to remediate mold in your home or office.  The goal of any qualified restoration company should be to restore the mold levels to their natural levels.  Our goal is to develop a treatment plan customized to your situation and return your home or office to a healthy environment.  If you are concerned about mold, contact us at 251-653-9127 to schedule an inspection today.

Commercial Mold Remediation

12/13/2018 (Permalink)

If you experience a mold issue in your business, there are many factors to think about it when it come to the remediation process.  Mold in a commercial facility can pose health threats to customers, employees and perhaps the public; depending on your line of business.  To protect yourself and your company it is important that you call in a certified remediation company to treat the issue properly.  At SERVPRO of South Mobile County, we are experts in every step of the process.  We can inspect, diagnose and design a treatment plan based on all IICRC standards.  Our team members have all undergone extensive training and received their IICRC certification for Mold Remediation.  It is important that you never try to take care of a mold issue on your own to ensure a healthy environment and eliminate the possibility of recurrence.  You should call SERVPRO of South Mobile County at the first sign of mold.  In the warm, humid environment of the Gulf Coast, a small problem can quickly multiply.  Removing visible mold is not always enough to remedy the situation.  Our experts can find the hidden mold as well and make sure it is removed and treated properly to prevent regrowth.  If you think you may have a mold issue in your business, contact us at 251-653-9127 to schedule an inspection.

What Causes Water Damage

12/13/2018 (Permalink)

Water damage in your home can cause unnecessary stress and expense.  Nobody wants to have to deal with a water loss, but sometimes its unavoidable.  At SERVPRO of South Mobile County, we are always Here to Help® should the unexpected ever strike your home, but we want to help you minimize the risks of that happening.  The first step is understanding what the most common causes of a water loss in a residential structure.

  • Toilets – faulty supply line/overflow
  • Washing machine – 50% caused by burst supply lines
  • Water Heaters – flush tank every six months and have inspection every 2 years
  • Plumbing lines
  • Sinks
  • Sump Pumps

If you are going on trips it is always a good idea to turn off the water to prevent major damage should anything occur while you are away.  If you do experience water damage in your home call SERVPRO of South Mobile County right away to minimize the damage.

Preventing Frozen Pipes

12/13/2018 (Permalink)

When it comes to winter here along the Gulf Coast, we are fortunate to have pretty mild winters when compared with other parts of the country.  However; we all know that the weather here can be unpredictable to say the least.  It is important that we don’t rest on the idea that we won’t experience temperatures extreme enough to wreak havoc on our plumbing.  At SERVPRO of South Mobile County, we want to help you prepare for the unexpected and avoid the expense and stress that comes along with a water damage in your home.  Preventing frozen pipes is easy to do and it could save you massive damage and outrageous expenses. Did you know that each year in the U. S., a quarter of a million people will have at least one or more rooms in their home affected by water due to frozen pipes? According to the Institute for Business and Home Safety, claims payments for those types of losses have totaled more than $4 billion collectively! Freezing pipes caused by cold weather is much easier to prepare for than other weather threats such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and flooding. Taking just a few simple steps can virtually guarantee that you won’t have water damage caused by frozen pipes.  CLICK HERE to be taken to the Red Cross’ website for more information.

More Common Than You Think

12/13/2018 (Permalink)

Mold is that dirty little four-letter word that can strike fear into the heart of any property owner.  Whether it’s a residential property or a commercial structure, it is important that mold be remediated properly to prevent adverse effects to residents, tenants, employees and customers who live, work and play within those buildings.   Although it is a situation that must be tended to promptly, it is not as scary and isolated as you may think.  Mold is a natural occurrence in our environment and exists almost everywhere.  It is relatively harmless unless the natural balance is unsettled allowing for uncontrolled growth.  So how can you prevent it?  The first step in prevention is understanding the “perfect environment” that would allow mold to flourish.  To grow, mold only needs three main ingredients: food, moisture and optimum temperatures.  Mold “feeds” on any organic substance, especially porous surfaces such as textiles.  When combined with moisture and temperatures between 70 and 90 degrees, the conditions are perfect for an explosion of mold colonies.  Knowledge is your best defense; however, you can’t always prevent mold growth.  If you find that you have an issue with mold, contact SERVPRO of South Mobile County at 251-653-9127 to schedule an inspection.

Dryer Vent Cleaning

12/13/2018 (Permalink)

When it comes to protecting your business, you take no shortcuts.  You create emergency plans, install sprinklers and developed protocols for electrical and possibly even cooking safety.  One area that is often overlooked though is dryer vent systems.  If you have dryers on site, especially large grade commercial dryers used extensively, you should always make sure to clean the vents regularly.  As a premier provider of commercial fire restoration services, SERVPRO of Southwest Mobile has seen our fair share of fires caused by overworked and under maintained dryer vent systems.  Fires caused from clogged dryer vents are more common than you may think.  Especially in commercial buildings that use dryers on a regular basis.  When lint is trapped in vents it can accumulate and block air flow, making the dryer work harder than usual.  This causes the dryer to get hotter than usual, which makes it overheat and catch fire.  The good news is that annual dryer vent cleanings can prevent this from occurring.  If you haven’t cleaned your dryer vents recently contact SERVPRO of South Mobile County at 251-653-9127.  We can set up a cleaning and put you on a preventative maintenance schedule that will protect you and your business.

Here to Take Care of You

11/8/2018 (Permalink)

Your home is quite possibly the biggest investment you will ever make.  When water or fire damage strikes, it can be one of the most stressful events you will ever encounter.  Choosing a restoration company may seem overwhelming but choosing SERVPRO means that you will have peace of mind.  SERVPRO has been the leader in the restoration industry for more than 50 years.  Here along the Gulf Coast, SERVPRO of South Mobile County is the clear choice when fire or water takes over your home.  Our certified technicians utilize the latest techniques in the industry to “Make it like it never even happened.”  In addition to experience and training, we have put systems in place to make the process as seamless as possible for our customers.  We will handle everything and help you navigate this stressful and often confusing process.  When happens, leave it to the experts at SERVPRO of South Mobile County.  We are here to take of you!

Quick Response

11/8/2018 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of South Mobile County, we understand that even a minor water damage in your home can feel like a disaster.   You want help and you want it fast!  That is why we have systems in place to ensure that you receive the fastest response when a water loss strikes your home.  Our first responders will arrive onsite to assess the damage within in one hour and we will have crews working to make it “Like it never even happened” within three hours.  Here in the Mobile area we are no strangers to flooding.  Whether it be a simple summer storm or a tropical system, we have seen it all and SERVPRO of South Mobile County has been Here to Help®.  Our experience combined with our highly trained team and cutting -edge technologies means that we provide the best service available to our customers.  If you experience water damage in your home give us a call at 251-653-9127!