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Evaluating the Threat of Mold Damage on Your Montgomery Home

11/10/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Evaluating the Threat of Mold Damage on Your Montgomery Home Call SERVPRO immediately if you spot black mold in your home.

Three Identifying Conditions of Mold Damage in Your Home

The particular risk presented by mold damage in a Montgomery home can vary on many factors. Our inspectors are specially trained to identify and summarize specific characteristics of a mold infestation upon seeing and evaluating it with specialized tools and technology, but there are also a few more visible elements of the mold that can help us to determine how serious the problem is. While you should always call SERVPRO for mold in your home, at least to be sure that the problem is not more widespread in another area, these identifying conditions can help you to evaluate the severity of your problem.

Apparent Age

Some mold damage in Montgomery appears old, wilted, and dead. While this may merely indicate what type of mold it is, it can also help us to determine if we are dealing with a new or old mold problem. Newer patches of growth are typically moist and appear more vibrant than older ones, although this can vary by species. If you believe the mold to be dead, still call us so that we can verify and safely remove it, but be sure to let us know about its condition.

Color

Some mold colors can be critical in evaluating the threat to your home. White mold usually indicates a very new patch of growth and can either be a warning sign of a more extensive and spreading problem, or an easy fix for our mold remediation techniques. Black mold can be hazardous and cause health effects with prolonged exposure. If you find black mold in your home, stay far away from it until we can arrive and quarantine the fungus.

Moisture

A dry patch of mold growth does not last for long in the typical home. One of SERVPRO's first approaches to killing mold is to deny it water. If its source of moisture has already dried up, be sure to let us know, as we can capitalize on this and shorten restoration times.

SERVPRO of Montgomery South is a locally owned franchise with national resources, backing, and certifications that specializes in helping homeowners to overcome mold damage and other problems. Call us at (334) 284-1612.

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Removing Flood Damage in Montgomery

10/25/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Removing Flood Damage in Montgomery Call SERVPRO immediately after flood damage strikes your home, we are here to help 24/7.

SERVPRO Technicians Take the Necessary Steps to Restore Your Home After Flood Damage

Even weaker storms like Nate dropped an incredible amount of water on Alabama and the Gulf Coast. Montgomery homes did not suffer as much as other cities, but the flooding still caused extensive damage throughout our city.

When it comes to flood damage in Montgomery, it is possible to reduce the effects and remediation costs if homeowners move quickly to remove standing water. To meet this need, SERVPRO maintains a 24-hour response team with the latest equipment approved by the IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification).

Our teams arrive on site with at least one pump to begin work. If the power was knocked out or turned off for safety concerns, we bring in at least one portable generator to ensure uninterrupted power. For large homes, we bring in multiple pumps and a generator truck that runs continuously for 24 hours. Even with a residence like a mini-mansion, we can usually draw the water out in less time than that.

Removing the standing water is only the first step though. SERVPRO also maintains the equipment needed to restore your personal property, furniture, and structural property such as carpets and drywall. Our teams draw out trapped water, lower the humidity, and carefully dry out items to prevent secondary damage. Before we bring in any more equipment, however, we remove furniture and anything else that could stain carpets and floors, or we might damage.

Now we bring in water extraction wands. The moisture we remove from carpets and floors with the wands prevents or reduces carpet delamination and floorboards from warping without damaging the surface of either.

As this happens, other SERVPRO technicians set up dehumidifiers. These devices draw moisture from the air in affected rooms; over 25 gallons per day depending on the humidity level. To augment the dehumidifiers, team members also install air movers to circulate warm, dry air in the home and across damp surfaces which forces it out into the air.

The sight of a flooded home can just about paralyze a homeowner. If you are dealing with this and do not know what to do next, SERVPRO of Montgomery South is here to help. To have our team come out and start returning your home to its pre-flood state, call us at (334) 284-1612.

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Saving Montgomery Historical Sites From Water Damage

10/19/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Saving Montgomery Historical Sites From Water Damage Older buildings housing museums or art centers often suffer from chronic water damage that threatens the collections and the memories.

Commercial Water Damage Repair And Restoration

The City of Montgomery incorporated in 1819, and over the past 200 years, citizens experienced a broad range of historical events and memorable personages the current city showcases today. Older buildings housing museums or art centers often suffer from chronic water damage that threatens the collections and the memories. Our highly-qualified workers remediate the harm water incursions cause, saving our city’s history.

The elegant home turned famous author’s museum you manage struggles with aging plumbing and more than a century of precipitation on its shingled roof. Period furnishings and many rooms of papers and books are at risk of damage when small leaks deteriorate the structure of the building and threaten to soak into irreplaceable artifacts. Our crews train extensively on strategies useful when long-standing, incremental water damage reveals itself.

SERVPRO professionals know that storage areas often harbor hidden water damage, including seepage from cracked pipes and moisture that slowly makes it way down from leaks on the roof. First signals of this damage may be peeling paint, water stains on wallpaper, or warped shelving or floors. Do not delay if you suspect water is hiding behind walls or dripping down studs and onto the flooring. The integrity of the building itself is at risk, with repeated cycles of wetness swelling the wood framework of the museum’s storehouse and weakening walls and other surfaces.

Our technicians learn how to measure the moisture content of structural components, and the contents within a building through IICRC approved training. Scanning technology also allows us to find pockets of moisture that otherwise remains obscured. We devise a water removal and drying plan that halts water damage in its tracks, and then use proven methods to restore compromised ceilings, walls, and floors.

Equipment commonly used by our crews include industrial strength air movers, drying mats that pull moisture out of two or more flooring layers, and desiccant dehumidifiers that reduce ambient humidity and dampness in structure and contents. When indicated, SERVPRO crews may drill or cut holes to release water and to check for any microbial growth, frequently a problem with persistent water damage.

SERVPRO workers never consider a job completed until the source of the water damage is found and eliminated. We work with you and other contractors to isolate the leak or other cause of water invasion and to craft a solution.

SERVPRO of Montgomery South prides itself on supporting the arts and preservation of our community through our technical skills and experience when water damage threatens. Call (334) 284-1612 for a consultation if you suspect moisture is causing harm in a commercial setting.

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Power Outages During Hurricane Season Contributes to Ridgefield Mold Damage

10/14/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Power Outages During Hurricane Season Contributes to Ridgefield Mold Damage When a hurricane causes a power outage, mold can easily grow and spread. Call SERVPRO to properly remediate mold damage in your home.

SERVPRO’s Certified Technicians Can Get Your Mold Problem Under Control After a Storm Causes Mold to Grow and Spread

Escaping severe damage from the winds and rains accompanying a deescalating hurricane may cause a premature feeling of relief. Just when you hope the worst is over, sticky, warm air encourages secondary damage from mold in Ridgefield. A professional response to the microbial outbreak becomes necessary as the colonies proliferate quickly.

Excessive moisture is the ingredient that fuels mold damage in your Ridgefield dwelling. The moisture associated with the storm pairs with the strong winds, infusing the air as well, steeply increasing humidity inside your home. Unfortunately, your tools to reduce the airborne moisture are unavailable if power is out. Air conditioning works primarily by condensing and draining away warm, moist air, as does the operation of a dehumidifier. Without either, mold spores absorb the water in the air and begin their life cycle.

SERVPRO technicians are trained to find the source of moisture when we investigate a mold outbreak. Our crews know that absent a method to reduce ambient humidity readings of over 60 percent mold growth is common. Lack of power to run your dehumidifying equipment leaps out as the cause of the mold colonies growing on surfaces in your home. We devise a plan to remediate the current mold situation and reduce the humidity as quickly as possible.

The team SERVPRO dispatch to your home hold Applied Microbial Remediation Specialist certifications. We follow the protocol developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Using plastic draping and negative pressure air scrubbers, we first contain the affected areas to ensure no moldy particles escape into the rest of your home. The technicians remove the mold and any porous surfaces infiltrated by root-like extensions of hyphae, disposing of all moldy materials according to local hazardous waste rules. The affected areas are sanitized with appropriate antimicrobials, and lingering debris vacuumed up with HEPA filtered equipment.

Powerful portable dehumidifiers reduce the humidity, powered by equipment on our well-outfitted vehicles. Once the mold is contained, removed, and discarded, we may add air movers. Throughout, our crew measures air and structural moisture levels, aiming for an air humidity of 30 to 50 percent. Mold damage is avoided primarily through moisture control which becomes far more manageable when your power is restored. SERVPRO gives you the boost needed until your AC and other HVAC systems take over.

SERVPRO of Montgomery South comes to the rescue with our training and experience when losing power means rising interior humidity that invites mold growth. Call (334) 284-1612 for a consultation if mysterious mold damage needs attention.

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Your Family Home and Flood Damage in Montgomery

9/28/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Your Family Home and Flood Damage in Montgomery If flood water makes its way inside your home, call SERVPRO to restore your home.

Thorough Flood Damage Cleanup

Most of the time, heavy rain showers and thunderstorms bring pleasant feelings. There are times, though, when flooding is a direct result of these as they pass through the Montgomery area. Rainfall must have somewhere to go, or downhill areas suffer greatly.

There is always new construction in Montgomery, and this sometimes leads to flood damage of nearby homes. When the terrain in a section of town changes, it can cause rainfall to collect in areas that can not adequately handle the amount it receives. The water must go someplace, and as a result, it spreads out and enters homes.

Cleaning up after a flood is a very messy task. Working together as a team, SERVPRO's employees restore homes affected by flooding disasters. After removing the majority of the soil brought into your home by the water, slowly but steadily drying out your home is our next goal. As this happens, we remove damaged and non-salvageable items so we can concentrate better on cleaning and sanitizing the rest of your home and its contents.

It is important we thoroughly clean so that everything is sanitary and safe. Microbes can live in barely moist environments, so ensuring that your home is completely dry is also a crucial part of the restoration process. Our cleaning procedures can also include the use of antimicrobial agents to prevent mold and mildew growth. If any of these microorganisms are present, removal of most during the cleaning process happens readily. This is more beneficial than waiting for larger problems to develop and then taking care of them later.

Your kitchen is where you prepare your family's meals and snacks, and having a low level of contaminants and pathogens is vital for keeping your family healthy. We can sanitize every surface in your kitchen to help ensure that no flood-borne diseases can make your family ill. We can also inventory your food items that must be disposed of for you to give to your insurance provider if you choose to file a claim.

SERVPRO of Montgomery South makes sure that the equipment needed to restore your home after a flood damage disaster hits your home. Whenever you need us to make it “Like it never even happened,” call us at (334) 284-1612, regardless of the time of day, 365 days a year. We always answer our phone, so you can speak to someone who can help you right away.

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Answers to Water Damage Issues Storms Cause Throughout the Montgomery Area

9/21/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Answers to Water Damage Issues Storms Cause Throughout the Montgomery Area SERVPRO can help make damages left by a storm disappear "Like it never even happened."

Take Action Immediately After Water Damage Affects Your Home

A series of homeowners throughout Montgomery experience damages caused by high winds and water exposure after storms wreak havoc on the area. Your flood insurance may provide some assistance with internal damages. However, wind-driven rains that enter the structure are often not.

As storms cause more and more related water damage to your Montgomery area home, insurers tighten the language used in their policies. It has become essential for you to ask direct questions, to ensure you have the proper coverage when you need it. Wind, rain, hail, and floods, all present serious dangers that you need to be aware of that can cause significant damage to your building.

SERVPRO technicians can assist with reducing the costs associated with internal water damage, as well as roof damage resulting from severe winds. We thoroughly inspect your property after a storm and work with your insurance company to obtain proper compensation to produce the quality results you deserve.

Never avoid taking immediate action regarding water damage on your property after a storm. The longer you take to make a decision, the more damage you may suffer. Mopping up the area and hoping for the best, does not produce quality results you can count on to protect your family’s home.

It takes a professional to catch problems that hide in hard to reach areas, which is why SERVPRO technicians make themselves readily available to deliver professional water damage restoration services throughout the area. Our technicians are, “Faster to Any Size Disaster” making us readily available to address problems found in your home.

Whether you have standing water in your basement, a damaged garage, or leaks and stains in your home, SERVPRO can help. We are a locally owned and operated company that gives you access to industrial-grade equipment and a vast network of resources that make recovering after a savage storm easier. You are not alone; we can help you make damages disappear, “Like it never even happened.”

Take the opportunity to contact SERVPRO of Montgomery South to receive qualified water damage restoration services in Wynlakes, Brentwood and other surrounding areas, call today. (334) 284-1612

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Why You Must Hire Professionals to Restore Your Montgomery Home After Fire Damage

9/13/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Why You Must Hire Professionals to Restore Your Montgomery Home After Fire Damage If you experience a house fire, trust the professionals at SERVPRO to restore your home and make it "Like it never even happened."

Hidden damage and strong odors left behind by a house fire

Even after a small grease fire in your kitchen in Montgomery, you are going to wind up with plenty of damage afterward. You also must deal with a heavy smoky odor throughout your home, black soot on your ceiling and cabinets, burnt grease, and even melted appliances.

Many people attempt to clean up after a small fire in their Montgomery home themselves. However, it is best to leave the inspection and cleanup of the fire damage to the expertise of our technicians at SERVPRO. We are trained and certified to deal with situations like this and have the proper tools as well to restore your home back to its proper state thoroughly.

Kitchen fires produce a mixture of residues which must be cleaned properly. A big challenge of kitchen fires is you will most likely have more than one kind of material which burns and leaves residues. It is not an easy task for the average homeowner to understand how to clean these residues. The different kinds include natural substances such as wood, paper, or natural fabrics, protein substances like grease and burnt food, plus synthetic substances like plastics. It is best that each kind of substance is cleaned with the right method unique to that substance.

Smoke smells are tough to combat. You can keep cleaning, but the smell of smoke can linger still. Smoke particles are tiny, and each of them has an odor. These microscopic particles make their way inside your walls through air ducts, behind the wood trim, into cabinets, under carpeting, and more. Even if you are the best cleaner in the world, there are such a vast number of places you could miss, and it can take weeks for the smell to dissipate.

The fire could have also done more damage than you realize. If flames shot up an air duct, for instance, you may not know about some of the damage done. When you allow SERVPRO staff to inspect your home, we can find all the hidden damage so that your home is completely cleaned and restored, giving you a peace of mind.

SERVPRO of Montgomery South is a locally owned and operated company with the proper training to handle fire damage of all kinds. People who reside in Garden District, Hillwood Club, or Montgomery can reach us easily at any time by dialing (334) 284-1612.

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Addressing Mold Damage Found In Your Montgomery Area Home

8/18/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Addressing Mold Damage Found In Your Montgomery Area Home The mold must have a source of food, a dark location, and water, without any of these, mold sits dormant, possibly for years.

Addressing Mold Damage

As a naturally occurring portion of our environment, mold has a big job. It breaks down a variety of organic materials, recycling them back into our ecosystem. Every mold you find is not harmful, in fact, some are used to develop vitamins and medicines, like penicillin.

With that in mind, you probably agree that even if we could, we would never want to remove mold from our environment entirely. However, having mold damage in your Montgomery home makes promoting fondness of mold rather difficult. So, you need to understand how mold develops and what makes it tick, putting control over mold within your living environment very possible.

If you understand that most areas that mold can access within your home are often missing one of the three ingredients necessary to flourish properly, when it has all three, things can get out of hand quickly. The mold must have a source of food, a dark location, and water, without any of these, mold sits dormant, possibly for years. SERVPRO technicians take control, eliminate one of the three ingredients and remove contaminated materials to stop the spread fast.

Some species have learned to adapt to hazardous conditions, although this does not affect any of the common types found in our area, without water, our mold cannot grow. When you have a leaky faucet, sink, toilet, or another plumbing issue, mold takes advantage. Same goes for ignoring maintenance on your doors, windows, and flooring. SERVPRO can perform a full inspection of your property and determine what needs to happen to avoid growth.

It all comes down to how healthy you want your indoor living environment to be. As a full-grown healthy person, you have little to fear from the mold. However, excessive exposure to heavy growth can and does affect your health eventually. Having older family members, or small children and infants change things considerably, you should take immediate action to prevent a series of significant health risks, SERVPRO can help.

Call SERVPRO of Montgomery South for access to IICRC mold remediation specialists and start protecting your family better, today (334) 284-1612.

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Restoring Furnishings Affected by Water Damage in Montgomery Properties

8/2/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Restoring Furnishings Affected by Water Damage in Montgomery Properties Upholstery and Furniture Cleaning after Water Damage in Montgomery Needs a Professional Service--SERVPRO

SERVPRO Strives to Salvage Personal Belongs from Damage by Water

Fittings, furniture, and other decorative accessories such as carpets and curtains are highly prone to water damage. If the water spreads to the upholstery, it can stain or leave watermarks on the fabric. Mud and silt can also penetrate the fabric and padding if the furniture stays in the water for several hours. This buildup can lead to the growth of mildew both internally and externally. Finished wood surfaces become cloudy, while joints in the frames turn loose. If the disaster is a flood, it can also lead industrial chemicals, pesticides, and sewage into the house.

When faced with water-damaged upholstery, you should contact a professional restoration company immediately. SERVPRO, which is locally owned, has many years of experience in restoring furnishings affected by water damage in Montgomery. Our team is quick and efficient and has the necessary tools to begin the restoration process.
 
Upholstery
Water damage can affect your upholstery in several ways. Wooden framing, in particular, is susceptible to cracking and swelling. Water can also compromise glue and cause damage to your furniture. In case there are water spots on the fabrics, we may have to wet the entire piece of furniture to avoid water lines. This process can lead to stains on the floors or carpets. Our technicians apply spot removal procedures to get rid of these stains. This step is important to prevent the color bleed from causing a permanent tint. In certain cases, soft materials can be transported to our facility for washing in industrial grade Esporta Machine systems.
 
SERVPRO also follows IICRC guidelines to carry out mildew control procedures when restoring upholstery affected by water damage. This step involves rapid drying to eliminate the source of water. For this purpose, we use dehumidifiers and air movers to speed up the drying time.
 
Wood Furniture
Excessive water can leave water spots on your furniture or cause cracking, swelling, or weakening of the joints. To deal with the water spots, our specialists use specialized wood care products to clean and dry the surface. Water damaged furniture frames are slightly more expensive to repair – sometimes even more costly than replacing them. SERVPRO technicians can assess and advise accordingly.
 
If you decide to restore your furnishings from water damage, it is important to act fast. SERVPRO of Montgomery South offers 24/7 emergency service and is available when you need us. Call us today at (334) 284-1612.

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Preventing Fire Damage from Lightnight Strikes to Your Montgomery Home

7/31/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Preventing Fire Damage from Lightnight Strikes to Your Montgomery Home Lightning can start a house or other structure fire. Contact SERVPRO for tips such as installing a lightning rod and others to prevent cases of fire.

SERVPRO Technicians Deal with the Aftermath of a Fire and Help Owners with Tips and Suggestions for Fire Prevention

Few disasters are more devastating than a severe fire. There are several common reasons for fire, including some that are well and widely understood. However, there are others that do not get much attention. A lightning strike can make a fire flare up almost right away, with absolutely no warning. Fires from lightning are not as rare as people think. Even worse, many people assume there is nothing they can do to protect themselves from this powerful force of nature.
 
The best way to prevent fire damage to your Montgomery home from a lightning strike is to give the lightning a path which is well-grounded. Grounding a home is done with a networked arrangement of aluminum and copper components. The surge of electricity efficiently and quickly is channeled into the earth with these elements, creating minimal damage to their surroundings.
 
If you have already suffered from a fire from a lightning strike, SERVPRO is the company you want helping you restore your home. We work fast to get your home back to its safe and proper condition so you and your family can return to your normal lives.
 
The most commonly known and memorable part of a network with the proper components is the lightning rod. By itself, the lightning rod is ornamental at best. The worst possible scenario has the rod attracting lightning while offering it nowhere to go, which causes quite a bit of damage to your home as a result. Lightning fires can begin, plus bricks can be blasted out of your chimney and shingles can be knocked off your roof.
 
A total system for protecting your home from lightning is a cleverly designed web of cables which is installed unobtrusively along the outside of your home. The cables let lightning follow the path of minimal resistance, right down to the ground where it becomes harmless.
 
When the unfortunate does happen, our SERVPRO technicians are standing by to restore your home as soon as the fire is out. You cannot hesitate to contact us, as the longer you wait, the more damage your home sustains. The lingering soot and smoke are very acidic and continue to harm your home and your possessions that may be salvageable with our expert help.
 
SERVPRO of Montgomery South is here for you in your time of need after a fire. We understand how stressful this time can be, which is why we support you each step of the restoration process after you call us at (334) 284-1612.

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Flooding from a Broken Icemaker in Your Garden District Home

7/11/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flooding from a Broken Icemaker in Your Garden District Home Any kitchen appliance that has a water supply can cause a flood in your kitchen. Call SERVPRO if your kitchen gets flooded or for prevention tips.

Professional SERVPRO Techicians Will Root Out Every Place Where Water Has Hidden on Your Property After a Flood to Help Prevent Mold 

One of the hardest working appliances in your home is the refrigerator, so when it breaks or suffers a leak, there can be consequences. The water supply line to the ice maker can burst, causing floods that range from slow leaks to sudden breaks. Some are made of copper, and others are plastic. Some are initially connected under the house while others are linked to a wall. A lot of them have a quick connection which is quite prone to flooding.
 
To prevent flood damage, non-plastic tubing like copper professionally installed with a conventional connection is recommended. Huge kitchen floods in your Garden District home can occur from broken ice maker lines in your refrigerator.
 
SERVPRO, a professional flood remediation company, can help you clean up the mess of flooding if your refrigerator water line has broken. You may have several inches of standing water in your home, which needs to be removed as fast as possible. We have the ability and experience to do so.
 
Before we get there, shut off your water if it is safe, turning it off at the main if needed. Sometimes, there is a shutoff valve behind your refrigerator near the wall. You should also cut off the electricity to the affected rooms.
 
Depending on how bad the flooding is, your kitchen may not be the only place affected. The water could have spread into your dining room, family room, living room, hallways, foyer, or any other room that is on the same level.
 
Our first step is to get rid of this standing water. Once we accomplish this, any damaged flooring is taken up so we can dry the subflooring. The drying process can then begin. We use industrial fans and dehumidifiers, placed strategically around the affected areas to dry your home as quickly as possible. Centrifugal air movers can be set up to dry underneath your kitchen cabinets. We return to your home every twenty-four hours until your home is thoroughly dry.
 
With SERVPRO of Montgomery South, you can be sure that you are treated respectfully and that your home is returned it its previous state before the flooding. Just give us a call when you need at (334) 284-1612.

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Smooth Skating After SERVPRO Restores Rink Water Damage in Montgomery

6/27/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Smooth Skating After SERVPRO Restores Rink Water Damage in Montgomery Call SERVPRO to come out and evaluate any water damage at your rink so that your customers can go back to having fun skating.

Our Technicians Quickly Deal with Water Damage at Your Business Location

No business relies more upon a secure and even expanse of floor than a roller rink. Water leaking into the building and saturating the floor threatens the integrity of the rink surface. To ensure the pleasure and safety of paying customers, smart proprietors look to the expertise of SERVPRO to restore commercial water damage.
 
A burst pipe or leaky flat roof causes significant commercial water damage to your Montgomery entertainment venue. You run an arcade, restaurant, and roller rink 24 hours a day. There literally is no time for anything more than routine maintenance without disappointing customers. Our speedy and skilled staff have the ability to find your water incursion problem, recommend a permanent fix, and then attend to the residual water damage stemming from the unwanted moisture.
 
Once we help you arrange to repair the plumbing or leak, it is on to evaluating the harm the water saturation did to your skating surface and viewing surfaces. Tiled floors underlie the areas where family and friends gather at tables to celebrate birthdays, date nights and other events. The rink itself is hardwood, a flexible yet stable surface for everything from beginners just getting the hang of rolling along to seasoned rink aficionados skating forward, backward, and in intricate patterns. Warping, buckling, cupping, and crowning are all symptoms of water damage unrepaired. Any of these issues make the rink unsafe and deter fun-seekers from skimming around with abandon.
 
SERVPRO technicians train extensively in the methodology of wood and tile water damage prevention and restoration. The key is to engage our services immediately so that the considerable damage water may do is minimized. Wood is very resilient if water is cleared quickly. The problems begin when moisture infiltrates and is absorbed deeply into the fibers of the wood. Swelling then occurs, causing the wood to become uneven and distorted. Even if efforts are made to be certain the top layer is dried, deterioration sneaks up if the subflooring is soaked and again wets the rink surface.
 
Our crews have a broad array of equipment and strategies to abate the water damage. Pumps and extractors remove the obvious water. Air movers and dehumidifiers then join in to help, and floor drying mats get even closer to the moisture to reduce the levels. SERVPRO employees know how to determine drying goals for all levels of your rink surface, and consistent moisture monitoring ensures the reduction in wetness is accomplished in a balanced way that avoids inconsistent treatment that results in a wavy or brittle floor.
 
Count on the expertise of the staff at SERVPRO of Montgomery South when you have thousands of square feet of water-logged wood floor that needs to be restored to a smooth, seamless surface. A single call to (334) 284-1612 partners you with the team that delivers your desired results.

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Should You Use Mold Resistant Paint To Help Prevent Mold Damage To Your Montgomery Home?

6/18/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Should You Use Mold Resistant Paint To Help Prevent Mold Damage To Your Montgomery Home? Considering types of paint is extremely important in an environment that will be repeatedly damp and quite possibly wet. Call SERVPRO to discuss.

SERVPRO Certified Technicians Provide Many Useful Tips for Preventing Mold Damage on Your Property

Mold is a potential problem for any homeowner. Mold can live in any damp place where there is also food for it to grow – and it can use many household items like food, including damp clothes, carpets, drapes, and drywall. Therefore any steps you can take to make it harder for the fungi to take hold are a good idea.
 
Perhaps you have heard of mold resistant paint. You might be wondering what it is and whether you should use it to help prevent mold damage to your Montgomery home.
 
Mold resistant paint contains antimicrobial ingredients that discourage growth on any surface treated with the paint. Each manufacturer states on the tin how long the effect should be expected to last.
 
Such paint is a useful tool for any homeowner in the fight against mold. SERVPRO recommends the use of mold resistant paint in any areas that are prone to damp, such as bathrooms, basements, kitchens, laundry rooms, or some internal ceilings. It is particularly important to pay attention to corners and the areas where ceilings and walls meet, as these areas are popular with the fungi and are common areas for it to appear.
 
However, SERVPRO’s recommendation of this paint does come with an important caveat: For it to work properly, you need to deal with the issue at its source first. Painting helps prevent a recurrence of the problem, but only if the problem is properly dealt with in the first place.
 
We can assist you with mold remediation before application. Our IICRC-certified experts are trained to deal with outbreaks in any area of your home. We come equipped with a range of tools and techniques to get growth under control.
 
The first step is to establish containment to prevent spores spreading to other areas. Following containment, negative air machines draw the contaminated air out of the affected area and vent it outside your home. Then the work of remediation begins. Our technicians use a combination of techniques which include scrubbing, HEPA vacuuming, and damp wiping with detergents.
 
Depending on the total extent of the damage, some areas of drywall might need to be replaced as well.
 
Once the mold is under control and the area is thoroughly dried out, it is safe to apply mold resistant paint to help prevent future outbreaks.
 
If you have mold growing in your home, do not delay. Call SERVPRO of Montgomery South at (334) 284-1612 for assistance.

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Commercial Water Damage And How It Can Affect A Photography Studio In Montgomery

5/18/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Damage And How It Can Affect A Photography Studio In Montgomery When water damage is present, this can lead to not only mold growth but also stains and mustiness.

Commercial Water Damage To A Photography Studio


Running a photography studio is sure to guarantee your days are filled with smiling people and adorable babies. There is much more to operating a prosperous studio than just the cameras, however.

Studios in Montgomery need to have the correct backdrops, props, and other tools, but commercial water damage can alter these tools of the trade by letting mold grow, stains appear, and off-smells to develop that nobody wants to be near. SERVPRO technicians know how to get everything back to how it should be, through and quickly, so you can get everything back on track again.

After we have made sure that future water leaks are no longer possible, if that was the initial cause, we begin working toward restoring everything that has been damaged. As in any other business, photo studios are full of various materials, all of which need specialized care and treatment for them to all be restored fully.

Fabric backdrops and other cloth props can be cleaned in our facilities and then brought back to your studio. When water damage is present, this can lead to not only mold growth but also stains and mustiness. Our equipment rids washable items of all of these, efficiently.

Plastic props can develop cruddy-looking mold deposits, especially in grooves and other indented details. We can clean these at your studio or our facility, making them look new again. The same goes for wooden props, such as wagons, rocking chairs, blocks, and other décor. If you sell frames, we can also ensure that these have no signs of water damage on them that would prevent their use.

Carpets are often part of the shot when babies and toddlers are involved, so these need to be not only clean in appearance but also be clean deep-down, and smell like it, too. Parents who are fine with placing their child on a smelly carpet are few and far between. To wrap everything up and make sure that water damage is a thing of the past, our Odor Control Technician (OCT) can also make your studio smell fresh and clean again. We know it is hardly an easy task to smile when the air around you smells terrible, and this can affect your clients' reaction while in your studio, and their photographs.

SERVPRO of Montgomery South wants to ensure that our community's businesses thrive instead of faltering when faced with disasters such as water damage. Our number, (334) 284-1612, is always answered, regardless of the hour or date. We are always here to do what we do best – restore your business so you can continue to provide the best to our community.


For more information about the City of Montgomery, Alabama visit: http://www.montgomeryal.gov/

Overflowing Appliances That Cause Flood Damage In Montgomery Often Have Preventable Causes

5/5/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Overflowing Appliances That Cause Flood Damage In Montgomery Often Have Preventable Causes Homeowners who have not had a chance to clean out drains in appliances can find themselves dealing with flood damage.

Overflowing Appliances Cause Flood Damage

Daily chores in most homes include washing dishes. Maintaining these appliances often becomes one of those jobs that is relegated to 'a better time,' which rarely seems to materialize.

Homeowners in Montgomery who have not had a chance to clean out drains in appliances can find themselves dealing with overflowing dishwashers and subsequent flood damage. This problem is quite preventable. Performing this small act of maintenance can also increase both the cleanliness of your dishes and the lifespan of your dishwasher.

Cleaning the interior of the dishwasher should begin with a visual look-over. The drains location should be toward the back and on the bottom. Clear away and dispose of any solids you encounter. Wipe off any slime-like debris, also. Make sure that you are wearing gloves and dispose of everything you clean away into the garbage can and not the sink.

Using your dishwasher's owner manual, find the location where the drainage hose connects to the dishwasher. Detach it at both ends and place the hose in your kitchen sink. Make sure your drain catcher is in place. Pour some water down the hose. After it is cleared of all debris, reattach the hose. Ensure the hose is securely attached so that it should not leak. Run a cycle without any dishes being loaded inside and make sure to check for leaks during the time periods that the dishwasher is draining.

However, in cases where it is too late to prevent a problem because the dishwasher has already overflowed, flood damage is a very real possibility. SERVPRO has the tools needed to prevent damage, and also to restore kitchens that currently do have damage. It is true that we perform large jobs that involve catastrophic flooding, but we also provide services that can protect your home from subsequent damages caused by even the smallest floods.

Cleaning up standing water might look like a simple task, but water from dishwashers is often full of food particles, grease, spices, and other culinary-related items. The soap does nothing to dissolve these particles, but rather keeps them suspended. When soapy water dries, it can leave food particles stuck to dishes. The same applies to your floor, under the dishwasher, and anywhere else that water goes. These locations can include under your flooring.

SERVPRO of Montgomery South is available to help out for this and any other kitchen-disaster. Just call us at (334) 284-1612, day or night, and we can begin fixing the problem before it has a chance to cause any damage.

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:

Agitation
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.

Lubrication
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.

Extraction
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.


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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.

The Importance of Sampling and Assessment for Mold Damage in Downtown Montgomery

12/17/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation The Importance of Sampling and Assessment for Mold Damage in Downtown Montgomery Did you find mold on your property? Call SERVPRO quickly to investigate the source!

Mold Damage Can be Treated More Effectively After the Cause is Determined

Mold damage is a problem that can affect almost any kind of home or property. While it tends to be most prevalent in older buildings which have been poorly maintained, it can strike new houses too. The key to its growth is moisture. If a home does not stay clean and dry, the risk of mold spores is significantly increased.

Mold remediation is a great way to neutralize the spread and render spores harmless, but it is a complex process. In order for SERVPRO to treat a mold problem, our experts need to know how it developed and what may be causing it. They have to learn a little about the type of mold damage in Downtown Montgomery buildings before they can begin repairs.

Sometimes, a visual inspection is enough. Other times, advanced sampling techniques may be used to determine the severity of the problem.

Air Sampling

Air samples are collected using a bio-aerosol air impactor device. It pushes particles towards a special sampling container or surface, where they can be captured for testing later. This process is only carried out if mold damage is very light and the SERVPRO technicians need to determine whether it actually poses a risk.

Swab Sampling

Swab (or surface) samples are a more reliable method than air samples. They are commonly used to identify the source of a mold problem. A remediation expert takes a sterile swab and inserts it into a neutralizing solution. It is then sent to a specialist testing facility for assessment and analysis. When the results come back, the remediation team will know more about the type, severity, and characteristics of the mold.

Carpet Sampling

Organic fibers can trap and hold mold spores for a long time. This is why SERVPRO always treats and remediates carpets and soft furnishings. If they do not, there is a chance that the problem could just come back after we leave. Carpet testing is a simple way to determine whether there are undetected spores hiding in the fibers, so it is an early method of detection.

If you need more information on any of these sampling or assessment procedures, our team of remediation experts is happy to talk. SERVPRO of Montgomery is based in your local area. We can carry out testing at a time that suits you. Call us 24/7 at (334) 284-1612.

Financial Losses of Montgomery Retail Stores in Flooding

11/20/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Financial Losses of Montgomery Retail Stores in Flooding Flooding can typically stop your business from operating. Call SERVPRO to discuss speeding up the restoration process!

Quick Remediation Can Save Your Business

Retail locations lose money in a number of ways during a flood and its aftermath, and many business owners do not see some of these losses coming. Even light floods typically close doors for at least a few days, and can cost thousands in combined expenses. Heavier floods, of course, can have a much greater impact. When negotiating with insurers or computing your financial loss, be sure to include these factors into your calculations.

Immediate Inventory Loss and Repair Costs

The most obvious, and typically the most easily accounted for, loss that most stores take is in inventory loss and restoration costs. Businesses in Montgomery deal with commercial water removal, repainting, floor replacement, and merchandise loss in most cases, and these costs can add up quickly. Fortunately, an insurance company will usually take these expenses into account immediately and cover for them, and our teams can help with taking inventory and tracking costs incurred.

Customer Loss and Long-Term Profits

Although this is often much more difficult to track, loss of regular customers and brand identity may end up costing you more than the cost of repairs and merchandise. While your store is undergoing restoration, customers will be forced to find an alternative business, and may stay with that business even after you have reopened. This is one of the primary reasons why SERVPRO emphasizes a fast path to opening doors again.

Employee Losses and HR Expenses

Most employees will not want to wait more than a few weeks at most for you to reopen without pay, meaning that in some cases you might have to seek out replacements or pay employee salaries while no revenue is coming in. Either option will end up with financial loss, and possibly with problems in readjusting old employees or introducing new ones.

SERVPRO of Montgomery helps local businesses to reopen as quickly as possible and at low financial loss. Call us today for our fast responses and quality restoration services at (334) 284-1612.

Can my documents and books with flood damage be saved?

11/8/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Can my documents and books with flood damage be saved? Some papers can be easily replaced while others are a hassle to get new copies of, such as marriage licenses, birth certificates, and the like.

Will I be Able to Salvage My Flood Damaged Documents and Books?

Floods are often unexpected, and whether the water comes from a burst pipe, malfunctioning appliance, or a water line, the contents of homes that are flooded stand a great chance of being ruined. Items made of paper are particularly vulnerable, especially if those items become soaked during the water emergency.

If your home has flood damage in Brentwood, you're probably wondering whether our experts can restore any of your documents, books, and similar items. There are several factors that affect whether paper and books can be saved, but we do have the tools and skills to restore them.

Type of Flood Damage

Because paper items are so fragile, it's important that any restoration work should be performed as soon as possible. The sooner you call SERVPRO after flooding has occurred in your home, the more likely it is that we'll be able to save your possessions. Along with time, the type of water involved in the flood will determine whether restoration is feasible. Books and documents damaged by floods resulting from clean water or gray water -- which is contaminated water without solid waste in it -- can usually be dried out and saved by our team. Black water, which has solid waste and hazardous contaminants, leaves fewer options and may render items unsafe to save.

Paper Documents and Books

Some papers can be easily replaced while others are a hassle to get new copies of, such as marriage licenses, birth certificates, and the like. Books can also be difficult to replace if they're collector's editions or out of print, and not just the pages but bindings can be greatly affected by flood damage. We use a variety of high-tech drying and extraction techniques that allow us to restore books and documents without causing more damage to them.

Artwork and Collector's Items

Though artwork, paper collectibles, stamps, and ephemera are particularly fragile and prone to water damage, there are cases where SERVPRO technicians can restore them. Items doused by flood water will require quick attention and careful drying, but there are other ways that floods affects paper items other than drenching, such as moisture from humidity. Humidity left indoors can cause mold and mildew growth on art, paper items, and books, which is why we use industry leading equipment and methods to ensure that humidity is kept at an acceptable level in our clients' homes.

 

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

At SERVPRO of Montgomery, our aim is to restore as many of your possessions as possible after a flood occurs, including documents and books. For a quote or to obtain more information about our flood damage restoration services, call us 24/7 at (334) 284-1612.

Professional Procedures Can Remediate Mold Damage in Ridgefield

10/21/2016 (Permalink)

Ridgefield Mold Remediation By SERVPRO is Thorough and Safe

One of the primary reasons to restore or replace soaked materials and furniture isn't just to reduce flood or other water damage. If standing water is left too long or affected property isn't treated quickly enough, then dormant mold spores can begin to form and grow.

Why is mold damage such a threat to Ridgefield homes? SERVPRO understands that mold isn't just a series of blotches across a ceiling or down the walls of a home. In some individuals, mold spores can lead to health effects.

 To prevent or alleviate these problems, we have built our remediation procedures around the EPA's Guidelines. Their primary suggestions are:
1) Clean and dry moldy materials
2) Discard all moldy items that cannot be cleaned
3) Dry non-moldy items within 48 hours

We start the procedure by bringing in one of our inspectors. They are trained with an extensive set of tools and meters to find the source of the infestation and how far it may have spread. Once that has been determined, we bring in our technicians to isolate the HVAC system, remove both affected and unaffected property and bring in the cleaning equipment needed.

If the HVAC has been infested, work will begin there. Since ductwork is difficult to get into, our technicians will use a series of anti-fungal foggers to push the chemicals throughout the building's air system. Once the mold has been destroyed, specialized exhaust fans are placed to blow the dead spores our of the ducts and out of your home. With that accomplished, air filters will be replaced, and the HVAC will be sealed to prevent mold spores released by the cleaning process get back into the vents. Then, we use the same fans to set up negative air pressure inside your home to ensure any mold released into the air is expelled to the outside your home.

Ceiling panels and drywall that have been infected will have to be replaced. The material typically cannot be cleaned without destroying it. However, if the patch is light, we may be able to use sponges and solvents to remove the mold and salvage the material. The same is true for many types of drapes and curtains. Depending on the fabric used, this is also the case for certain kinds of furniture.
Carpets can be cleaned and dried if the water has been removed quickly enough. Our technicians use anti-fungal and antimicrobial cleaners to destroy and break up mold spores. With that accomplished, they use industrial vacuums (HEPA filters) to remove the mold and other soils. If there is still an excessive amount of moisture in the carpets, specially designed heaters are used to dry the carpets without damaging the fibers.

Even a home that looks ready for occupancy can still be a threat. SERVPRO of Montgomery understands the menace of mold to a home and its owners. If you believe you may have a mold problem, call us today at (334) 284-1612.

Dealing With Water Damage

10/10/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Dealing With Water Damage Keep your house well maintained. But if you find damage, call SERVPRO asap!

Minor Excess Water Can Turn into Extensive Damage

As the rain begins to fall a little more often, now is the time to inspect your home in order to prevent or at least ameliorate the effects. Storm flooding is not very common in this area of Alabama, but that is not the only source.

SERVPRO understands that Brentwood water damage can start with the smallest leak. A drain that has pulled away from its connection to the gutter, now allows the rainfall to travel out of the gutter, down the wall of your home and directly into the ground around the foundation. If no one is outside in the rain or makes a complete check of the system in good weather, then it can go unnoticed until another sign makes itself known.

What many homeowners first notice is the musty odor that indicates water has gotten into their house and has now begun to compromise wood, drywall, carpets and perhaps even their HVAC system. As they try to track down the source of the odor, then stains both inside and outside the home are discovered.

If called in at this point, our inspectors can determine the origin of the water damage and how to deal with it. If it is not extensive yet, then our technicians will be able to use the blowers and exhaust fans in our equipment inventory to remove excess moisture from the affected areas. If there is a threat of mold infestation, dehumidifiers are used as well. Drywall is especially vulnerable to water damage and mold infestation and should be treated as quickly as possible. These same machines are used to restore carpets and padding. We also keep on hand specialized heaters and vacuums to extract water from carpets as well as wood flooring.

Despite best efforts, there are times that water damage is going to happen. SERVPRO of Montgomery is a locally owned franchise that maintains a 24hr response team to support its neighbors. If you are concerned about possible damage from recent storms, or wish to schedule an inspection, call us at (334) 284-1612 today.

Homeowners Insurance and Fire Damage

9/15/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Homeowners Insurance and Fire Damage Montgomery Fire Damage, Insurance, and How SERVPRO Can Help

When a Fire Damages Your Property Call SERVPRO for Help

Do you know all the contents of your home? Most homeowners can't name or price most of the items in their home. When there is fire damage in Alabama, the insurance company is hoping that you don't know the worth of your losses. If you leave your fire losses up to the insurance company, they will generally assume a low number for your claim.
 
If you don't document your fire damage loss in Montgomery, the insurance company doesn't have to pay you based on what you think your loss was worth. The more you can prove through documentation, the better you will get recompensed on your claim and to help verify tax-deductible property losses. You must submit a “proof of loss claim” where you must itemize your losses, plus list their value.
 
Organization is the key to dealing with insurance companies when claims are filed. Any contact with your insurance company should also be documented. Keep a diary of calls, emails or other forms of communication with the insurance company in case there is a difference of mindsets later on. With a fire damage to your home, you are probably displaced.
 
Your homeowner's policy will likely have a “loss of use” clause that entitles you to be reimbursed for living expenses while you are out of your home. Remember, as silly as it may seem and even though your home may be lost, don't negate your financial responsibilities of paying your mortgage, taxes and insurance.
 
Your Alabama homeowner's policy also includes liability protection, based on where you stay after fire damage. For example, if you can stay with family or friends, their address can be added as a second location for liability purposes. If your home is destroyed, ask your insurance company to reduce the part of the policy that covers the structure and ask for a reduction in premiums.
 
Sometimes your insurance company will press you to close your claim on your losses asap. To them the longer your claim status remains open, the greater chance that you will discover and file a claim for additional that they initially overlooked. Will an insurance company confer with you on additional claims, no!
 
Settling claims after a fire is the perfect time to have SERVPRO by your side. Not only do we have the training and experience in restorations to help you through this trying time, but we can also help you with your insurance paperwork. Our professionals will help by providing a detailed and accurate list of your belongings. For your peace of mind, we use digital photos, and we will help you with your claim process.
 
SERVPRO of Montgomery is local. We specialize in restoring your contents damaged by water, fire or mold. Our professionals have several methods of cleaning that will help preserve your precious keepsakes. Call us today at (334) 284-1612 and let us get started in restoring you to a pre-fire condition and peace of mind.

If You Have Suffered Flood Damage Contact SERVPRO Immediately

8/23/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Damage If You Have Suffered Flood Damage Contact SERVPRO Immediately When stagnant water sits in a Montgomery home or business for extended periods of time, it will weaken your property's structure and foundation.

Flood Damage Restoration

Alabama is no stranger to flood damage to its residents and businesses. Ivan and other Gulf disturbances remain a devastating memory. Excess water encourages the Alabama River to overflow its banks and rush into the streets. Additional water problems also plague many homes and businesses, including HVAC failure, burst pipes, sewer problems, appliance failures and water used to fight a fire. If you have recently suffered flood damage, you need the help of professionals who can quickly and safely remove the water and dry out your property. Our suggestion to our property owners is not to remove flood waters without the trained knowledge and professional equipment needed to do so. A DIY removal process can lead to additional damage. This is why you need a team of professionals who will get the job done right the first time and every time.

SERVPRO has been in the remediation water extraction industry for many years. Our IICRC certified experts are the best in the industry when it comes to responding to emergency disasters. Restoring storm and flood damage properties is the cornerstone of our business. We remain dedicated to responding immediately, which reduces the occurrence of any secondary damage issues. When stagnant water sits in a home or business for extended periods of time, it will weaken your property's structure and foundation. Mold, mildew, and rot may also begin to grow. This is why it is imperative to call professionals for a successful extraction process. After a flood, if any of your personal possessions have been damaged, don't worry, SERVPRO can help!

Our “restore” versus “replace” mindset can help you save money, while also preserving your precious investments. We utilize several methods of cleaning, involving dry/wet cleaning, spray and wipe and foam/abrasive/immersion cleaning methods. Our additional services include move outs/pack-outs, cleanup electronics and a document/photograph drying process. The success of storm water and flood damage remediation is affected by how quickly we can begin to restore you to a pre-loss condition. As your locally owned and operated water and flood damage restoration company, SERVPRO is available to help our community with 24/7 emergency services. We are committed to being Faster to Any Size Disaster. Our highly trained specialists can respond immediately to your residential or commercial emergency.

SERVPRO of Montgomery proudly serves the Montgomery County communities. Keep our information nearby so that if an emergency disaster occurs, you don't have to guess who to call. We are trusted name in the disaster restoration industry, and we are always available to help you! Call us today so that we can help give you peace of mind during flood and water damages (334) 284-1612.

Understanding the Types of Water Damage: Tips from SERVPRO

7/22/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Understanding the Types of Water Damage: Tips from SERVPRO Clean Water Can Quickly Turn to Gray Water

Different Types of Water Require Appropriate Types of Remediation

When water builds up in a building (or sometimes even small leaks), it's easy to panic. The causes of these leaks could be diverse; like a broken pipe, water line, sewer line, or even a leaky roof. While these sources are multifaceted, the types of water that are produced varies as well (depending on the source). While leaks are fairly common, yet each have a unique impact on people's health and well-being. This makes it more important than ever to understand how to classify different varieties of water, the potential health hazards that they might create, and how to clean up each type of water damage. Our technicians know how fast water damage can build up and ruin a house- so we take water damage very seriously.
 
Most Common: Clean Water 
 
Most of the Ridgefield water damage we see comes from clean water and other "sanitary sources" like water pipes, the water main, or even rainwater. It poses less of a hazard than other types of water damage. These types of water often look exactly like tap water. As a general rule of thumb, clear water isn't dangerous unless it's left sitting for more than 48 hours.
 
Less Common: Gray Water
 
In many circumstances gray water can be very contaminated, so it's best to proceed with caution and call our technicians. These types of water or cloudy, can have a smell, and often contain microbial growth or other toxins. These types of water come from storm drains, surface water, or water from equipment (like sump pumps).
 
Least Common: Black Water
 
Black water usually smells bad and is difficult (sometimes impossible) to see through. It could come from rivers, sewers, or backed-up water sources. Usually, this type of water contains bacteria, viruses, toxins, and other parasites that make you sick. It's often best to contact our professional services and quarantine the area until it can be properly cleaned.
 
Let SERVPRO Handle Your Water Damage
 
The most important thing to remember when it comes to water damage is to ensure that everyone is safe, and dangerous areas are sealed off to allow for adequate clean-up. Clean water can be addressed relatively quickly, whereas gray water and black water are much more difficult to thoroughly address. Often, our service professionals have to sanitize materials, apply specialized chemicals that slow the growth of bacteria or mold, and dry and restore your home. Plus, we're strategically located to take handle practically any flood damage in the nation. Give SERVPRO of South Montgomery a call when you need to handle water damage at (334) 284-1612.

Homeowner's Insurance Policies Vary In What They Cover

6/14/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Homeowner's Insurance Policies Vary In What They Cover Severe Roof Damage After a Storm

Be Prepared For Storms By Reviewing Your Insurance Coverage Yearly

We advise our customers to take a close look at their home owner's policy. Does the policy include coverage for storm damage? The fact is that we encourage our clients to make sure that they carry storm damage insurance to ease the financial burden caused by a major disaster. We are a commercial and residential restoration service, and we deal with storm damage calls on a regular basis.

We are SERVPRO of Montgomery, and we know the disastrous toll that an intense storm might cause in the community. We care deeply about the community and our customers. Consequently, we provide 24-hour service to answer their calls for emergency service after a major storm.
 
Storm Damage Insurance Coverage


We've seen all the horror stories on television and read about them in the newspapers. A family is wiped out after a tornado, hurricane, hailstorm, earthquake, or severe flood hit their community. Their entire home was affected. The roof, siding, windows, doors, and attached buildings were damaged almost beyond repair. They simply do not know the next step to take, because they did not have the proper storm insurance. They assumed that their home owner's policy would cover the damages to their property. Here is something that is interesting to note. The basic home owner's policy covers storm damage that is caused by hail, hurricanes, or tornadoes. However, that same policy does not cover floods or earthquakes. This is a fact that is critical to realize if you live in an area that is designated a flood zone or earthquake zone. Therefore, it is a good idea to contact your Insurance agent immediately and discuss taking out a flood or earthquake insurance policy.
 
After The Storm


After the storm, you'll probably discover a lot of heartbreaking damage to the exterior of your property. Some might also note damage to the interior of the property too. Of course, we want you and your family to remain safe. Wait till the danger is over, and make a quick assessment of the storm damage in Downtown Montgomery. Note the roof, windows, doors, shingles, and exposed structures. If you suspect that there is severe damage to your home, call us. We will respond quickly to your call and arrive at your location fast. Our trained technicians will get to work immediately handling restoration and cleanup.
 
Storm Damage Downtown Montgomery Company


After identifying that storm damage has occurred to your property, don't hesitate to contact us as soon as possible. It is important to repair, replace, and cleanup immediately before more damage occurs. We are SERVPRO of Montgomery and will respond fast to your call. We are also prepared to work with your insurance company and help you manage your claim paperwork. Contact us at (334) 284-1612 today for more information.

Mold Causes and Prevention

6/14/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Causes and Prevention Water Seeps Through a Leaky Roof To Cause Ceiling Mold Damage

Professionals at SERVPRO Can Treat Mold Before It Spreads

SERVPRO of Montgomery is a mold damage service. We are experienced in treating just about any type of mold damage in or on a property. We are a service that is available 24 hours a day. Call us anytime and we will send our well-trained technicians straight to your location. We realize that mold is a problem that easily affect the lifestyle of the people that are living in the home. The fact is that mold spreads a lot quicker than you could imagine. Therefore, we make it a priority to move fast and use our specialized mold removal equipment to get rid of the mold damage before it escalates.
 
Mold Causes
A lot of our customers have questions about mold. The number one question is, "how did it get started?" Well, we ask the customer to take a look aound their property. Check for things like wetness in a dark, secluded area. The fact is that mold requires a wet environment to grow quickly. Mold is not going to increase in a dry area that has plenty of light. We find that mold has a high tendency to develop in areas that contain leaks in the home. This might be in a dark basement or outside the house near the entrance where pipes enter the home. The mold might go undetected for a long time before we are contacted to get rid of the mold damage in Montgomery.

Here is something else to note; mold frequently grows on the top of a roof that leaks. The mold is discovered, after the leak is noticed. There are several other causes for mold too. They include a damp basement that is not well ventilated. This is a mold playground, where mold grows speedily. Homes with a shaky foundation or homes recently flooded are a perfect breeding ground for mold growth.
 
Preventing Mold
Often, our customers want to know how to prevent future mold infestation. Well, we suggest that they take the following precautions to lower the risk of mold growth on their property. Mold requires moisture and a surface to grow on. Mold tends to grow in a place with leaks. For example, on a roof that leaks, in a basement with leaky pipes, in a bathroom with leaky fixtures. We suggest that our customers check their homes for leaks on a regular basis. Fix any leaks discovered immediately. This is the number one way to prevent future mold damage.
 
Perhaps, you've discovered mold growing in your home. Don't delay. Contact SERVPRO of Montgomery immediately. Contact us today at (334) 284-1612. We are a reliable mold damage Montgomery company that will respond to your call immediately. Our quick response will help to reduce the damage to your property and restore your home to a mold-free condition.

Don't Let Storm Damage Bring Mold Into Your House

6/10/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Don't Let Storm Damage Bring Mold Into Your House Storm Damage Can Result In Mold Damage Unless Professionally Remediated

SERVPRO Is Always Ready To Clean Up Damage

When facing storm damage, there are a lot of effects that could occur as a result of the water damage that came from the storm. Among the common types of problems that could occur is flooding. In the case of hard and heavy rain, there can be a major flood with standing water.

In most cases, moisture can get into places that are hard to reach and can easily go undetected. These cases require professional damage restoration services provide by us to handle all types of storm and water damage.
 
We not only have the experience to handle all of the damages caused by flooding, but also get rid of any potentially hazardous byproducts of Montgomery water damage. For instance, we can pick up mold and mildew in many of the places that a non-professional cleaning job and crew would miss. The reason we are able to has a lot to do with the equipment we have. Our equipment can uncover mold in all of the hidden places. Also, it is better to call us sooner than later when you have water damage. There are more than a few problems that could occur when you have water damage.
 
Surfaces that have been exposed to water for an extended period of time tend to break down. There are also other problems like poor air quality which if allowed to continue will go on to cause a lot of health problems in people. In fact, the damages that could be caused by water are almost immediate. That is why it is important to get in contact with us as soon as you experience water problems.
 
We at SERVPRO of Montgomery South are always available to provide services to your property. We are open for business 24/7. We understand that emergencies can occur in the off hours of the day as well as during business hours. So we are always available to look at your home, assess the damages and take care of the issue caused by storms, fires, smoke, and other catastrophes. We are also carefully located so that we can quickly reach anyone in the area that is hit with a disaster. Give us a call at (334) 284-1612 and a representative will be available to help you.

Three Essential Things You Need When Water is Flooding Your Property

6/9/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Three Essential Things You Need When Water is Flooding Your Property Flooded Stairway In Need of Remediation

Water Damage Must Be Remediated Promptly To Prevent Mold Damage

Flooding in a home is probably a more common event than most people think. Because water damage can be caused by a number of different situations, it is important that people know how to handle these problems well in advance. With that being said, here are three essential things that a homeowner needs when there are flood waters in their home.
 
#1 - Immediate Help to Prevent Secondary Damage

When flood waters enter the home, one of the most critical responses to this type of situation is to get immediate help. Fortunately, our team of commercial water damage restoration technicians is available to homeowners in immediate and surrounding areas on a 24 hour / 7 days a week basis. Therefore, when the homeowner or another family member contact our customer support line for the services, we can send the support needed right away. This emergency team’s primary goal is to remove the excessive waters from the home as quickly as possible to prevent secondary damage. For instance, if the excessive water is not removed from the home and the items that have been affected are not dried out quickly, the owner may experience additional problems like mold growing and spreading.
 
#2 - Trained Staff of Water Removal Recovery Technicians

In addition to the homeowner requesting emergency services to remove the water, people should also know that the staff that is sent onsite must have the appropriate Downtown Montgomery water damage expertise to do the job. Therefore, to ensure that we always send the best resources in the industry, we offer help that is highly trained and that has been certified to these jobs. From removing water from the home with specific techniques to making sure the staff is familiar with the latest knowledge in the industry, the teams that we deploy are highly skilled in water restoration solutions and getting the homeowners back in their home comfortably in the shortest amount of time possible. For example, our technicians are provided with restoration training before they obtain their certification.
 
#3 - Specialized Equipment

Even though some people may feel like they can handle the job with an industrial vacuum cleaner, it is important to know that this is not necessarily true. This is because there is both visible and hidden water that has to be removed and dried completely to prevent any further unnecessary damage. Our team of technicians will enter the property with all kinds of different specialized equipment to remove the water, dry the items affected and deodorize the home. For instance, our technicians have detection equipment for scoping out the site to identify the water that you cannot see with the naked eye.
 
So, for those of you who need help with a flooding problem in your home today, you can contact SERVPRO of Montgomery South at 334-284-1612 today.

Certifications Are Essentials In Remediating Mold

6/9/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Certifications Are Essentials In Remediating Mold Industrial Mold Damage Needs Experienced Remediation

SERVPRO Has The Right Certifications and Plan To Remediate Your Mold Damage

When you are dealing with mold damage in an industrial situation, it is important to think about the memberships and certifications of the remediation company you are looking at. There are a lot of professional organizations like RIA, or Restoration Industry Association, which can be quite beneficial for the information they obtain to help with a mold remediation project on the industrial level. You don’t want to go with an inexpensive mold remediation company since they will likely not follow the EPA Guidelines for mold removal, cut corners and might not set up containment that is a must to stop mold spores from spreading further.

Certifications for Mold Removal

There are plenty of mold certifications around so that companies can say they are certified. However, one of the most reputable is the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). It is one of the most reliable ones out there because it does not offer a one-day certification, but instead offers a week long course so you can learn the different aspects of mold remediation. Another certification that is well-known is the ACAC Mold Certification that some industry professionals get as well. No matter the company you choose for mold remediation, you want to check the certification program to ensure it isn’t just a one-day course or online test. You can rest assured that when you choose our professional services at SERVPRO that we have all the necessary training and certifications.

Facts Concerning Mold Remediation Costs

The costs of mold remediation can vary widely, so you always want to know what is included in the estimate. At SERVPRO, there will be no surprises. We will assess your damage and go over a remediation plan with you before beginning, so you fully know what to expect, including an accurate estimate. Everything will be included in the estimate, including things needed for proper mold containment, safety equipment for our staff and anti-microbial treatments.

Equipment for Industrial Mold Remediation

It will vary which equipment will be needed for an industrial project. However, it is important that whoever you hire gets the right equipment needed for your particular project. Safety and mold equipment are essential for the project of mold remediation to go well. There are always updates to make the equipment more productive and work better. Mold remediation companies at the industrial level need to get all the right equipment like air scrubbers and a HEPA vacuum which are large enough to handle the job.

Experiencing industrial mold damage in Pike Road City doesn’t have to be as stressful as it may sound. All you need to do is call us at SERVPRO of Montgomery by dialing (334) 284-1612, and we will get your mold problem under control so you can go back to operations as usual.

Recovering from Fire Damage

6/8/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Recovering from Fire Damage Fire Damage Repairs Need To Be Started Right After The Fire is Extinguished

Many Steps Must Be Taken Quickly In Order To Recover From Damage

Within hours after a fire, metal faucets and fixtures including door handles can suffer from permanent fire damage if they are not treated right away and properly. At SERVPRO, our team of licensed technicians has the compassion and knowledge, plus the certification and training in smoke and fire damage restoration that you need. We understand that when a fire emergency happens, certain things are required.

Sensitivity and Urgency

Timing is critical once the fire is out. Repairs for fire damage must start fast to maximize the effectiveness. SERVPRO will answer your call and move into action immediately, 24/7. As we recognize the emotional upset and trauma which you can go through after a fire, we work considerately and fast to mitigate the damage on salvageable property such as fixtures, household items, metals and other items. Our cleaning processes and techniques are state-of-the-art, and many times prevent replacement costs, therefore reducing overall restoration costs. Smoke and fire damage restoration needs skill and knowledge, and our professional staff has the expertise to do the job correctly.

Explanations and Accurate Assessment

We will come to your property and determine the total extent of fire damage it has sustained, including the impact of the heat, smoke and restudies from the smoke and fire. We keep business and home owners in the know, helping them to come back from the loss and restoring hope. We go over with you what things can be saved and how we can do it, in a way you’ll understand what is going on, what to expect, and what you can do as well. We will then put our fire damage repair services into action.

Thorough Respect and Treatment

Treatment could include odor and smoke removal when necessary, plus total sanitation and cleaning, duct and air vent cleaning and professional deodorization. Our treatment will always include respectful handling of property just like it was our own. We will take extra care and the steps necessary to protect your personal belongings and the floor.

Our emergency fire damage services are comprehensive and can reverse a lot of the effects of smoke and fire damage. When you use SERVPRO for fire damage repairs and restoration, it can change a time that is very trying into something a lot less unpleasant.

Our cleaning solutions and professional techniques can increase dramatically how likely your property can be saved without needing a lot of replacements. We save you and your insurance company money and time with our 24-hour emergency response service.

We offer the following fire mitigation services: 

  • Odor and smoke removal
  • Total sanitation and cleaning
  • Professional deodorization
  • Pad and carpet removal when necessary
  • Temporary protection


After you’ve experienced fire damage in Montgomery, you’ll want to have a fast and trusted fire restoration company to help you. That is why you need to call SERVPRO of Montgomery at (334) 284-1612 right away so we can take care of you and your property as soon as possible.

What to Do When Restoring Your Fire-damaged Home

6/7/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage What to Do When Restoring Your Fire-damaged Home Homeowners who have experienced the ravages of a fire know the amount of damage it can cause to your Wynlakes property.

Fire Damage Tips from SERVPRO of Montgomery

Homeowners who have experienced the ravages of a fire know the amount of damage it can cause to a property. While the initial damage can be severe, the aftermath of the fire can lead to potential additional losses. The professionals with SERVPRO of Montgomery would like to offer tips on what homeowners should do about fire damage immediately after a house fire.

Safety First
Unless your fire department officials say it is fine, it is usually not best to go back into your fire damaged home. You may be unaware of badly damaged floors, walls or ceilings that could suddenly collapse. Because firefighters often turn off all the utilities after a house fire, it's best not to turn anything back on unless they tell you it is fine. If you experience severe Wynlakes fire damage to your home, you should board up all your windows and doors against intruders and inform your local police department of your absence.

Contact Your Insurance Company
After a fire has damaged your home, it’s important that you immediately contact your insurance company to report your fire damage losses. They will give you detailed instructions on what to do to protect your property, including submitting a proof of loss claim and contacting a reputable Wynlakes fire damage restoration company such as SERVPRO of Montgomery. If you don’t have homeowner’s insurance, charitable organizations, like the American Red Cross, may be able to assist you.

In your insurance claim, you’ll need to take a thorough inventory of all the damaged items in your home and list the value. This will help expedite the claims process. However, only enter your home if your local fire department officials tell you it is safe to do so.

Take pictures or a video recording of the inside of your home, including debris and damaged walls, floors, ceilings, and furnishings. Take pictures of all your damaged items, including anything you plan to throw away later, and keep everything in a notebook. Moreover, you should include information such as when you purchased the damaged items, the brand name, model and serial numbers, a description of the items and where you purchased them. Insurance adjusters commonly appear on the scene within 24 to 48 hours after your call, so it’s vital to have everything ready as soon as you can. Also, keep track of all your living expenses while you’re away from home and any other expenses related to the fire because your insurance company is likely to reimburse you for these costs, too. This is also a good time to gather all your important documents and records and store them safely to avoid further damage.

We’ll do everything we can to restore your home back to its pre-fire condition. From our state-of-the-art water extraction process to cleaning and sanitizing your home from top to bottom, our specialists are always ready to serve you 24/7, day or night. Besides Montgomery, we also serve the surrounding areas including Mcgehee-Allendale, Pike Road City, Hope Hull, Eastchase, and Mt. Miegs. Call SERVPRO of Montgomery at (334) 284-1612 for service you can depend on when you need it the most.

The Importance of Restoration

6/7/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial The Importance of Restoration Damaged Five Story Commercial Building

SERVPRO Can Get Your Property Back To How It Was Before The Damage

When it comes to commercial damage, it is important to restore the property as soon as possible. Depending on the damage, problems with the property can arise beyond the initial damage. There are many different types of damages that commercial and residential properties could undergo. Among the damages are fire, water, mold, and plenty of others. If your property has been damaged as a result of a storm, a flood, fire, mold or any other hazards, get in contact with us at SERVPRO so that we can take care of your property.
 
We have the experience, skill, and equipment needed to take thorough care of your property. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and during the holidays. We understand that commercial property damage in Pike Road City could occur at any time. Therefore, we make it a point to be available at any time to respond immediately to any emergency call. We can handle any damage effectively and thoroughly. We not only take care of floods or other types of damage to property, but we also do restoration work.
 
Restoration work is vital because it could save a lot of money compared to replacing damaged pieces of property. We not only get rid of any smoke, fire, and water damages, but we also make sure the areas that have been affected by the catastrophe are restored to the same condition they were in before they were damaged.
 
We have the required equipment for the job including infrared equipment and water pumps among many others. This allows us to find moisture in places where it is hard to reach and even detect. We handle mold problems that occur as a result of moisture so that you can be safe from any potential health hazards.
 
We at SERVPRO of Montgomery South are willing and able to give you assistance. If you are faced with any commercial property damages, you should contact us at (334) 284-1612. We will meet with you and get your property restored to a much safer condition.

Water Damage: Why Quick Action is Important

6/4/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage: Why Quick Action is Important Flood Damaged Property

Remediation Plan Depends On The Type of Water Entering a Property

It is crucial to handle any water damage in Montgomery quickly. There are a lot of problems that could happen if water is left alone on the property. Among the problems that water can cause are corrosion, mold, discoloration and other issues.

To effectively manage water damage, it is important to be able to find the source of the water. Often, water can enter the house through leaks, or it can happen as a result of storms or flooding. If you see mold, walls getting bubbles or wet carpeting, then you should give us a call so that we can take care of the water damage and restore your property to its pre-damage condition.
 
There are different types of water that could enter the property. Among the types of Montgomery water damage that could occur are sanitary flooding, unsanitary flooding, and black water. For sanitary flooding, we recommend that you keep people off of any carpeting for damage prevention. You also want to remove everything from the carpet. Action should be taken as soon as possible to avoid any further problems like mold and bacteria development.
 
For unsanitary floodings such as overflowing toilet, overflowing dishwasher or any other source of contaminated water, it is important to discard any carpet that is affected by the flooding to avoid bacteria. Black water flooded properties need to be evacuated because of the possible inclusion of raw sewage, groundwater, or sea water. In all of these situations, professionals at SERVPRO of Montgomery South are highly experienced and equipped to handle these issues that occur in the home.
 
We at SERVPRO of Montgomery South also understand the importance of fast action because different types of water damage could affect a large amount of property at a quick rate. Therefore, we make sure that we are available at all hours of the day and strategically located so that we can reach every piece of affected property promptly. We have the experience and equipment to deal with water damage near Montgomery such as pumps and infrared systems for detecting every bit of moisture in the home. If your home or commercial property has water damage, then give us a call at (334) 284-1612.

Identifying Severe Damage in the Home

6/4/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Identifying Severe Damage in the Home Cracked Wall Indicating Foundation Issues In a Home

Professionals Are Able To Pick Up On Clues To Assess Damage That May Not Be Externally Visible

With so many natural disasters occurring at such an intensifying rate today, homeowners can expect most anything to happen to their homes when bad weather sweeps through their immediate and surrounding areas. In some cases, Pike Road City storm damage can travel through an area within minutes and can knock down whole structures and everything that was standing around it. In other circumstances, the owner will find that their homes are still standing on a good solid foundation.

However, they may see a broad range of different damages that must be taken care of immediately. The type of damage that the owner identifies can be very costly, specifically if it involves the overall structure of the home being severely damaged. Therefore, when an assessment of the problems has been performed, the owner may find that there is a lot of extensive damage to the walls in the home since the high winds and rains have compromised its build.
 
Typically, this type of information is regularly gathered by our team of technicians so that they can get started with your repairs right away. These teams will start by checking the areas around your home for the buildup of water. The accumulation of the water should be reviewed as soon as possible since this type of damage may be linked to its foundation. A weaken foundation can also be identified by checking the roof for bulging and cracked areas. These cracked areas may often apply to both indoor and outdoor areas. The team may also identify cracks in the ceiling that need to be repaired, which can also point to foundation issues. Regardless of the issues identified, our team can provide a Pike Road City storm damage assessment and plan of action that needs to be done.
 
Another critical area in the home that needs to be addressed as quickly as possible involves electrical outlets and devices. Meaning if the storm passes through and leaves various electrical problems, the house may be compromised in a manner that is somber for all involved. The reason for this is because electrical problems in the home can also lead to fire damage as well as storm damage in Pike Road City. Regardless of the situation, electrical problems can cause a broad range of serious issues that must be addressed by our professionals in the industry.
 
If you want to protect your family and home after severe storms have passed, contact us at SERVPRO of Montgomery South for fast help. We proudly service Hope Hull, Montgomery, and Wynlakes for any fire, mold, or water damaging event 24/7 at (334) 284-1612.

Mold Damage in a Building Needs Help

5/25/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage in a Building Needs Help Baseboard Mold Damage in a House

Problems With Mold Are Easy To Acquire But Require Professionals To Remove

Mold damage in Downtown Montgomery is a common issue that needs to handled promptly. Mold is also very easy to cause. For one thing, mold is easily caused by moisture, and it thrives in hidden places. Also, in Downtown Montgomery, there doesn't even need to be a water leak, all that is needed for mold is much humidity. Mold also quickly spreads throughout the the property. It only takes a couple of days for it to infect your whole property, which is why if you detect mold, you should contact us so that we can look at the problem and fix the mold problem in your home or business
Downtown Montgomery mold damage needs to be gotten rid of promptly because it can cause serious health problems. Not just any professional cleaning service can get rid of the mold problem, you need a professional that has plenty of experience and the necessary equipment for the job. One thing to understand is that it is easy to get a mold problem. Mold is everywhere, outside as well as indoors. There are spores that are microscopic in size, and they float throughout the air and can enter buildings and homes through any outlet. It needs moisture for the spores to grow into a problem.
 
Knowing how easy it is to have a mold damage problem near Downtown Montgomery, it is important to call SERVPRO of Montgomery South so that we can look closely at the problem and come up with a plan for mold remediation. We take into the account the type of mold that is infesting the property. Each infestation of mold is different. Among the factors that determine the type of infestation are the amount of mold an the materials that are affected by mold infestation. However, we have a process that works well in general. Our process involves inspection and assessment of damages, containment, filtration, mold removal, cleaning, and then restoration. If you are having a mold infestation on your property, give SERVPRO of Montgomery South a call at (334) 284-1612 and we will be available to help you and answer any questions you might have.

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration Services

5/22/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Fire Damage Restoration Services Firefighters Battling a Fire in a Small Business in Montgomery

SERVPRO Professionals  Remediate Commercial Fire Damage

When your business has experienced fire damage in Montgomery, you’ll want to find a fire restoration company right away to help you clean up and salvage anything possible. A twenty-four-hour service can answer any of your immediate questions which you could have and give you some helpful tips on what to do first. They can inventory your contents and pack them up for cleaning and storage until they have finished the restoration.

To begin the process of cleanup, they may wet wash and chem sponge all of the content and structures of your business. Truck mounted de-ionized hot water extraction can be used for upholstery and carpeting.

Air scrubbers will change the air by using a multi-system filtration unit, which includes powerful charcoal and HEPA filters. This system of filtration effectively removes soot and smoke odor molecules in the air, which gives you the first step in the air cleaning process and the first step in stopping any recontamination. Next, odor control will be done using ozone machines and hydroxyl air cleansing equipment that makes the molecules odorless. This two-step process of smoke odor removal after Montgomery fire damage is needed to rid your business effectively of the smoke and soot odor after a fire.
Some of the services of a 24-hour fire restoration company can include:

  • 24-hour emergency boarding up
  • Fire damage reconstruction
  • Fire damage restoration
  • Removal of smoke odor
  • Content storage
  • Content restoration services
  • Restoration of electronics
  • Pack out and inventory system
  • Water damage restoration
  • Soot clean up
  • Restoration of furniture
  • Water extraction
  • Structure drying


SERVPRO of Montgomery is a locally owned and operated business. We offer a fast, efficient, and effective response to your residential fire damage. When commercial or residential fire damage occurs in Montgomery, Downtown Montgomery, Pike Road City or the surrounding area, we have the resources and personnel to help. You can call us for assistance at any time of the day or night. Please feel free to contact us at (334) 284-1612 for more information or instant help.

Your Commercial Fire Damage Experts

5/19/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Your Commercial Fire Damage Experts Rental Property Which Sustained Fire Damage in Montgomery

Every Fire Requires Different Types of Rescuers, Adjusters and Remediation Technicians to Get Your Business Back to Operational

Fires are one of the most destructive types of disasters, which leads to significant damage to everything it touches. Not only can commercial fire damage in Montgomery interrupt business production and operations, but there are considerable difficulties when repairing property from the smoke damage that accompanies these fires. During a fire and after the fire has been extinguished, the whole on-site scenario can be confusing with many different rescuers and people on the scene.
 
This includes of course the local fire department, law enforcement, representative from an insurance company, a public adjuster who represents you the policyholder understand their policy and what options they have in order to make a proper claim under their insurance contract, and restoration and repair professionals, whose job it is to help restore your business back to your pre-loss condition.
 
After the days and week following a fire, it is still a very stressful and confusing time, which is why a business needs to know that they have restoration companies that they can count on. Fires destroy lives and properties, which is why restoration companies provide the following type of Montgomery fire damage restoration services:
 
• Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment
• Immediate Board-Up To Protect From Vandalism
• Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)
• Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces
• Cleaning and Repair
• Odor Removal and Deodorization
• Biohazard and Sewage
• Air Ducts and HVAC
• Restoration of Commercial Inventory Properties
 
Disaster restoration is a highly specialized field that requires professional attention. To help restore commercial businesses, restoration and repair companies must use the latest equipment and materials to stay on the leading edge of restoration technology. The technicians possess many different IICRC certifications as well as restoration, cleaning and reconstruction industry skills, with top industry experience.
 
Every fire is unique in its composition, cause, waste, and size. Some commercial fires can even involve different complex chemical reactions and for this reason, it affects how the fire damage restoration is conducted. There are naturally four parts to fire damage near Mongomery, which include the fire that eats everything in its path, smoke damage, water damage, soot damage, as well as mold and rot damage.
 
Fire restoration and repair company technicians understand that restoring people after a fire damage is a multi-phase solution which must begin within hours of the fire. Waiting only compounds the damages, costs, and the time that it takes to bring your business operation back to a productive state. This is why SERVPRO of Montgomery is as close as your closest neighbor, thus we have the fastest arrival time to any disaster.
 
We are proud to serve our local communities, including Montgomery, Downtown Montgomery, and Pike Road City. We are locally owned and operated as a part of the Montgomery, Alabama community and we want to do our part in making it the best it can be.

When an emergency occurs, call us immediately at (334) 284-1612 so that our innovative cleaning system can provide you a number of specialized cleaning and restoration options to match your needs.
 
 

Storm Damage Restorers Are Available

5/16/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Storm Damage Restorers Are Available Storm Damaged House in Montgomery

Be Prepared, Family and Property, For Storm Damage

Any storm damage in Montgomery, Alabama has been the cause of devastating damages in this area and neighboring communities since Ivan in 2004 and tornadoes damage in 2011 and current storms and flooding each year. To help mitigate the damages caused to residential and commercial owners and buildings, local help relief agencies, like the Alabama Emergency Management Agency are always on the scene to support the community, including local cleanup and restoration certified professionals.

Restoration and repair experts on the scene help families and businesses to recover from storm damages due to their work in applied structural drying techniques; odor control; rug/carpet cleaning; microbial remediation; upholstery and fabric cleaning; construction drying; textile cleaning; sanitizing and bio-hazard systems; and so much more. Storm damages are a natural hazard which agencies like FEMA designate as the largest contributor to repetitive damage to communities and which are categorized as rare events with a high potential impact but which can be difficult to predict.

The storm season is already here, so it is always a good idea to make sure that you have your emergency plan in place. Get your helmets and water together for your hiding place, which can be the lowest part of the home and in a room that is surround by walls that are the center of the house or office. When a storm has passed, and you emerge safely, it is time to survey the damage and to contact your local Montgomery storm damage experts. Storms are so unpredictable and catastrophic; it is very imperative to call a company that has the experience and skill to perform quality work quickly, effectively, and to get your home and business back to normal.

Montgomery storm damage experts are full-service restorers who work to assist property owners of all sizes in recovering from unexpected disasters and storm damage. It does not matter whether it is a small basement flood in a home or an office, they are on call and ready to respond 24/7 with quality emergency service methods. When nature creates an emergency, repair and restoration professions, with years of experience will help homeowners and business owners with restoration claims to insurance companies and a quality restoration to personal lives and belongings.

As first responders storm damage experts near Montgomerycan help minimize further damage caused by tornadoes, hurricanes and other natural disasters, by safely securing property, then they will begin cleaning up and working with owners in the restoration process. These certified professionals can simplify the restoration process and can provide continuity by supervising a full range of restoration services, while helping to save time and to keep costs low.

Only SERVPRO of Montgomery can help to get your property back to its pre-loss condition. As part of the Alabama community, with additional service locations in Mcgehe-Allendale, Hope Hull, and Pike Road City, we are always ready to provide emergency cleaning and restoration services in a fast response time, day or night. We are very proud to serve our local communities, so when an emergency arises, call us quickly at (334) 284-1612.

How to Spot Water Damage In Your Home

5/9/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage How to Spot Water Damage In Your Home Water Damage in a Montgomery Home after a Flood

Protect Your Home and  Valuables from Water Damage

Whether you are purchasing a home or renting it, there are numerous things that people should pay close attention to, especially if they want to protect its value. Though there are many different types of problems that can compromise its overall structure, one of the most expensive and horrific is water damage. Because water damage in Montgomery can occur in a wide variety of ways, it is essential for everyone to be familiar with what the symptoms are as early as possible, to minimize all of the damages. To that end, here are a few common symptoms that the owners and those that rent should recognize as early as possible.

Leaks in the Roof

As mentioned, there are many different signs of water damage in and surrounding a Montgomery home. One of the most notable involves leaks in the roof. Initially, these leaks may start off small but can also become vast as time passes. These water leaks can also lead to brown spotted discoloring on the roof as well as holes that people can see through. Therefore, it is essential for the individual to review the roofing as soon as possible for a professional to examine and repair before further damage occurs. In some cases, the water damage can be so severe that it can impact the structure of the home.

Bubbles in the Walls

Other signs of Montgomery water damage are also visible to the naked eye. Because water damage can be found in the walls of a home and in the floor boards, it is not uncommon for the walls to reflect a certain amount of damage too. For those who have an opportunity to see water damage spread, they should be able to recall seeing the walls of the home puckering up with defects like bubbles that can be seen on top of its surface.

Wet Carpeting

Leaks in the roof and bubbles in the wall may appear because of storm damage. However, water damage in a Montgomery home is not limited to thunderstorms and rain but may also include flooding on the property too. So when the water rises too high, people may see wet carpeting that can eventually lead to mold damage if the water is not quickly extracted.

SERVPRO of Montgomery South is a leader in the water damage industry, we have advanced training and expertise, not to mention a tremendous amount of hands-on experience. We use this training and experience to quickly dry your home in Montgomery and restore it back to pre-water damage condition. Call us 24/7 for help. (334) 284-1612

Water Damage Means Drying Carpets and Properties

5/9/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage  Water Damage Means Drying Carpets and Properties Pike City Road Water Damage Can Start From Many Areas of Your Home

SERVPRO Saves Many Water Saturated Properties

One of the most difficult situations for a business owner or homeowner is water damage which affects carpeting and other types of flooring. There isn’t a standard procedure for dealing with Pike Road City water removal in every situation, so each crisis has to be evaluated individually. Several things have to be addressed when assessing the right protocol for getting the carpet back to its original state if it is even possible. This is best done by a water removal expert from a company like SERVPRO since they have all the special equipment needed and can quickly assess how to best handle situation. They will first need to determine whether the damage water damage that has occurred is sanitary, unsanitary or black water.

Sanitary Flooding
First, make sure that the water in the building is shut off. Limit the traffic on the carpet to prevent degradation of the carpet and remove any furnishings that are on the carpeting as well. Then immediately contact a professional technician so that they can perform the extraction process. If you do not have this done as soon as possible, you will be at risk of several kinds of bacteria and mold developing, which can have a very adverse effect on the health of you or your family. The professionals will have all the equipment need such as dehumidifiers, powerful air movers and truck mounted water pumps so that your carpeting and padding can be dried as quickly as possible.

Unsanitary Flooding
There are a few options which are safe if the flooding is identified as unsanitary. Examples of unsanitary flooding can include an overflowing toilet, punctured water beds, overflowing dishwasher or other bio pollutant contamination. In these situations, it is recommended that his carpet is thrown away because of bacterial concerns. In some cases, the carpet can be restored, but disinfectants will need to be used. In either case, allow the professionals to decide how to deal with the water damage in your Pike Road City home. They will have the necessary gear to handle it as well, such as boots, rubber gloves, goggles and other protective clothing.

Black Water
This water may contain raw sewage. Sea water or any water that has come into contact with the ground could also be labeled as Black Water. It is thought of as very unsanitary and can cause serious health effects. Properties with Black Water flooding have to be evacuated to protect public health until the water is extracted and sanitizing of the affected areas is complete. All of the floor coverings need to be discarded, and other surfaces should be evaluated carefully by a water damage restoration professional from SERVPRO. All porous surfaces such as drywall and ceiling tiles should be removed and discarded following specific safety protocols.

If you have encountered a situation where you need water removal in Pike Road City for carpeting or a flooded basement you know who to call.  Contact SERVPRO of Montgomery South right away at (334) 284-1612.

Mold Remediation Solves the Problem

4/4/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Remediation Solves the Problem Don't Let Mold in Your Pike Road City Property Get Out of Control--Call SERVPRO

SERVPRO's Mold Remediation Service Cleans & Sanitizes Your  Property

Mold damage in your Pike Road City home could cause discomfort to many people. Allergens, mold spores, and mycotoxins affect some individuals while others will never notice their presence. Mold and the spores that exist everywhere in nature may cause adverse health effects to members of your household. This is a good reason for calling SERVPRO, a company that specializes in the mold remediation services for your Pike Road City home.

Mold spores float on the air. They can be tracked into your home on the fur or hair of family pets and people's clothing. They can come in when you have water flooding into your home from outside. Spores are microscopic, not visible to the naked eye.

Mold requires a few of elements to grow and thrive. One of those is moisture which is provided by the presence of water in your home. Even a small amount of water that is dripping from a pipe in a wall, or condensation in the attic because of insufficient insulation, can furnish enough moisture for spores to develop into mold colonies. SERVPRO technicians can utilize tools like hygrometers, moisture meters, and infrared cameras to detect pockets of moisture that may result in mold growth.

Mold also needs organic material as fuel such as wood and building materials as well as fabric on which to consume. While the mold is in your home, it can attach itself to clothing, drywall, wood flooring, carpets, and furniture. It will, as it grows, give off mold spores that are circulated to other locations in your house.

The third factor that these fungi need to thrive is usually dark, warm places, although they can also grow in colder spaces as well. These types of areas are all over your house in Pike Road City lending the chance for mold damage. Examples are basements, crawlspaces, sheds, closets with inadequate ventilation, wall voids, as well as the attic. These spaces, when they have moist conditions, are extremely conducive to mold proliferation.

When a mold remediation company like SERVPRO comes in to inspect for the mold that you believe you might have, based on an odor of earthy, musty smells coming from any enclosed place, they begin a general inspection. This broad check will target down to specific areas of visible evidence of mold colonies that have been discovered.

These SERVPRO technicians will set up containment barriers, if necessary, to inhibit the expansion of any knows mold activity. Air scrubbers and foggers spreading antifungal, disinfectants, and deodorizing products will be utilized. They will remove any building materials that have been infested because these porous materials cannot be cleaned and sanitized properly to restore a wholesome environment. Replacement of any discarded materials and the painting of all surfaces affected in this way can be done, and your clean, safe and healthy house returned to you quickly after the mold remediation.

If you detect an earthy, musty odor or see visible signs of a mold colony in your home in Pike Road City, Wynlakes, or Montgomery, give SERVPRO of Montgomery a call 24/7 at (334) 284-1612 for a remediation service that will once again allow you to live in a clean and safe home.

Commercial Water Damage Requires Fast Restoration

3/12/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Damage Requires Fast Restoration SERVPRO Can Help Your Water Damaged Business in Montgomery Reopen It's Doors

A Water Damaged Office  Is Quickly Back in Business Thanks to SERVPRO

Water damage in Montgomery can be devastating to your office. When water damages your business, it can cost you your business and all your efforts striving for success. This is especially true if you have a commercial, industrial, or distribution facility.

Causes of water damage include defective suppression fire sprinkler systems, frozen pipes, flood damage, and plumbing issues. A quality water damage restoration team can help with commercial water damage to your business or facility by stemming the damage; and, rapidly begin clean up and repairs. SERVPRO can assist in resolving your water damage problems quickly and efficiently.

A quality restoration company with knowledgeable staff and certified IICRC technicians can handle all disasters and commercial flooding problems. For example, it is the middle of the night and a pipe breaks in your commercial warehouse. Thousands of gallons of water are damaging your structure, equipment, and inventory. Call water damage restoration professionals right away. We offer 24-hour service to all water damaging emergencies. We adhere to strict guidelines to ensure cleanup is safe, efficient, and effective. Our management team offers seminars and presentations to businesses to provide support on water damage issues and how to prevent these events from occurring. This can at least help you in the future.

If you do not take care of water damage properly, or you ignore an on-going leak, you could cost your business more money and time in the future. The financial loss of revenue can compound the additional costs of restoration. The effects of water damage can be dangerous to you and your employees and add to water damage issues with mold, poor air quality, and health issues. Don't prolong repairs and then be faced with additional equipment failures and expenses. Commercial water damage technicians from SERVPRO fix your damage safely, quickly, and efficiently.

Calling a water damage restoration professional is the only way to ensure that your commercial water damage in Montgomery is mitigated to reduce secondary damage to the building and its contents. SERVPRO provides immediate service, backed up by industry leading equipment and teams, to allow you to once again to conduct business as usual. "Like it never even happened."

Commercial Water Restoration Presents Unique Challenges

SERVPRO of Montgomery has the experience, training, and equipment to handle large commercial flooding or water damage emergencies in Montgomery, Pike Road City, and Wynlakes. Call us for 24/7 emergency assistance at (334) 284-1612

Fire Damage and Its Aftermath

2/29/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage and Its Aftermath When a fire hits your home, it can affect your life in ways you couldn't even have imagined.

Steps for Recovery from Fire Damage to Your Property

When a fire hits your home, it can affect your life in ways you couldn't even have imagined. If your life has been impacted by Montgomery residential fire damage, you can easily be overwhelmed by the aftermath, but knowing what to expect and what steps to take will help tremendously.


Whether you reside in a single-family home or an apartment, a fire can cause a world of damage. Flames, heat, smoke, and water can damage the building's structure and your belongings. Anything that you want to rescue and use again will have to be carefully cleaned, and the building will need to be repaired.


Cleanup takes a significant investment of time, and it's not something that a homeowner can tackle on their own. Soot and dirty water that remain can make you sick if you're exposed for too long. A professional fire restoration company will have the proper equipment and knowledge to perform the cleanup safely and efficiently.


The American Red Cross offers disaster relief services. Contact the organization after the fire to get help in finding a place to stay in Montgomery because residential fire damage can take some time to clean up. The Red Cross can also supply you with food, clothing and medicine. Do not eat or drink anything that's been near the fire.


Keep any pets out of the house until the fire damage restoration in your montgomery home is complete. If you can't find a friend or family member to take them in, leave them with a veterinarian or boarding service.


The fire department may have disconnected your utilities. Do not attempt to turn them on yourself because that could be dangerous. Call your utility company to verify that it's safe to turn back on the utilities.


Call your mortgage lender or landlord as soon as you can to let them know about the fire, and call your bank and credit card companies to order replacement credit cards and checkbooks if needed. Make sure to keep any receipts that you spend during your recovery from the fire for insurance and tax purposes.


Contact your fire insurance company right away for guidance on how to proceed. They can also refer you to a prominent Montgomery residential fire damage restoration company. If you don't have fire insurance, organizations that may be able to help in addition to the American Red Cross include the Salvation Army, religious organizations, and state or municipal emergency services offices.


Professional fire damage restorers are experts in cleaning and restoring your possessions. These experts will assess your property and determine the correct equipment and cleaning procedures to employ. Using specialized equipment, they clean and deodorize surfaces to restore your home to a livable condition as soon as possible. The sooner the cleanup process is started; the better the results will be.


For fire damage restoration results you can have confidence in, call SERVPRO of Montgomery South, a certified restoration firm. Contact us today at (334) 284-1612.

Water Damage Restoration Is a Must

2/11/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Restoration Is a Must Montgomery Water Damage to a Ceiling from a Small Continuous Leak

SERVPRO Answers the Call for Your Property Water Damage

Many of you might be asking yourself, what exactly is water damage remediation in Montgomery. If you have never faced flooding in your home, it can be a real eye opener. But if you have been faced with water damage issues, then you know all too well what this process involves. Homeowners who face this very troubling issue, should always look for a water damage restoration company like SERVPRO to restore their home to its pre-water damaged condition. Professional water removal services are the only sure way to rid your home of lingering effects. There are two different types of water damage.

Two Different Stages of Water Damage
Primary damage occurs when the water first floods into the home. This first round of water damage will water-log personal property, important papers, family pictures and mementos and electronics. The water will absorb into drywall, wet carpeting, warp furniture, and disrupt electrical, HVAC, and plumbing systems. Water removal is the first step to mitigating this Montgomery water damage. Then the secondary damage needs to be properly evaluated. We can not see inside of walls or under floors. Water intrusion into these dark voided areas can lead to electrical shorts and mold growth, which can cause health effects. We have special devices like hygrometers and moisture meters to ascertain the level of moisture and humidity in these closed spaces.

Water Damage Restoration Entails Drying Out Your Home after the water extraction process has started. SERVPRO technicians will install, high-velocity air movers and dehumidifiers to extract the residual water and moisture. Depending on the amount of water that is in your home, it may take several days or even weeks to get rid of all the water.

The Continuing Process: SERVPRO makes every effort to clean, repair, and restore all household items and building materials. We will utilize a software program called the CCIS to inventory, room-by-room, all affected items. They will be ranked as salvageable, non-salvageable, or questionable. With you and your insurance adjuster making the final decision, we can go forward and clean, dry, sanitize, and deodorize. We will safely discard building materials and personal property that is beyond salvaging. The goal is to restore as much as possible, limit replacement, and thereby save you money.

Water damage in Montgomery is a serious issue, so you should only rely on professional water damage specialists. SERVPRO has been helping people deal with water damage remediation for over 57 years. We are available every day of the year, day or night, to respond to your emergency. Our IICRC-certified technicians have the experience, the skill set, and the equipment to return your home to its former condition. "Like it never even happened."

We’re Highly Trained Water Damage Specialists

SERVPRO of Montgomery is locally owned and operated and we take pride in servicing the communities of Montgomery, Waverly and Hope Hull. We are faster to any size disaster and are only a phone call away. (334) 284-1612

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