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Water Damage Restoration Services in Brentwood You Can Count On During An Emergency

4/16/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Restoration Services in Brentwood You Can Count On During An Emergency Any leak has the potential to cause water damage that can turn into a mold infestation. Call SERVPRO after a damage event to have it handled properly

SERVPRO Technicians Offer Quick Response and Remediation

Experiencing water damage in your home caused by leaky plumbing, water heaters, dishwashers, drainage, or even sump pump failure, can lead to a variety of problems. Wood subfloors, joists, drywall and other building materials become susceptible, soaking up moisture and causing issues to exist that may even cause health problems in your home.
Any water damage in your Brentwood area home can lead to carrying contaminants to unprotected areas or causing discoloration, swelling, delamination, warping, or mold growth depending on the length or amount of exposure. Locating standing water on your property leads to massive loss, you should locate your water main and shut it off immediately to prevent additional damages before contacting a quality restoration company for help.
Avoid entering the room or affected area before a proper inspection can rule out hazards that may exist. Electrical problems and slip or trip hazards may exist that put your safety and the safety of others at risk. Even though you may want to help, SERVPRO technicians would like you to wait for help to arrive before attempting to enter the location or trying to move any items on your own.
SERVPRO technicians have years of experience mitigating water damage and minimizing loss. Your property deserves emergency water extraction, drying, cleaning and deodorization services that can limit exposure and prevent future damages. It only takes mold 24 to 48-hours to spread throughout your property, causing extensive problems and increasing costs associated with your claim.
Getting the help, you need promptly provides SERVPRO technicians with the ability to protect your property, its contents, and any personal belongings exposed. They can often use these techniques to limit damages that would otherwise be unavoidable.
We manage your entire restoration process, explain each service, help you communicate with your insurance company and identify all of the problems that exist in your home. Even those hidden from plain sight, making completing your restoration and returning your home to a quality pre-damage condition more successful.
SERVPRO of Montgomery South has expertly trained IICRC certified technicians available 24-7, responding to your initial call within hours, and making every effort to provide you with the restoration services you deserve. Call today for additional information. (334) 285-1612

Water Damage Cleanup And Restoration For Your Montgomery Home You Can Trust

4/7/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Cleanup And Restoration For Your Montgomery Home You Can Trust Water damage can happen for various reasons.

Water Damage Cleanup And Restoration

Water damage can happen for various reasons, which includes burst or broken pipes, plumbing leaks, washing machine overflow, moisture behind walls, a clogged toilet, a leaking roof, or foundation cracks. In just moments, wood floors, carpeting, baseboards, ceilings and walls, and personal property can flood with water. Water damage happens fast and wreaks havoc on your home. However, professionals like SERVPRO can help you get your home and life back to normal.

When disaster strikes in your Montgomery home, our goal is to restore it and your peace of mind as soon as possible. Our team is a group of highly trained, professional, and caring water damage technicians who are here for you and your family whenever you need us. We can be on site quickly, any day of the week, at any time. With a rapid response, walls, floors, and personal property can many times be restored. We give you the personal attention you deserve when you call us.

We recognize that water damage creates a devastating setback for families, so we do what is needed to give you a sense of security with the least amount of disruption. Our restoration and recovery procedures are aimed at property and people, and we do not end our day until you are completely satisfied. When it comes to water damage, timing is critical, which is why we are available at any time to help. Recognizing the emotional disruption and trauma most people go through we work professionally, compassionately, and quickly to first contain the water.

Our technicians identify how much water damage is done, both seen and unseen, by utilizing sensors like hygrometers and moisture detectors. We also help you to get past any helpless feelings by going over each step of the process in a way that you know what is going on, what to expect during the process, and what you can do as well. SERVPRO uses only professional equipment for dehumidifying, drying, disinfecting, and deodorizing. Our procedures always include handling your property respectfully, just as if it were Our own. We respect all the contents of your home such as collectibles, furniture, and children’s artwork with the utmost care.

Our restoration services include emergency extraction of standing water, removing and containing any odor from mold and mildew, drying and dehumidification, cleaning and restoring carpeting, carpet and carpet cushion deodorization, plus stain removal. You do not have to worry, as after the restoration is complete, you can be sure we have done a thorough drying and cleaning of your home.

Our level of commitment to customer excellence at SERVPRO of Montgomery South means you can expect effective, ongoing communication and reports from us during the whole restoration process. We realize your needs and give a complete estimate to the insurance adjuster as well. Just give us a call at (334) 284-1612 whenever you have a water damage problem of any kind.

Taking Control Of Mold Damage Found In Your Montgomery Home

3/27/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Taking Control Of Mold Damage Found In Your Montgomery Home Moisture & Mold Remediation in the Montgomery Area Gets Help from SERVPRO

Remediation of Mold Growth Is a SERVPRO Professional Service

You should look at discovering mold damage in your home as an opportunity; it gives you the ability to provide your home with the maintenance or improvements you need to prevent such incidents from happening in the future. Take advantage of the situation and learn as much as possible.

Mold damage developing in your Montgomery area home leads to some pretty harsh conditions that may just affect your health or the health of someone in your family. Making the right choices concerning the company you decide to allow into your home can make the difference between receiving quality services, or needing help again in a few months.
Regardless of whom you choose, the company should have IICRC certified technicians, well versed in handling remediation needs of customers just like you. SERVPRO is one example, our technicians have years of experience and value customer satisfaction. We work hard to meet or exceed any expectations you may have and save as many of your personal belongings as possible.
When you make the call to SERVPRO, your problem becomes our problem. We treat you and your home with respect and dignity, while only providing you with the services required to return your property to a healthy, clean condition that promotes a quality indoor environment.
SERVPRO technicians take a hands-on approach to remediation services we provide. We remove contaminated materials and use the latest techniques to clean and deodorize any affected areas found in your home. Out technicians utilize containment, handling and disposal methods outlined by the EPA to prevent spreading the infestation to clean areas.
We go as far as separating areas of your home, to provide technicians with areas to clean and sanitize items individually and correctly maintain equipment used on the job, helping protect everyone involved. Our technicians check every area of your home and perform necessary functions to get contamination under control. We communicate findings to your insurance company, making the entire process as stress-free as possible for you, the customer.
Take this opportunity to contact SERVPRO of Montgomery South to learn additional information about the services we offer and provide your family with the protection they deserve. (334) 284-1612

Event Center Fire Damage Linked to Wedding Celebration

3/22/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Event Center Fire Damage Linked to Wedding Celebration Don't let a happy event in your hotel ballroom leave you with fire and water damages. Call SERVPRO to assess and remediate.

Local Businesses Prepare for Any Kind of Possible Damage by Having SERVPRO on Speed-dial in Case of Emergency

Your smoking prohibitions are of little use against a celebratory cigar while friends and families get together to toast a newly wedded couple. If a guest pushes the envelope and lights up, a rule is broken. When the cigar then smolders, and a fire breaks out because it is neglected during the festivities, the SERVPRO team moves in to minimize the mistake.
Event venue businesses thrive when guests purchase your ballroom, bar, and catering services for the big occasions in their lives. The intensity of the fellowship and fun of the wedding party breed innocent mistakes that ignite a night of frivolity into commercial fire damage to your Montgomery event center. Local fire codes protect your property with smoke detectors and sprinkler systems, adding water damage to the soot, smoke, and charring. Your business needs an answer to “which restoration company near me manages fire and water damage?” Our long term experience with both water and fire damage combines with the industry-leading training our technicians receive to indicate we are the contractor you seek.
Closure of your entire property risks business ruin for you as the fire and water damage is contained and restored. The nature of your industry needs you to honor reservations sometimes made years in advance. Knowing the project manager assigned to your situation adjusts the scale of staff and machinery to clean and dry the area should be very comforting. We hire the professionals and own the equipment to take your venue from wet and sooty to clean and refreshed quickly and more efficiently.
Deciding to have your own housekeeping staff manage the cleanup after a fire has pros and cons. An immediate response even from your housekeepers is unlikely as the fire probably occurred when your employees were mainly servers, bartenders, and event planners. SERVPRO is Faster To Any Size Disaster, available 24/7. Our technicians dedicate many hours to learning how to clean up after a fire the proper way, using tools and products precisely matched to the damage at hand. Training in HVAC system inspection, cleaning, and sealing permits our staff to offer you a cleaning and restoring a level of service beyond traditional cleaning professionals.
Plan to have SERVPRO of Montgomery South on speed dial to help you recover fast if a fire damages your event center. Calling (334) 284-1612 guarantees a response within hours, with the specialized staff and equipment to meet your needs.

Win the Fight Against Fire Damage in Montgomery with a Full Restoration of Your Home

2/25/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Win the Fight Against Fire Damage in Montgomery with a Full Restoration of Your Home SERVPRO Restores Fire Damaged Historic Buildings and Properties

Trust SERVPRO to Restore Your Personal Treasures and Home Post Fire in Montgomery

Fires need fuel to burn, but fuel is not always gasoline. Fuel, to a fire, can be the very things that turn your house into your home. Books, carpeting, drapes, furniture, your children's toys can all become fuel for a small fire that rapidly becomes a blazing nightmarish force of destruction.

Homes often contain memories of past generations that are part of the family history, but these can be lost to fire damage in Montgomery if not restored correctly. Many of these items are also part of Montgomery's history. The interior architecture as important as the architecture of your home's exterior, and we can restore both, returning your home's traditional look and feel to normal.

When you are first shown your home after the firefighters have put out the blaze, the feelings you have can include devastating loss. Your memories, your belongings, your security all seem lost forever. We at SERVPRO understand that regaining as much as possible is crucial to your ability to return to a normal life for your family. Restoring a home to its previous state does take time, but we always work as quickly as possible after our initial assessment.

Removing the charred and burned materials in your home from your property and disposing of them must take place before we can begin to restore your home. SERVPRO technicians always remove materials that cannot be reused from your property to ensure your safety and that of our own. When these unusable materials are no longer present, more space in which to work in and to arrange your furniture and other belongings for us to clean more quickly is available.

Quilts that were made generations ago are easier to handle if there is sufficient space so they can be gently spread out and examined. We can spot new damage, know that these older pieces of history often have small damaged areas that happen over time, and concentrate only on the newly affected areas caused by heat and fire damage.

Paintings by local artists from decades ago that portray ancestors and the events that shaped our city's history can be cleaned and restored. Frames with exquisite and ornate carvings should be given the time they require to be fully cleaned and restored to pre-fire condition. At SERVPRO, we understand that these are more than a part of only your home but also a tribute to your family's history.

We understand the importance of the signs of age on antiques and always take that into consideration as we clean soot and ash deposits away from surfaces. The patina that developed slowly over time is not cleaned away but is protected from destruction instead by the removal of only the destructive ash produced by the fire. Our Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician (SRT) has the knowledge and experience to ensure that valuable antiques and other items, including modern ones, are restored, preserving your part of Montgomery's history and restoring your home.

Restoring your home is much more than rebuilding walls and laying new flooring. At SERVPRO of Montgomery, we view your home as you do – the now that holds not only the present but also parts of the past, and then restore it in its entirety. No matter the time of day or year, whenever you have fire damage that threatens to steal your family's future and artifacts of the past, call us at (334) 284-1612. We can stop the damage and return things to how they should be again.

Four Cleaning Methods To Remove Flood Damage From Your Brentwood Home

2/24/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Four Cleaning Methods To Remove Flood Damage From Your Brentwood Home Heavy soil and other contaminants left behind require special cleaning actions to ensure your home is safe to live in again.

Remove Flood Damage

We all love living in Alabama; there's no better place to be. When the Alabama River breaks its banks, however, flooding in our area brings its set of problems. Despite a Corps of Engineers and all of the environmental protections in place, river water is still very dangerous to have in your home.

Simply draining it, steam cleaning your carpets, mopping the hardwood floors, and repainting the walls is not going to save your Brentwood home. Heavy soil and other contaminants left behind require special cleaning actions to ensure your home is safe to live in again. SERVPRO has decades of experience and training to accomplish this. We also maintain in each office, one of the largest inventories of equipment in the restoration business. We use that inventory, along with an extensive shelf of cleaning supplies, to perform four cleaning actions that remove contaminants from almost every surface:

This is also called a mechanical action, and it is an excellent method to remove soil from hardwood floors, carpets and heavy fabrics used in drapes and many kinds of furniture. To increase the effectiveness, technicians often combine agitation wands and other machinery with steam or one of our cleaners to stimulate the contaminants and remove them.

Chemical Action
If the soil is exceptionally thick or resistant, it requires a chemical treatment to break it down or change it. This treatment makes the now changed soil easily removed from carpets, floors, and other surfaces.

This process applies a cleaner that adheres to the contaminated surface. The cleaner also captures the soil (emulsifies it) inside the detergent which further separates it from the surface and makes it easier to eliminate it.

Once technicians complete the above actions, they finish the job by extracting, vacuuming or otherwise remove the soils and other contaminants from the surface of the floor, walls, or personal property.

Removing standing flood water from your home is just the beginning. Restoring your home to a safe environment means taking specific actions to clean the surfaces of your home and property of the contaminates left behind. SERVPRO of Montgomery is here to walk you through the flood damage restoration process and explain every step as we go. Call us today at (334) 284-1612 to get started.

Cleaning Up Smoke And Soot Caused By Fire Damage In Ridgefield Homes

2/8/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Cleaning Up Smoke And Soot Caused By Fire Damage In Ridgefield Homes The most pervasive symptoms of a residential house fire are the oily soot which clings to walls and ceilings and the acrid smell of smoke.

Cleaning Up Smoke And Soot

The most pervasive symptoms of a residential house fire are the oily soot which clings to walls and ceilings and the acrid smell of smoke. Together, these two things present a unique challenge for fire damage restorers. While replacing charred items is a simple process, eliminating soot and smoke requires changes to be made to the atmosphere.

Moreover, different types of fire require different cleaning techniques. High oxygen blazes create dusty, dry clouds of soot. They are easy to extract with vacuums, but they can spread very quickly throughout the house. Low oxygen fires, on the other hand, create greasy residues which stick to household surfaces. It is why SERVPRO always forms a customized plan of action for fire damage in Ridgefield. Keep reading to find out how our technicians tackle stubborn soot and smoke after a fire.

Step One: Ventilate
The first step is creating good airflow. The SERVPRO technicians ventilate the affected area, by opening the windows and letting clean air inside. If there are no windows (your fire was in a basement, for example), we can bring in ozone generators. These machines use artificial UV light to create odor eliminating particles. Once in the air, they react with the smoke particles and render them inert. We may also use ventilation box fans to generate a healthy flow of clean air in spaces which don’t have direct access to the air outside.

Step Two: Evacuate
After establishing a healthy flow of air, the technicians can start to remove charred and burned items. It is important that any object affected by the fire is either removed or contained. Many materials (particularly fabrics) react with smoke and soot. If not thoroughly deodorized, they can continue to emit odors even after the home is clean. We always take a full inventory of the items which leave a property. They are tagged and logged so that nothing gets lost during the restoration process.

Step Three: Renovate
SERVPRO conducts a full deodorization program in most fire damaged homes. If the air is not clear of odor causing smoke particles, bad smells cannot be fully banished. It is why this step is always carried out before cleaning and redecorating. The type of cleaning depends on the extent of the damage. Dry soot stains can usually be scrubbed by hand or washed off walls with a pressure sprayer. However, wet and greasy soot may require a different approach. If we cannot remove stains from walls and ceilings, the best option is to paint over them with a special sealant.

At SERVPRO of Montgomery, we approach every case in a unique way. We are a local fire damage restoration service. With our help and expertise, homeowners in the Ridgefield have all the support they need in a crisis. Call us 24/7 on (334) 284-1612.

SERVPRO Water Damage Ridgefield Alabama

1/30/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO Water Damage Ridgefield Alabama SERVPRO maintains a 24-hour response team to respond to your water damage emergency!

Ridgefiled, Alabama SERVPRO Water Damage Services

Every year, millions of dollars are lost to hurricanes, damaged plumbing and failed sewer systems. These losses can happen with significant damage or even if there are just a few inches of water in your home.

Water damage to Ridgefield homes; regardless if it's an apartment, house or trailer, can be reduced if the water is removed quickly. To make sure this happens, SERVPRO maintains a 24-hour response team. Our technicians are trained to the highest standards required by the restoration business, and we keep an extensive inventory of equipment on-hand to tackle any job.

First, our team will try to stop the source of the flooding and pump out all standing water. This may mean turning off the water into your home or helping to sandbag overflow from Mobile Bay or another body of water. In most homes, technicians can remove all standing water in less than a day.

Next, our SERVPRO technicians will remove the water you can't see but can hear and feel. Water extractors are used to draw out moisture from carpets and floors (concrete and wood) to prevent fading, cracking, and warping. Wood floors, in particular, are very expensive to replace and damaged concrete floors can take weeks to remove and replace. To ensure that it is completely moisture free, technicians may also place a series of heaters to speed up the drying process.

With the natural water removed, our team will check air moisture content. If the levels in your home are too high, there is an increased chance of damage from mold. To bring the level down to normal, a combination of air movers and dehumidifiers will be deployed.

Air movers are industrial blowers that exchange the damp, humid air with dry air from outside of your home. They are set up at entrances to the affected rooms. Dehumidifiers draw water from the air and surrounding material (sheetrock and wallboard) to lower air moisture content. Depending on the size, these devices can remove over 25 gallons of water from the air per day.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

Accomplishing all this in a rapid manner can save hundreds, even thousands, of dollars in cleaning and replacement costs. Our weather is looking very good for the next week, so this is the ideal time to call SERVPRO of Montgomery to deal with any damage from prior storms or plumbing failures. Call us at (334) 284-1612 today to get started.

Commercial Flood Damage in Montgomery

1/15/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Flood Damage in Montgomery Let SERVPRO handle your flood damage and get back to business.

Preparation is Key to Minimizing the Affects of Flood Damage

Making your way to work, you wonder how bad the storm will be that is heading your way, the area is known for flooding. You have a plan in mind to limit your store's exposure. Turning to the local weather station, you hear the report, heavy rains for most of the day, no serious problems to report. When you arrive at your store, the rain is already coming down pretty hard. You are almost ready to open, when you take another look outside, it has not let up at all. You head to the back office to check the weather again. Now they are talking about torrential rains, heavy storms throughout the area, this sends up red flags and causes you to shift gears. You send some employees home and enlist others to help with preparation duties.
Don't wait for commercial flood damage to affect your Montgomery business. Being prepared in locations where flooding is common can give you a chance to get ahead of the possible losses that you experience. Even if you over-prepare, a few hours of your time costs a whole lot less than the damages that may affect your business. It is better than having to deal with massive water removal or the potential loss of inventory due to flooding. While there is still plenty that may surprise you during such an event, you have the ability to mitigate additional damages to your business and take the lead in water damage situations.
Keeping this in mind, SERVPRO technicians would like to share some valuable information concerning the different types of water that your business may become exposed to during a flood. Various types of water, cause changing circumstances. According to the IICRC, there are three categories of water pollution to consider:
Category 1 - Clean Sanitary Water: Water that doesn't require special handling, but may need special equipment to remove. Depending on the size of the flood.
Category 2 - Significantly Contaminated Water: Water that needs both special handling and disposal. Regardless of the scale of the flood.
Category 3 - Grossly Contaminated Water: Water that requires special handling by law.
The category that the water falls into will determine how SERVPRO technicians react and the types of services we offer during our initial inspection of your property for flood damage. We always provide water removal services, but some jobs require more abrasive cleaning methods than others. Every job is different, requiring our technicians to approach each situation in a unique way.
Using the proper water removal and drying techniques, in combination with specialized equipment. SERVPRO technicians provide you with a quick, efficient service that limits distractions to your customers. Enabling you to remain open during repairs and assisting you with limiting the losses you may have to endure.
Contact SERVPRO of Montgomery today, (334) 284-1612.

Deodorizing: The Crowning Touch To Remediate Fire Damage Within Your Garden District Home

12/21/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Deodorizing: The Crowning Touch To Remediate Fire Damage Within Your Garden District Home Homes in the Garden District, Smoke & Fire Damage, and the Answer--SERVPRO

SERVPRO's Expertise and Talent Can Restore Your Smoky Odorous Home

SERVPRO crews have been on the job ever since the first call came reporting your historic home had been damaged by a chimney fire. Floors, walls, and ceilings in the affected parlor now show no signs of the sooty mess that overtook the room when the century-old masonry fireplace belched fire and smoke. The chimney has been cleaned, repaired, and tuck pointed. Ornate trim and the grand chandelier gleam and shine once more. Furnishings were restored, some antique pieces are taken off site for deep cleaning and ozone treatments to remove the smoky smell. You are ready to return to your comfortable life, inviting family and friends for cozy dinners and welcoming the community to enjoy your dwelling the next time there is a tour of your Historic District designated neighborhood.

But you continued to be troubled by a lingering malodorous sensation, a smell that has spread beyond the fire-damaged room now restored in your Garden District home. We are not finished with the fire damage restoration until you feel our work has left your home “Like it never even happened.” To banish the last memories of that terrifying chimney fire we are tasked with reassessing the level of smoky smell remaining in all areas of your structure. Everyone experiences residual smoky odors in an individualized way, and our job is to remove the last vestiges of the acrid aroma as sensed by all the residents. Indoor air quality, IAQ, is crucial to maintaining a healthy environment.
SERVPRO uses a multiple prong approach to deodorize smoke odors. Initially, the source of the odor is removed, done already in your case by cleaning and restoring all surfaces and areas where the conflagration occurred. While this is being done, we may use chemical containment to prevent the charred items from emitting more compounds into the air to contribute to the smell, wetting areas with appropriate products as we systematically move through the room. Vapor odor control is then used via spray to counteract odor carrying particles already released into the air. In extremely severe odor cases, or in situations where one or more individuals in the home detect odor more acutely than others, a third method called thermal fogging can be used. Deodorants move through a heated chamber within specialized equipment and are combusted, resulting in much smaller particles that then attach to the remaining malodorous bits still suspended in the air of your home. The thermal fogging actually changes the chemical composition of the smoky airborne residue, rendering it effectively odorless. These methods can be repeated until all are satisfied that no odor remains.
SERVPRO of Montgomery has but one goal when restoring your historic home after fire damage -- completely returning it to its pre-loss condition. Call (334) 284-1612 night or day and then let us take care of every detail, from appearance to tenacious odors.